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How to Relieve Stress in 10 Minutes or Less

Okay, you’re stressed out. Maybe it’s your job, your demanding boss, your mother-in-law, money, health -- the list goes on. Whatever the reason, de-stressing is crucial for your well being. Don’t have…

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7 Regular Things That Happy Couples Do Together

If you truly want the best relationship possible, don't leave the fate of your "happily in love" connection to luck or chance. Trust me, couples who thrive for the long-term actively choose behaviors …

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Trying to Avoid the Common Cold? Give Lots of Hugs

The tongue-in-cheek name of this publication might imply that we are already pro-hugging, but new research suggests that hugs may have preventative health benefits. Affectionate physical contact, and…

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How to Feel a Natural Rush of Oxytocin (the ‘Love Hormone’)

Sometimes the simplest way to drop the baditude and bring on the happiness can come through an everyday action. Certain actions activate oxytocin, aka the love hormone, which is known to induce feelin…

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7 Powerful Reasons We Should Hug More

“A hug is the perfect gift- one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it. ” ― Irvin Ball There was a time when hugs were given freely, but we seem to live in an increasingly hands-of…

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The Benefits of Hugging

A hug is a universal medicine, it is how we handshake from the heart.  -Anonymous For decades we’ve known that babies won’t thrive without physical holding and affection. There is little that will …

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Why Do We Withhold Love?

My four year-old just told me that her very liberal, uber-crunchy, 100 percent woo-woo Waldorf kindergarten has a rule -- no kissing in school. She’s heartbroken. Siena LOVES to kiss. She kisses…

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Have You Hugged Your Husband Today?

When you hug your husband, it's not only a boost for the two of you; it's also good for your kids. When they see you happy--and happy with each other--it makes their world. In fact, why not make …

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