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I found this TED talk about smile research on Santita Farella’s blog; thanks for the heads-up! I thought I knew a lot about smile research after reading Malcolm Gladwell’s fabulous book Blink, but this video offers much more.

Most of us know that when you smile, it actually makes you feel happier – not just the reverse. But did you know that smiling can increase your lifespan? Improve your overall health? Induce the same stimulation in the brain as 2000 bars of chocolate??

Watch and be amazed. And see if you can manage to avoid smiling your face off as you watch this delightful presenter.

Happy Friday, everyone.

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