How Phones Compromise Our Ability to Connect

A new study shows that when people are on their phones, they smile less, affecting their ability to connect with others.   Mobile phones are ubiquitous. Stand in line at any grocery store or sit in any hospital waiting room, and you see people staring at their phones, presumably catching up on news or work[…]

The Power of a Smile

As photos from my adolescent years will attest, I’ve never been one for smiling on cue. I’ve gotten better at expressing the smile within, but in too many photos, I look like I’m having only the smallest amount of fun. Nevertheless, research keeps showing the interesting effects surrounding a simple smile.   Before we jump into[…]