Welcome to the 21st Humormeister's Forum edition

Laughter motivational quote of the month 'Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly,kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.' - Author unknown

Happiness facts/quotes Americans consider happiness more important to them than money, moral goodness, and even going to heaven. - Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

The 1 Minute Laugh A woman was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to her husband, "I feel horrible, I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment."

The husband replied, "Well your eyesight is damn near perfect!" And that's when the fight started.......

Humor from our richest 'Humor Resource'......our kids As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Chrissy, came into the room.

Never having seen anyone breast-feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing.

After mulling over my answers, she remarked,"My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows what to do with them."

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Mark your calendar! November 24th is 'Slinky Day!' Be sure to have a 'Slinky' contest on that day with your partner, family, or co-workers.

Check this out! I recently had a radio interview with Mark Yarrobino from New York.

Here is the link to the interview: http://learntochangeyouirlife.com/blog/?p=334

Spring/Summer humor-laughter contest I like to thank all you people who sent me your humorous stories. There were so many good stories that it was difficult to pick a winner.

However, after consulting with some of my Humor partners, we picked Irene Van Doorn from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Congratulations Irene! A copy of my new book 'Lighten up! - This is the only life you've got' is coming your way.

New! Check out the 'Powerful Motivational Affirmations for home, car and office,' which can be found on most of my web pages - http://www.humor-laughter.com

feature of the month

Humor and the sexes

Women are more likely to enjoy humor than men, because they don't need the humor to be completely and totally hilarious.

In my experience as a Humor Motivational Speaker, I found it much easier to deal with a group of women, or a group where women were in the majority, than a group totally made up of men.

"Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus" from the book by the same title certainly shows up in a different appreciation of humor between the sexes.

A research team led by team leader Dr. Allan Reiss of Stanford University School of Medicine were surprised when their research of how male and female brains react to humo, showed that women were more analytical in their response and felt more pleasure when they decided something was really funny.

Dr. Reiss said that women appeared to have less expectation of a reward, which in the research was the punch line of the cartoon. So when the women got to the joke's punch line, they were more pleased about it.

While there is a lot of overlap on how men and women process humor, the differences are in the fact that men gravitate more to one-liners and slapstick, while women tend to use humor more in a narrative form and stories.

The funnier the cartoon, the more the reward center in the woman's brain responds, unlike men who seemed to expect the cartoons to be funny from the very beginning.

If you lose your zest for laughter - you lose your zest for life!

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