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Why Do Americans Smile So Much?

People around the world have stereotypes of Americans. We’re overweight, rich, armed, loud, and we smile all the time. An exaggeration, of course, but Americans do smile more than other cultures. Why is that? Surely we aren’t that much happier than other developed nations.

For a study published in 2015, an international group of researchers looked at the number of “source countries” that have fed into various nations since the year 1500. Places like Canada and the United States are very diverse, with 63 and 83…

Congressman fresh out of surgery is all smiles as he votes to take away your health care

Congressman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, made sure to vote against Obamacare -- even after just getting surgery.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, made sure to vote against Obamacare — even after just getting surgery.

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz from Utah was supposed to be at home resting from foot surgery related to a 12-year-old injury — instead he scooted into the Capitol with a big smile on his face as he voted to kill Obamacare.

The irony, of course, is that the House’s rushed health care repeal bill would allow states to get rid of protections for people with pre-existing conditions…