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A small act with a big impact
on December 8, 2011
In this wonderful book, Ron Gutman describes the big impact that the small act of smiling can have.
The captivating text weaves citations to scientific research from serious scholars around the world - from contemporary studies (from top institutions like Stanford University) to historic observations (dating back to Charles Darwin) - together with the author's personal narrative and contributions from people who sent the author their own anecdotes about smiling.
The author's journey of discovery about the positive impact smiling made in his life stands next to many surprising benefits of smiling that have been revealed through studies from leading universities and in academic publications from countries everywhere.
It's a compelling and joyful read, perfect both for those who are serious enough who want to know the content comes from real science, and for those who just want to learn more about something they already know can transform life for the better.
This is a great gift, both for yourself and for others, and a great reminder that the simplest things in life often make the greatest differences.