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March 23, 2006

Bad News for Katherine Harris: A false smile can be hazardous to your health


A german study suggests that "enforced jolliness on the job" isn't good for you.

They cite flight attendants, sales personnel, call centre operators, waiters and others in contact with the public for extended periods of time as being at risk of seriously harming their health.

Psychologists at Frankfurt University said the fake friendliness led to depression, stress and a lowering of the immune system itself, which in turn can trigger more serious ailments.

Sorry about the duplicate post...

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Posted by dymaxion at March 23, 2006 08:30 PM

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