Irvin, Dale
March 2009
Financial & Insurance Meetings;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p40
Trade Publication
The article outlines the tenets of a laughter stimulus package. It suggests the use of laughter essentials such as a rubber chicken, fake dog poop and a whoopee cushion to evoke a laugh. It also advises people to make at least one other person laugh everyday by telling a joke, a funny story or writing something funny on a Facebook page. Also recommended is to learn from people in history who used laughter to help solve problems of the day.


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