The Dolphin Divide

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Can Smiling Make Us Happy?

How facial expressions influence our moods. Feeling down? Stick a pencil in your mouth. But be careful where you place it. Altering your facial features to create smiles or frowns might well alter your mood and affect your outlook on life—at least for a while. Read More


I think you hit the nail right on the head with this article. I like to smile but only when I have my teeth in.

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Seth Slater, M.F.A., is a former dolphin trainer for the U.S. Navy and currently teaches creative writing at Cuyamaca College.


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