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thermodogOSHA, the government agency in charge of many of the United States’ health and humanitarian regulatory regulations has been assigned to take back the control of our nation’s thermostats in both public and private work spaces. The need for such a drastic measure has been caused by the rise in thermostat temperature disputes among employees as well America’s declining GNP in recent years. This decline is due to the fact that an average office worker must maintain a body degree of 98.6 with an air current of 78.7 degrees in a constant flow.

OSHA inspectors have found large temperature discrepancies within many office spaces ranging from 55 degrees Fahrenheit to as warm as 92 degrees. Studies show that such a variance in temperature will affect a worker’s circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune and respiratory systems causing a slowdown in productivity as well as an increase in absentee rates.

Thus maintaining a national set temperature of 78.7 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the nation’s office buildings and workspaces will eliminate many of the disruptions a diverse climate setting can cause.

Thanks to advances in workplace building construction and new sensor climate app technologies, the US Government & OSHA can control a set office temperature from one central control center in Langley, VA. This Uni-Thermo-Temp-Meter will be up and running by the end of 2020 with all offices being required to participate in this system by 2022. Violators and those who bring a fan or mittens to their place of employment will be met with stiff fines and a wedgie.

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Many view humor, comedy and mindfulness as just fun, little, cute things that can be had at leisure, but has no real bearing on one’s life. Because life is to be serious and though a court jester is funny and makes one laugh, he cannot be taken seriously. He has no effect on the world of life or business. This could not be further from the truth. Ironically, comedians and those with a keen sense of humor have higher IQs and EQs. Also, they succeed in many areas of live.

Studies show, along with my own, have shown that mindfulness (truly being in the now basically) and humor have almost exact matching health and life benefits. Below you will find a few Health Benefits of Humor & Mindfulness. Consider this a starter kit of sorts. And please know I do not want to insult all of you who have come to this conclusion years ago. Enjoy and thanks.

1. Lowers Anxiety 2. Lowers Heart Rate & Blood Pressure 3. Increases Immune Functioning 4. Aids in fighting diseases such as cancer & heart Disease 5. Higher Brain Functioning 6. Improves Mood & One’s Zest for Life 7. Live Longer

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Humor can be a very powerful tool when used at the opportune time in the correct circumstance and tone.Many view being funny as a free for all that can be used at anytime at anyone’s expense. I find that ‘being funny’ and ‘using humor’ can be the same and/or be very different. Again, it is the question of timing and your audience. Both are fickle creatures.And both must be taken into consideration when exercising your funny bones and creative muscles.

Timing does take experience as well as an innate ability to ‘read’ the room or person. And some take a while to fully comprehend this. This timing thing. However, it is my belief that it can be taught and honed like any other skill. I have seen it many times in the Improv Comedy Workshops, I teach. Ironically, some students with a flair for humor do not progress as quickly as those that may not posses killer timing. But they listen and set the other ‘player ‘ up which by the way makes him or her look brilliant.

That’s what comedy is . Killer timing and teamwork. Setting your teammate up for the slam dunk..

 

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I have had a few mentors and inspirational people in my life. One of them was my dad, who was a photojournalist and film professor at ASU.  And the other was a 265 pound, bearded , gay man from LA named Louis Anthony Russo. Louis was my first and only Improv Comedy instructor. He was amazing and had a knack for pulling true talent out of an know it all, wanna be stand-up comedian like myself. He saw the rawness in me as did my father when he wasn’t throwing his light meter throw a window. (Irish temper).

These two men taught me a lot in many ways which most was forgotten until I began to teach people their lessons and wisdom. Funny how that happens,

One thing that they both encouraged me to do was to know what was happened in   history, biology, all the other sciences, planets. the universe, cooking and the list goes on. And if all that failed to penetrate  my brain, they said just to skim what was happening in the world. Meaning know  what is trending and stay tuned to POP CULTURE. It will be the fodder of many punchlines if the time is right.

And so true. As a comedic entertainer , instructor and offbeat cartoonist, I have used pop culture to may advantage to connect to my audience as well as twist the set-up and cliches. They are so valuable and when done right genius.

And that is the key. Using the cliche and or pop culture tidbit serves as the set-up or as I have said in the past , ‘to get them on the bus’ then hit the accelerator.

So please know whatz up…it will save you in times of funny struggle and it will show how hip you are.

 

 

 

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I believe Seth Godin came up with and/or elaborated on permission vs interruption advertising. This concept can be applied to many things in life such as the use of humor or being ‘funny’. Or the attempt at being funny. I have learned and am still learning this ever so important axiom. No one wants to be interrupted in their day with an in your face ad or an in your face rant that someone thinks is funny.

When you attempt to be humorous and the passengers are not comfy on your bus, you will fail miserably. Not only will you interrupt their peaceful day, you will usually irritate them to the point of dislike. Bless your heart and the many hearts who invade the peace of an innocent fellow human, but don’t force funny. Let it happen. And it will happen.

I find this when I am teaching my improv comedy workshops. I  have those that want to be funny right away. They come in with planned jokes and disrupt ever scene they are in. However, when they learn that getting permission from their teammates who just set them up for a laugh, they are delighted. And as like Pavlovs dogs, they cannot wait for the permission bell to ring.

So when you are wanting to be funny at any given moment. Stop. Wait. Listen. Look for the set-up, set-up…then when permission is given..TWIST!

 

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I come from a very humorous Irish, Catholic family. Though very mentally unstable, we used humor to cope with may of our dysfunctional ways. I also took my sense of humor to school with me and found it to be very useful though many of my teachers, principals and hall monitors did not find too amusing. That did not stop me from holding full comedy show in the library in second grade or doing impressions of any and all subs that entered our class.

I found being funny was a true crowd pleaser and allowed me to make friends easily while enabling me to other benefits like not being beat up, getting away with things, being invited to the cool kids table and even asked to lead our school in the fight song every Friday evening during football season.

It was not until I spent the last 26 years honing my humor did I find that being funny, laughing and using one’s humor at the opportune time had many real life benefits.There are so many benefits to list, but i have written a starter kit to get us started.

Below you will find just a few benefits that humor has for our health, business and relationships.

Health: Laughter decreases stress & increases immune cells & infection-fighting antibodies which triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. 

Business: Using  humor correctly in business can build credibility & likability, makes people listen, boosts brainpower & will increase profits. 

Relationships:  Humor will build stronger bonds with people, build confidence, diffuse tension, put things into perspective & make you more creative.

I will continue my findings about humor in my next blog. And until then, keep smilin…it does a body good.

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The myth that pitbulls are mean, aggressive, wild, crazy dogs that bite is totally false. Yes some owners make their dogs mean and abuse dogs which is not accepted up in here.

The public needs to be educated that pitbulls, part of the bully breed family were actually called the nanny dog in England. This was because the ‘pitbull’ is great with kids; friendly; social and the most loyal dog you will find.

I have a rottie/pitbull mix and he is probably the most friendly dog i have met. His name is Grayson and he is a lover, not a biter so take that you haters of a breed of dog you don’t know anything about. And unite PitBull, Bully Breed , Rottie and all dog lovers!!!