3 Unexpected Things your Smile Can Predict
They say the eyes are the window to the soul but research shows a smile may reveal even more. Check out these surprising ways smiling can impact your life:
Fact: Employees that smile more get promoted. And why is this? A smile is an indicator of happiness and happiness at work is closely correlated with greater performance. (Forbes) A study reported in Public Library of Science Journal shows that although there is no known connection between a person’s smile and their actual intelligence, there is a strong link between smiling and perceived intelligence. Want to get that promotion? Show off those pearly whites!
It seems obvious that smiling people are happy but did you know that smiling can predict the success of your future marriage? Research from U.C. Berkeley shows that this simple facial act can increase the likelihood of staying married and decrease the likelihood of divorce. (Source) Researchers analyzed old yearbook photos and found that people that smiled more had a tendency to stay with their partners longer and have happier more fulfilling marriages.
How Long You Will Live
Smiling is good for your health inside and out! According to a study from Wayne State University smile intensity in photographs can predict longevity. Studies show that smiling can boost your immune system by decreasing levels of cortisol in your body. It can also reduce stress and lower blood pressure. (Source) So smile big…your life depends on it!
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