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5. Laughter helps you stress less.
笑可以减压

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” — Kurt Vonnegut
“应对挫折和疲惫有哭有笑反应各异,我喜欢笑,因为笑过后至少不用清理自己。”—库尔特·冯内古特

Have you ever been so frustrated with your day that you wanted to curl up in a ball and cry? I doubt anyone can honestly say, “No,” to that question because we’ve all been there, but why not laugh instead? How happy you are in life has less to do with how you act than it does how you react (and your reaction is always a choice, so keep it positive).
你曾在失望至极的那一天很想哭作一团吧?我相信大家都会诚实地回答这个问题“是”,因为我们都有过这样的遭遇,可是为何不以笑来取而代之呢?在生活中你有多快乐与你的行为关系不大,却与你的反应有很大关系(而且你的反应始终是个选择,所以可以选择保持积极的态度)。

6. Laughter increases connection with others.
笑会增加与别人多交流的机会

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” — Victor Borge
“笑最能拉近两个人的距离。”—维托·埔柱

Going on a first date with a guy or girl you have a maximum crush on? Relieve your nerves and increase the odds that you bond by doing something that will make you laugh. That could be a funny movie, comedy night, ski-ball, roller-coasters, or whatever your idea of “fun” might be.
和你最有感觉的男生或女生第一次约会?多找乐儿来缓解紧张气氛,可以拉近你们之间的联系。看搞笑电影、看喜剧演出、滑雪球、过山车,总之做让人感觉“快乐轻松”的娱乐性活动。

7. Laughter burns calories.
笑能减肥燃烧热量

“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” — Robert Frost
“如果我们不笑我们都会疯掉。”—罗伯特·弗罗斯特

Don’t go skipping your workouts because of this, but laughter could offer a small assist to your fitness plan. Laughing raises your heart rate and caloric expenditure, resulting in about 10-40 calories burned over 15 minutes of laughter according to a study by the International Journal of Obesity.

不要因为这样就不健身锻炼了,但笑声对你的健身计划可以帮个小忙。据《国际肥胖期刊》上的一项研究报告,大笑能提高心率并消耗热量,笑超过15分钟的时间约消耗10-40卡路里热量。

8. Laughter boosts mood and confidence.
笑可以提高情绪增加自信

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” — Bob Newhart
“笑给我们留下空间。我们得以退一步进行处理再继续前进。”——鲍勃·纽哈特

Confident people have an interesting ability: no matter how badly they mess up, they are able to laugh at themselves, handling any mistake in their stride as if it’s no big deal. Learning to laugh at yourself will help you develop an ability to improvise through any bone-headed decision you might make (thus minimizing stress, wasted time, and damage done).
自信的人具备这样一种能力让人感觉很有意思:无论身陷困境有多严重,他们会以自嘲的态度,对棘手问题处理起来好像没什么大不了的。学会自嘲会帮你培养一种能力,在可能做出一些低级决定时会即兴发挥(从而将压力、浪费的时间和伤害减少到最低)。

9. Laughter can help you get through difficult times.
笑能助你度过难关

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” — Bill Cosby
“幽默可以软化生活上所遭遇到的最严重的打击。无论多么痛苦的遭遇,一旦诉诸于笑的神奇力量,你就可以坚持下来。”——比尔·考斯比

All of life’s junk — break-ups, bad days, car accidents, family drama, relationship problems, you name it — seem worse while we’re dealing with them in real-time. Keep the events of every day in perspective by asking yourself the question, “Is this really a big deal in the grand scheme of things?” If the source of stress isn’t something you’ll remember next week/month/year, lighten up. Search for the humor or irony in the situation and laugh it off. Smile (because you deserve to be happy)!
生活中的所有不顺心的事——情侣分手、心情不好、遭遇车祸、家庭问题、情感问题,这些我们生活中总要处理的不幸遭遇。坚持每天问自己对这个问题的态度和看法:“真的就是一件非常了不得的大事吗?” 如果这份压力在下周、下个月、明年你就不记得了,那就让自己轻松起来。以幽默或讽刺的方式一笑了之。笑!你值得拥有!