10 Facts about Smiling

10 Facts about Smiling – because a smile makes us and other people feel good on the inside and on the outside :) Amazingly, even fake smiles are good for us! Let’s check what’s behind a smile?

10 Facts about smiling

I was approached by a company dealing with health in order to share the below chart, because I always mention that smiling has many benefits for all of us and I also wrote about the Duchenne Smile. So they thought I could like to share this “Smile Chart” and I said yes! This is not sponsored, by the way, it’s purely because I liked it! Hope you like it, too!

The Difference a Smile MakesThe Difference a Smile Makes – an Infographic from Junomedical

Finishing Touch and Mood of the Week

Smile quote

Wishing you a beautiful week with many smiles! Thanks for the sweet comments!

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66 thoughts on “10 Facts about Smiling

  1. Hi Denise, I like very much of this post. There are many curious facts in it. The smile is really very importante in our life. Unfortunately some people don’t remember that. One thing that I liked to find here was that we remember more the people that smiles than the people that don’t smile.
    I hope you have a very good week.

  2. “Só as pessoas desenvolvidas do modo mais elevado e feliz sabem serem contagiosamente alegres, de uma maneira irresistível e benévola. Não falo de desenvolvimento intelectual, mas de caráter, do homem como um todo”
    Gosto de pessoas que tem sorriso fácil.
    Acho que as crianças também tem sorriso sincero
    Você é uma pessoa que tem um sorriso franco e que passa segurança., por isso são tão fascinantes.
    Bjão Boa semana.

  3. Sono sempre stata convinta che sorridere fosse importante, e adesso ne ho anche avuto la conferma scientifica! ^^
    Sorridere è una cosa così semplice ma che può davvero fare la differenza, mi chiedo sempre perchè la gente non sorrida di più…
    Bellissima la citazione finale!
    Ti auguro una settimana fantasitca cara Denise! 😀

  4. Oooh this was such a cool read, Denise! I’m so glad you decided to share this! Haha, I must admit, I giggled (AND smiled) when I read that 83% of people smile the brightest because of after works drinks. Too funny. I am going to make a point to smile even more today now that I’ve read this post! :) I hope you have a wonderful day and a Happy Valentine’s Day, Denise! :)


  5. Great and interesting facts, Denise. What a lovely post, made me smile immediately. BTW, you have one of the sweetest smiles I’ve ever seen. How is your renovation going, girl? Last weekend, the guy put in the cabinet doors, it’s sliding doors. I will try to remember to take pics of the WIP. Happy Valentine, Denise.
    New update: Animal Park

  6. I’m a smile(er). I thought everyone was a smile(er) until I went to college and learned people hate to smile, some even despised me because I smile so much. A smile is powerful, it can change your attitude and the attitudes of others. I find myself smiling all the time, even when I’m alone. My mother is 60 years old and the only wrinkles she has are on her smile lines. I hope to be like her one day. :)

  7. I love to smile and I like to see people smiling! I think that every person looks more approachable when they are smiling. Thank you for sharing this. Now, I’m sure that I’m doing something right. Sure, I don’t feel like smiling all the time…However, whenever I feel like smiling, I smile…and when I’m around people, I usually smile more. I think that smiling (and joking) helps to connect people together.

    Nowadays, fashion editorials are often so gloomy. Nobody ever smiles! That is why I love to watch vintage fashion photos sometimes. It is nice to see smiling models for a change:). Anyway, I enjoyed reading these facts about smiling. I think I read somewhere before that women are better at spotting fake smiles….but women in general are better at reading facial expressions and understanding them. Women also remember faces more accurately.

    What is very interesting that I once watched a documentary about people who underwent a sex change. There was this woman who became a man and she did a series of tests before and after (because she volunteered for that research). After she became a man, her results changed. So, he (who used to be she) was not able to read facial expressions as well as he used to (when he was still a woman). I never thought of it as being a biological thing. Sometimes it is not the fault of men that they are not able to recognize certain facial expressions- they’re just not as perceptive as we are. Well, I’m glad that we women are able to tell whether a smile is fake or not- but sometimes even a fake smile is a nice gesture, you know when someone is trying to be approachable and nice to us.

    Have a lovely day!

