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What Makes Anna Kendrick Smile?

The "What to Expect" star tells us how she copes with being a movie star. Plus three things that bring her joy.

Kendrick in "What to Expect" continued...

Kendrick says she's "nowhere close to being enough of a grown-up" to consider motherhood, although she's not ruling it out down the line. She's glad she's been able to first pursue her dream. In fact, Kendrick's mother paved the way by setting a good example.

"I grew up with a working mom," Kendrick says. "So that was always normal to me. But I remember one time a neighbor who was a stay-at-home mom came over and criticized my mother for making one big batch of pancakes and then freezing what was left so we could take them out and eat them all week. And my dad overheard her, and he just let her have it! Why do moms do that to each other? Because you know what? We loved those pancakes! We did."

3 Things That Make Anna Kendrick Smile

  1. "Seeing people's home renovations in Dwell magazine. What they've done to their homes, I always think it's so sweet -- and cooler than anything I can manage."
  2. "Dog-sitting! I don't have one yet, so I will dog-sit for basically anybody."
  3. "My mom makes jewelry, and sometimes she sends me something in the mail out of nowhere."

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Reviewed on April 02, 2012

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Only 18.5% of Americans never floss. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Floss removes food trapped between the teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms there before it turns to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Try flossing just one tooth to get started.

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for 3 more days!

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily, but you're well on your way to making a positive impact on your teeth and gums. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for all 7 days!

Only 50.5% of Americans floss daily, and good for you that you are one of them! Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Congratulations on your good oral health habit!

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