Pencils of Promise Campaign

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Smile! It’s TED Talk Tuesday!

In the first ever TED Talk Tuesday, Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap and TEDxSiliconValley organizer, discusses the “hidden power of smiling.” I’m sure you have heard the anecdote that if you smile, you’ll actually trick your brain into believing you’re happy. Well, Ron goes a step further in his 2011 TED talk. This Stanford grad reviews a host of scientific studies about the simple act of smiling, and how it can affect your quality of living.

“When you smile you don’t only appear to be more likable and courteous, you appear to be more competent.” –Ron Gutman, March 2011