Grin and bear it: Smiling facilitates stress recovery

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 15:00 in Psychology & Sociology

Just grin and bear it! At some point, we have all probably heard or thought something like this when facing a tough situation. But is there any truth to this piece of advice? Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work the other way around? Researchers have now examined how different types of smiling, and the awareness of smiling, affects our ability to recover from episodes of stress.

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