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The Science of Smiling

Andrew Merle | Posted 11.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

When we are happy, our natural response is to smile. But if you flip that around, does the reverse hold true? When we smile, is our natural response then to be happy? Science says yes.

7 Tips to Nourish Your Body and Your Soul

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As the weather gets colder, we often have different food preferences as well as exercise habits. The days also get shorter, which can affect both our moods and our food preferences. However, there is lots of good we can cultivate as we transition into the fall season.

What Gives You Joy?

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

When I was younger (not that I am too old now); I always dreamed of a big town house with many rooms, beautiful landscaped gardens, multi car garage e...

No Smiling in New York

Eva Moon | Posted 10.06.2015 | Style
Eva Moon

Smiling helps us cope, enhances our health and extends our lives. We're born to smile. We even smile in the womb. So why then do fashion models all look so miserable?

20 Mistakes You're Making With Your Teeth | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Taking care of your pearly whites isn't rocket science, but it's easy to slip into habits that could cause heartache -- er, toothache -- in the long run. We got the latest on giving your teeth the TLC they need.

Embrace Your Weakness

Reetu Gupta | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Reetu Gupta

We all have those days... The days we question: Why? The days we sit and wonder: Why me? How will I make it work? Why am I this way? Or the days you f...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Cavities

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 09.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

I always teach my patients that their first line of defense against cavities -- or, as we call them, dental caries -- is prevention. But despite our best efforts, some of us -- myself included! -- have had to see a dentist to treat a cavity. Here are five things you never knew about cavities. Some of these might surprise you.

You Have Permission to Be Happy

Keara Hozella | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Keara Hozella

Your life has so many nooks and crannies for a reason -- growth and love. If one thing isn't serving you, choose a different pathway; pick one made of cobblestones instead of dirt. This entire piece is telling you what you've already recognized. You are entitled to all of the happiness this messed up, magical world has to offer you. Go get it.

Kim Kardashian Says Body Shaming Is The Reason She Doesn't Smile

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.29.2015 | Entertainment

Kim Kardashian is not a woman who seems to have many secrets. She posts photos from her life all over social media, she has a whole reality...

Are You Proud of Your Job? Or Are You Eager to Make Money? Or Perhaps Both?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

As someone who studies human motivation, here's what I have observed, when people talk about striving for a bonus, or driving company earnings, they tend to look eager, and frankly quite stressed.

Working With Colors to Create Positive Energy

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

When you live your life in color, you live it with a smile. That's why children love balloons. They are colorful, and they make them want to embra...

Total Mess or Totally Chic? 3 Small Changes to Help You Feel Fabulous Every Day

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Kimberly Petrosino

No matter how well-intentioned, we don't always bring our most fabulous selves to the table. We're busy, we're tired, and sometimes we just don't feel like it. But the good news is, we don't have to be perfect to feel fabulous! Sometimes it's as easy as a simple mind shift.

Life Is Measured in Memories. Take Time to Make Some

Farsh Askari | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

So now, instead of futile reluctance to acknowledge that life is racing by or being regretful of the many, many days spent doing routine things I don't remember because they're mundane and not spiritually exalting, I plan things that will lift me up emotionally.

The Bizarre Way Wearing Masks Helps Employees Relax

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Van Winkle's

Why a company would go to such extreme (and unsettling) measures to shield the emotions of their employees is a mystery. Perhaps they're taking the phrase "office drones" a bit too seriously.

If You Just Smile

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend several days in NYC, and I noticed a growing epidemic of loss of smiles on nearly everyone in the city. Person after person that I passed barely made eye contact, let alone smiled at those that they drifted by.

The Power of Keeping It Personal

Eric Ludwig | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Ludwig

Technology has made it so easy to reach so many people in such a short period of time which is an amazing business tool and a way to keep tabs on a great number of people, but we're turning away from the personal touch. Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail are convenient ways to keep in touch with coworkers, friends, and colleagues but they often fail to make or develop deep connections.

WATCH: 10 Smile Facts That Will Turn Your Frown Upside Down

HooplaHa | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News

Happy Smile Power Day! Did you know that there are 27 muscles involved in the act of smiling? Would you ever have guessed that the average adult only smiles 17 times days a day?

The Importance of Being Grandad

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Hannah makes her almost-80-year-old grandad a child again, he makes her light up, they make each other laugh and sparkle.

Smiling at Fear

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

I realized about halfway to the building that I must have been smiling, because nearly everyone that I passed with whom I made eye contact, seemed to be smiling back at me. I smiled through the morning meditation and I'm smiling now as I write these this.

3 Ways to Feel Happier

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Generosity fosters gratitude by orienting our minds and hearts outside of ourselves. It turns our attention away from the that inner voice of criticism -- that voice that says we are not enough.

10 Stress-Relief Strategies When You Have Five Minutes or Less

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The way we work is broken when scores of talented people can't attend to their basic human needs. Until the larger systemic issues are fixed, these and other stories continue to push me to create stress-relief strategies that can actually be incorporated in your super-hectic day. Here are 10 such strategies to try when you have five minutes or less.

Smile! Surprisingly Easy Ways to Boost Immunity

Irene Ross | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

The immune system is not a single entity but, rather, a structure that works with all the other systems in your body. If one's not working optimally, your immunity will plummet, and you can bet your overall well-being will be affected.

37 Photos of Ridiculously Happy Animals Guaranteed to Make You Smile

DL Cade | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
DL Cade

Smile, it's the weekend! But just in case you had a rough go of it this week and your glass feels more like it's half-empty than half-full, here is a collection of 37 adorable photos featuring animals so ridiculously happy they're guaranteed to send you off into the weekend smiling.

When Are You Going to Have a Date With Yourself?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Your own inner voice is your soul's compass and that is what is so important to keep calibrated so that you are able to be authentic with yourself and then others. The only way to do this is to spend time with yourself alone and nurture that relationship.

11 Surprising Reasons You Should Smile Every Day

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, picked a fight with a loved one or struggled through that morning commute to a job you don't particu...