Happiness Hat Zaps You Into a Better Mood

10/30/2009 2:05 PM |

In a slightly precious opinion piece in the Science section of the Times earlier this week, Olivia Judson discusses research suggesting that the simple act of smiling eventually lifts your mood (and ponders whether certain languages are inherently “happier” because they cause us to grin more frequently). By that logic, designer Lauren McCarthy‘s hat that zaps the back of your head whenever you stop smiling must be the happiest invention ever—even though it looks like torture. (TDW)