Are you the first one in the room to crack a big grin when you hear a funny joke? Some people claim that a good sense of humor runs in the family, but new research shows that how you laugh or smile may, in fact, depend on your genetics.
According to a June 2015 study by University of California, Berkeley, our emotional reactivity may be linked to the gene 5-HTTLPR in our DNA. The study suggests that people with short versions of the gene may be more sensitive and show greater genuine reactions to emotional situations. What’s the trick to measuring “real” smiles and laughter? In this case, scientists looked at the muscles around each subject’s eyes that produce “crow’s feet.” Apparently, these telltale eye wrinkles reveal our truest reactions to humor.
While breaking into a huge smile or busting out laughing is bound to make you feel good, you may notice over time that your eye wrinkles are adding up along with those big expressions—and some of the lines stick around even after the funny moment has passed.
So what’s the good news to smile about? When it comes to the aging face, preventing wrinkles is actually far easier, less painful and a lot cheaper than you might imagine. To minimize the appearance of crow’s feet, try REDEFINE ACUTE CARE Skincare for Expression Lines featuring line-defying peptides and hyaluronic acid. Apply three times a week before bed for four weeks to wake up with smoother, younger-looking skin.
I’m having a birthday, and to be honest – I’m feeling a little melancholy about it.
I certainly have a wonderful life, but getting to that age where I’d almost rather “forget” another year has passed (although the candles on that cake never seem to lie)! 😉
It got me thinking about what I could do to make my day special, and I’m wondering if you can help me out.
It’s always so nice to get bday wishes, cards etc – but there’s another kind of gift that would mean the world to me this year.
You may already know that I support a very important non-profit program (Women Empowered, through Project Concern International).
This program helps women in developing countries change their lives by starting small micro-businesses (that bring in much needed income for themselves and their families). The program is very comprehensive. Women get access to over 18 months of training, which provides them with new leadership, financial and literacy skills, and the support to start a business of their own.
Even more amazing – it only costs $50 to sponsor a gal through that entire program.
That’s it – $50 to change a woman’s life for good.
I don’t expect you to jump in and invest $50 right now (but if you feel called, of course it would be MUCH appreciated). Instead, I’m wondering if you’d be willing to invest just $5, as a “Happy Birthday” gift to me?
( even a small percentage of you donated just a little bit, collectively, we could make a HUGE difference).
What do you think?
Would you be willing to invest just $5 to make my birthday unforgettable (while also making a huge difference for other women and their families)?
If so, all you need to do is click this link to connect to my team fundraising page to make your contribution.
When it comes to skincare, there’s a lot of confusion out there. People are bombarded with conflicting information and a cluttered marketplace. Make every day count when it comes to caring for your skin.
Fact or fiction? Skincare is less important than procedures.
When it comes to caring for your skin, you don’t have to go to extremes to age extremely well. While peels, injections, lasers, microdermabrasion and other procedures can yield great results, they require regular visits to the dermatologist’s office and come with a huge skinpact—they’re expensive, sometimes painful and often have considerable recovery time.
The truth is, with modern advances in skincare science, daily skincare can often make more of a long-term difference than in-office procedures. A smart skincare regimen, along with healthy habits, such as getting plenty of beauty sleep (on your back), eating right and exercising regularly, can influence up to 80% of your skin’s future.
If you want to improve the look and feel of your skin, our advice is, “Slow and steady wins the race.”Staying on track with consistent daily application of clinically proven products that are tailored to your special needs can go a long way in ensuring a healthy, youthful-looking future for your skin. And it’s never too late, or too soon, to start.
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Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are thrilled to live in the epicenter of new technology—the San Francisco Bay Area. Right now, the buzz is about the wearable computing device Google Glass. Google has even teamed up with Ray-Ban and other high-end brands to make “smart” eyeglasses. With all eyes on this new technology, tune into the latest webisode of Skinpact News, “Google Glass,” to learn from Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields how you can make sure your peepers are prepared for this future meets fashionista moment.