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My Opinion Doesn't Justify Your Rape Threats

Nora McInerny Purmort | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Nora McInerny Purmort

I'm alive and I'm a person. I don't like when a**holes tell me to smile. I don't like being told to be quiet, and I don't like having to turn the other cheek because strangers on the Internet could light me up all day long because they don't like big mean feminists. You don't get to make me afraid.

5 Tips For A Younger-Looking Smile

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty

A smile is often the first thing you notice about a person. It lights up your face and, if you have a nice one, can make you more attractive. Some eve...

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?

Serena Williams' Flawless Response To Being Asked Why She's Not Smiling

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women

Newsflash, world: Women are not required to smile every minute of every day. After yet another win at the U.S. Open, a male reporter didn't understand...

WATCH: Kids' Advice For Living Life With a Smile

HooplaHa | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

This "Chicken Soup For The Soul" Moment is going to make you happy! A group of kids are asked various questions about what makes us happy. How do you ...

Yes, Happiness Can Transform Your Body

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Happiness manifests itself in different ways -- a compliment from a stranger, a hug from our friends, a greeting from a puppy -- but ou...

Expand Your Happiness and Pleasure Vocabulary: OMG? How Do You Say Something, Some Experience Is Amazing, Awesome?

Rob Kall | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rob Kall

Crossposted from There are words to express awe, joy, like those I used in the title-- Amazing, Awesome, Incredible -- but ther...

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.

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.

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...

Why We Say Cheese When Posing for Pictures

Kevin Kniffin | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science
Kevin Kniffin

The fact that smiling is basically required when clearly enunciating a word that ends with the hard E sound is worth consideration beyond one-time photo shoots.

What Some Old Photos Revealed About Depression, Addiction And Recovery

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

As the older pictures finished floating up to their new safe haven in the cloud, the more recent photos -- the ones from after my son got clean and sober -- queued up and got ready to follow. Let me tell you, the difference between the "before" and "after" photos is stunning.

This Is How Laughter Can Become The Creepiest Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barnesst | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy

If you think the sounds of joyful, happy, beautiful giggles can't make you feel uncomfortable, then you thought wrong. For proof, watch the video ...

In One Minute, She Sums Up Why Telling Women To Smile Is Creepy

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy

Most women do not enjoy being asked to "smile" by a strange man on the street, yet many men have a hard time understanding why that is. In comedi...

Have We Forgotten the Value of the Smile?

Lynn Morrison | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I tell my own children: don't stare, don't point but also don't look away. Just smile. Smile and let them know that you care. And maybe, just maybe they'll smile right back at you.


Sharon Marcus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Sharon Marcus

I learned something: If you want to get another person to smile, lead by example. Because everyone, even a sourpuss like me, likes to experience a genuine connection with another human being and to share the gift of a small act of random human kindness

The Power of a Smile

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

It's pretty amazing to feel its power; I would urge you to try it. As you sit reading this, my guess would be that you are not smiling. Take a few seconds and smile. Do you feel that?

What's the ROI of a Smile?

Ted Rubin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ted Rubin

Smiling is good for you -- both physically and mentally. In fact, there are a slew of scientific studies that prove the physical and psychological effects of smiling. And I'm not talking about fake smiles, but honest-to-goodness smiles that reach your eyes. They not only affect you, but also have an impact on others around you.

5 Reasons To Smile More

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

We often tend to associate smiling as the result of a positive event or mood. But research demonstrates that the act of smiling, in and of itself, can be the catalyst for joy. Even better, it is a tool that is free, easy and always available.

Smile Through It!

Georgina Miranda | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

Smiling is a part of my life. Those that know me, know it's my truth. As a consultant and general observer in life, the reality of the need for more smiles has set in.

Magician Makes Dozens Of People Smile With A Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

While making objects appear and disappear out of nowhere is always a crowd-pleaser, when done right, can you guess what's even more magical? A smile a...

You're 2 Minutes Away From A Better Mood

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Next time you are feeling overwhelmed by whatever is arising for you emotionally, try standing up straight, smiling, or putting a hand on your heart. For a super boost, try all three.

Your Yearbook Photo May Predict Your Likelihood Of Divorce

Posted 11.14.2013 | Divorce

Think back on the class picture days from your past: Did you smile big for the camera or keep it tight-lipped? Your choice may be more telling than yo...

If You Look Happy, Do You Feel Happy? Liev Schreiber On 'Faking It'

Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

"Happiness [is] only real when shared." It is said that the last words of Christopher McCandless, the man at the center of Jon Krakauer's Into ...

Smile, Smile, Smile

Bridget Fonger | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

Is there a photograph or video that makes you smile without fail? Try to remember that just even one little picture can be an important tool to create "the basis for the smile to come" as the great smiling Lama advises.