Book Review: Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act by Ron Gutman

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This was a Kindle single I picked up which is based on a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talk that Ron Gutman gave. For those unfamiliar the TED conferences are laid on around the world under the banner of “Ideas Worth Spreading”.

Gutman is an entrepreneur who’s CEO of a health and well being company and a seasoned traveler. His topic for his talk was smiles and their power.
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Whether it’s alleviating a tense and seemingly hostile bus ride in Zambia or just smiling at a baby Gutman investigates why the smile is a global similarity that all humans share and the different effects it can have on our lives. It’s interesting to learn that research shows that frequent smiling can actually raise your mood, even if it’s for no reason, and that it’s actually more effective than eating chocolate or getting money for making us happy.

Gutman’s a positive voice…

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