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“The Power of Love: Hugs and Cuddles Have Long-Term Effects”
Read this article about the science of hugging and cuddling. See why it is important to have physical contact with your significant other, mother, father or child. “How often do you hug? Do you like to sit close and hold each other’s hands? Recent research shows it’s good for your health. Between loving partners, between parents and children, or even between close friends, physical affection can help the brain, the heart and other body systems you might never have imagined. For centuries, artists have examined love through poetry, painting, music and countless other arts. In the past few years, scientists supported by NIH have begun to understand the chemistry and biology of love. At the center of how our bodies respond to love and affection is a hormone called oxytocin. Most of our oxytocin is made in the area of the brain called the hypothalamus. Some is released into our bloodstream, but much of its effect is thought to reside in the brain.” Read the full article here: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov or find the article on our blog.
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Date Idea of the Week
Sunshine Getaway from San Francisco: Corte Madera, CA Great Getaway: Corte Madera is centrally located in Marin County, CA. You can walk, bike or hike to the local parks or nearby town of Larkspur. Mill Valley, Stinson Beach and Tiburon are an easy driving distance. Get out of the fog and enjoy a weekend or day of sunshine in Marin County, staying in Corte Madera. http://www.cortemadera.org/about-corte-madera/
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