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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