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All Fiber Is Not Created Equal

From eNewsletter 4/15/2024



DID YOU KNOW that producing a weak smile for as little as 500 milliseconds is enough to induce the perception of happiness from others, according to a study in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience?


Why is this important? There's plenty of research that shows even the act of forcing yourself to smile even when you're not happy lifts your mood. This study shows that you can potentially lift other people's moods or at least their perception of your mood as well by cracking a smile.


We all need to promote a little more happiness and it doesn't cost us much. A Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study found that while higher earnings may improve life evaluations within a given cultural context, income has limited value for emotional well-being once basic needs are met. Happiness came from strong family bonds, social participation, health and wellbeing, connection to nature, and spiritual fulfillment.


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