Smile

The Duchenne smile is named after Guillaume Duchenne, who studied facial expressions by mapping the faces of inmates at mental hospitals in the nineteenth century. The Duchenne indicates a smile echoed by the eyes crinkling in ...

Smile

Smile

The extraordinary story of one woman’s ten-year medical and metaphysical odyssey that brought her physical, creative, emotional, and spiritual healing, by a MacArthur genius and two-time Pulitzer finalist. With a play opening on Broadway, and every reason to smile, Sarah Ruhl has just survived a high-risk pregnancy when she discovers the left side of her face is completely paralyzed. She is assured that 90 percent of Bell’s palsy patients see spontaneous improvement and experience a full recovery. Like Ruhl’s own mother. But Sarah is in the unlucky ten percent. And for a woman, wife, mother, and artist working in theater, the paralysis and the disconnect between the interior and exterior brings significant and specific challenges. So Ruhl begins an intense decade-long search for a cure while simultaneously grappling with the reality of her new face—one that, while recognizably her own—is incapable of accurately communicating feelings or intentions. In a series of piercing, witty, and lucid meditations, Ruhl chronicles her journey as a patient, wife, mother, and artist. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain of postpartum depression, the story of a marriage, being a playwright and working mom to three small children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness. Brimming with insight, humility, and levity, Smile is a triumph by one of America’s leading playwrights. It is an intimate examination of loss and reconciliation, and above all else, the importance of perseverance and hope in the face of adversity.

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Smile
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Sarah Ruhl
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The extraordinary story of one woman’s ten-year medical and metaphysical odyssey that brought her physical, creative, emotional, and spiritual healing, by a MacArthur genius and two-time Pulitzer finalist. With a play opening on Broadway, and every reason to smile, Sarah Ruhl has just survived a high-risk pregnancy when she discovers
Smile Pricing Explained
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: P. Austing
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-29 - Publisher: Springer

Smile Pricing Explained provides a clear and thorough explanation of the concepts of smile modelling that are at the forefront of modern derivatives pricing. The key models used in practice are covered, together with numerical techniques and calibration.
Computational Techniques for Human Smile Analysis
Language: en
Pages: 61
Authors: Hassan Ugail, Ahmad Ali Asad Aldahoud
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-17 - Publisher: Springer

In this book, the authors discuss the recent developments in computational techniques for automated non-invasive facial emotion detection and analysis with particular focus on the smile. By way of applications, they discuss how genuine and non-genuine smiles can be inferred, how gender is encoded in a smile and how it
Keeping Your Smile
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Jeff A. Johnson
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Redleaf Press

Filled with warmth, humor, and honesty, Keeping Your Smile is a resource for anyone who cares for children and who wants to manage their own stress, tension, or anxiety before burnout becomes an overarching obstacle in their daily interactions with children. Jeff A. Johnson, a child care professional who wrote
Don't Even Smile
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Geoffrey Mount Varner
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02 - Publisher: Lulu.com

This young prominent physician was falsely accused of sexual harassment. He was maligned in the media before any investigation took place. Dr. Mountvarner was tried and convicted in the court of public perception. But, alas, when all was said and done, it was determined that these vicious claims not true.

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