You've probably heard that smiling requires fewer muscles than frowning, so why not smile? Although the exact number of muscles required to smile or frown is debated, there are numerous reasons to smile every day. Here are some reasons to turn that frown upside down, as well as some facts about this common facial expression that you may not be aware of.
Fact #1: Smiling makes you feel better
According to studies, when a person truly smiles, it affects specific muscles that make you feel happy or joyful. You smile because you're happy, and when certain muscles are stimulated, your brain sends out even more happy signals, known as endorphins. Smiling is fantastic. Give it a shot.
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Fact #2: Smiling spreads like wildfire
When someone is having a bad day, smile and pay them a compliment. The double-duty mood-boosting effect will undoubtedly brighten their day.
Fact #3: If you are a woman, smiling will make you appear more attractive to men
According to studies, men find women who are not wearing make-up but are smiling more attractive than those who are wearing perfect make-up but are stone-faced. This makes me wonder why runway models never open their mouths.
Fact #4: If you are trying to attract a woman, you will appear less appealing as a man if you smile
Surprisingly, women prefer a man to appear “brooding” in a study conducted by the American Psychological Association. This does not imply that you should be rude or angry as a woman. The study only looked at initial reactions and did not examine long-term relationship reactions.
Fact #5: It makes you sound approachable
When you talk on the phone, smiling makes you sound friendlier. One thing that phone reps are taught (or should be if they are not) is to smile when answering the phone in order to provide better customer service. Smiling somehow translates into your voice, making you sound happy and engaging.
Fact #6: People who smile live longer lives
It's no secret that our emotional health is inextricably linked to our physical health. Because smiling means you're happy (and getting happier by doing so), you're more likely to live a longer, more relaxed life than those who frown frequently. Smiling actually strengthens your immune system and can help you live 7 years longer!
Fact #7: Newborns have the ability to smile
Most people believe that the first smile takes a few weeks, which is correct if you do not count smiles in their sleep. As soon as a baby is born, he or she begins to smile in their sleep. It makes you wonder what a newborn has to smile about, doesn't it?
Fact #8: If you always smile, you are more likely to get a promotion
Those who smile are thought to be more confident and sociable, so managers see them as having what it takes to advance in the workplace.
Fact #9: There are 19 different types of smiles
Researchers were able to divide 19 different types of smiles into two groups: polite, “social” smiles and genuine happy smiles. Among them are the “embarrassed” smile, the “genuine” smile, and the “loving” smile.
Fact #10: People tend to smile more when they are surrounded by other people than when they are alone
While you may occasionally smile to yourself or laugh at something funny on TV, you are more likely to smile in front of an audience. Scientists tested this principle on ten-month-old babies, and whether the babies were responsive or not, they smiled much more when they were surrounded by others than when they were alone.
Smiling is a universal symbol of happiness
Language may be a barrier, but facial expressions, such as the smile, are universal. (Though this may not be true in some foreign countries with different values and customs; check with them before traveling.)
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