Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Humans spend a lot of time during social occasions masking their real emotions. Why?
Societies that are happier than others would be reflecting more confidence and trust in their institutions and economic systems.
In the US, smiling is a reflexive gesture of goodwill, but Russians view it as a sign of stupidity. Social psychology research could help explain this cultural contrast.
It’s not because their clothes are too tight.