We thank you, our subscribers, for your comments on how you like hearing from us and how our newsletters are informative. With that in mind, we want to let you know that we are moving to a bi-monthly newsletter schedule. Keep an eye out for our next e-newsletter in early October.
In the meantime, we invite you to visit our website next week to watch the television interview that Mandy Sauler (one of our staff members) had with CBS' Eye on New York this past month.
The New York Times recently released a fascinating article on what our face says about us at 50. In light of President Obama's recent 50th birthday, New York Times reporter Denise Grady examined the president's facial features, such as the bags under his eyes, gray hair, firm chin and neck, the lines around his mouth and more.
According to facial feature experts, Obama's big ears revealed that he listens well to the country and his gleaming eyes reveal that he is a visionary.
"People make instant judgments about one another's age, health, mood, personality and character based on facial features, and yet we often judge unconsciously, not fully aware of the cues we're reading,' Grady writes. A Tufts University study even revealed that onlookers were likely to unknowingly view Republicans facial features as "powerful' and those of Democrats as 'warm.'
Even though we don't want to others to know that we are tired or aging, we may be unable to hide it. These findings are more than interesting food for thought. They remind us that when we want to look our best, that we certainly have good reason.
Whether we like it or not, people often judge us based on first impressions, and having facial features that portray qualities like youth and intelligence help us to make a good one.
Brighter, more open looking eyes, as well as plump, color rich lips signal that we are youthful, alert, and capable. Fortunately, permanent eyeliner and permanent lip liner create the illusion of these traits. So, the next time you look in the mirror or at the person sitting next to you, think about what your face is saying to them.