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What is humor?  Our perception of the world   Sudden update in how we see things   Shot of dopamine (A neurotransmitter linked with reward)   Pleasure  Makes you happy  Laugh to be resilient Helps us through difficult situations  Watching comedy vs. meditation or calm music 3x as effective for destressing  Makes you healthy  Laugh for 15 minutes a day  Be around others who are laughing  Less need for pain medication  40% reduced risk of heart attack or stroke  Improves work  Increases trust  Helps you solve problems  Increases the quality & quantity of communications  Helps you be more creative  Improves relationships  Laughing together  ® Longer, happier relationships  Less conflict  Makes you more attractive

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This infographic is adapted from a design by Satoru Hirose, which is in turn based on a blog post by Eric Barker at Barking Up The Wrong Tree.

Barker, E. (2016). This is the fun way to easily improve your life, backed by research. Barking Up The Wrong Tree. Retrieved from http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2016/07/improve-your-life/

Hirose, S. (2016, July 28). Sketchnote #18: Power of humor. SaturoHirose.com. Retrieved from http://sketchnote.satoruhirose.com/2016/07/power-of-humor/