21 reasons to smile

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Ruth Kaiser can always find something to smile about. What others see as mundane, "The Smile Captain" sees as art. Kaiser is a California artist who embraces social media, spreading the word about the <a href="http://spontaneoussmiley.com">Spontaneous Smiley Project</a> around the world using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Armed with a camera and an infectious positive attitude, Kaiser, 50, acts like a giddy teenager when she talks about effortlessly finding smiles in places you'd never expect -- on a water faucet, in an onion or on the side of a cheese grater. <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-talk-smile-projectmar30,0,2050435.story">Read more &gt;&gt;</a> • Submit your smiley photos <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/chil-090330smiles-ugcpg,0,3433237.ugcphotogallery"><b>here</b></a>

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