How Laughter and Science Help With Anxiety

Neil Hughes | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Neil Hughes

I believe that opening up about our painful experiences can help everyone. It's helpful to us, because we get to share our troubles with others... The more of us there are that understand how anxiety feels, the better we can all handle it in ourselves and others.

Is Your Sex Too Serious?

Jayne Blackman | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Blackman

Things can especially go wrong in this way when we're trying to make love more consciously, because there is already an intention to reach some kind of sacred level with each other. Oh dear, this can be deadly serious. And, quite possibly, deadening for the relationship.

Comedy vs Funerals

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

When people ask me how I can dare do stand-up comedy - on the grounds that it must be terrifying to risk humiliation in front of a crowd of people - I always say that it's nothing, nothing, nothing like as frightening as leading a funeral.

Rockets and Humour: Three Amusing Anecdotes

Thomas Moorton | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

"A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume it will explode." - Letter to the Editors of Astronautics, 1937 I'm sure tha...

How to Stay Conscious for Long Enough to Raise Your Kids!

Katy Cox | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Cox

From the moment the baby was born, sleep went from being a luxurious necessity to becoming a figment of my imagination. It was something magical that once existed in my previous life that was now gone forever - just like Santa and the Tooth Fairy.

Be More Festive Than 'Stresstive' This Season: Five Tips to Laugh Your Way Through the Holidays

Mandy Riches | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Riches

This time of year can be brilliant fun, but occasionally can also be just a little bit stressful, what with buying gifts, cooking elaborate dinners or perhaps simply being thrown together with relatives you do not see very often for long periods of time.

Three Habits to Laugh Yourself Out of Depression

Thomas Flindt | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Flindt

Today, everything is different. I'm continuously telling good stories about my life. It's this positive storytelling of your own life that is a first step out of a depression. When I reflect on how I became free of my depression, I see that I accomplished it by practicing 3 life-changing habits deeply connected with our ability to laugh.

Have You Got Too Serious?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

When I was younger, I was the life and soul of any party. I was the giggler. In fact once I started I usually couldn't stop and then of course, my giggling would be infectious. My friends would all be laughing until we were crying or struggling to breathe.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Urges Women ‘Not To Laugh In Public'. Here's What Happened Next

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

The deputy prime minister of Turkey has urged the women of his country not to “laugh in public” and they have responded brilliantly – by literal...

22 Best Pranks You Can Play On Your Friends At Work

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Admit it. The last laugh you had a work wasn't an uplifting moment. Perhaps you shared a juicy piece of gossip that raised a group smirk. Or you sn...

Chaplin: One Hundred Years of Laughter

Greg Ash | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Greg Ash

Last month marked the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's first film. In tribute to the man George Bernard Shaw called "the only genius of motion pictures" I made a pilgrimage to the exact place where he signed his first film contract and his incredible cinematic journey began.

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Hope, Laughter and Friendship - What You May Not Expect on a Cancer Ward

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

If you've never been on a chemo ward, you'd be forgiven for thinking it would be full of people hooked up to machines, looking thin, grey, exhausted. And to a degree, you'd be right. We are all hooked up to machines. However, what you perhaps don't expect is the inspiration, comradeship, hope and laughter that spills from the room.

A Prescription for Happiness

Beth Phillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

I hope that by seeking out small doses of happiness when I need them to help see me through a particularly challenging moment/day/week, I will remain strong enough and well prepared for a time when the sadness of losing Dunc begins to fade and happy moments will be purely happy once more.

WATCH: If Everybody Laughed Like Ricky Gervais

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Anyone who's familiar with Ricky Gervais's work will know that he's not just a comedian, writer and actor. He's also a laugher. In fact, so hearty ...

What Does Your Laughter Say About You?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Joyful, mocking and "ticklish" laughter activates different connections in the brain, a study has shown. Scientists investigated the "laughter perc...

Five Fun Diet and Fitness Alternatives | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fed up of fitness classes? Sick of salads? Healthy living doesn't have to be hard work! While we don't advise you cut out exercise and healthy eating entirely, for those moments when you just don't feel like being healthy, try these fun alternatives instead.

My First Film: Rebuild Me

Jay Cowle | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Jay Cowle

Stand up is my catharsis, a way to express my view of the world, and remind myself that nothing is what it seems. Even that statement. A lofty idea, but that's what happens when you spend a lot of time in small pubs steeped in the rich musk of wood polish. Sweet mind bending wood polish.

Kathleen Is a Fat-Calfed WHORE

Nicky Clark | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Nicky Clark

Piers my one true love, my Lord of Loveland, my bastion of succour, my dream boat of the Cuddling Line, has been bedazzled and enchanted by the whore of Babylon. His assistant, Kathleen.

Mr Tony Law Scoops Chortle Awards and Plays London

Aaron Child | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

The bushy mad man that has become Tony Law is a force in Live comedy not to be missed.

Is It Possible to Be Just a Little Bit Racist?

Xavier Toby | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

If I hear something racist, sometimes when I pull the person up for it they'll say something like; "Ease up champ. Settle down sport. Back off tiger. It's only a little bit racist." Is that even possible? To be only a little bit racist?

Wannabe Comedians? If You're Planning to Go to Edinburgh...

Dave Cohen | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Dave Cohen

If you're starting out in comedy as a writer or performer, and you've never been to the Edinburgh Fringe, I have one piece of advice. It's the only piece of advice I can guarantee is absolutely correct, and it's the one piece you'll ignore, which is this: Forget Edinburgh.

How to Write and Direct a Comedy Sketch for Free in 17 Easy Steps

Keith Ryan | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Keith Ryan

After you do something like writing and directing a sketch, you feel compelled to help others who might want to achieve their own dream of writing and directing a sketch. So you do what comes naturally: explain How You Did It, in 17 easy steps.

Humour Is a Valuable Weapon in the Battle for Women's Rights

Lynne Parker | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

There are great 'tribes' of women around the world with an armoury of communication skills inherent to their cultures yet the common denominator, the uniting factor, will nearly always be humour and laughter. This is the means by which we can speak as one voice.

Seven Surprising Things That Make You Live Longer | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Want to add years to your lifespan and squeeze more into your life? You're not alone. Researchers are constantly on the hunt for ways we can increase our longevity, and they have come up with some pretty surprising findings. To help pave the way for a longer life, check out these seven unexpected things that increase your lifespan.

Ten Ways to Beat the Winter Blues | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Many people experience feelings of sadness, depression and lethargy once the winter months kick in, often due to the change in weather, the shorter days and long periods of being cooped up indoors. If the winter blues are starting to set in, check out these 10 ways to boost your happiness this winter.