The smile advantage: 10 reasons to smile

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Why do we smile? And what’s the use of it?

Smiling is a very human thing, that plays an important role in our connections and interactions. If you want to understand the benefits of smiling better, here are two resources:

  1. A recent Psyblog post lists 10 benefits to smiling.
  2. A short Ted Talk by researcher Ron Gutman offers a quick overview of some of the surprising research findings on smiling.

Maybe the most surprising finding: Smiling is linked to longevity. So maybe the message is Smile, and live longer!

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