Swahili, we don’t have to learn to speak it. We’re born with the capacity to laugh.
One of the remarkable things about laughter is that it occurs unconsciously. You don’t decide to do it. While we can consciously inhibit it, we don’t deliberately produce laughter. That’s why it’s very hard to laugh on command...
go so complex that it can be a topic of researchers? Long gone are the days when we talk about “Laughter is the Best Medicine” or “Laugh Out Loud Jokes”. Let’s now go deeper into laughter itself, why we do it and how we do it. One will be surprised that laughter is not just because someone delivered the...
situations with a sense of humor and laughter provides perspective and helps keep things in balance when life seems unfair.
blind and deaf still laugh, and infants laugh before they are two months old. Before humans used speech, laughter was a simpler method of communication.
Finding Things Funny
Why do we laugh? Where did laughter come from? Is laughter good for our health? These questions come out of my mind whenever I laugh or hear someone laughing.
Laughter is to the heart. It raises spirits, eases life’s challenges, refreshes and heals. We may came from different countries, have different...
and the production of a sound. When we laugh, the brain pressures us to conduct both those activities simultaneously. When we laugh heartily, changes occur in many parts of the body, even the arm, leg and trunk muscles.
Laughter is a great thing – that is why we have all heard the saying “laughter...
friendship. How well do we know this yet act as if we don't? We sometimes jump into relationships one after another and act as if friendship, one that takes time to establish and nurture, is overrated. Fact is, friendship is underrated.
Friendship is a great blessing in life. But perhaps we, adolescents...
healthy physical changes. Different people find humor in different things.
Laughter is a powerful cure for stress, pain, and problems. A simple laugh can decrease stress hormones and boost your immune system. It triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Laughter also...
stay awake. But it is very difficult to stay awake once sleepiness settles in. As a consequence I have dozed off to sleep a number of times in class. I do not notice something is wrong till one of my friends who are sitting next to me nudges me awake. Then I feel the embarrassment.
After seeing that not...
prescription drugs in 1993, not to mention illegal drugs, we sometimes overlook the coping mechanisims we have been endowed with (U.S. 1995). Our bodies were created to take care of themselves for the most part, and we sometimes botch things up when we try to alter our system with drugs. In Proverbs 17:22...
Instead of Introduction… Achieve More: Lighten Up and Laugh Often!
Imagine, you're in the middle of the stage making your presentation; you know each word of it by heart because you have spent so much time writing it, searching for information and preparing, but… despite all this you are nervous,...
(rants non-stop) what are you? What is this place? What are you doing here? Do all of you live here? Why do you look different form each other? Where did you ---
Wait! Slow down! We can't answer your questions at the same time.
Due to highly request of...
once in a while. Maybe crack a joke. Laugh at least once a day. Even if it is a bad day, surround yourself with happy, fun loving people. If you can’t do that, maybe watch a comedy show which could do the trick. Researchers ask, “Why do we laugh?” Many believe we laugh because in certain situation it can...
People laugh at sick jokes mainly because they aren’t true. Young minds especially laugh at them more than adults. If by instance a joke has been said “What's red and orange and looks good on hippies? A Fire.” A lot of people of an older age would have a reaction that it wasn’t funny. But, someone at...
Robert A. Berens
30 March 2011
Is it Okay to Laugh Now?
E. B. White once said, “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it” (Morreall Forward). Important to the success of humor is an awareness of your...
canvas. paint your own picture.
while living abroad for a year i've discovered that i really do have the whole world in my hands. cliche? maybe a little bit. but as big as the world is, the capacity we have as individuals to chart our own paths is much more powerful than mere distances or cultural...
"I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off," says Steve Wilson, MA, CSP, a psychologist and laugh therapist. "They might be healthier too."
Yet researchers aren't sure if it's actually the act of laughing that makes people feel better. A good sense...
that have to do it. Team America has good attitudes towards the work they do when really they just go around and shoot people. This is taking a stab at this fine country of ours and making a big goof about what we do as Americans. People across the globe really feel this way about us but we do it anyway...
Why Do I....
Some times I feel so awkward, because I feel so embarrassed when I laugh on those things or moments where I shouldn't? Why do I laugh at Sicko Stuff? Why do I do it? I start laughing when my teacher missed her chair while she trying to sit on it....
Why People Like Different Types of Movies?
Why do people like different types of movies? Everyone has a different preference on what kind of movie is the best. Сomedy, romance, and horror are different types of movies. The kind of movie can give information to what kind of person they are...
delighted by the marketplace, for there are many shops. The shops draw Cornelia. Happy, he sees gold and silver. Marcus also thinks: “Why does Cornelia rejoice and laugh, when he looks at gold and silver? Certainly gold and silver makes Cornelia delighted, certainly expects gifts!”
A foolish prejudice
unsuspecting people who do not realize that they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule. Most of the movie contains impromptu interviews and interactions with Americans, who believe that Borat is a foreigner with little to no understanding of American customs. But why is this so funny...
types of laughter that we have. The theme of this poem is all about laughter and how it can affects our life and the people around us.
The poet presents the theme through a first person speaker, which is the poet herself. She describes what she kind of laughter that people use to do and some situations...
JAKE and NOAH, at a table in front of a computer. JAKE is trying to light a hash pipe, and laughs as NOAH fiddles with a web-cam.
Dude, what the fuck are you doing?
I'm setting this up. What do you think I'm doing?
No, man, you're totally doing it wrong.
I'm not doing it...
1. What Nationality does Sandor want to be and why?
In the story “Under the Ribs of Death”, the protagonist Sandor Hunyadi is a Hungarian who immigrates to Canada with his family. As an immigrant living in an English community, Sandor is embittered by the social humiliation, which makes him want to...
interesting that play is a big part of our life, it brings us so much fun, make us laugh. Also, it could relate to real business such as marketing and economy, etc. And, it even could relate to “Meaning” chapter sometime.
Why Play is so important?
During play, people could increase their social competence...
THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY
When you picked up your program today, you may have wondered why it reads on the front "Welcome Home" since this is not home for most of you. However, if you turned it over and read the back side that makes more sense. Having family is very comforting to me. For the word...
would never attend the service. Roe deliberately walked up to this man's bench, just before the meeting, and said to him, "Did you ever think how much we have to thank God for?" Before he could respond, Roe continued, "Take your nose for example. If anyone else but God had given it to you, it might have...
I totally admit that im a very unique girl. I laugh alot and laugh at practically anything and everything. I do alot of random things but am proud of them because i think it makes me different. But i realise no matter how different i try to be, im still classified as a typical girl. i have long hair...
I love a good laugh. At dinner time, when we tell jokes and recite funny scenes from movies, I can tell we are a healthy family. Funny movies are a constant guest at our dinner table. I guess this is our magic pill against sickness and sadness. I believe laughter is the best medicine, a wonderful vehicle...
A wise man say, “A laugh is a smile that bursts.”
A very good morning Madam Chairperson, honourable judges, distinguished time keeper, and members of the floor. Ladies and gentlemen, it is indeed and honour to be given the chance to stand here in front of you, the audience. My task...