Smiles are a universal greeting. They make you look more pleasant and trustworthy, as well as releasing endorphin’s – making you feel better too!

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Types of Smiles

  • Tight-Lipped Smile: Concealing a Secret
  • Sneer: A sign of Sarcasm or Contempt
  • Drop Jaw Smile: Fake Laughter or Joyfulness
  • Turn Away Smile: Shows Vulnerability and Femininity

Health Benefits of Smiling

  • Smiling can add 7 years to your life
  • Smiling reduces effects of pain and aggression
  • On average smilers are more contented and successful
  • Boosts HGH production and reduces cancer risk
  • Neuropeptides are released, lowering blood pressure and anxiety

How Many Times do We Smile During the Day

  • Children – 400 times
  • Adults – 20 times
  • Happy people – 45 times

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. P. T. Barnum

Question: What brings a smile to your face? Please leave your comment below.

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