Top 13 Funniest Videos & the Single Most Inspiring Video of 2013.

Via on Dec 28, 2013

Grab the tissues, because you’re about to laugh until you cry.

Okay, so what does a hilarious video have to do with living the mindful life?

In my not-so-humble opinion, a few things.

First, living life mindfully isn’t always easy. It takes effort and tenacity—and laughter helps us to lighten up when we need to.

Additionally, laughing makes me a nicer person, which makes me less of an asshole. Which is kind of related to the mindful life, right? 

Better still, smiling can make us happier—science has actually even picked up on this concept.

Charles Darwin first posed this idea in 1872, declaring that “the free expression by outward signs of an emotion intensi­fies it.” And research has actually shown Darwin’s theory to have merit.

(Read this Scientific American article, for example, on studies of botox recipients and other, which suggests that our emotions are reinforced—perhaps even driven—by their corresponding facial expressions.)

Let’s get right to the point, shall we?

The point is this: these are the top 13 funniest videos of 2013. (I chose 13, not because I’m clever enough to have thought “13” would be cool with “2013,” but because I couldn’t limit myself to only 10—even 13 were hard.)

So sit back and enjoy.

1. BatDad

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2. Stop Looking at Your F***ing Phone Every 5 Seconds

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3. Presenting the Gold iPhone 5s. 

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4. Everything is Samuel L. Jackson’s Fault

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5. “#Hashtag” with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake

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 6. Introducing the iPhone 5c and 5s. (I’m noticing a trend here, no?)

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7. I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy

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8. Starbucks Drake Hands. Gremlins edition(The original was great—but this was better.) 

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9. Ron Burgundy interviews Peyton Manning. (Yes, Ron Burgundy made several hilarious appearances this year—including an amesome real-life news anchoring—but this one…I have no words…just watch.) 

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10. Sad Cat Diary. 

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11. Sad Dog Diary. 

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12. Animals on Trampolines.

13. Conan Visits The American Girl Store.

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Oh, and the single, most inspiring video of 2013:

Ashton Kutcher Speech—Teen Choice Awards. 

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You’re welcome. (And here’s to wishing us all an even funnier 2014.)


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About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.



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