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Want to Build Relationships? Find Ways to Laugh Together

A new study finds that laughter is the key to creating social bonds

Humor and laughter can be incredibly effective tools in the workplace.A study from Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania found that people who were comfortable cracking jokes in the office were perceived as more confident and competent. Another study, from VU University ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 06, 2017 08:00:00
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Top tips for managing stress

You only need these two things to keep stress at bay.

Fatter and dumber. That's literally what you get over time when you don't manage stress effectively. Stress is a fact of life for anyone in the entrepreneurial fast lane, but the good news from the latest research is that it doesn't have ...

by Scott Halford  | April 21, 2015 10:15:00
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The surprising benefits of laughter

Find more reasons to laugh with these surprising benefits.

There are few things more satisfying then a genuine belly laugh. But besides its obvious enjoyability, what can laughter do for us?We took a look at four surprising benefits.1. Improved short-term memory.Research indicates that laughter can improve short-term memory (although, to be ...

by Laura Entis  | April 01, 2015 11:00:00
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Here’s a reminder: Laughter makes meetings better

Humor can make meetings not just livelier but also more productive.

Were you the class clown in school? We're guessing it got you banished to the back of the class. But according to a recent study, cracking jokes in the office with your co-workers could help you get ahead in the office, as ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 09, 2015 04:00:00