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Date Posted
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Subject Link
Dec 2009 MENTAL HEALTH Jokes that make you think, uh, well, they make you think!
http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2009/12/you_docs_laughter_at_sophistic.html
Dec 2009 STRESS No joke: Laughter as stress-fighting therapy
http://www.magicvalley.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_ce773373-10dd-5ad7-b8a2-9dd950895f4d.html
Dec 2009 HEALTH A good sense of humour is one of the most important tools in your self-care kit.
http://www.nib.com.au/home/onlineservices/wellbeing/Pages/laughter.aspx
Dec 2009 HEALTH Make a substantial investment in laughter.
http://impowerage.com/health-wellness/your-health-portfolio/
Dec 2009 THERAPY What is humor therapy? A brief overview...
http://www.healthkey.com/family/hw-aa93107,0,507522.healthwisestory
Dec 2009 APPLIED HUMOR Can humor help in the face of unemployment? Yes. If you do it right, and the audience is open to it, humor can make even the seemingly unbearable a little more bearable. Not a cure; respite. Perhaps a few moments of welcomed relief. If you do it right...
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=345296
Dec 2009 NEWSLETTER EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Pass it on to a friend, too. World Laughter NEWS
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs031/1101792595740/archive/1102854006683.html
Dec 2009 APPLIED HUMOR Laughing At Cancer With Zingers. Another excellent example of carefully applied humor & laughter as a strategy even in the face of catastrophic circumstances.
http://kosu.org/2009/12/battling-cancer-with-t-shirts-and-laughter/
Dec 2009 APPLIED LAUGHTER A Laughter Club can do wonders on a college campus, especially around exam time.
http://magicvalley.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_ce773373-10dd-5ad7-b8a2-9dd950895f4d.html
Dec 2009 FLORIDA 2010 WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT Warm your heart & soul with me in Florida in February. You'll feel good and the world will be a better place.
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs031/1101792595740/archive/1102854063120.html
Dec 2009 APPLIED HUMOR Using humor to help people make healthy choices. Join more people who think this way and do good works at the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, www.aath.org.
http://media.www.csucauldron.com/media/storage/paper516/news/2009/12/07/News/Honors.Students.Produce.Unique.Film.Raise.Consciousness.On.Hivaids-3847751.shtml#4&sourcedomain=www.csucauldron.com&facebook
Aug 2009 LAUGHTER BENEFITS Why Laughing is Good for You and How to Laugh More Often
http://healthmad.com/mental-health/why-laughing-is-good-for-you-and-how-to-laugh-more-often/
Aug 2009 EVOLUTION OF LAUGHTER A thought on the science of the evolution of laughter.
http://www.insidershealth.com/blog/1/the_roots_of_our_laughter/270/month:08/year:2009
Jan '09 Library laughter Come to the library prepared to laugh:
Laughter clubs help reduce stress through exercises

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09022/943424-55.stm
OR... http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/cll/012209-come-to-the-library-to-laugh-pittsburgh.pdf
Jan '09 Senior Center

Reisterstown seniors set to laugh on way to better health
Laugh exercise sessions may bring peace of mind, says visiting laugh leader

http://www.explorebaltimorecounty.com/community/6335/seniors-set-laugh-way-better-health/
OR http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/cll/010709-rawlings.pdf

Jan '09 classrooms Laughter Makes You Smarter
California Teacher's Association
http://www.cta.org/media/publications/educator/current/1208_feat_04.htm
OR http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/articles/010109-laughter-classroom.pdf
Nov '08 treating illness Laughter therapy helps them cope with illness
San Francisco Chronicle.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2008/11/28/MNHK14DIIL.DTL
Nov '08 stress-babies Is Laughter Good Medicine for Stressed Parents and their Babies?
November 24, 2008 10:04 AM EST 2008 by Vicky McEvoy, M.D., Harvard
Medical School http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/cll/112408-laughter-stress-parents-babies.pdf
June'08 Laughter lasts Laughter predicted to last a million years. Short essay by Steve Wilson
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/cll/thanks_a_million.pdf
Dec. '07 Laughter prevents abuse From Daily Yomiuri Online, Japan.
"Laughter seen key to stopping abuse"
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20071218TDY03302.htm
Nov. '07 Humor from fear & frustrations "Military Wife Becomes a Stand-Up Comic"
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ibLyhXCvaBJhQaRSHGu7XClGpb3AD8SP0KLO0
Nov. '07

