Eating your emotions means you suddenly have the overpowering urge to grab a chocolate bar or bag of chips, you succumb to it, and eat it up in a hurry. In reality, you're not hungry, but it feels good to eat this junk food at this exact moment.
There are many benefits to using humor in the workplace. It allows you to connect better and get people's attention to pass on your message. Just hearing someone laugh is contagious and will brighten up the place. Yet it needs to be done correctly, with respect, or else humor can also be devastating.