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Rx Laughter

According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter has both short term benefits and long term effects when it comes to reducing stress.

Short-term benefits:

> Stimulates circulation

> Aids in muscle relaxation

> Increases oxygen intake

> Increases the release of endorphins

> Reduces physical symptoms of stress

Long-term effects:

> Boosts immune system

> Relieves pain

> Increases personal satisfaction

> Improves mood

Here are Mental Floss' 11 Scientific Benefits of Having a Laugh

According to Psychology Today, the benefits of laughter culminate in creating and fostering human connection.

And so, this little girl's face...