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The Different Types Of Smiles And Which Ones Are Actually For Happiness

Of 19 different types of smile, only six occur when we’re having a good time. The rest happen when we’re in pain, embarrassed, uncomfortable, horrified or even miserable. A smile may mean contempt, anger or incredulity, that we’re lying or that we’ve lost. While genuine, happy smiles exist as a reward for when we’ve done [...]

Friendships Start Better With A Smile

Shutter stock If you want to strike up a new relationship, simply smile. It works because people are much more attuned to positive emotions when forming new bonds than they are to negative ones such as anger, contempt or sadness. Don't try to fake it, however, because people can recognize a sincere smile [...]

Smile Boosts Chances of Getting a Microloan, Say Psychologists

© Jason Stitt - Fotolia.com Positive emotions seem to drive decision-making in the world of microlending, Stanford psychologists have found. - Clifton B. Parker Source: Smile boosts chances of getting a microloan, say psychologists