Smiling Makes Us Happier

Science shows that a smile really will turn that frown upside down.
1:54 | 10/26/11

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Smiling Makes Us Happier
A small secret of happiness sometimes it turns out you don't need to spend money -- go on vacation to achieve it and here's ABC Cecilia Vega. He economies in the tank winters on its way. It might seem easy to walk around with a -- these days but there's actually a reason you should be smiling. When -- It turns out Frank Sinatra had the right idea. And no matter what kind of mood you're in the act of smiling makes you happier Charles Darwin was one of the first to study it today scientists know that when you smile -- your muscles send a signal to the part of your brain that controls emotion. It makes you feel better and maybe even live better. Psychologists from the University of Virginia looked at FaceBook pages to study smiling. They -- FaceBook smiles of first semester students and found those with intense smiles were happier in their senior year. Of course there are those smiles we all know George Clooney Julia Roberts even that mr. Cheshire cat grant. He went back but what about the rest of us are we willing to take a break from a busy day to just smiled. What makes you smile. A wake up every -- life. Planning and being happy little and admitted every scene is it tough for -- smile on the savings the economy and everything. That's going on. So easy money and it costs nothing. So easy and who else I ask you years to your life Cecilia thank -- ABC news New York. And here's something -- made us -- today and glorious image it's the arc of a double rainbow. Over London England take a look at that.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":14822785,"title":"Smiling Makes Us Happier","duration":"1:54","description":"Science shows that a smile really will turn that frown upside down.","url":"/WNT/video/smiling-proven-make-us-happier-14822785","section":"WNT","mediaType":"default"}