Curiosity Daily Podcast: Can Smiling Actually Make You Happier? And Why a Clockmaker Figured Out Longitude

Learn whether smiling can actually make you feel happier and why it took John Harrison, a working-class clockmaker, to figure out longitude.

September 15, 2020

Episode Show Notes:

It Took a Working-Class Clockmaker to Figure Out Longitude by Ashley Hamer

Can smiling really make you happier? By Grant Currin

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