catfrownIt never ceases to amaze me how “studies” and “research” really do just pile on to the many myths there are floating out there around divorce.  Just reading about the latest ridiculous study today, around the correlation of frowning in childhood pictures to the liklihood of divorce. An excerpt from an MSNBC article:

While the connection is striking, the researchers stress that they can’t conclude anything about the cause of the correlation.

“Maybe smiling represents a positive disposition towards life,” said study leader Matthew Hertenstein, a psychologist at DePauw University in Indiana. “Or maybe smiling people attract other happier people, and the combination may lead to a greater likelihood of a long-lasting marriage. We don’t really know for sure what’s causing it.”

So, in other words, the results mean nothing? Yeah, I thought so, just checking 😉