Feeling so busy, so pushed around and bullied that you don't have time to be stressed? Australian researchers have found that workplace aggression and stressful situations get better by adding a little humour.
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Puns have long been the ugly stepchildren of comedy, derided for generations as the dull weapon of choice of trying-too-hard dads and uncles. But what was once considered the lowest form of humour has quietly risen in the ranks, and in recent years, the pun has gotten a makeover. Thanks to the rise of competitive punning events, including Brooklyn's seven-year old Punderdome event, punning has started to resemble something like art, or at least colourful graffiti.
A good sense of humour isn't just a way to make your workday more pleasurable, it can also help you perform better (and get ahead). Forbes notes that a playful atmosphere can be incredibly conducive for ideation in creative fields: it helps turn off that part of your brain that monitors your own behaviour and feel self-conscious.
Stress is one of those things that we all have to deal with on a daily basis, and we've covered all sorts of remedies for stress here at Lifehacker. This morning, I tested one of the oldest. Is laughter really the best medicine?
An unrealistic fantasy of most guys (nerds?) is to forge their own sword and wield it on the field of battle. Instructables user Mrballeng will show you how to forge your own Excalibur letter opener and wield it on the field of bill opening.