Embracing Humor

Bulldog pup, emblem for the MIT DeFlorez Fund for Humor

"Many studies have shown that laughter and humor have a huge array of benefits including strengthening the immune system, reducing pain, and stress, and increasing energy. If you are going through a difficult experience or feeling down, humor may accidently find you. Embrace it."

— Via Tiny Buddha

Research and Perspectives for the Pandemic
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Some favorites.

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Laughter: Why South Africans are joking about the coronavisus
Why is humour so often the first port of call when South African media users find themselves in stormy seas? There are various socio-cultural, political and psychological reasons.
Commentary at The Conversation

Pathogen Resistance
A web comic from xkcd, by physicist Randall Munroe


Randall Munroe's brilliant xkcd works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.