Laughter boosts oxygen supplies, relieves stress and strengthens the immune system. It also lowers blood pressure, raises our pain threshold and even makes us more attractive to others.
Former US President Barack Obama has spoken of his frustration that America is pulling out of the 2015 climate accord. In a speech in France, he stressed that US businesses, states and cities remain firmly committed.
There's booming and there's booming, and Germany does one better than the other. At least on the surface. But if you dig a little, as Tamsin Walker did, you might just discover a country that's game for a guffaw.
Saša Stanišić was a 14-year-old refugee boy when he came to Germany, and he knew virtually no German at all. Fourteen years later, he became a successful writer — in the German language.
Overcoming barriers is part of every immigrant's struggle. African women living in Germany have been sharing their experiences in a meeting intended to boost morale and better equip them to deal with life here.
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