The U.K. healthcare group Bupa sponsored in 2015 a survey that asked 2,000 people to name their favorite feel-good moments. Freshly made sheets came top of the list, followed by feeling the sun on the face. Here is the full list: Sleeping in a freshly-made bed Feeling the sun on your face People saying "thank [...]
Did you know that the Navajo (Diné) people have a specific tradition around celebrating a baby’s first laugh? Around three months, they watch the baby closely for that first real giggle.
This page explores the neuroscience of love and a few of the changes that have been observed in our brains and bodies when we are in love - but it is important to remember that no individual chemical or brain region is solely responsible for our emotions. Our minds are incredibly complicated, and neurotransmitters like [...]
For many years, to argue that laughter could help people become healthier was to make a claim without evidence. It all started to change in 1976.
I hear many of my colleagues associate laughter with happiness. While I understand where they are coming from, I have a different perspective. But first let's review the definition of 4 different states of being (*) to see where happiness fits in there: 1. Pleasure: Is a "physiological" sensation rooted in the body. Examples of [...]
You know the basics: don’t smoke, drink in moderation, and go easy on the cheeseburgers. But there’s a lot more to longevity than that. Here are Six Surprising Ways Laughter Can Help You Live Longer.