Everyone enjoys a good laugh, but who actually makes time for laughter in their lives? Sure, we enjoy hearing a funny joke, being around people with a good sense of humor, and watching comedies. But few of us take our laughs seriously (no pun intended) nor do we make a concerted effort to laugh more.
But we should!
The science of laughter—though still preliminary—suggests that it has tremendous benefits for our health and psychological well-being. Here are just 7 from this emerging research:
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