Mandatory Fun Isn’t Fun (Here’s What to Do Instead)

Mandatory fun is something we’ve all experienced at work.  Although it usually starts out with honorable intentions, research shows that mandatory fun can be quite, well, unfun. Research from Barbara Plester and Kerr Inkson’s book Laugh out Loud – A User’s Guide to Workplace Humor suggests that overly-curated events can be less fun and intimidating… Read more

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How falling behind can get you ahead

Checkout this interesting new tedx talk on how falling behind can get you ahead and the benefits of a sampling period, by David Epstein. Would you have guessed that Vincent Van Gogh had 5 different careers in his early 20s and deeming each of those 5 ‘his true calling’? None of the 5 careers were… Read more

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22 Writing Prompts from The Moth

The Moth recently started an awesome new educational initiative called The Storytelling School. Every Tuesday, the Moth posts a new story and provides writing prompts and activities based on the story theme to get people writing and speaking creatively. The program shares inspiring stories, provides resources and material for teachers and parents at home, and… Read more

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Laughter is Good for the Heart

A study from 2000 details yet another benefit of humor / laughter: “Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help you protect yourself against a heart attack.” The study surveyed 300 people, half of which had heart problems and half of which had no history of heart disease.  The people who had suffered… Read more

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Ha! Laughing is Good for You!

According to an article on Canadian Online Explorer, children laugh up to 25 times more per day than adults.  I think it’s about time we take that back!  To get started, check out some office humor and have yourself a chuckle. Other interesting facts from the article: Adults laugh, on average, 15 times per day… Read more

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