Being Funny at Work Might Get You a Promotion

Being Funny at Work Might Get You a Promotion

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One way to get promoted is to work your butt off every day, and keep track of how it increased revenue or made the company stronger. Or . . . apparently you could just be funny?

A new study by researchers at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania found that being funny at work makes people think you’re more capable than you actually are.

And the best part is, you don’t have to be that funny for it to work. Telling a mildly amusing joke still has an effect, because it takes confidence just to tell it. And your co-workers subconsciously pick up on that.

The study had volunteers listen to people tell jokes, then rate how confident and capable each person was. Telling a funny joke that was appropriate for the workplace had the biggest effect. Because it made the person seem confident and smart.

If their joke bombed, it had a negative effect on how capable they seemed. But they STILL seemed more confident, just for telling it.

Making sure it’s “appropriate” for the workplace is huge though. If the joke makes people laugh, it might not hurt you. But if it’s offensive AND it bombs, people will think you’re an idiot.

(Phys.org)

Check out some pictures of THE ROCK on the set of the new “Jumanji” movie

Check out some pictures of THE ROCK on the set of the new “Jumanji” movie

The Rock, Kevin Hart and Jack Black are on the wild set of the “Jumanji” remake and it looks like a clash of box office titans.

Here’s a gallery

Five TV Randoms, Including Rob Lowe and John Stamos Losing Shows on the Same Day

Five TV Randoms, Including Rob Lowe and John Stamos Losing Shows on the Same Day

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  1. Rob Lowe and John Stamos are still as handsome as they were in 1989, but handsomeness isn’t always enough to keep your job, even in Hollywood.  Fox has canceled Rob’s show “The Grinder” and John’s sitcom “Grandfathered”.
    Rob Tweeted, quote, “‘The Grinder’ was not renewed.  It was unapologetically original, smart, funny, and had a murder’s row of talent . . . I’m thrilled to have 22 episodes that were as acclaimed as they were.  Time well spent!  And there’s still Grindr.  So there’s that.  #NotAllBadNews.”  (???)
    Fox also canceled “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and “Bordertown”.
  2. ABC canceled “Nashville” after four seasons, “Castle” after eight and “The Muppets” after just one.  Meanwhile, CBS is letting “Supergirl” move to the CW, where it actually fits better anyway, with their other DC Comics-based shows.
  3. Kevin James will star in a sitcom for CBS called “Kevin Can Wait”, and yet again, he’s playing a normal guy, who has a much hotter wife.  She’s Erinn Hayes, and you might know her from “Children’s Hospital”.
  4. NBC is doing another “Chicago” show.  It’s “Chicago Justice”, and it joins “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago P.D.”, and “Chicago Med”.
  5. CBS is working on a “Good Wife” spin-off starring Christine Baranski.  However, it’s being developed for CBS’ streaming service, not the network.
A Woman Texted a Baby Announcement to the Wrong Number . . . and the Guy Who Got It Showed Up at the Hospital with Presents

A Woman Texted a Baby Announcement to the Wrong Number . . . and the Guy Who Got It Showed Up at the Hospital with Presents

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A woman in Bainbridge, Georgia named Teresa Lashley recently sent a group text message that said her daughter-in-law was having a baby. (Bainbridge is in southern Georgia, just across the border from Tallahassee, Florida.)

But it turned out one of her friends had changed his number, and she didn’t know it. So a random guy named Denis Williams got the message instead, and texted back to let her know what happened.

But she still didn’t realize it was the wrong number at that point, and sent him a photo of her holding the baby.

And apparently he was feeling kind of invested in the whole thing by then, because he texted back to find out the name of the hospital . . . and asked if he could come by and take a PICTURE with them.

And at that point Teresa finally realized what happened, but also thought it was funny. So she sent him the room number, and Denis and his brother eventually showed up with PRESENTS.

We don’t know what the presents were, but Teresa posted a photo on Facebook of them posing with the parents. And there are also screenshots of all the text messages.

(Fox13 / Mashable)