Taking more smiling selfies can increase happiness, new study says

Whether you’re an A-list celebrity or just feel like one, selfie-mania is everywhere, but according to a recent study, this could be a good thing.

A new selfie study from the University of California-Irvine says that taking more smiling selfies increases your chances of happiness. Forty-one students spent four weeks taking selfies and then reporting their moods. Over time, they noticed an obvious change: they were happier and more confident and that mood lasted the entire day, even when they fake smiled.