How Humor Can Help Nurses

I’ve long been a believer that humor can help heal. In this guest post, Heather Green shares how humor can help important healers in our culture: nurses. ———————————————— Humor can be the best medicine. Humor can make us feel better, it can improve our mood, and it can even impact our overall health. Therefore, nursing… Read more

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The Importance of Humor for Seniors

Note: This is a guest post by Sue Sveum of LivingSenior, an organization dedicated to matching caregivers with seniors in need of care. Laughter is contagious. And since it feels good, go ahead and laugh away. Studies show that laughing is good for our health — but who needs a study when it’s plain to see that… Read more

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John Cleese on Creativity

John Cleese gives a great talk on creativity, mentioning how humor is instrumental in getting into an “open mode.” My biggest take away: “Humor is an essential part of spontaneity, an essential part of playfulness, an essential part of the creativity we need to solve problem, no matter how serious they may be.” – John… Read more

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Why Humor Can Be a Powerful Campaign Tool

A recent story on NPR shared the value of humor in politics in campaigning, which echoes a previous article we had here on Humor That Works (Humor in Presidential Elections). Some key points from the story: Humor is an essential tool in any politician’s kit. [Humor] can disarm an opponent, woo a skeptical voter or… Read more

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The Happy Secret to Better Work

Psychologist Shawn Achor gave a hilarious and insightful talk at TEDxBloomington. In it, he shares ideas about what makes us happy and how to go about achieving happiness… Read more

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