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For the Novel Faces Tell All and Faces-Related Subjects

(The author is neither an authority nor original researcher, but merely reports the observations of investigators, analysts and interested viewers.)

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Faces Tell All: A Multicultural Tour Part 2

Faces Tell All: A Multicultural Tour Part 2

Another important example of Chinese culture presented in Faces Tell All is martial arts. The main character, Harold is a devotee of Chinese Kung Fu, blended with Korean and Brazilian techniques which he learned from Choi Hong, a Korean-American master....

The Scientific Importance of the Face

The Scientific Importance of the Face

Of interest to psychologists: Did your mother smile at you lovingly?“Psychoanalysis must concern itself with this central symbol of personality (the face), particularly as the constitution and development of the early self and correlated disorders of the...

Faces Tell All

Faces Tell All

Can our faces forecast our fate?The main premise of Faces Tell All is that our faces “give us away”—our identities, our physical and psychological fitness, our attitudes and intentions—and this revelatory power can now be enhanced through computer-based...

The Faces of Hollywood Part 2

The Faces of Hollywood Part 2

(This blogger does not claim to offer original thinking or opinion on these subjects but rather a composite of others’ observations noted through the years.)An exhaustive list of cinema stars and a comprehensive analysis of their impact on the public...

The Faces of Hollywood Part 2

The Faces of Hollywood

(This blogger does not claim to offer original thinking or opinion on these subjects but rather a composite of others’ observations noted through the years.)An exhaustive list of cinema stars and a comprehensive analysis of their impact on the public...

How well do you “face” fear?

How well do you “face” fear?

(This blogger does not claim to offer original thinking or opinion on these subjects but rather a composite of others’ observations noted through the years.)Why do we idolize our cinema favorites? Which faces (and personalities) have the greatest and most...

The Wisdom of Coco Chanel

The Wisdom of Coco Chanel

Newer theories of facial expression have called into question earlier ones known chiefly through the work of Paul Ekman (Basic Emotions Theory or BET) finding that basic human emotions such as anger, fear, disgust, surprise, sadness and joy are reflected in predictable and universal facial displays.
Major Characters of Faces Tell All

Major Characters of Faces Tell All

Why qualify with quotation marks Coco Chanel’s undeniably great contributions to fashion, cosmetology and, indeed, women’s liberation? After all, she was once deemed one of the twentieth century’s most influential women.
Body (and Face) Language

Body (and Face) Language

To preview the novel, we introduce and briefly describe the major characters—as in a play or historical fiction: their identities, descriptions and backgrounds—encouraging the reader to anticipate how they might think and act. In fact, it is that sense of expectation—and inevitability—that epitomizes effective character-driven fiction.
The People’s Republic of China’s New Mass Surveillance

The People’s Republic of China’s New Mass Surveillance

Examples of body language: Stature, as in height (tall, short, medium) or build (average, under or overweight or development), posture and body proxemics (straight or slouching, leaning forward or back, tense or relaxed, confident or fearful, friendly, threatening or retreating), and gestures (often mirroring posture: friendly, hostile, deceitful, and when used with speech can reinforce the speaker’s meaning or detract from it).
The Cure for New York Face

The Cure for New York Face

The Peoples Republic of China’s new mass surveillance of its citizens is apparently coupled to its Social Credit System, wherein points are awarded or subtracted according to how well those monitored behave, primarily in the workplace and in public.
Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

As reported in New York Magazine, college students exhibited “New York face”, a “grim mask of discontent” that signaled their stress, anxiety and depression. The writer concludes: “We could diagnose a national case of “USA face” given that America recently ranked 18th in the U.N.’s “World Happiness Report.”
The science behind Faces Tell All

The science behind Faces Tell All

To preview the novel, we introduce and briefly describe the major characters—as in a play or historical fiction: their identities, descriptions and backgrounds—encouraging the reader to anticipate how they might think and act. In fact, it is that sense of expectation—and inevitability—that epitomizes effective character-driven fiction.

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