"10 Benefits of Laughter, and How to Use It"
http://ririanproject.com/2007/10/26/10-benefits-of-laughter-and-how-to-use-it/

Nov. '07

Laughter Really
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/10/laughter-really.html

Nov. '07

Indeed, Laughter is a good medicine
http://www.straightfromthedoc.com/50226711/indeed_laughter_is_a_good_medicine.php

Nov. '07

Laughter Good for Children in Pain from Cancer Treatments
http://www.pharmagazette.com/2007/10/laughter_good_for_children_in_pain_from_cancer_treatments.html
 

Nov. '07

Celebrity Comedienne Marcia Wallace beats breast cancer with laughter
http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/07/10/26/wallace.html

 

Nov. '07 Video clips of laughing babies
http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/AEFB85CB-912C-4143-A609-3B0C313FC52D/

http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/72D65A43-F78C-4698-9E16-A1A0B9F232E2/
21 Sept '07 Laughter Club Minnesota Loaded WIth Laughter: St. Cloud Minnesota
http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070921/NEWS01/109210030/1009
20 Sept '07 Laughter Club/yoga Peach Arch News, White Rock, BC, Canada
http://www.peacearchnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=44&cat=43&id=1069237&more=0
10 Sept
'07
Good Humor man ministers to sick Story from the Miami Herald
http://www.miamiherald.com/367/story/231103.html
31 Mar 06 You Crack Me Up Story from The Toronto Sun for April Fool's Day
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/cllnews/033106-you-crack-me-up.pdf
30 Mar 06 Why We Laugh Report from WebMD
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/cllnews/033006-why-we-laugh.pdf
24 Mar 06 Laughter at Work Web report: April 1-7 is National Laugh at Work Week
http://chicago.about.com/cs/miscellaneous/a/032804_laugh.htm
18 Mar '06 Open Arms to Laughter Japan Times http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?mode=getarticle&file=fl20060318a1.html or
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/cllnews/japan-times-1.pdf 
14 Mar '06 Laughter therapy in cancer & medical facilities Seattle Post-Intelligencer
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/health/262840_laughter14.html, or
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/cllnews/031406-seattle.pdf 
14 Mar '06 Humor in business - with audio interview Central Valley Business Times
http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=1558

9 Mar '06 Learning to Laugh Again New Orleans The Times Picayune, March 9, 2006
http://www.nola.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-10/1141891915133940.xml?nola
 
Feb '06 The healing Power of laughter WebMD video report: http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/24/113100.htm
 
18 Nov '05 Laughter Therapists Times of India-Japan Laughing Away to better immunity
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1300669,curpg-1.cms
27 Oct '05 Laughter Club in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on Bethel Park Library Laughter Club
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05300/595308.stm
27 Sept '05 Laughter Club Phenomenon San Diego Union Tribune - "Ha Ha Yoga: Groups gather for forced laughter to gain health benefits, and, no joke, they get it" http://tinyurl.com/amue2  
14 July '05 Intersection of Laughter & Humor Mercury News, San Jose, California, "Comics dispense laughter as medicine" http://tinyurl.com/7d5el
14 July '05 Laughter & Economic Cooperation South Korea, JoonAng Daily, "The Healing Power of a Good Laugh"  http://tinyurl.com/9nlfo
11 July '05 Michigan Laughter Club The Tribune (Royal Oaks, MI) "Laughter: The Best Medicine" http://www.dailytribune.com/stories/071005/loc_laughter10001.shtml
4 June '05 Laughter & Weight Loss A Good Laugh May Help Shed Extra Weight http://tinyurl.com/7uk7o
13 May 2005 Laughter Clubs ABC News: Laughter May Be The Best Medicine. http://tinyurl.com/djnsl
12 May 05 Humor & Healing Bottom Line Secrets, "What a Laugh, Humor Really Can Heal"
http://tinyurl.com/9n6ld
17 April 05 Quality if Life With Laughter Chicago Tribune:  The ha-he-ho cure Everyone's a class clown during a therapeutic laughter club meeting  http://tinyurl.com/auwwo 
06 April 05 Laughing Through Life The York Times, Maine, http://tinyurl.com/5cczg 
21 March 05 Getting Business People Laughing The Times Herald-Record, Upstate New York: "Chamber does funny business" http://www.th-record.com/archive/2005/03/21/mklaugh.htm
7 March 05 Laughter, arteries, blood flow "Laughing helps arteries and boosts blood flow"
http://www.umm.edu/news/releases/laughter2.html
http://www.umm.edu/features/laughter.htm   
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=20903  
2 March 05 Tucson Laughter Club Arizona Daily Star "Go ahead, laugh Tucson Laughter Club touts healthful benefits of stress-busting merriment" http://www.dailystar.com/dailystar/accent/63583.php 
1 March 05 Laughter, Humor & Tragedy Daily Oregonian, Portland Oregon: "For leader of this club, everything is a laughing matter" http://tinyurl.com/4hvuy
10 Feb '05 Hospice Laughter Club Daytona, Florida: "Laugh for good health, says hospice nurse" http://tinyurl.com/4qqd8 
19 Jan '05 Happiness, Optimism, Smiling "HAPPY HOUR" - Psychology Today - http://tinyurl.com/5vq4j 
28 Jan '05 Teens & Laughter The Banner, Orangeville, Ontario, CANADA; "Locals laugh their way to tv appearance"
http://www.northpeel.com/br/orangeville/life/story/2521550p-2921579c.html 
20 Jan '05 Humor and Oncology Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 23, No 3 (January 20), 2005: pp. 645-648
FULL TEXT: http://www.jco.org/cgi/content/full/23/3/645
17 Jan. '05 Mind/Body Science The Funny Thing About Laughter
http://www.time.com/time/subscriber/2005/happiness/the_funny_thing_about_l05_print.html
  
