New York, NY (PRWEB) July 6, 2009
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to read the news, stay informed, but avoid the barrage of negativity that comes with it? What about seeing more relevant stories that are cool, fun or feel good? Smile News is a new concept in news, both a philosophy and a powerful tool for the iPhone and iPod Touch: using advanced filtering and major news sources it provides the latest facts and opinions even while avoiding the most negative news. In addition to more positive standard news, it showcases fun, funny, uplifting, and cool yet informative stories. Users can choose how to view their news and what level of positivity or negativity they want on a given day. Why not adopt a philosophy of enjoying the news rather than focusing on the grim stuff? Smile News makes that daily choice the user's.
Smile News is also a powerful and fully functional news reader and can act as a go-to source of standard news. It is available on the Apple App Store for 99 cents. Take a tour at http://smilenewsnetwork.com
A University of Toronto study provides the first direct evidence that people's mood affects what they see, suggesting that seeing the world through rose-colored glasses is more biological reality than metaphor. "Good and bad moods literally change the way our visual cortex operates and how we see," says Adam Anderson, a University of Toronto professor of psychology. "Specifically, our study shows that when in a positive mood, our visual cortex takes in more information, while negative moods result in tunnel vision." Taylor Schmitz, lead author of the study, explains that "Good moods enhance the literal size of the window through which we see the world. The upside of this is that we can see things from a more global, or integrative perspective." The study appears in the June 3, 2009 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
Smile News Network is a software company founded by young veterans of the tech world who seek to apply technology for the social good.
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