Smile Research

How much you smile, and how wide that smile tends to be, may correlate with your lifespan.

Really.

Here’s researcher Ron Gutman, at a TED conference, discussing what science has discovered about smiling:

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And here’s the closing scene from Woody Allen’s great film, Mighty Aphrodite:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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2 Responses to Smile Research

  1. Pingback: Smiling has even more power than I thought « This Touching Life

  2. mhasegawa says:

    Interesting. I’ve always thought that people running for office do best when they have a great smile so to know that it may help you live longer is a bonus. I’ve read that when sick, watching comedies is good medicine.

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