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Synonyms for smiling

a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth

smiling with happiness or optimism

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In other words, smiling can trick your brain into believing you're happy which can then spur actual feelings of happiness.
There are a number of therapeutic effects that smiling has on a person's brain and demeanor.
Popular media promotes the idea that smiling makes you look younger.
3 The physical changes smiling brings cause a measurable reduction in blood pressure.
To help you get in the right mood, here are 14 quotes about happiness and smiling to share Friday, collected from (https://www.
The aim this study was to determine the frequency of upper lip asymmetry in orthodontics patients while smiling.
It takes just 30 milliseconds (thousandths of a second) for your brain to recognise and respond to others' emotional expressions, such as smiling or frowning.
We, as human beings, are gifted with the art of smiling.
One piece of feedback, which comes up across all sectors of business with surprising frequency, is about smiling.
According to Mehu, Little, and Dunbar (2008), smiling positively affects the perception of personality traits in adulthood in a way that could be adaptive to the sender of the signal and is essential in order to be part of the social environment.
Polite smiles, for example, typically occur when sociocultural norms dictate that smiling is appropriate.
Specific topics include: smiling babies, the asymmetrically sexual overtones of smiles between men and women, smiling as a service, and smiling for cameras in an age of networked image-sharing.
The participants were required to perform the stressful tasks once while they were smiling, another time while holding chopsticks crossways in their mouths to force their faces to smile, and a third time while not smiling.
In a study forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychological scientists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman of the University of Kansas investigate the potential benefits of smiling by looking at how different types of smiling, and the awareness of smiling, affects individuals' ability to recover from episodes of stress.