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2012-10-05 06:23:50

LONDON, October 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New independent research commissioned by leading entertainment website Jackpotjoy.com [http://bingo.jackpotjoy.com ], reveals that Brits are experiencing a 'laughter recession'. In the last 60 years 2010 has been voted the least fun decade. This is why Jackpotjoy launches its new GBP250,000 FUNdation that will grant FUNds to daft ideas submitted by the public to make the UK laugh more! According to the researchers, the amount Brits...

Grin And Bear It - Smiling Relieves Stress
2012-07-31 09:11:00

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Smiling and laughing is said to be contagious among people. Smiling could possibly even have a positive effect on the body. Psychological scientists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman from the University of Kansas recently looked at the possible benefits of smiling. In general, positive feelings can make people smile but the researchers wanted to investigate whether the action of smiling led to more positive emotions. The findings...

Chances Are, Your Smile Is From Frustration
2012-05-25 11:33:39

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Although some people may appear to be grinning after you say a clever comment about how they gained holiday weight, a new study confirms it's merely a smile out of frustration, rather than humor. Experiments conducted by MIT researchers found that 90 percent of participants in their study actually expressed frustration through smiling. The findings could help pave the way for computers to help assess the emotional state of their users, and train those...

2012-03-19 02:25:31

( ) CHICAGO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No joke. The three of them were planning the 25th Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) Conference, "Beat the Blues with Humor" being held April 19-22 at the Westin O'Hare, Chicago, IL. The AATH annual conference is a rare coming together of scholars who study humor and those who apply and promote healthy humor in a variety of settings. In April, compassionate hospital clowns will mingle with business owners...

2012-02-29 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising and alternative content programming, is partnering with Ken Davis Productions, Level Path Productions and MX Enterprises to bring gifted Christian comedian, best-selling author and frequent radio and television guest, Ken Davis into movie theaters mid-March 2012. The comedy concert shot at Forest Hills Fine Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, "Ken Davis: Fully Alive," will be...

2012-02-09 08:15:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses have long witnessed how a cheerful attitude makes a positive impact on a patient's health and healing. Most would agree laughter is the best medicine. This spring hundreds of nurses will test that theory on themselves during the 25th Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) Conference April 19-22 at the Westin O'Hare. "It's time nurses took a dose of their own medicine," says conference co-chair Deb Hart, RN, who...

2012-02-02 16:56:00

BOSTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston's own Improv Asylum is putting its funny money where its mouth is as they are placing a friendly wager with the famous New York improv comedy theater, The P.I.T."When the Patriots win the Big Game, the P.I.T. will have to send a cast to perform a show at our theater, dressed in Pats gear to do a performance based on how great Boston is," explains Asylum co-owner Chet Harding. And if the Giants win, The Asylum will have to send a cast to New York....

2012-01-26 08:15:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of humor professionals and enthusiasts from around the globe will share laughter and its life-enhancing effects during the Annual conference of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) to be held April 19-22, 2012 at the Westin O'Hare in Chicago, IL. In celebration of their 25th anniversary and National Humor Month, association members will distribute thousands of red noses and encourage laughter...

2011-12-28 13:33:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a New Year's resolution? Let TV Land help: Laugh More. TV Land, home to America's favorite sitcoms, has partnered with world-renowned Dr. Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH, a preventive care specialist and psychoneuroimmunologist, for a breakthrough study titled "The Power of Laughter" showing a direct correlation between laughter and the positive effects on the body and mind. In fact, watching sitcoms, a staple on TV Land,...

2011-12-08 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LAUGH AT MY PAIN, the hilarious stand-up comedy film by actor/comedian Kevin Hart, is making its way home on DVD January 17, 2012, courtesy of Codeblack Entertainment (www.codeblack.com). On September 9, 2011, LAUGH AT MY PAIN released in theaters, and within 3 months, surpassed $7.7 million at the box office becoming the most successful film of the year opening in under 300 theaters. (Photo:...