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Humor

Humor

A big mystery: the tremendous benefits of laughter.

Humor, the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement, affects how we perceive and 
respond to life. It enhances the quality of life and may relieve the body from so many health problems. In fact, humans are the only creatures on earth that are endowed with the ability to laugh.
The difference between humor and laughter is that humor is a perceptual process while laughter is a behavioral response. People of all ages and cultures respond to humor. The majority of people are able to experience humor, i.e., to be amused, to laugh or smile at something funny, and thus they are considered to have a sense of humor. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humor would likely find the behavior induced by humor to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person will find something humorous depends upon a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context.
Regular laughter sessions can have important effects on our health and well being. For instance, laughter is considered to be a stress buster and researchers found a direct link between laughter and healthy function of blood vessels. Laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, and increases blood flow. It also has been shown to lead to reductions in stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. When laughing the brain also releases endorphins that can relieve some physical pain. Laughter also boosts the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T-cells, a type of cells that lead to a stronger immune system.
Since laughter does effect the body, mind and spirit the only thing you have to do to lead a happy life is LAUGH, as simple as that.
Source: Wikipedia

Comprehension:

  1. The expression "stress buster" means:
    a.  something that stops stress,
    b.  something that produces stress. 
  2. Laughter strengthens:
    a.  the immune system
    b.  the muscles 
  3. The response to humor is the same everywhere in the world.
    a.  True
    b.  False
  4. A person lacking the sense of humor may find it difficult to get along with other people.
    a.  True
    b.  False


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Sem amor a vida é triste
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um abraço, um beijo, o que for
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quanto mais diz, menos importa?
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quando termina em solidão
acho que chora mais quem clama
se falta amor no coração
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se não se quer explicação?
então é assim que irei viver
enquanto vivem em distração?
Sem amor a vida é triste
e muita coisa é ilusão
sem amor nada resiste
e um mundo acaba em solidão
Por que dizer quando é amor?
Sem amor a vida é triste
Silenciar se é doar
um abraço, um beijo, o que for
Se já foi hora de mudar
seguir em outra direção
dar um basta nesta vida
de maldade e confusão
De amor não morre
e não se mata
e não se mata um coração
com amor nada é perdido
Se somos jovens pra entender
mas para o amor não há idade
e há vida em mim e em você

João Neto

Draft

Just a short tale
By John Ny

A long time ago, one of my grandmothers, tried to make sure that joining the Brazilian military service would be an unnecessary feat in my case, as she could probably use her influence over that matter. A quite clear sign of care and preoccupation over a possible and bad outcome, in my opinion. However, after a long period of reflection over what my choice would be, I really decided on enlisting against her wishes, which, unexpectedly, resulted in an unlikely outcome as she proved to be one of my greatest supporters at the time. Well, I really miss my grandmother and not for the fact that she was white in spite of the fact that I am black. Nevertheless, that is not the real point here. Because what had already been very clear to all participants in that process from the start, and including her main role in the equation, was the fact that dodging draft would never make of any citizen a useful one for society. We all shared the same opinion about the role …

Versos ou Prosa da Memória Poética?

Porque hoje é quinta,
escuto Chico para chorar e rir, e em casa sem atrapalhar o tráfego .
No Sábado, ouço e leio Vinícius para dar risadas e chorar de rir.
O primeiro foi um grande construtor poético; o segundo ainda é. Ou seria o contrário de tudo até o primeiro ponto? Ou seria o contrário até o ponto segundo?
É bem verdade, entretanto, que uma genialidade floresceu há tempos.

Quem é quem então? Eles, eu sei quem são.