• The Language Of Laughter
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    Laughter is part of the universal human vocabulary. All members of the human species understand it. Unlike English, French, or Swahili, one does not 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 consciously produce laughter. That is why it's very hard to laugh on command or to fake laughter. It provides powerful, uncensored i...
  • How I Would Like To Be Remembered
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    How I would like to be remembered I would like to be remembered in high school, as the guy who could always make you laugh. I want to be remembered as the guy who brightened your day up by making you smile. I have always been told that I have a gift for making people laugh. Some people want to be remembered by being the smartest or most athletic. But those only help you. I make people laugh, I myself get nothing more than seeing the joy and laughter on one someone's face after I tell I joke or m...
  • Laughter Sense Of Humor
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    Laughter Laughter is an emotion that has been vastly underestimated by our society. Laughter is ultimately an expression of emotion - joy, surprise, nervousness, amusement. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Laughter is a healthy means of releasing pent-up feelings. Laughter is such an intristic part of our lives that we sometimes forget how very odd it is. Plates Superiority Theory suggests that we laugh because a particular person has a defect or is at a disadvantage (...
  • Celine Dion Terrance Phillip Scott
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    Episode 201 - Not Without My Anus Icons provided by Christopher Pirillo at Just South of South Park AdvertFXApplet provided by Secret Sid South Park Announcer: Since the last South Park you " ve waited four long weeks to find out who the father of Eric Cartman is. Now, finally, the shocking truth about Cartman's lineage will not be seen tonight so we can bring you the following special presentation. [Honk]HBC Announcer: Now, get ready for Canada's hottest action stars. Terrance and Phillip in th...
  • Laugh Laughter Wilson Kataria
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    Laugh your way to peace? Yes, say the believers. Laugh, they claim, and you may live longer. Laugh and you may boost your immune system. And what if the whole world learned to lighten up? 'It may take 1, 000 years, but we hope to see world peace through laughter,' declares Steve Wilson, the country's leading 'joyologist.' Officially, this means Wilson is a man who dedicates his life to the pursuit of joy. For the Ohio physician, laughter is the triumph in his bag of healing tools. 'Laughter prev...
  • Humor And Healing The Mind Body Connection
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    Humor and Healing: The Mind-Body Connection " As it is not proper to cure the eyes without the head, nor the head without the body; so neither is it proper to cure the body without the soul.' -Socrates (Cousins, 56) The word, to heal, comes from the root word 'helen' which means to make whole. Bringing together the body, mind and spirit can be healing. The word humor itself is a word of many meanings. The root of the word is 'um or' meaning liquid or fluid (Moyers, 221). In the Middle Ages, hum...
  • Laughter Laughing Clubs
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    In a nation that spent some 75 million dollars on prescription drugs in 1993, not to mention illegal drugs, we sometimes overlook the coping mechanisms 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 (1989), it says 'A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit the bones.' For many years scientists and lay persons have don...
  • Adult Brain Patients Suffer
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    The study of emotion was once relegated to the backwaters of neuroscience, a testament to the popular conception that what we feel exists outside our brains, acting only to intrude on normal thought. The science has changed: Emotion is now considered integral to our over-all mental health. In mapping our emotions, scientists have found that our emotional brain overlays our thinking brain: The two exist forever intertwined. There is a critical interplay between reason and emotion. We are well awa...
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Laughter As Therapy
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    Laughter is a therapeutic form. In the novel One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kelsey laughter represents freedom and an escape from nurse Ratched's restrictions. Laughter also proves a vital role in helping the patients deal with their problems. Not only does it help them deal with problems but it also gave them the push toward progress on getting out of the institution. Mcmurphy was the one who started making people laughing in the ward. When he first came into the ward he was cracking j...
  • Effects Of Laughter On Patients And Caregiver
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    Laughter can be a powerful therapy for most patients and the caregivers. There are many benefits from the effects of humor and laughter on the body, mind, and spirit; the patient during recovery from illness; and the health professional during delivery of care. Most experienced caregivers have discovered that attention to only the physical body during treatment will render a partial or temporary recovery. The patient's emotional responses, belief system, and support network may effect compliance...
  • Laughter In Austen Lydias Laugh
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    Sense of Humor It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. What we read is just the opposite; a single woman must be in want of a man with a good fortune. In this first line of Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice we are at once introduced to language rich with satire. The comic tendencies displayed in the novels language introduce a theme very important to the novel the characters laughter and their attitudes towards laughter a...
  • Man Laughter Life Death
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    Just a string of thoughts... Life. A sparkling myriad of light, a multi-faceted gem, an opal basking in the sun... the ever dancing shadows flicker off the walls as the inconstant light ever changes with the tides. As fickle as the woman that lies with fate and Lear's witches, life is; and yet is not. For the path traced by the pen is straight and crooked, upon those who step into the same rivers flow other and other waters, ergo, the way up and down are the same. So it is written, so shall be ...