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How to Survive Embarrassment When You’d Rather Crawl Into a Hole

The science of shame, how to find the humor in your humiliation, and useful tips to get through some of life’s most mortifying moments.

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Did you really overshare or is it all in your head? Keep reading to better understand what’s happening when you feel awkwardly self-conscious or outright humiliated. Plus, learn how to recover from your embarrassment faster—and with more grace.

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How to Laugh at Yourself

Malia Wollan
The New York Times

“Laughing at yourself is one of the hardest humor skills,” says Jennifer Hofmann, a researcher at the University of Zurich who studies laughter and emotional expression. How easily you can do so will depend in part on your disposition.