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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Learn English in February

Marianne's Tuesday 8am 17th December sessions: Why do we smile?

mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,872 ✭✭✭✭
edited December 2019 in People and Society
There is a lot of discussion about smiling. This article proposes the 'Top 10 Reasons You Should Smile Every Day.' It comes up with suggestions like smiling makes us attractive (we are naturally drawn to people who smile), smiling relieves stress, and elevates our mood, it's contagious, it even boosts your immune system and lowers your blood pressure, makes us feel good, makes you look younger and seem successful and helps you stay positive.

https://www.verywellmind.com/top-reasons-to-smile-every-day-2223755

But why do we really smile? People smile for different reasons, in various contexts, and only certain kinds of smile generally pass as an honest mark of happiness. Smiling is not driven by happiness and this article looks at other reasons for smiling.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323025.php#3


Listen to this British Council prize-winning presentation on smiling.

https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/famelab-whats-science-behind-smile

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Comments

  • AlexaAlexa Posts: 23 ✭✭
    There are some joke to cause a smile 😊

    A liberal is just a conservative that hasn't been mugged jet.

    Don’t steal, don’t lie and don’t cheat.The government hates competition.

    Student: Brains like Bermuda triangle – when information goes in it is never found again.

    Teacher: I killed a person. Tom Green, convert this sentence into Future Tense, please.
    Student Tom Green: You will go to jail.

    Men go shopping to find what they want… Women go shopping to find out what they want.

    Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,872 ✭✭✭✭
    @Alexa this is sadly only too true:
    'Don’t steal, don’t lie and don’t cheat.The government hates competition.'

    Laughing can sometimes be a sign of nervousness.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,315 mod
    @Alexa - Here is your correction:-

    Here are some jokes that may raise a smile.

    A liberal is just a conservative who hasn't been mugged jet.

    Don’t steal, don’t lie and don’t cheat.The government hates competition.

    Student: Brains are like the Bermuda triangle – when information goes in it is never found again.

    Teacher: I killed a person. Tom Green, convert this sentence into the future tense, please.
    Student Tom Green: You will go to jail.

    Men go shopping to find what they want… Women go shopping to find out what they want.

    Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
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