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How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

2018-04-03T19:19:22+00:00 Laughter Blog|

“Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable—such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast—complaining isn’t good for you. Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder than it [...]

The Anti-Humor Wit of Steven Wright

2018-04-03T19:19:44+00:00 Laughter Blog|

Steven Alexander Wright is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and an Oscar-winning film producer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical, and sometimes nonsensical jokes, non sequiturs, anti-humor, and one-liners with contrived situations. He was ranked as the twenty-third greatest comedian by Comedy Central in a [...]

Urban myth: It takes more muscles to frown than to smile

2017-02-15T11:25:27+00:00 Laughter Blog|

Straight from the happiness lore Some sayings have been with us so long that their origins are now wholly forgotten. Popular aphorisms such as "It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile" claiming that a greater number of facial muscles are needed to produce a frown than to generate a smile are [...]