A smile goes a mile
Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 10:45PM
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As we think about our New Year’s resolutions, an easy way that we can make a difference, both in the world, as well as in our own lives, is to simply smile more. Research has shown that outward expressions of happiness are good for people’s well-being and are also contagious. Happiness can be passed on to total strangers, spreading outward by three degrees, to the friends of friends of friends. What’s even better is that the transferred happiness can be beneficial to people for up to a year. 

Consider resolving to smile more this year. It’s simple, it’s doable, and it makes a huge difference. Happy New Year!

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