Cheer up! Our 11 smiles every day

Daily Mail - - News -

IF you’re hav­ing one of those days when the milk has gone off and the car won’t start, you might find this hard to be­lieve.

But adults smile 11 times a day on av­er­age – and most of them are gen­uine.

Sunny weather is most likely to make us grin, ac­cord­ing to a poll, closely fol­lowed by com­pli­ments from a stranger.

Old pho­to­graphs, un­ex­pected dis­counts and see­ing a baby laugh also raise a smile from more than a third of us, the sur­vey found.

How­ever not ev­ery­thing is pos­i­tive. Re­searchers found that two of our 11 smiles a day are false, with one in ten adults claim­ing they ‘don’t like smil­ing’.

The study of 2,000 peo­ple, by shoe brand Moshulu, found that seven in ten peo­ple be­lieve grin­ning at oth­ers makes them feel happy.

It also trig­gers ‘warm’ emo­tions and feel­ings of ac­cep­tance.

Psy­chol­o­gist Dr Jes­samy Hib­berd said: ‘When the num­ber of times you smile every day is added up, it can have great ben­e­fits to over­all hap­pi­ness.’

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