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Laughing Matters is dedicated to making laughter a daily part of life and building a healthier, less stressful outlook. Laughing Matters is interactive, giving participants effective tools to use at school, in the workplace and at home. Laughing exercises and relaxation techniques are incorporated into each session.
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New York’s Laughing Diva to Present Laughter Yoga at the New York Dharma & Yoga Fest

New York’s Laughing Diva to Present Laughter Yoga at the New York Dharma & Yoga Fest | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
Manhatten, New York (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 -- Beth Bongar, the Laughing Diva will be a featured guest speaker and provide free Laughter Yoga workshops at the New York Dharma & Yoga Fest on Sept.
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The festival celebrates the Swami Vivekananda's 150 th Bithday.

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Happy Left-Handers’ Day! What Science Says About Handedness | TIME.com

Happy Left-Handers’ Day! What Science Says About Handedness | TIME.com | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
It's a day to celebrate the 10% who always feel they're being elbowed out by the other 90%
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Let's focus on the positive i say. I  am now able to laugh at the many embarrasing moments I had as left-handed kid and still have. Trying to cut a straight edge, or painfully keeping my elbow from jabbing into the person sitting to my right at a dinner table was always good for a laugh.  

The Advantages .....

Sports

Left-handed people have an advantage in many sports. Because right-handers make up the vast majority of the population, both lefties and righties are used to facing right-handed opponents. That means when a right-handed person faces a southpaw, he won't be used to his oponent's style. In sports like tennis, boxing, fencing and baseball, this can give a significant advantage to the lefty.

Intelligence

Left-handedness has been linked to enhanced mental abilities. A study conducted by Dr. Alan Searleman of St. Lawrence University found there are more left-handed geniuses than right-handed ones. Lefties also tend to be better at problem-solving skills and have larger vocabularies than average.

Paycheck

Left-handedness may lead to a better paycheck, at least if you are a man. According to The Washington Post, male lefties who have gone to college earn 13 percent more money than right-handed men. While the cause of this curious trend is not known, the wage difference is too significant to dismiss as anomalous.



Read more: http://www.ehow.com/list_6109972_benefits-being-left-handed_.html#ixzz2byv3Mewk

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shelbylaneMD's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:53 PM

My grandson is a lefty.   Wonderful.

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HowStuffWorks "Extroverted Persona and Happiness"

HowStuffWorks "Extroverted Persona and Happiness" | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
What makes people happy? Find out what makes people happy at HowStuffWorks.
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Studies show that even faking a smie increases our happiness. 

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Sheridan Morris's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:10 AM

Do extroverts laugh out loud while introverts chuckle to themselves? 

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Benefits of Laughter

Benefits of Laughter: Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. (G.K. Chesterton)
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I love this , Angels fly because they take themselves lightly..

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 9, 2013 7:56 PM

This article sumarizes "laughter therapy" research and outlines the many benfits of laughter. 

"William Fry, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School and expert on health and laughter, reports the average kindergarten student laughs 300 times a day. Yet, adults average just 17 laughs a day. Why the difference? Are we too uptight, too tense? Do we take life too seriously? Isn't it time we learned how to relax? We don't stop laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop laughing. So, if we want to fly like the angels and share in their happiness, we'll have to follow their example and take ourselves lightly."

Ha! Ha! 

Amy Fuller, www.amyfullerphd.com, www.fullerlifefamilytherapy.org


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It's not the miles, it's how you live them | Volkswagen Smiles Commercial

Just a little reminder that every second on earth is an opportunity to live life to its fullest. Brought to you by Volkswagen. Discover more at http://whyvw.com
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Makes me laugh !

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7 Limiting Beliefs of Unhappy People - by Dumb Little Man

7 Limiting Beliefs of Unhappy People - by Dumb Little Man | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
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We are not perfect ! hahaha

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Sue Kaye Ziemann's comment, June 3, 2013 6:57 PM
Beth, how can I read this??
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http://www.dumblittleman.com/2013/05/7-limiting-beliefs-of-unhappy-people.html?m=1 HERE IS THE LINK.
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60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile

60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
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SO SWEET ! 

