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If Eyes Are the Window to the Soul, Then Crow’s Feet … ?

“The eyes do not lie unless, of course, the person has received Botox around the eyes, in which case the skin around the eyes is unable to wrinkle up, no matter how true a smile.”
—The Atlantic has an interesting piece on smiling, life, and depression by dermatologist Eric Finzi: “How Smiles Control Us All, and why we’re terrible at faking them.” It’s also an excerpt from his new book, ‘The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships,’ which came out yesterday (Amazon | Indiebound), and which reminded me to re-take that BBC fake-smile-detection test. I got a 17 instead of a 6 (out of 20) this time around, which feels weird but good, I guess. Anyway, crow’s feet would be its curtain stays?



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