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El vídeo de esta semana explica cómo utilizar bien la expresión cuando menos y no confundirla con cuanto menos.
¡No te lo pierdas!

Cuando menos significa ‘por lo menos’ o ‘como mínimo’ (vídeo 0.42 min)

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The Science of Laughter

The laughter virus

As anyone who has ever laughed at the sight of someone doubled over can attest, laughter is contagious. Since our laughter is under minimal conscious control, it is spontaneous and relatively uncensored. Contagious laughter is a compelling display of Homo sapiens, a social mammal. It strips away our veneer of culture and challenges the hypothesis that we are in full control of our behavior. From these synchronized vocal outbursts come insights into the neurological roots of human social behavior and speech.

Consider the extraordinary 1962 outbreak of contagious laughter in a girls’ boarding school in Tanzania. The first symptoms appeared on January 30, when three girls got the giggles and couldn’t stop laughing. The symptoms quickly spread to 95 students, forcing the school to close on March 18. The girls sent home from the school were vectors for the further spread of the epidemic. Related outbreaks occurred in other schools in Central Africa and spread like wildfire, ceasing two-and-a-half years later and afflicting nearly 1,000 people.

Before dismissing the African outbreak as an anomaly, consider our own technologically triggered mini-epidemics produced ,by television laugh tracks. Laugh tracks have accompanied most television sitcoms since September 9, 1950. At 7:00 that evening, “The Hank McCune Show” used the first laugh track to compensate for being filmed without a live audience. The rest is history. Canned laughter may sound artificial, but it makes TV viewers laugh as if they were part o live theater audience.


Far from mere reactions to jokes, hoots and hollers are serious business:
They’re innate — and important — social tools.

By Robert Provine | //psychologytoday.com

Whether overheard in a crowded restaurant, punctuating the enthusiastic chatter of friends, or as the noisy guffaws on a TV laugh track, laughter is a fundamental part of everyday life. It is so common that we forget how strange — and important — it is. Indeed, laughter is a “speaking in tongues” in which we’re moved not by religious fervor but by an unconscious response to social and linguistic cues. Stripped of its variation and nuance, laughter is a regular series of short vowel-like syllables usually transcribed as “ha-ha,” “ho-ho” or “hee-hee.” These syllables are part of the universal human vocabulary, produced and recognized by people of all cultures.

Given the universality of the sound, our ignorance about the purpose and meaning of laughter is remarkable. We somehow laugh at just the right times, without consciously knowing why we do it. Most people think of laughter as a simple response to comedy, or a cathartic mood-lifter. Instead, after 10 years of research on this little-studied topic, I concluded that laughter is primarily a social vocalization that binds people together. It is a hidden language that we all speak. It is not a learned group reaction but an instinctive behavior programmed by our genes. Laughter bonds us through humor and play.

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YouTube Charts Now Searchable By Category

On the YouTube Charts page of the video site, viewers still have the opportunity to search Most Viewed, Most Subscribed and Most Liked videos by Today, This Week, This Month and All time. However, an added feature lets users browse the highest-ranking videos according to category as well. Users can browse the top videos in All categories, Autos & Vehicles, Comedy, Education, Entertainment, Film & Animation, Gaming, How To & Style, Music, News & Politics, Nonprofits & Activism, People & Blogs, Pets & Animals, Science & Technology, Sports, and Travel & Events.


Posted by Megan O’Neill

YouTube LogoWhen YouTube launched YouTube Charts last month, a new interface that ranks the top videos on YouTube, they turned to viewers to ask what features they would like to see added to Charts.  One of the most common questions that viewers had was, “Why doesn’t YouTube Charts rank videos according to categories?”  YouTube has now responded to these viewers by adding new functionality to their Charts, giving viewers the opportunity to search by category. Leer más “YouTube Charts Now Searchable By Category”

(NICEEEEE ;) 60 Humorous Print Advertisements to Tickle Your Bones


Written by: Terrance

Everyone needs a little humour in their hectic lives and more often than before, advertisers try to inject some fun into their advertisements. Injecting humour into their advertisements does not necessarily mean that the ads are better than others. However, the smart play on words and careful consideration of the ad’s objectives, target audience and market standards, humour can help the advertisement increase effectiveness and widen its receptiveness.

When using humour as a creative strategy, advertising firms agree that it increase audience attention, at least on the first few exposures to this form of persuasive communication. However, we cannot deny the fact that audiences’ patience has shrunk and their attention span is shorter as compared to the past.

Humorous Print Advertisement

Good design communicates meaning.
Good design communicates effectively.
Good design communicates in a way that words simply cannot.
Good design INTRIGUES.

A good print ad should not be too complex but easily interpreted and understood by its target audience. If you want more humorous advertisements, please check out 40 Creative and Funny Advertisements Using Animals!

60 Creative and Humorous Print Ads

We’ve put together 60 creative and humorous advertisements and hope you enjoy it as much as we did and help you get those creative juices flowing! Can you comprehend and read into their meanings at first glance?

Airtel
Airtel

Chase Ancap
Ancap

The Couple Diadermine Wrinkles Expert
Anit-aging

Autofocus Olympus
Autofocus

Baygon
Baygon

Bose Headphones
Bose

Waterfall Bose Headphone
Bosenoise

Affair Che Magazine
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