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Laugh it up! - A Speech on the Medical Benefits of Laughter

... an Illness as Perceived by the Patient . New York City: Bantam, 1991. G.K. Chesterton. “Benefits of Laughter.” 21 March 2007. 22 March 2007 . “How ... a miracle cure. However, that is just one benefit of laughing. There are numerous others. For instance, laughter lowers inhibitions, dissolving tension, stress, anxiety, irritation ...

(3 pages) 72 3 4.6 23/Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Laughter: The Heart Healthy Way

... one’s circulatory system. Many researchers have managed to show the benefits of laughter on blood circulation. It is agreed by most that while stress ... the aspects of laughter’s healing powers are still yet to be discovered, it is clear that humor has many benefits. It was once that ...

(4 pages) 29 1 5.0 08/Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

A Healthy Dose of Laughter (The Effects of Laughter on the Human Body)

... depression. Furthermore, Berk's findings conclude that the anticipation of laughter can initiate positive mood changes prior to the actual ... care-giving tool. The body, mind, and spirit all benefit from its regular use. In addition, evidence from biological ...

(5 pages) 71 0 4.3 09/May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The themes of control within Susan Douglas's "Narcissism as Liberation," Ralph Ellison's "Extravagance of Laughter," and Walker Percy's "Loss of the Creature" are explored.

... As for Ellison, in his essay "Extravagance of Laughter," he explains control through his theme of masks and disguising oneself so as to ... 's essay agrees, that wearing a mask is indeed for the benefit of society and not the individual, but he differs in that ...

(6 pages) 64 0 3.0 06/Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Best Medicine

... relax, reducing pain, and providing all around great exercise, are effective immediately (Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter 1). If one can manage to bring a sense ... Protection." Prevention. Vol. 53. (April 2001): 32-33. McGhee, Paul. Humor and Health. (23 February 2003). n.d. Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter. . (23 February 2003 ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.1 20/Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Concept of Comedy in Aristophanes’ Acharnian

... emotions as pity and fear). This argument for the psycho-social benefit of catharsis may have been at least partly in response to ... . It must be a great scene on the stage, terribly causing laughter of the audience. DICAEOPOLIS: Oh, my soul! You see how you ...

(10 pages) 1902 0 0.0 01/Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The evolution of negotiation. In essence this paper argues that the definition of negotiator success has changed.

... integrative potential (solutions exist that can enhance the mutual benefit of both parties, Pruitt, 1981; Thompson, 1990; Walton & McKersie, 1965). ... idling away the time over games of chance. Loud voices, mixed with raucous laughter tell of the fun had by ...

(31 pages) 432 0 5.0 11/Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Operating Definition of Organizational Behavior.

... behavior would bring howls of laughter from hallowed halls of management. However, most successful organizations and perhaps ... of Microsoft or a startup accounting firm. Learning to systematically predict behavior using proven techniques can only benefit ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 19/Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Sociological Analysis of Scientology

... it to be a commercial enterprise operating for the benefit of Hubbard�. In turn Hubbard established numerous organizations within ... from the beginning. I was forced to hold back laughter, frustration, anger, disappointment, and bewilderment on many occasions ...

(32 pages) 94 0 3.0 01/Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Tolstoy claimed that art is that by which a person communicates his or her emotions (of a certain type) to a wide audience, such that they also have those emotions. Is this plausible?

... would be to make the play humorous thus evoking an audience response of laughter, or he may simply set out to write a tragedy, inherent ... the upper classes, and that it was far too exclusive to be of benefit to society as a whole. "The course art has been ...

(8 pages) 119 0 4.2 19/Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

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