Are You A Nervous Laugher? Here’s Why

Perspective rendering of a playing card with an illustration of a woman with a magenta shirt and a man with a purple shirt who are giggling with each other.

Have you ever burst out laughing at the most inappropriate moment? Like when someone stumbles on the sidewalk, or a colleague’s joke falls flat?  Some situations just aren’t funny, but we find ourselves giggling all the same. With scientists citing as much as 80% of our laughter to be non-joke-related, why might that be the […]

Crying: A Natural Stress Buster (And Why It Makes Us Feel Better) 

Rendering of a playing card with an illustration of a man on his knees with hands in his face and tears around his face

Have you ever felt like laughing with relief after a solid sobbing session? Or “had a good cry” and felt better about that argument, mistake, or insult?  It turns out there’s a lot to be said for the simple act of crying. Many of us are taught that it’s a sign of weakness or something […]