  8. it sure was an interesting post to read! I knew some of those things but I also found out some more specific stuff I didn’t know before. so thank you for sharing! but now I miss your outfit of the day, your yummy cooking adventures and stuff like that, haha. anyway, it’s interesting to think that there are people who almost never smile. they always look sad or even mean or angry. it’s just the way they are. and then there are people who always smile, smile, smile. I think I’m somewhere in the middle. I smile quite a lot but I also can’t help having moments when I just can’t force myself smile. but I wish you a beautiful week worth smiling! and thank you for visiting my blog! :)

  9. Hellooo Denise! Sorry I’ve been away for a while. I mentioned that I’ve put blogging on a little back burner but I am still popping back from time-to-time. Well, this post made me smile, literally :). Lots of interesting stuff here. Loved that stat about work drinks making people smile the brightest. Not sure if that’s because of the prospect of imminent consumption of lots of mood enhancing alcohol or because of the escape from work, lol! Interesting too that women are better able to detect a fake smile than men – something to do with our innate maternal nurturing side, perhaps. Lovely post to read on a miserable chilly Winter’s day. Big hugs sweetheart, xxx.

  10. I always try to smile and it really made my day when a colleague at work once said to me that I as the happiest person he knew! It’s not true that I am happy 100% of the time but I really think that smiling helps, although I didn’t realise it can make you live longer! x

  11. Eating my favorite food definitely makes me smile haha :P.
    Where I’m from people usually say that laughing and smiling do not only help you stay young but make you live longer. This is a very lovely post dear.
    Sorry I’ve been a bit m.i.a and didn’t keep in touch, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed. Thank you for checking on me, that was really sweet of you.
    I hope you are well Denise :)
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

  12. Nice post! I obviously love smiles :) Earlier I worked in customer service, and smiling was essential. I then learned that it’s difficult to get angry with someone that smiles. However, there are occasions, when smiling is not appropriate. For instance in time of sorrow. I met far too many people that smiled, because they were nervous when talking with me (e.g. in the hospital), after my mother’s passing. I found this hurtful. So one should also think before smiling, but 99% of the time, smiling is good! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me such a nice comment :)

    E from Helsinki, Finland

  13. Wow..I Actually love your posts a lot Denise… this one is so beautifully and well written and explained…I must say you are very intellectual person and I learn so much from you via your blog…Glad I found you babe….Lets follow each other on Facebook too….Looking forward to many more lovely posts from you sweetie :) Luv n Hugs, Neha


  14. I love this! I was actually smiling while reading it as I find when I smile even if nothing has made me happy, it’s a good thing to make you feel more positive. You’re right! The differences in males and females with what makes them smile is funny though, it’s so true! Your smile is always gorgeous and infectious, Denise, you look so pretty!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  15. Hi Denise! I just adore your post! To be honest, this time I’ve heard most of these facts before, but there were a few informations, which were something totally new, so thank you for sharing with this post :) You’re very positive person and I really like that due to such posts, you enthuse the others. Backing to the topis, in my opinion smile is the best, priceless and totally free activity, which helps us to stay healthier, better and to live longer, so I’m so pleased that you decided to remind that fact, because today, when a lot of us live always in hurry, is really easily to forget about smiling more. :) Hope you’re having amazing evening, my sweet Denise and that you’re smiling a lot now, my friend :)

  16. Well if I had a smile like yours I would be a bouncing ball of smiley goodness. I HATE my smile, everything about it. So I never smile in photos. I do not like my teeth or my smile itself–too much gapping on the sides, and my chin gets even longer. Ugh. I truly hate my smile. Maybe if I ever got veneers I may like it a bit more. But funny, when I met Elle she said I was much prettier and happier in person then how I look in photos. Oh don’t I know it. Haha.

    Allie of

  17. Liebe Denise, das ist so wahr! Lächeln und Lachen ist der Schlüssel zum Glück. Ich bin überzeugt davon, dass all diese Untersuchungen recht haben und ich versuche sogar beim Autofahren zu lächeln. Ich finde, wenn die Mundwinkel nach oben gehen, geht es mir sofort besser :) Ich wünsche Dir von Herzen ein Wochenende voller Lachen!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  18. I think as bloggers we can all identify with that fake smile. It is much more challenging to smile with the eyes than just the mouth.

    I once read of a woman than never smiled or laughed because she didn’t want to have any wrinkles. She looked great as she aged but I doubt she felt great.


  19. I like smile facts!! These are great! My husband very seldom says I am ‘pretty’ or anything like that but he always cites my pretty smile when he talks about things and people often comment on it so I am glad. Esp as I look realllly moody if I don’t smile!!! You have a beautiful smile!x

  20. Ah love this post! I was just saying how people say I smile a lot! It really helps to file also when you are feeling down or anxious, it can help change your mood!! something I tried once was trying to laugh without smiling, it was pretty ridiculous and instantly makes you forget your bad mood! I think theres a youtube video about it! I really like the infographic you are sharing here, so many good facts!!
    Thanks so much for being so positive always denise! x

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