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:12 AM

These are the most beautiful little love stories. I experienced tears of joy and gratitude for living in such a beautiful world.

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Plenty of stories to bring a smile to your dial. Take them a bite at a time! 

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10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
If and when it's employed properly, humor can be a key to success at work. Here's how.
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Taking oneself to seriously is easy to do when we work as hard as we do.  To laugh at oneself and overwelming situations is the best way to handle stress.

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Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness | Video on TED.com

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
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25 Things To Be Grateful For

25 Things To Be Grateful For | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
Today, we're sending a little reminder out into the world to be grateful.
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Today on this beautiful Sunday , World Laughter Day I feel very grateful.

Have a look at this..

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Want to feel better? Start listing...

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What Does Your Smile Say About You?

What Does Your Smile Say About You? | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
Not sure how to impress the boss or find romance? Your smile holds the secret.
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Smile!  Have a beautiful day ! 

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15 Fascinating Facts About Smiling

15 Fascinating Facts About Smiling | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
An article about the positive physiological and mental health benefits from smiling!
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I find that when I Smile  the world smiles back. 

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6 Things Happy People Never Do

6 Things Happy People Never Do | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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I have learned to practice these things. It does take practice!

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It's not the miles, it's how you live them | Volkswagen Smiles Commercial

Just a little reminder that every second on earth is an opportunity to live life to its fullest. Brought to you by Volkswagen. Discover more at http://whyvw.com
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It is not the miles, it is the smiles.

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Sheridan Morris's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:11 AM

Sometimes advertising brings a smile to our face. Here are some wonderful laughs to give you a life. Feel free to chuckle along! 

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Thich Nhat Hanh on Stress and Work - Buddha's world

Thich Nhat Hanh on Stress and Work - Buddha's world | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
On meditation in our daily lives, even if we are busy...
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 This is  an amazing way to get through  our everyday stresses. 

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Dr. Kataria on TEDMED LIve, Mumbai

Dr. Kataria on TEDMED LIve, Mumbai | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
http://www.laughteryoga.org Reported on CNBC TV 18, Held in India for the first time on 21st April 2013, TEDMED Live The Other Song brought together innovato...
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Laughter yoga with Dr Madan Kataria ! 

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Kookaburra calls-Cincinnati Zoo

The Kookaburra has one of the most identifiable calls of all birds. The Cincinnati Zoo has one trained for its Wings of Wonder bird show, to call on cue.
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The Kookaburra! Great Laugh

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Sheridan Morris's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:17 AM

Here's the original Aussie joker, the kookaburra. It is wonderful to hear the sound of the kookaburra as you walk amongst the gum trees but he's not having a joke on you, it's really a warning signal to other kooka's. See if you can imitate his joyful laugh. 

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'Laughter lowers depression, kills cancer cells'

'Laughter lowers depression, kills cancer cells' | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
IT WAS an unusual morning workout session. Some 80 participants and their instructor with contorted faces let out boisterous “hahahas” and “hohohos,” followed by prolonged laughter.The exe...
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Stress Kills!

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Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

http://www.ted.com Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how...
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It is amazing the change in the way people reaact to  us when we ae happy.

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Sheridan Morris's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:22 AM

Here's some interesting research into the power of a smile. Take a look and see if you agree. 

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PAINT DANCING "Burn Baby Burn" VERY FUNNY!

Very funny Paint Dancing hat party vignette with Kris, Kimberly and Matt Jones. Sponsored by Gasworks Gallery http://gasworksgallery.com
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Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness | Video on TED.com

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
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Feally joy is the most important thing we can do for ourselves, our children, friends and family .

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Energy Foods Slideshow: Foods that Give Your Diet an Energy Boost

Energy Foods Slideshow: Foods that Give Your Diet an Energy Boost | Wellness and Laughter | Scoop.it
WebMD shows you which foods may boost your energy level and have a positive impact on your mood.
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We are what we eat ! 

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