6:15 It's Monday Smile...but don't fake it. That won't make you any happier according to researchers.
What Are You Smiling At?
The old saying “Smile and the world smiles with you” may have some kernel of truth to it but it doesn’t tell the whole story.
University of Hong Kong researchers say there’s nothing wrong with smiling when one feels genuinely happy. However, smiling all the time even through hardships might not be the best strategy.
Marketing professor Anirban Mukhopadhyay and his team conducted a series of experiments to test this theory, which included asking participants how often they smile and whether people forced themselves to smile. Researchers also asked participants about their own level of life satisfaction.
The results show that those who smile frequently because they're actually happy felt much better than people who did not ordinarily smile often but forced themselves to do so anyway.
Mukhopadhyay says the bottom line is that it may be best for certain people not to smile until they resolve whatever it is that’s bothering them, otherwise it could “make them feel worse, because they may interpret smiling as trying to become happy.”
6:45 Remember back in the 80's and 90's when they came out with perfume with “pheremones” in it? I always thought it was hogwash. Well...I guess I was wrong.
Scientists at San Francisco State University have found that women who wear perfume with synthesized female pheromone in it are more attractive to male partners. Pheromones are the natural chemical substances we secrete to elicit a specific behavior or response from others. In test studies, women who had pheromone added to their perfume reported a more than 50% increase in attention from men. They were involved in more kissing, heavy petting, affection, and, not surprisingly, sex. (Soon all marriages will be saved by … perfume?)
– “Physiology & Behavior”.
7:15 This past weekend, I spent some time with some of my best girlfriends. We decided to get together and have some dinner and drinks on Saturday night. While I love them, we always laugh about not being able to hear each other and how difficult it is to plan anything with the 6 of us. We are just unorganized. It's pretty often that the term “herding cats” comes up. Yep! That's us!
Here are 8 Reasons Why A Group Dinner Is The Most Dreaded Event On A Girl’s Social Calendar (many of these apply to me and my group of friends!) Check it out here.
8:15 We play the song Classic by MKTO. It's a catchy tune. When I was reading about the song and the group the other day, I found out an interesting tidbit. One of the guys in the group is the same guy that played the kid “Walt” on Lost. Remember the first few seasons, they had the kid and his dad? When the kid started getting too big, they made him disappear into thin air...or he got swallowed up by that imaginary smoke monster thing (had to be a Lost fan to understand what I'm talking about). Anyway, the kid is all grown up and singin and rapping in this group. Cool!
Here's the video for Classic.
However, this is what I remember from Lost...his dad always looking for him and shouting his name and stuff. Ha.