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Masks Are Causing Our Smiles to Evolve

The rise of the ‘smize’

A man smiling while wearing a protective face mask.
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All smiles are not created equal: We have different smiles for different situations. There are spontaneous smiles that indicate true joy. And then there are “social smiles,” the ones people use to communicate — like the no-you-go-first smile at the grocery line, the hello-neighbor smile when you pass someone you recognize on a hiking path, the…




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Maria C. Hunt

Maria C. Hunt

Maria Hunt of MH Media is a journalist and content strategist on wellness, design, wine + food. She wrote a champagne cocktail book for Random House.

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