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In one stage of the study, photos were collected from dating sites and individual income was self-reported as either more than 0,ooo or less than ,000.

Those asked to categorize the photo subjects by income level were accurate 68 per cent of the time in the first study and 52 per cent of the time in the second, more controlled set, even when given only split seconds to make their choice.

All it took to skew the accuracy of participants in their exercise was to categorize images of smiling people—a grin erased any cues people could use to make their choice. Your mom might’ve always said ‘if you make a funny face, it’ll stay that way.’ There’s a kernel of truth in that, it turns out,” says Rule.

The face has 43 muscles and they’re no different than the other muscles in your body—the more you work them out, the larger they’ll get.

Researchers conducted the study by asking participants to categorize photos of people as rich or poor.

A recent study by researchers at the University of Toronto has found that we are able to judge a person’s income with surprising accuracy just from a glimpse of the face.

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