Some things are funny -- jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed -- but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why do we spend so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary and cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out of a computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were furnished with open-ended thinking. Mother Nature -- aka natural selection -- cannot just order the brain to find and fix all our time-pressured misleaps and near-misses. She has to bribe the brain with pleasure. So we find them funny. This wired-in source of pleasure has been tickled relentlessly by humorists over the centuries, and we have become addicted to the endogenous mind candy that is humor.
Have you ever laughed at something that wasn't funny? Maybe you've laughed at a really serious moment during a movie. Did you wonder why? The answer is in the science of laughter! From laughing uncontrollably in happiness to chuckling inappropriately, middle school is a time when you get ALL. THE. FEELS. But next time you or your friends giggle at the wrong moment or simply can't stop, you'll understand what's really going on in your brains. Plus, you'll learn tips to decode body language and find out about the benefits involved with laughter. All kidding aside, mental health is no joke, so when behaviors and feelings have crossed the line, you'll also learn when it's time to reach out for help.
The Christian community is a vibrant and flourishing worldwide community of believers held together by their common faith in Jesus Christ and the divine truths of the Holy Bible. The scriptures are the source of their strength and contain within the promise of eternal salvation that is granted to all who choose to believe. Pastor Garrick Bridgeforth has been called by God to bring a genuine and deeper understanding of the scriptures through his book, Words of The Bible explained. This book’s purpose is to enlighten and deter those who, by either sheer ignorance or selfish, malicious intent, would end up misunderstanding or even intentionally distorting the messages of the Holy Bible, leading themselves and those who follow them away from the original teachings. This book does not read like a standard dictionary of definitions. Instead, the terms and concepts are explained in great depth, analyzed in the context as it is found in the Bible, clarified further with conventional wisdom, and delivered in a way modern readers could understand. Words of The Bible explained is an ideal companion book to have when reading the Bible, expanding a Christian’s understanding of the scriptures. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.
Emotions are feelings that we cant hide. No matter how much we try we have to express them. Love, Anger, Hate, Joy, Sadness, Gratefulness, Passion, is just some of the emotions we go through every hour, minute, second in a day. And we should never hide what we feel. Let it out. Be you, Do you, and live you. Emotion is a book of poems describing what the majority of us go through every day. What we fear, our desires, fi rst love, friendship and much more. Its a book that will have you thinking about your feelings. This book is not only based on my own emotions but also based on other individuals feelings. The expression you have on your face when something delights you and you cant put them into words. But you want the entire world to know what youre feeling at that moment. Well, I have captured them and place them into words. The feeling you had when you fi rst fell in love. What you felt when you got your heartbroken. The time you spent with family and friends. All of these emotions I have put into words just for you. I can guarantee that when you open the fi rst page you will be captured by your own emotions.