Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:24:32 GMT | By AFP RelaxNews, additional images by Getty
Feeling stressed? New study says grin and bear it

Smiling -- even fake smiling -- was shown to reduce stress in a new US study.

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(Relaxnews) - If you're stressed out, a new study finds that you can feel better with the simple act of smiling -- even if the smile is forced.

Researchers at the University of Kansas in the US subjected college students to anxiety-inducing tasks and found that those who smiled through them appeared to have less stress. The study, led by research psychologists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman, is scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science. Click next for more information on the study.

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