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Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why.

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Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why.

Yes, laughing is actually good for you. Here's why. You know the cliche, "Laughter is the best medicine". Yeah, it's hard to believe. But! It is rooted in truth. (Mayo Clinic even says so.) Here's what laughter truly does for your body. Decreases stress. A good laugh actually gets your stress response going and then slows it down, resulting in a relaxed feeling. Boosts immunity.  Laughing literally increases infection-fighting antibodies and immune cells. Soothes tense muscles. Circulation is improved by laughing, which aids in muscle relaxation that can last up to 45 minutes after a good laugh.  Releases endorphins. Yeah, you...

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World Malaria Day: What you need to know

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World Malaria Day: What you need to know

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Charity spotlight: Project C.U.R.E

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Charity spotlight: Project C.U.R.E

Charity spotlight: Project C.U.R.E. Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. From humble beginnings in Dr. James Jackson's garage circa 1987, what began as one man collecting $250,000 worth of medical supplies in 30 days has grown into an organization that has helped men, women and children in 130 countries. Dr. Jackson's charitable actions had such an impact on those around him that 10 years after that first donation, his son Dr. Douglas Jackson, would become the president and CEO of Project C.U.R.E....

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4 Tips for fighting off flu season

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4 Tips for fighting off flu season

4 Tips for fighting off flu season Stay healthy this winter with these easy, natural tips. Curing a cold is far trickier than preventing one, so practice as many cold and flu prevention techniques as you can before it’s too late. These four simple tips will help you strengthen your immune system and prevent the spread of illness, so you save others from falling victim to a vicious sickness as well. Wash your hands, and dry them too Everyone knows that washing your hands is super important, but drying them seals the deal. Germs left behind after a good hand-washing...

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Charity spotlight: Concern Foundation

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Charity spotlight: Concern Foundation

Charity spotlight: Concern Foundation Concern Foundation is a volunteer-driven organization focused on making sure their dollars count in the fight against cancer. An organization that began with 15 Los Angeles couples coming together to help their friend, Beverly Wolman, battle cancer, has now donated more than $60 million to over 750 cancer researcher projects. Despite their reach, Concern Foundation now employs just 4 full-time team members. This helps them keep operating costs low so that donors' dollars are being used as efficiently as possible. Jena Brown, Director of Development & Outreach, is one such employee. She was driven to get involved with...

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