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NOTHING YOU WEAR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR SMILE


Is your life not going in the right direction? Are you arguing with people for all the wrong reasons? Are you feeling depressed? Is your stress level going through the roof? Time to shut the f*ck up and smile!


Smiling can trick your brain into believing you’re happy which can then spur actual feelings of happiness. But it doesn’t end there. Dr. Murray Grossan, an ENT-otolaryngologist in Los Angeles points to the science of psychoneuroimmunology (the study of how the brain is connected to the immune system), asserting that it has been shown “over and over again” that depression weakens your immune system, while happiness on the other hand has been shown to boost our body’s resistance.


“What’s crazy is that just the physical act of smiling can make a difference in building your immunity,” says Dr. Grossan. “When you smile, the brain sees the muscle [activity] and assumes that humor is happening.”


In a sense, the brain is a sucker for a grin. It doesn’t bother to sort out whether you’re smiling because you’re genuinely joyous, or because you’re just pretending. Can't go wrong with that!

Source: Smiling can trick your brain into happiness by Nicole Spector - NBC news