Laugh for Better Health – The Funniest Websites to Crack You Up

By Dr. John Schinnerer

Everyone knows ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ right? It’s an old saying yet recent studies have coaxed it up to the capstone of credible clichés.

Laughter is known to have all sorts of short term and long term benefits. It aids in relaxation, improves cardiovascular health, increases pain tolerance, releases powerful painkilling endorphins into the bloodstream, and of course, improves your mood. There is even evidence that laughter increases T-cell activity which benefit your immune system functioning.

A recent study from the University of Maryland looked at the physiological reactions of a group of participants to funny compared to intense movies. The group who viewed a comedy had an increase in blood flow in 95% of cases, thereby increasing cardiovascular health. On the other hand, the majority (74%) of those who watched a sad movie experienced decreased blood flow. In the “comedy” group, the cardiovascular benefits lasted up to 24 hours.

Given the scientific evidence that’s stacking up, it seems that laughter is good for us on many levels. So being easy to laugh is a trait to which to aspire.

With that said, here are some 7 of the funniest videos and websites to induce laughter whenever you need some quick relaxation or an emotional pick-me-up…

Funny Or Die

A great Youtube channel which includes Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.
It also includes a classic skit by Will Ferrell and his daughter called The Landlord which I find hilarious.

Barats and Bereta

Of the many funny videos online, this skit by these two is one of my favorites. It’s of two brothers trying to record a video greeting for their mom for Mother’s Day. Anyone with a brother gets this piece at a deep level!

S*&% My Students Write

This site offers bits of writing from confused students.

Example: “There actually doesn’t seem to be a definitive thesis. There is however a statement that overviews what the entire chapter is going to talk about.”

Clients From Hell

Amusing exchanges between clients and freelance programmers and writers. Like this prime conversation…

After sending two invoices for payment, I sent another and called the client when the receipt that they had received it came back.

CLIENT: Why are you calling me?

ME: You haven’t paid and this is the third invoice I’ve sent.

CLIENT: It’s even more than the last one!

ME: Yes. The contract you signed stated that I would add a late fee for payment.

CLIENT: You mean I have to actually pay you? I thought you were joking!

ME: What on earth made you think that?

CLIENT: You’re a freelancer!

ME: And…

CLIENT: Well, you work for free! If you were supposed to be paid, you’d be called a paidlancer or something!

Parents Shouldn’t Text

This site puts up mistaken, tongue-in-cheek and/or sarcastic texts from new-to-the-texting-world parents to their children.

 

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Reddit – Funny Jokes

There is some great material on Reddit in the Funny Jokes subreddit but be warned, the material is not typically PG-13! However, much of it is funny. For example, this (old) joke…

Three old ladies are at the park talking when the topic of how wonderfully devoted their children are comes up.
The first lady says: “I have a daughter like you wouldn’t imagine. Every winter she takes me to Florida for two weeks!”
The second lady, not to be outdone, says: “Pfft, you think you’ve got it good? My daughter takes me to Hawaii every summer for 2 months!”
The third lady looks at both of them and says “You two think you have good daughters. You don’t know what it means to have a good daughter. You know what my daughter does? Every Sunday, she goes to her psychologist and pays him $200 an hour, just to talk about me!”

 

D*%$ You Autocorrect

A site that posts some of the funniest autocorrect errors ever.

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Funny Autocorrect Errors

To life, love and laughter,

Dr. John Schinnerer
Executive Coach
Anger Management Specialist
Award-winning author of Guide To Self: The Beginner’s Guide to Managing Emotion & Thought
Founder, Guide to Self, Inc.
913 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #280
Danville CA 94526
Positive psychology blog: http://DrJohnBlog.GuideToSelf.com
Anger management blog:
http://WebAngerManagement.com
Happiness blog: http://HowICanBeHappy.com
Twitter: @johnschin

 

Positive psychologyWikipedia: Positive psychology is the branch of psychology that uses scientific understanding and effective intervention to aid in the achievement of a satisfactory life, rather than merely treating mental illness.

Brand New Path to Happier via Positive Psychology – 6 Week Online Video Course

I am thrilled to announce the release of the brand new, life-altering 6-Week video course… The Path to Happier: 6 Weeks to Happiness via Positive Psychology.

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Turn Up the Volume on Your Happiness!

Sound difficult? It’s not.

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In my work, one of the biggest complaints I hear is, “I’m just going through the motions. I’m not particularly angry, anxious or depressed. My life just seems to lack something.”

I’ve helped thousands of adults, teens, men, women and executives to find their purpose, identify meaningful goals, discover more positive emotions like happiness and contentment and improve their relationships.

All it takes is learning tiny (sometimes effortless) shifts in your thinking, actions or physiology that can amount to huge long term results.

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This 6-week happiness video series is VERY helpful because inside are all of these tiny, simple changes for you. These are tools I’ve spent the past 15 years testing, learning and separating out only the best ones for you.

KEY: You are already making these simple changes on a regular basis. All of us are. We simply lack awareness of them. Without awareness, we don’t know where those changes are taking us!

