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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Sitcoms, comedies, and funny videos
- A laughter club (optional)
- Laughter yoga (optional)
Increase your sex appeal
Increase your sex appeal by finding the funny side of situations; research indicates that a good sense of humor makes a person more sexually attractive. And be sure to poke fun at yourself: Self-deprecating humor is the most seductive kind of all.
Get ahead at work
Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously at work. Executives with a good sense of humor get promoted more quickly and earn more money than somber peers, according to one report.
Improve your health
Improve your health by finding things to chuckle about every day: Research shows that laughter improves the function of blood vessels, may boost the immune system, and might even help prevent heart disease.
Improve your outlook
Find things to laugh out loud about: Studies show that hearty laughter – even if it's forced – reduces stress and increases endorphins. One study found that endorphin levels rose 27% in subjects who were simply anticipating seeing their favorite funny video.
Feel less pain
Watch a comedy if you're hurting. Laughter can help you withstand pain.
Laugh off your weight woes. Laughter burns calories; do it 15 minutes a day and you could chuckle off up to two pounds a year. And that's no joke.