The Duchenne Smile Reference Chart

Say cheese, snap a photo and compare your results to see where you fall on the smile scale.

The Duchenne Smile Reference Chart

There might be more to your smile than you think. A study has shown that people who have a Duchenne smile live the longest. People with a Duchenne smile use their whole face with their eyes crinkled. There are also partial-Duchenne smiles and non-Duchenne smiles. A non-Duchenne smile may be indicating that you have negative emotions that may shorten your lifespan. Do you have a Duchenne smile? Take a selfie and compare it to the reference below. Take a new photo once a month to see how you have improved!

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It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of overwhelming burden.

Caring for an ageing or sick parent at home can be a wonderful act of love — but it can also be a big sacrifice. Along with the new responsibility comes added stress to your life that's probably already taxing. Not to mention, it significantly changes the relationship between the two of you. If you're a caregiver for a parent, or thinking about what next step is best, this is one of the most important things to remember about this life phase. It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of a lot of the burden that comes with the role.

TV and podcast host Maria Menounos is currently taking care of her mother, who has brain cancer. She learned this lesson from a guest on her series "Better Together."

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