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2010-10-01 15:32:00

PEOPLE TRAVEL FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE WORLD'S LARGEST SMILEY FACE UNPRECEDENTED ATTEMPT CELEBRATES OFFICIAL WORLD SMILE DAY; Raises Money for Smile Surgeries for Children with Cleft Lips, Palates ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five hundred smiling people from around the world gathered today in the world's theme park capital to set the Guinness World Record for the biggest smiley face. Coinciding with and celebrating today's official World Smile...

2010-08-17 13:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, will honor Harrison Ford, John Stamos and Susan Casden at its 9th Annual Smile Gala on September 24, 2010, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Access Hollywood host Billy Bush will serve as Master of Ceremonies and a special performance will be given by members of the cast of GLEE. The Smile Gala is co-chaired by Dayna and Steven Bochco, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Vicky and Raphael Mense, Kelly and...

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2010-07-20 09:30:02

Your facial expression may tell the world what you are thinking or feeling. But it also affects your ability to understand written language related to emotions, according to research published in the July issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The new study reported on 40 people who were treated with botulinum toxin, or Botox. Tiny applications of this powerful nerve poison were used to deactivate muscles in the forehead that cause frowning....

2010-06-02 03:00:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- DenMat Holdings, LLC, has recently announced a more comfortable and attractive solution for implant temporaries: Snap-It! Snap-It! lives up to its name. It simply "snaps on" to adjacent teeth and provides a stable and esthetic temporary solution for implant patients. It is designed specifically for smaller coverage areas, such as gaps or implants, consisting of six units or less. Unlike traditional flipper appliances, it's convenient and simple...

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2010-05-13 07:37:02

Bared teeth are a prominent and eye-catching feature on many historical and archaeological artifacts, and are commonly interpreted as representing death, aggression and the shamanic trance. But a study in the forthcoming issue of Current Anthropology argues that the bared-teeth motif often expresses something a bit less sinister: the smile. Alice V. M. Samson, Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Bridget M. Waller, Department of Psychology, University of...

2010-04-20 16:15:00

LEHI, Utah, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring in full bloom, XanGo, LLC and Operation Smile welcome another type of renewal: a season of smiles. Last week initiated a series of joint missions as XanGo distributors accompanied Operation Smile to Tlaxcala, Mexico, to support medical volunteers who performed 100 cleft lip and cleft palate corrective surgeries. The smile tour continues with three additional stops through July. "XanGo has supported Operation Smile for several years....

2010-03-11 05:00:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DenMat Holdings, LLC, has recently announced its acquisition of the Snap-On Smile® brand and all intellectual property surrounding it. Snap-On Smile will be produced exclusively by DenMat's LUMINEERS® Smile Design Studio, an ISO 9001 certified laboratory offering a comprehensive range of superior esthetic and restorative services. For over 30 years, DenMat has been providing quality product solutions to...

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2010-01-30 07:40:00

Your facial expression may tell the world what you are thinking or feeling. But it also affects your ability to understand written language related to emotions, according to research that was presented Jan. 29 to the Society for Personal and Social Psychology in Las Vegas, and will be published in the journal Psychological Science. The new study reported on 40 people who were treated with botulinum toxin, or Botox. Tiny applications of this powerful nerve poison were used to deactivate...

2010-01-25 17:08:12

Here's a piece of research that might leave you tickled: laughter is a universal language, according to new research. The study, conducted with people from Britain and Namibia, suggests that basic emotions such as amusement, anger, fear and sadness are shared by all humans. Everybody shares the vast majority of their genetic makeup with each other, meaning that most of our physical characteristics are similar. We all share other attributes, too, such as having complex systems of communication...

2009-12-22 09:00:00

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been one of the warmest holiday seasons on record in New Jersey, thanks to the many Garden State residents who shared their fun holiday moments with the Palisades "What Drives Your Holiday Smile?" online photo contest. Now, New Jersey's Nice Car Insurance Company is proud to announce and congratulate the winners in the Holiday Fun, Kid Photo, and Pet Photo categories. Over the last month, New Jersey residents of all ages submitted...