Friday, April 17, 2009

Say cheese, smile big, and stay married long

Say cheese, smile big, and stay married long:

A U.S. study has found that the people who smile the biggest in photographs when they are young are more likely to stay married later in life. The frowners were more likely to divorce.

"The researchers of the study are Matthew J. Hertenstein, Carrie A. Hansel, Alissa M. Butts, and Sarah N. Hile, of the Touch and Emotion Laboratory (TEL) at Depauw University in Indiana.

They sent emails to about 18,000 college graduates, and used the ones that sent back a completed online questionnaire and a picture from their high school yearbook.

Some of the questions asked about their marriage, such as if they were in a committed relationship and if they had ever divorced."


Anonymous said...

A smile means one knows how to be happy :-) a frown means one doesn't :-( Our *goal* is to be HaPpY :-)