Feeling Angry or Irritated?

woman squints

If you’re outside and feeling angry, it might be because you forgot your sunglasses. Yes, squinting can make you angry.

“On the sunniest days, we squint; and squinting can make us angry,” explains Daniele Marzoli, PhD, a psychologist at Italy’s University of Chieti-Pescara.

The screwed-up expression we make when we squint is essentially a frown. Since mood and facial muscles are linked, the face signals to the brain that we’re irritated. The link between squinting and feeling irritated occurs almost instantly.

Luckily, there is a quick and easy fix to this mood changer: sunglasses.

So, to avoid feeling angry or irritated the next time you head outside, remember to wear your sunglasses.

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