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Humor isn’t just a nice to have; it’s a need to have. Humor makes us happier, healthier, more resilient, more successful, and improves our relationships, according to research. This infographic lays out some of the benefits of humor and encourages you to prioritize your laughter.

Watching comedy is three times more effective for de-stressing than meditating or listening to calm music. Laughter helps you get through difficult situations. Laughter makes you happy and healthy. Laughing with a partner creates longer, happier relationships with less conflict. Humor makes you more attractive. Laughter improves your work, helps you be more creative, problem-solve, and increases trust.

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This infographic is adapted from a design by Satoru Hirose, which is in turn based on a blog post by Eric Barker at Barking Up The Wrong Tree.

Barker, E. (2016). This is the fun way to easily improve your life, backed by research. Barking Up The Wrong Tree. Retrieved from http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2016/07/improve-your-life/

Hirose, S. (2016, July 28). Sketchnote #18: Power of humor. SatoruHirose.com. Retrieved from http://sketchnote.satoruhirose.com/2016/07/power-of-humor/