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What you may not know about laughter

Laughter, it can be said, is a symptom of joy. And it can often be a source of happiness–laughing makes us feel good. But this we already know. ┬áHere are some things you might not know about laughter: there are 40 to 50 qualitatively distinct kinds of laughs with distinct meanings female laughter might have evolved as a way of […]

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Joy Matters: Optimism 2.0

One of my favorite magazines is Ode, the magazine for intelligent optimists. In their September issue was an article by Mary Desmond Pinkowish about why joy matters. Here’s a brief excerpt, but I think you’ll want to read the whole article on Ode’s website. Optimism 2.0 How an optimistic outlook can help improve your state of health, not just your […]

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