The BIG QUESTION is this:  Are these little, tiny changes taking you down a path of fulfillment, success and happiness OR are they taking you down a path of frustration and disappointment?

 

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Fifteen years ago, I made a conscious decision to seek out the best scientifically-proven tools to…

a) Turn DOWN the volume on negative, destructive emotions such as anxiety, anger, and depression and

b) Turn UP the volume on positive emotions such as passion, engagement, contentment, relaxation, interest, awe, love and pride.

Since 1997, mastering the mind has been my driving passion and purpose. It has made it fun and exciting to get up each morning.

One of the tiny shifts in thinking that will transform your life is simply to think of how much time you spend mired in negative emotions as compared to how much time you spend in positive emotions.

When I started this journey, I spent the majority of my time irritated, annoyed, melancholy, anxious and emotionally unpredictable.  I probably spent about 25% of my time feeling some degree of relaxation, distraction, contentment and engagement (passion and interest).

Now I spend almost 75% of my time in happiness, passion, excitement and enjoyment.

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And this simple shift in how I think of emotions (in terms of a balance between positive and negative) has produced massive results in my life. Here is some of the proof of my happiness and the success that followed on its heels…

I consulted with a major film studio as an emotion expert on a feature length movie due out in June of 2015.

I’ve taught several courses in positive psychology to psychologists and therapists.

I’ve written an award-winning book.

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My positive psychology blog, Shrunken Mind, has received three awards from three different organizations and gets over 65,000 visitors each month (and growing).

I hosted a daily prime time radio show for a year.

I speak to students in high schools about emotions. How weird is that? Even weirder – they LIKE it. I’ve been presenting monthly at a continuation high school for 3 years now. Tough crowd. At my last presentation, the principal gave the students a choice as whether or not they wanted to attend. 95% of the students chose to come and listen. Last week, the students wrote me thank you letters and said the following…“you are my favorite speaker ever”, “I have learned to accept myself”, “you have changed my life for the better”, and “you are full of incredible knowledge.”

I have run this whole approach by friends of mine who are business people, psychologists, psychiatrists and MFTs. Not only are they intensely interested in my materials, they are fascinated by HOW I’m doing it on the web. This is coloring outside the lines. It’s a new model.

A new approach is long overdue.

Teaching Advanced Tools for the Mind (ATM) to clients via the web sidesteps the typical feelings of shame, guilt and embarrassment that most people feel walking into a therapist’s office.

In fact, my belief is that you have multiple strengths that you are likely overlooking. These strengths can be tapped to help you overcome your challenges and build a more successful life. Part of this course will help you identify your strengths and use them in new ways.

The first step is to make the conscious decision to learn new ways of managing your mind.

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Guess what? Success follows happiness.

Why? People LIKE to be around upbeat, positive, happy, optimistic people. So happy people tend to have more friends. More friends means more access to knowledge. Ultimately, it means that happier people are there when opportunities arise and are in a position to choose whether or not to grab the opportunity.

What do you get in this video series?

You get a video series that is over 6 hours of my best material and exercises that you can use to revolutionize your life in simple, manageable daily steps.

These videos provide detailed explanations of why and HOW you can begin to implement the necessary steps in your life to cultivate more positive emotions thereby increasing your success and happiness.

The video series covers the main areas of positive psychology:

1. Positive emotions – happiness, contentment, relaxation, curiosity, awe, interest, love, passion, elevation, pride, and joy

2. Engagement – getting in the zone at work and in play

3. Relationships  – tools to make the best out of your relationships (and what to look for in new relationships)

4. Meaning – how to uncover meaning in your life and exercises to create more meaning

5. Accomplishment – the need for positive actions and pursuit of mastery

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What’s more, each video will include at least two exercises to turn up the volume on a positive emotions, cultivate strengths, get more engaged in life or improve your relationships.

That’s two exercises every week.

You’ll also get powerful frameworks to help you make sense out of your most powerful asset – your mind.

We human beings do a lot of irrational things. Then we struggle to make sense of them. And we beat ourselves up over our mistakes. Most of this is fueled by the emotional part of your mind. My teachings help you make sense out of things that don’t make sense – emotional acts.

And each and every exercise has been vetted by me personally and proven to be successful in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

But don’t just take my word for it; here are some client testimonials…

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‘I want to express my deep gratitude to you for creating such a powerful program. Stick a fork in me… I was done; done yelling at my children when they were simply doing stupid kid things. I was done overreacting to minor annoyances. Thankfully, your program is teaching me what’s going on inside my head. Your tools have helped me become more calm and yes, even happier. My wife thanks you. My kids thank you. And I thank you!’  Ken W., father of four

‘I was stuck in a job I hated when I first started with Dr. John. I was a wimp who lacked the assertiveness to stand up for my own wants and needs. Now I’m in a position that I am passionate about! I love getting up in the morning. I love going to work. I haven’t been this happy since I was 6 years old. Thank you so much. My life has been transformed.’ Beth C.

‘Thank you for sharing your gifts with such clarity and passion. You have helped start me on a new course in my life – one of passion and purpose! My wife is totally into me again. My performance at work has taken off like a rocket! Coworkers WANT to be around me and I’m getting pulled into all sorts of exciting, challenging projects. Thanks a million!’ Mike B.

