(Roughly) Daily

Say “Cheese”…

…  or just don the Happiness Hat— a millinery creation of artist Lauren McCarthy:

“A wearable conditioning device that detects if you’re smiling and provides pain feedback if you’re not. Frowning creates intense pain but a full smile leaves you pain free! The first in a series of Tools for Improved Social Inter-Acting.”

…or we could just console ourselves that (as the BBC reports) feeling grumpy is good for you.

As we bare our teeth, we might note that it was on this date in 1215 that the Fourth Lateran Council was convened, at which (among other things) “transubstantiation” was formally recognized and defined by the Roman Catholic Church; from that point, Catholics have been “required” to receive the Eucharist at the least on Easter.  (The Council had been called– convoked– by Pope Innocent III with the papal bull of April 19, 1213…)

Pope Innocent III

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