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I just watched this great TED talk and feel it’s definitely worth sharing.

Smiling is such a no-brainer that we often forget to appreciate its immense power.

Speaker Ron Gutman points out that smiling is a sign of longevity. Those who smile wide and often live longer.

But beyond being a sign of good health, smiling has the power to encourage, to unite, and to inspire. Smiling is contagious. A genuine smile transforms both the smiler and the people around him/her.

Don’t believe me? Take a day or two to really pay attention to your facial expressions. I promise that if you tend to frown, and make a point to smile instead, you’ll feel better. You’ll notice that those around you will respond more enthusiastically as well.

Try it out!

Further reading: An article in Psychology Today describing the science behind smiling.

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