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Smiling

Snobbery (See ARROGANCE, PRETENSION.)
Mona Lisa
(“La Gioconda’) her mysterious smile enchants the beholder. [Ital. Art: Benét 397]
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What's crazy is that just the physical act of smiling can make a difference in building your immunity,' says Dr.
Western University of Canada's Brain and Mind Institute Director Melvyn Goodale, who co-authored the study, said, "Ironically, we discovered that the same person can believe that smiling makes you appear younger and judge smiling faces older than neutral ones.
4 Studies have shown that smiling releases natural painkilling endorphins and serotonin.
4 The mouth is an important feature in facial attractiveness, and a facial smiling prole assessment is an integral part of a complete orthodontic diagnosis.
What's more, studies have shown that the act of smiling has a profound impact on our emotional experience.
A smiling face is always endeared by others; and things can go only better with such a person.
Smiling can be thought of as a bridge, which invites customers to cross over and connect with your business.
Smiling is generally observed in many different contexts as a signal of deference, appeasement, and friendliness (Goldenthal, Johnston, & Kraut, 1981; Mehu et al.
Prior to your wedding, practise smiling in front of the mirror so you get used to what feels comfortable and looks natural.
Similarly, participants in a lab-based study learned key-press associations for genuinely smiling faces faster than those for politely smiling faces.
Age old adages, such as 'grin and bear it' have suggested smiling to be not only an important nonverbal indicator of happiness but also wishfully promotes smiling as a panacea for life's stressful events," says Kraft.
You're still smiling because it's part of your job description.