Laughter Goes A Long Way

"If you're going to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh; otherwise they'll kill you." George Bernard Shaw

(Time HealthLand) It’s No Joke: Why Laughter Kills Pain

By Maia Szalavitz Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

What do joke-lovers and junkies have in common? According to new research, they’re both responding to the same kind of “high.” The study suggests that genuine laughter releases endorphins in the brain, chemicals that activate the same receptors as drugs like heroin, to pain-killing and euphoria-producing effects.

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