KRISTEN'S STORY -
WHY DO WOMEN OPEN THEIR MOUTHS WHILE APPLYING MASCARA
Do you open your mouth when you apply mascara? You probably do, because most of us do, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? It’s a subconscious action, body language expert Blanca Cobb explains, so we don’t realize we’re doing it at the time, and here’s the science behind why we open our mouths when we put on mascara.
Dropping your mouth to apply mascara may look strange, but it actually serves a purpose. If you’ve ever shoved a mascara wand into your eye by mistake, you know what a pain that can be, so we try to keep our eyes as wide as possible when coating our lashes with one and stay as still as possible. And the rest is just the way we’re wired.
"Two different nerves control the muscles that open and close your mouth and upper eyelids, and those nerves are located close together on your body," Cobb explains. "The leading theory for why your mouth opens while you apply mascara is because those nerves are cross-firing."
And once we get used to applying mascara that way, it can be hard to stop. Cobb calls it “reinforced behavior.” We just know it works, so we keep doing it.
JASON'S STORY - WINNER
LOCAL FLORIST OWNER MAKES ARRANGEMENTS FOR SCHOOL STAFF
Owner of April’s Rose Garden, Sandi Williams, made special flowers for every single employee at Walnut Grove Elementary School in Walton County.
Her co-workers contacted a local news station about her story and said she has been working non-stop for days making the arrangements.
In total, Williams made arrangements for 150 staff at the school.
But Jason didn't understand why the employees contacted a local news station to tell them about it. He felt like they should have just done the good deed...and let people find out about it organically. Kristen thinks Jason is over-thinking it and a good deed is a good deed!