Your Five-Second Superpower.

Via on May 4, 2012

And the good news is—it’s contagious too!

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“Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live—and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being?” Not only is smiling good for you, but it’s good for the people around you too.

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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


4 Responses to “Your Five-Second Superpower.”

  1. […] loved them since I was a child, but after reading this, they made the favorite list: “Our smile will bring happiness to us and to those around us. Even if we spend a lot of money on gifts for everyone in our family, nothing we buy could give them […]

  2. […] Read a page from your favorite book—not just online—get the paper version. 4. Do somersaults. 5. Smile at other humans. 6. Say “hi” to someone you don’t know yet. 7. Do something crazy that is “sooo […]

  3. […] it because we smile more easily, laugh more easily? Is it that we feel more relaxed and at ease? We could debate about what will […]

  4. […] Children bring smiles. I keep […]

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