Thursday, April 26, 2007

Today Show and Martha Stewart Show Offer Lessons on Laughter

It's been confirmed:
Laughter really is the best medicine.
Two shows covered this topic recently:
Check out the giggles on the Today Show.
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Not only will real laughter generate the release
of endorphins, the "feel good" hormone, but they say
simulating laughter will get the same beneficial results.
On the Martha Stewart Show, they got it down to basics
by showing how to practice smiling. Martha's
guest, Linda Kaplan Thaler, co-author of The Power of Nice,
demonstrated how holding a pencil horizontally in the
mouth creates a happy look.
A friend mentioned to me he was a bit nervous before
taking a test. He took a moment to put a smile on his face,
and it helped him relax. I tried this, and it works!
So, laugh all you can!

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