9 Jan. '05 Austin, TX Laughter Club It's not funny, so why am I laughing? Club turns giggles and guffaws into therapeutic workout. http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/metro/01/9laughter.html# 
13 October 2004 Laughter Yoga - 
Health
Wall Street Journal- Latest Hybrid Yoga Encourages Giggling Toward a Higher Plane
13 May '04 Boston Laughter Leader http://www.thebostonchannel.com/health/3288698/detail.html
27 April '04 Arizona Laughter Leader www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/0427laughter27.html
2 May '04 Portland, Maine C:\Documents and Settings\Windows User\My Documents\AAA-World Laughter Tour\NEWS\050504-Life's a stitch, classes remind us.htm
13 April '04 www.heylady.com/rbc/laughter.htm
13 April '04 www.umm.edu/features/laughter.htm
13 April '04 rheumatology.hss.edu/pat/specInfo/laughter.asp
13 April '04 www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2004/01/29/StateLocal/BelievingLaughter .Is.The.Best.Medicine-591397.shtml
13 April '04 www.news24houston.com/content/features/healthy_in_houston/ArID=24056& SecID=73
13 April '04 www.ahherald.com/health/tyh_011213_laughter.htm
13 April '04 www.alternative-healthzine.com/html/0111_2.html
13 April '04 news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1833854.stm
13 April '04 dcmilitary.com/navy/journal/9_11/health/27992-1.html
13 April '04 www.eparent.com/welcome/features/rxlaughter.htm
13 April '04 soundmedicine.iu.edu/archive/2003/mystery/laughter.html
28 May '04 Facial expression & emotion http://faculty.babson.edu/krollag/org_site/soc_psych/zajonc_facial.html
28 May '04 Facial expression & emotion http://bipolar.about.com/cs/humor/a/000802_smile_p.htm
06 June '04 Laughter Leader in Ohio http://tinyurl.com/29yeh
06 June '04 The Laughing Brain: Classroom Lesson 1 http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=381
06 June '04 The Laughing Brain: Classroom Lesson 2 http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=382
08 June '04 New Orleans Laughter Club http://nola.com/news/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1083236522269630.xml
08 June '04 Laughter on Campus (Provine) http://trw.umbc.edu/articles/5207
08 June '04 Senior Citizen Month (Kwan) http://emediawire.com/releases/2004/4/emw121759.htm
08 June '04 Maine Laughter Leader http://www.pressherald.com/mainelife/stories/040502laughing.shtml
09 June '04 World Laughter Tour -
Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0609/p18s02-lign.html
10 June '04 Clowns: friendly & fearsome http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/living/8868090.htm
17 June '04 Humor in Ancient Egypt http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20040531/egypthumor.html
22 June '04 Laughter in Florida http://www.tulareadvanceregister.com/news/stories/20040621/localnews/691882.html

 

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