<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Smile01.png” />There are many ways to push yourself forward during bad times. You can be strong, focused, and disciplined.
The most simple and best cure for a personal low, however, is to stop for a moment. Take a deep breath. Count your blessings. And smile!
As I have written previously, the mere physical act of smiling, the activation of those face muscles, stimulates the release of hormones that put you into a better mood.
Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Want to learn more about the health benefits of smiling and laughter? About.com has a very good article on The Laughing Cure. To make it a little easier, I have compiled a list of pages with things that will hopefully trigger a genuine smile and light up your day.
MakeUseOf has its very own geeky fun section with jokes, funny images, comics, and videos and other things to make you smile.
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Caution: this website contains profanity!
The tool translates any word or sentence to a language of your choice and back to English. The results are rarely accurate.
If you like your result, you can submit it to a list of Most Recent translations. Apparently, that only works once a day. If others like your submission and rate it positively, you might end up on the Top Rated list.
Hardly surprising, these lists contain profanity and those translations are actually the most funny ones.
This site lets people share little stories that made their day. Reality can be incredibly funny!
You can vote for others’ moments of win or add your own.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the former.
Funny Yahoo Answers presents evidence for the infinity of human stupidity as found on Yahoo! Answers. It is quite disturbing how many teenagers and adults post questions about diapers. The good news is that it puts your own issues into perspective. Don’t let your own misfortunes get you down, as you see it could be worse.
A similar page is Yahoo Laughs.
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