Get Ahead at Work With a $2,000 Fake Smile

The Wall Street Journal
August 27, 2013 AT 5:03 AM
Worried that a deadpan expression at work makes them prey to criticism, some South Koreans turn to a surgical solution: a procedure that lifts the corners of the mouth into an omnipresent smile. The WSJ's Yun-Hee Kim and Jayup S. Kwaak discuss why South Koreans feel pressure to look cheerful on the job.