Here are some interesting articles about laughter and happiness that have appeared since the book, 'Laugh Your Way to Happiness' was published. 

Study reveals laughter really is the best medicine


Pallab Ghosh

By Pallab Ghosh, Science correspondent, BBC News

People feel less pain after a good laugh, because it may cause the body to release chemicals that act as a natural painkiller, research has suggested.

The researchers at the University of Oxford also think the ability to belly laugh was unique to early humans.

This, they believe, enabled our ancestors to form much larger tribal groupings than the ape-like species that lived alongside them.

The research is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.




The simplest secret to happiness you'll ever find
On this one, science and clich├ęs agree

By Eric Barker, Barking Up The Wrong Tree | May 28, 2014

woman in the field


Research has found about nine zillion things you can do to increase happiness. Of course, you're probably not doing any of them. To be fair, most people don't rely do much to deliberately make their lives happier.

Researchers found that the majority of the subjects they studied were not able to identify anything they had done recently to try to increase their happiness or life satisfaction.

So you want to start? You want something insanely easy to do that research has demonstrated over and over again works? Something that the happiest people in the world all do?