Summer is the magical season when beachside barbecues turn into sweltering nights in the city, and a nap in a hammock can become an all-day activity. But, as great as all the lounging, grilling, and dancing can be, you know you can’t enjoy any of that without the right soundtrack.
With that in mind, we curated a playlist that covers all the moods of summer, from chilled-out to beach disco-ready. We’ve got Swedish sirens, the Fresh Prince, West Coast gangstas, and well, all the jams that will soon define summer ’12 for you. Of course, we couldn’t fit every great summer song into our player, so use these tracks as a jumping-off point, and tell us what your favorites are in the comments!
If you have any doubts about the power of a smile, perhaps you’ve never used it to get you out of a speeding ticket before. And while, sure, it doesn’t always work out quite as well as you might hope, your smile may actually be much more powerful and revealing than you think.
Take, for instance, Glo’s recent look at 16 different kinds of grins that may not all convey utter bliss and happiness. From the sultry tantalizing smirk to the perplexed smile (likely one half of the smile-and-nod combo), and, of course, the all-out teeth-barer accompanied by fits of laughter and tears of joy, they’ve broken down the intentions behind the facial expressions — and trust, it’s not only Mona Lisa’s smile that’s can throw you for a loop.
Click over to see the complete and thorough smile breakdown (smize included), that’s not quite as cheesy as you would imagine. (Glo)
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