What Your Yearbook Picture Says About You


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A new study conducted by researchers at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, reveals that people who smile in their pictures are less likely to get divorced.



The results of the study were published in The Economist last week. The female participants who had smiled most in their college photos were most likely to be married by the age of 27, among other things. The researchers suggest that the smiles are accurate indicators of personality. Smiles were rated on a scale out of 10 for three different groups of participants. When comparing only the lowest-scoring people with the highest-scoring, the least-smiling were three times more likely than the biggest smilers to divorce. Say cheese!


What do you think of this study? Do you smile a lot in photos?

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