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A Simple Gesture to Minimize Stress During the Holidays

Caryn Fine Sullivan | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Caryn Fine Sullivan

No matter who you are, where you live or what your background is, this time of year tends to be chaotic for everyone. The days are jam packed with wor...

I Will Smile When You Find a Way to Amuse Me, Pal

Melissa Janisin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Melissa Janisin

“I just like to smile – smiling’s my favorite!” That is not me talking. That is Will Ferrell playing Buddy in the movie Elf. I would never say...


Roz Warren | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Roz Warren

How does happiness researcher Sarah Pressman deal with stress? She smiles. "I smile when I'm stuck in traffic," she says. And when she goes to the do...

It's Important For Men to Understand That They Need To Stop Telling Women to Smile

Erika Hardison | Posted 04.11.2016 | Home
Erika Hardison

The sexualization behind telling women to smile is alarming. It makes women feel that we are only meant to be happy and pretty and it's a passive way to engage into an unwanted conversation.

Mindfulness in Action: Be a G.E.M.

Noelle Nelson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Home
Noelle Nelson

It takes no more time to seat a patron with a smile as without one. It takes no more time for a busboy to offer a glass of water with a smile as without. It takes but a nanosecond for a server to stop by a table and ask, with a smile, if all is well.

The Key To Ageless Beauty Begins With This

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

For many boomers, excessive smiling has left its mark on our faces. We have all earned these lines and they are actually a sign of a well-lived life. But the key to beauty comes from the inside out. It's about health, wellness and feeling good. It's the whole picture that counts.

The Science of Genuine Smiles

Alina Lukashevsky DDS | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home
Alina Lukashevsky DDS

The Duchenne smile is perceived as more sincere, honest, friendly, and approachable. Cultivating such a smile would have a positive influence on a person's feelings, state of being, and may influence his or her interpersonal relationships.

Smile! Our Greatest Tool to Influence Ourselves and Others

Colleen Cannon | Posted 03.03.2016 | Home
Colleen Cannon

Here are just a few reasons to make you smile:

Smiling Really Is Contagious, And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.16.2016 | Home

When you beam at someone, a lot happens during that interaction without you knowing it. It turns out that not just our grins, but all of our facial ex...

13 Ways To Quickly Kick A Rotten Mood

Grace Bluerock | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Grace Bluerock

Bad moods are inevitable. We all have them, but we don't have to let them get the best of us. Although we eventually snap out of them, we don't have to wait it out. Here are 13 ways to quickly kick a rotten mood before it ruins your day.

When Movie Villains Smile, It's Laugh-Out-Loud Creepy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.09.2016 | Home

They grin. Audiences bear it. Movie villains have been smiling diabolically for ages, but their frowns turned upside down never cease to give us the w...

I'm Going to Keep Smiling

Roz Warren | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
Roz Warren

There are countless small differences between where I grew up (Michigan) and where I now live (Philadelphia) that I had to learn in order to fit in. I no longer say "downtown." Instead, it's "Center City." I don't go "to the beach." I go "down the shore." And, of course, moving here meant that I had to stop rooting for my beloved Tigers. (Go Phillies!)

7 Healthy Habits to Practice in 2016 (and Beyond)

Justin Johnson | Posted 01.07.2017 | Home
Justin Johnson

At the start of each year, I invest time to reflect about habits I practiced the previous year and habits I want to develop in the new year. Below are 7 healthy habits I plan to practice and develop as we enter 2016.

Christmas Past, Presence and Future

Sue Crites | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Sue Crites

As the holidays approach, for those celebrating Christmas, the season of giving and receiving is upon us. I love traditions and certain pastimes are i...

The Adorable Reason Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Can't Help Smiling In This Video

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.18.2015 | Home

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been with his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, for nearly a decade, but in that time, the two have kept their relationship re...

How I Feel When Men Tell Me To Smile

Kyle Capogna | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Kyle Capogna

It may sound extreme, but it reminds me of a dog owner telling his pet to perform a trick.

My Opinion Doesn't Justify Your Rape Threats

Nora McInerny Purmort | Posted 11.06.2015 | Home
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 | Home

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 10.06.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 08.14.2016 | Home

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 | Home

Happiness manifests itself in different ways -- a compliment from a stranger, a hug from our friends, a greeting from a puppy -- but our body's reacti...

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

Rob Kall | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.