Big Smiles Equal Happy Marriage
LiveScience reports that researchers studied college yearbook photos rating the smile intensity in pictures from 1 to 10. None of these who had the most intense smiles (fell within the top 10 percent in intensity) had divorced. Conversely, those who fell in the bottom 10 percent of smilers had about a 1 in 4 divorce rate. In a second study, they had people submit their own photos from childhood. Again, the big smilers had about a 1 in 10 divorce rate while over 30 percent of the frowners had been divorced. Overall, the results indicate that people who frown in photos are five times more likely to get a divorce than people who smile. This is a fascinating study, but the researchers say they can't conclude on the correlation between marital success and smiling. How big is the smile in your yearbook?