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Get 8 Hugs a Day challenge compassion goals happiness hormones hugs neuroscience psychology stress reduction Dec 29, 2023

Humans are a social species, and we need touch to develop correctly and be healthy. If we don't get enough cuddles as infants, we will be socially impaired as we grow up. This is due to a hormone called oxytocin, also known as the bonding hormone, which we make when we're hugged and loved...

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Using Nature to Reduce Stress hormones nature stress reduction Dec 14, 2023

We've all heard that getting outside in nature is a natural stress reducer. Just making contact between your bare feet and the ground changes your physiology, lowering stress hormones, increasing insulin sensitivity, and more. But did you know that just looking at nature also reduces stress? So...

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