GOOD TO KNOW
Psychologists have found that a particular set of facial actions gives away a true smile. These genuine smiles are referred to as Duchenne smiles, and they’re smiles that engage the muscles around your eyes. Of course, in the age of Botox, it can be difficult to judge.
One study showed that the more a person was smiling in a photo, the more viewers of the photo expected an interaction with that person to go well. Something to note next time you update your Tinder profile.
Supporting the idiom ‘grin and bear it’
— if you smile during times of stress
(even a forced or fake one) your body (in particular your heart) copes better and recovers more quickly than if you sport any other expression.
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