Now, when I'm in the midst of a heavy deadline, disagreement with my son, or stressful conversation, an unexpected laugh
“I just like to smile – smiling’s my favorite!” That is not me talking. That is Will Ferrell playing Buddy in the movie Elf
Why? Her research has found that people who smiled while receiving a needle injection rated the ordeal as 40% less painful
The sexualization behind telling women to smile is alarming. It makes women feel that we are only meant to be happy and pretty and it's a passive way to engage into an unwanted conversation.
It takes no more time to seat a patron with a smile as without one. It takes no more time for a busboy to offer a glass of water with a smile as without. It takes but a nanosecond for a server to stop by a table and ask, with a smile, if all is well.
For many boomers, excessive smiling has left its mark on our faces. We have all earned these lines and they are actually a sign of a well-lived life. But the key to beauty comes from the inside out. It's about health, wellness and feeling good. It's the whole picture that counts.
The Duchenne smile is perceived as more sincere, honest, friendly, and approachable. Cultivating such a smile would have a positive influence on a person's feelings, state of being, and may influence his or her interpersonal relationships.
Here are just a few reasons to make you smile:
Our brains are just trying to understand other people's feelings.
Bad moods are inevitable. We all have them, but we don't have to let them get the best of us. Although we eventually snap out of them, we don't have to wait it out. Here are 13 ways to quickly kick a rotten mood before it ruins your day.