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Smiles Per Hour

In Victoria the Port Phillip Council has developed and created an initiative road sign that indicates the number of “smiles per hour”. The idea is to measure the friendliness of a the neighbourhood, in which the council hopes that the road signs will promote friendliness and social understanding, which has been shown to provide many health benefits.

Laughing and smiling can provide you with many health benefits, but overall it contributes to a sense of happiness. Happiness can lead to greater emotional connection and intimacy with other people, especially in close relationships.