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Sultanoff, S. (March, 1992). Taking Humor Seriously in the Workplace. Orangespiel, Newsletter of the Orange County Chapter, American Society for Training and Development, 20, (3), 5-6.
Sultanoff, S. (July/August, 1994). Exploring the Land of Mirth and Funny; A Voyage Through the Interrelationships of Wit, Mirth, and Laughter. Laugh It Up, Publication of the American Association for Therapeutic Humor, 3.
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Wooten, P. (1994). Heart, Humor, and Healing. Mt. Shasta, CA: Commune-A-Key.
Wooten, P. (1996). Compassionate Laughter. Utah: Commune-A-Key.
A humor note to remember:
If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.