‘Thank you for all of your efforts towards educating people! Your work in shaping happy and healthy minds, bodies and, most importantly, hearts is critical for a new world. You have sparked the ongoing pursuit of a meaningful and happy life for me. ‘ Dave T.

Cost

If you were to come in to see me as a client, you’d end up paying $170 per hour to learn these tools. What’s more, much of our time together would be spent with you telling me your reasons why you can’t find satisfaction, how badly you were hurt in the past, how stuck you are in anger, and so on.  All of this is understandable and to be expected…in therapy.

Yet, this is COACHING. I teach people tools so that they can find more happiness and purpose. In my experience, it’s far more important to learn the best positive psychology tools than to dwell on past injustices and hurts.  You are far more resilient than you realize.

You simply need to learn the TOOLS to manage your emotional mind.

I’ve seen people rise from the ashes of the worst possible childhoods and the most traumatic situations and simply thrive once they put the tools into play. By focusing more on the solutions rather than the problems, tremendous changes occur that at one point seemed impossible.

To give you a comparison, normally I charge $1020 for 6 hours of individual coaching.

If you were to approach me individually for these services, the cost would be over $1,000.

Typically, I charge $197 for this package of videos alone.

You get 6 video coaching sessions, plus over 12 stand-alone cutting-edge exercises, all for only $197 . SALE! For a limited time, this life-altering course is available for $147 – a 25% savings!

You can download and listen to these videos and exercises over and over again (because one of the BEST ways to train the emotional mind is repetition!).

That’s about a tenth of what I normally charge for my time and you get access to all my best materials.

So click the button below right now to take the first tiny step towards a better life.

Remember, if you don’t take action now, you don’t get your valuable bonuses of interviews with three world-class experts.

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This is the first time I’ve ever put these teachings publicly on the web. I want to ensure a high quality experience for everyone who gets in.

My No Risk, 100% Money Back Guarantee to You

I know $147 is a sizable amount of money for many, so here is my guarantee to you.

A full money back guarantee for 90 days. If you don’t like it, contact us and you will not be charged a dime.

If you like it, you will be charged one payment of only $147.

My individual clients pay more for this for one hour of my time.

You will be able to download and save every video and audio interview to your computer so you can refer back to it again and again (remember – the best way to train the emotional mind is repetition!).

Remember, I’m so convinced of the tremendous value of these teachings I’m offering a great guarantee …

90 day money back guarantee, no questions asked.

100% money back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied (for up to 3 months after date of purchase).

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So click the button below right now to take the first tiny step towards a better life.

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Yes, I want to order The Path to Happier: 6 Week Course in Positive Psychology with over 6 hours of teachings and exercises now for only$147!

To life, love and laughter,

John Schinnerer, Ph.D.

Award-winning author and emotion expert

 

International Happiness Day March 20, 2014 – Free Positive Psychology Talks

The United Nations declared March 20th International Happiness Day, and to mark it there will be free video  presentations about how people are using Positive Psychology in their lives and careers starting tomorrow.

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March 20, 2014

Listen and learn from the world’s foremost experts in the application of positive psychology. Each speaker will share usable, practical, evidence-based insights to enhance your well-being personally and professionally.  Celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness by learning how to create more happiness for yourself and others and increase the total tonnage of happiness in the world.

All of the talks are available at the same time so you can pick and choose what you want to hear/view, but these videos will cost a modest amount (either $25 or $50) starting on March 21.  All of the presenters are graduates of the University of Pennsylvania Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology degree program (MAPP Program).

If you want to just register and see who is presenting and what the topics are, you can get a free ticket to use at this link: https://www.entheos.com/International-Day-Of-Happiness/  Just type in your name and email address. There’s tons of fantastic, useful info here. I’m sure you will find something helpful…fast!

To life, love and laughter!

 

Dr. John Schinnerer
Positive Psychology Expert
Anger Management Specialist
Founder, Guide to Self, Inc.
913 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #280
Danville CA 94526
Positive psychology blog: http://DrJohnBlog.GuideToSelf.com 
Anger management blog:
http://WebAngerManagement.com
The Path to Happier:
http://HowICanBeHappy.com
Twitter: @johnschin

 

Latest Neurocam Starts Recording Based on Interest

Wearable ‘neurocam’ records view when it senses user curiosity

February 10, 2014

Neuroware

(Credit: Neurowear)

Keio University scientists have developed a “neurocam” — a wearable camera system that senses emotions, based off the user’s brainwaves.

The hardware is a combination of Neurosky’s Mind Wave Mobile and a customized brainwave sensor.

The algorithm is based on measures of “interest” and “like” developed by Professor Mitsukura and the neurowear team.

The users interests are quantified on a range of 0 to 100. The camera automatically records five-second clips of scenes when the interest value exceeds 60, with timestamp and location, and can be replayed later and shared socially on Facebook.

The researchers plan to make the device smaller, more comfortable, and fashionable to wear.