Ode Magazine is subtitled “For Intelligent Optimists” and this month’s issue (August) is all about laughter – all the great things I consistently lecture about: how laughter evolved, the health benefits, why laughter in the workplace is a great thing, etc. But the best part of the whole issue is the cover. A radiantly beautiful African woman of many years beams out at you with a laugh on her face you can feel. She’s beside herself with joy. On the cover it asks "Why is this woman laughing?" The editorial inside explains: “because her grandson became President of the United States".