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What are the health benefits of laughter? What is happening in the brain when you're in love? What are the effects of isolation on the mind? Find out in these articles about human emotion.
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Can you really scare someone to death?

Your little brother might think it's funny to put a rubber snake in your pocket or jump out from a closet in a dark hallway, but your heart rate might disagree. Is it possible to be scared out of both your wits and your life?

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  • 10 Different Types of Laughter

    10 Different Types of Laughter

    From giggles to guffaws and from chuckles to cackles, we laugh in a lot of different ways -- and what's more, only about 90 percent of our laughter is related to jokes or humor. See more »

  • 10 Tips from Happy People

    10 Tips from Happy People

    Do you remember what it was like to feel that happy as a kid, when life was less complicated? If not, these 10 tips might get you grinning again. C'mon. Turn that frown upside down. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Keep Employees Happy

    10 Ways to Keep Employees Happy

    Companies can throw piles of cash at team-building retreats, seminars, and pizza lunches. But bolstering genuine employee happiness amid the daily grind doesn't have to cost a cent. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Pursue Happiness

    10 Ways to Pursue Happiness

    What makes you happy? If you're not sure, and especially if you're not happy, read on to learn more about how to pursue the happiness you desire -- and deserve. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Being Happy

    10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Being Happy

    Happiness is a wonderful thing. Unfortunately, it can also be elusive due to stress or depression. However, strategies abound that you can use to trick yourself into being happy. Ready for 10 of them? See more »

  • 5 Ways to Maximize Happiness

    5 Ways to Maximize Happiness

    Just as we can physically train muscles to become tighter and stronger, we can mentally train ourselves to draw more pleasure from the mundane. It takes discipline and a can-do attitude. See more »

  • 5 Ways to Remain Upbeat in a Down Economy

    5 Ways to Remain Upbeat in a Down Economy

    Your cubicle neighbor got laid off last week, and the sight of her empty swivel chair is a real downer. How do you keep your chin up when times are so lousy? See more »

  • Are happy people healthier?

    Are happy people healthier?

    Most of us want, seek and wish for two things: happiness and health (OK, and maybe money). Does good health require a smile, or can the grumps among us soldier on in sound body? See more »

  • Are happy people nicer?

    Are happy people nicer?

    Birds are chirping, and you're walking on the sunny side of the street. Then you see an elderly woman trying to cross the intersection. Does your good mood influence your good citizenship? See more »

  • Are kids happier than adults?

    Are kids happier than adults?

    From an adult's point of view, kids have it made, spending their days playing and goofing off, with no responsibilities to worry about. But are kids really jumping for joy more often than the rest of us? See more »

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