Teeth Take Center Stage at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are seen as the official kickoff to the Hollywood awards season. They are known to be a night of pageantry, high fashion, and teeth. Well, they aren’t known for that last one. But this week, teeth were certainly in focus at the Golden Globe ceremony, and not because of another [link id='52117' [...]

Smartphones Reduce Interactions and Smiles between Strangers

We know that smartphones are changing the way we interact with people around the world. Combined with social media, we are now able to interact with “friends” no matter where or when we find ourselves. We are also spending more time engaging with articles, games, and other distractions instead of engaging our immediate surroundings. But [...]

Smiling Is a Social Tool as Much as a Personal Expression

When we’re young, we’re taught that each expression shows a particular emotion: we frown because we’re sad, scowl because we’re angry, and, of course, smile because we’re happy. We’ve already seen how biochemistry inverts this a little bit: we’re partly happy because we smile. But now researchers are claiming that smiles aren’t [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Smiles|

Smile and Jump Higher: Remembering Local Legend Donald McKayle

Modern dance pioneer Donald McKayle left a tremendous mark on the world of dance, partly through his teaching and outreach a the University of California at Irvine. He made his professional debut in 1948, and joined the UCI faculty in 1989. For nearly 30 years, he was a fixture of our community, a major positive [...]

K-Smile Campaign Hopes to Make Olympics Successful

As the 2018 Winter Olympics kicks off in PyeongChang, the world turns its eyes to South Korea. And the country is doing its best to make sure that what the world sees is a happy, smiling country, holding hands--however briefly--with its isolated northern half. Behind the major diplomatic breakthroughs that have brought the two Koreas [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|Smiles|
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