Jilly: Smile!

Smile!Look at the image to your left. How does it make you feel?

With luck, the smiley lady in the picture will have made you smile in return, because smiling is reflexive – we instinctively mirror other people’s smiles as a way to test how genuine we think they are. If you did smile, the simple act of doing so should have made you feel just a little bit better than you did a minute ago. Even better, it should have triggered some microscopic internal changes that should have decreased your stress levels and might even help you to live a little longer. And to anyone watching, you should immediately have appeared better-looking and more competent.

That’s a lotta good stuff from a simple twitch of a few facial muscles.

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