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Face of the Year International Beauty Contest

The Stirring of Sleeping Beauty

Modern Standards of Beauty: Nature or Nurture

Pheromones: The Smell of Beauty

Different Place Different Beauty

Evolutionary Psychology

Beauty and the Menstrual Cycle

The Question of Beauty

Babyness and Sexual Attraction

Female Pheromones and Male Physiology

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Revolting Bodies: The Monster Beauty of Tattooed Women

Piercing and the Modern Primitive

We must stop glorifying physical beauty

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When Was the Last Time You Looked Glamorous?

Facial Beauty and Fractal Geometry

The Impact of Family Structure and Social Change

The Reality of Appearance

Sexual Selection and the Biology of Beauty

Venus, From Fertility Goddess to Sales Promoter

Why We Fall in Love

The Science of Attraction

The Biology in the Beholder's Eye

The Science of Attraction by Rob Elder

Your Cave or Mine

All Ah We is One Family

Skin Texture and Female Facial Beauty


Smile! You’ll feel Better
By Marjorie Ingall        

         As the song says, smiling when you' re feeling blue appears to put you in a rosy mood. At least that's the theory set forth by Robert B. Zajonc, Ph.D.,director of the lnstitute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. 

          When you smile, two things happen: You breathe through your nose, and you exert pressure on the veins in your face. Both of these activitie reslut in cooler blood entering the region of the brain known as the hypothalamus -which, Zajonc believes, causes the release of chemicals that can suppress pain and/or help you feel better. When you breathe through your nose, you bring cool air into your nasal passages, which cools the veins and the blood flowing through them. And when you use the "smile muscles" at the corners of your mouth, you change 



the direction of the blood flow inside your face in such a way that it causes the temperature of the blood to drop.

         Cooling the blood may also inhibit the release of serotonin, thought to be related to depression, and promote the release of endorphins, which suppress pain and give you a lift.

         All this may be one reason we enjoy kissing so much. Notes Zajonc, "When you kiss, you have to breathe through your nose, because your mouth is otherwise occupied.

























































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