IN BLANKSTARE NEWS: Laughter really is the best medicine


People with a healthy sense of humor – those who like to make others laugh and can laugh at themselves -- live an average of eight years longer than their grumpy peers.

People with a healthy sense of humor – those who like to make others laugh and can laugh at themselves -- live an average of eight years longer than their grumpy peers.

Do you have good sense of humor? Good news – you’ll probably live longer. A study from Norway found that people with a healthy sense of humor – those who like to make others laugh and can laugh at themselves -- live an average of eight years longer than their grumpy peers. And researchers out of Stanford believe that during difficult times laughter is a great tool for maintaining both mental and physical health. (Travel & Leisure)