Smiles, Laughs & Giggles

A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter makes us forget our troubles and feel great.  I dare you to get your giggle on.

What’s the difference between a psychologist and a magician?

A psychologist pulls habits out of rats!

According to Psychology today that joke may have been a bit corny. However, for those of you who did find this amusing and were able to laugh, how do you feel now? Do you feel happier, less tense, more enthusiastic? According to psychologist Steve Wilson, self proclaimed “joyologist,” you should.

Research done by Ramon Mora-Ripoll, medical scientific director at Organizacién Mundial de la Risa, Barcelona Spain, has shown that humor and laughter is related to health, and can release physical and emotional tension, improve immune functioning, stimulate circulation, elevate mood, enhance cognitive functioning and, not surprisingly, increase friendliness.

The many psychological and physiological benefits associated with humor and laughter inspired Wilson to start the World Laughter Tour.

“Every day there is more news about the power of humor and laughter to heal us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually,” claims Wilson. “Every system of the body responds to laughter in some important, positive, healing way”

We, at Inner Child the Magazine felt it time to share and enjoy a bit of levity in this age that we live in.  The key word here is live.  Live and laugh as we find jokes around the net and tell a few ourselves!  

One Reason To Buy A Painting

At an art gallery, a woman and her ten-year-old son were having a tough time choosing between one of my paintings and another artist’s work. They finally went with mine.

“I guess you decided you prefer an autumn scene to a floral,” I said.

“No,” said the boy. “Your painting’s wider, so it’ll cover three holes in our wall.”

Why Can’t Coffee Shops Spell Correctly?

When asked for his name by the coffee shop clerk, my brother-in-law answered, “Marc, with a C.” Minutes later, he was handed his coffee with his name written on the side: Cark.

Unintelligent Design

Client to designer: “It doesn’t really look purple. It looks more like a mixture of red and blue.”

5 Lies Job Applicants Tell

Gilding the lily is a job seeker’s birthright. Here are a few doozies, where the applicant claimed …

… to be a former CEO of the company to which he was applying.

… to be fluent in two languages—one of which was pig Latin.

… to be a Nobel Prize winner.

… to have worked in a jail when he was really in there serving time.

… he was fired “on accident.”