Smiling In A Portrait In The Olden Days Meant You Were A Drunken Slut

You might have noticed that rarely anyone is smiling in old-timey photographs and paintings. I’ve always chalked it up to the fact that there was no running water back then.

Ami Angelowicz | September 23, 2013 - 9:20 am

This “Bitch Face” Graphic Is The Story Of My Life

After that mild controversy we stirred up over strangers telling us to smile, this graphic, from illustrator Kris Atomic perfectly illuminates my feelings on the subject. If you feel like…

Julie Gerstein | March 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s “Today Show”: Kathie Lee Teaches Kristen Stewart How To Smile

Once upon a time, the highest paid actor or actress in Hollywood was someone who had a bit more gravitas than “Twilight.” But Kristen Stewart has topped Forbes magazine’s list

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2012 - 1:20 pm

10 Animals Laughing At Your Jokes

Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy a good guffaw from time to time. Creatures from the Animal Kingdom are equally prone to a giggle fit under the right circumstances,…

Julie Gerstein | January 17, 2012 - 4:00 pm

At Least You Don’t Have Moebius Syndrome

Don’t tell Hayley to turn her frown upside down. She’s not trying to be a Debbie Downer, she is just incapable of smiling or moving her face at all for…

Ami Angelowicz | January 26, 2011 - 4:40 pm

5 Good Reasons To Crack A Smile

How many times a day do you smile? Chances are it might not be enough. Smiling can change your mood, making you feel happy even when you didn’t think you…

Carli Alexa Blau | June 2, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Virginia Is For Frowners

People with ugly driver’s license photos, the state of Virginia feels your pain. The Department of Motor Vehicles in Virginia banned smiles—yes, smiles—and ordered all new photo-takers to make a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Quick Pic: Why So Grumpy Lindsay Lohan & Sam Ronson?

You know what we hate? When you’re walking down the street and some idiot dude says to you, “Smile, sweetheart!”, like you’re supposed to just walk around with a mindless…

The Frisky | July 23, 2008 - 11:00 am

Quick Pic: The Many Faces Of Tyra Banks

For the record, Tyra is giving: the catalog smile, the commercial smile, and the smile without the eyes. [New York Times Magazine, 6/1/08 edition] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 30, 2008 - 10:00 am