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Laughter evolved not for its health benefits but because of its impact on others, and therefore positive benefits should most reliably occur within interpersonal contexts. Evolutionary accounts of laughter exists because of the generally accepted view that laughter is a homologue of the primate relaxed open-mouth display, known less formally as the play face.
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Three current movies feature women and disinformation.
One of the pleasures of the “chick flick,” whether the rom-com blockbuster or the quirky indie, is that we sometimes get to see what life would be without the state, or at least without it in our every nook and cranny. 920 more words
We all interpret things differently. A word can conjure a host of different meanings. Perhaps it is not the word in itself that fills us with a certain response but how we appraise meaning based on cultural mores, emotional experience or distant memory. 542 more words
We have been in a bit of an odd situation this week. On the one hand in Digital Modernisms, we were getting a crash course in spatial theories since Heidegger; on the other in good old Modernist Aesthetics, we were wrangling with Henri Bergson and his pure durée. 713 more words