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February 1, 2012

Beauty Secrets of the Stars


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Time to think about your personal and business relationships and how to improve them.

Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder, and it is something that changes from season-to-season and generation-to-generation.  Case in point: just watch an old movie from the early thirties.  Women wore black, oxford shoes that tied up the middle with their skirts.  If a woman wore a shoe like that today, she would look dumpy and old beyond her years.  Yet at the time those films were made, the black oxford was considered a staple in any well-dressed woman’s wardrobe.

Hollywood Glam in the Thirties

Fashions certainly do change, but one thing that spans the ages and always manages to pull together ones hair, clothes, and accessories is a smile.  A smile, when genuine, says the one thing that all the other elements of ones appearance cannot.  It says I am glad YOU are here.  It is giving, not taking.  It brings sunshine into any someone else’s day.

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This shoe was worn by women in the 1930's

As Dale Carnegie said in his famous book in improving personal relations, How to Win Friends and Influence People: “Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you.  You make me happy.  I am glad to see you.’”

And…a smile is absolutely free.  It doesn’t cost a plug nickel.

I just want to smile

Mark Stibich, Ph.D., says that smiling not only makes us more attractive but it can improve our mood and immune function.  I would like to add, if you feel “smile-challenged” on a particular day, just practice smiling in the mirror.  Even if you don’t feel like it at first, given a few minutes, you will find yourself smiling more easily.  It is like warming up the car.

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