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Oh No, You've Been Hugging Wrong This Whole Time!

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.04.2016 | Comedy

Avoiding awkward hugs is like ordering at a busy Chipotle, if there’s even the slightest hesitation, it’s already too late. You didn’t think you...

The 4-Word Phrase I Just Can't Stand

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Forget four-letter words. I can withstand most swears, even inventive ones, with the steely composure of a...

The Reasons Why I Need to Hug My Dogs

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Everywhere (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, respectable news sites, gossipy web pages, you name it), there have been headlines about how hugging your dog is harmful and wrong! wrong! wrong!

Why This 50-Something Man Rarely Dates Women His Age

David Kanegis | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I'm not attracted to women my own age! Sound familiar? I've heard this statement from countless male acquaintances & friends in their 50s and 60s. Men -- you're probably nodding your head in agreement. Not all of you -- but quite a few!

10 Stress-Relief Strategies When You Have Five Minutes or Less

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The way we work is broken when scores of talented people can't attend to their basic human needs. Until the larger systemic issues are fixed, these and other stories continue to push me to create stress-relief strategies that can actually be incorporated in your super-hectic day. Here are 10 such strategies to try when you have five minutes or less.

Hugging Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Showing Affection In the Workplace

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

Hugging and touching someone, especially in a business setting, can oftentimes be misconstrued and lead to controversy or confusion. Before you go in for the big hug, consider the following seven tips.

Look Out, I'm Hugging

Robin Hoffman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

As my mom sits in a Philadelphia area hospital recouping from open heart surgery, I now see these as the many small moments that gave me strength, a deep sense of loyalty, and a hearty appreciation for the odd.

Free Hugs

Brenda Keesal | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News
Brenda Keesal

When the short, old, white guy in a blue jacket drops by the café where I write, like clockwork, a couple of beefy regulars shout, jumping out of their seats, and one-by-one, heave their hulking bodies into his arms for a hug.

Should Hugging be Part of Your Corporate Culture?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

It seems to be a correlation between hugs and a successful career, a correlation that for many people is obvious. We know that hugs increase oxytocin, lower blood pressure, and decrease cortisol.

How I Thrive As a Visionary Changing the World

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Lisa Mae Brunson

I have wanted to give up more than I would like to reveal. But I have come to realize a very important thing -- I thrive because I am on an adventure. I thrive through the failures, through the tears, through the pain and through the fear. I thrive because I dare to dream.

6 Reasons to Hug the Person Next to You

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

I didn't know I was so bad until a coworker pulled me aside one day and gave me quite the intervention. "When you hug, Jen," he said, "You look you're in pain. Like a jellyfish is stinging you. Or someone is doing the Electric Slide on top of your toes."

7 Reasons Why We Should Be Giving More Hugs

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Admit it: Nothing gives you comfort quite like a warm hug. Whether you're wrapped up in the arms of your partner or greeting a friend hello, hugs h...

Why I'm Looking For More People To Hug

David Kanegis | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

The Digital Age has me distraught. I spend so little 'face time' with the people I care most about. Texting is the mot du jour. Bah -- Humbug! We seem to live in a world where the motto is 'neither a hugger nor huggee be.'

The Happiness To-Do List Every Woman Needs

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

The person who you are sitting across from on this an inaugural date may end up being the person who is still sitting with you at 80, when you're wrinkly and up a few bucks in a game of bingo.

Hugging.. Kissing.. Cuddling: 6 Healthy Benefits Of Expressing Love

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Good news, lovebirds! If you're planning to celebrate with your Valentine in the coming weeks, get ready to toast to your health. Earlier this week...

Middle School Students Organize 'Hug-In' To Protest Hugging Ban

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

Eighth-graders at Chase Middle School in North Carolina organized a “hug-in” protest and created a Facebook page in support of hugs after the scho...

Cash For Cuddles: New York Woman Charges $60 An Hour To Cuddle | Posted 07.12.2012 | Weird News

Cuddling might be the best thing to do with your significant other. But what if your boyfriend, roommate or stuffed bear just isn’t in the mood?...

Hugging His Friend Got This Boy Suspended

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

When Nick Martinez, a 14-year-old student at Southwest Middle School in Palm Bay, Fla. hugged his female best friend in between classes, he thought no...

When Did a Big Hug Become a Bad Thing?

Rae Pica | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Rae Pica

When teacher education programs begin advising its students to put up a high-five when a kid requests a hug, it's time to take a step back and reassess our priorities.

Must Middle-Aged Divorcees Kiss Sex Goodbye?

Vicki Larson | Posted 07.01.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Midlife is a great time to reinvent yourself. It just isn't a great age to get divorced, especially if you're a woman who isn't ready to give up on sex and love and a partner.

World's Longest Hug Sends Money To Cancer Hospital

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Manchester friends Faisal Mohyud-Din and Mohammed Azeem wanted to raise money for the new cancer unit for the Christie Cancer Hospital in Oldham, and ...

Six Steps On the Easy Road to Unlimited Happiness

Todd Bottorff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Bottorff

The biggest impact on our happiness begins with the difference between thinking about it and doing something (which is a step that most people never take).

Is Hugging Bad for Teens?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

A compromise: Can't these non-romantic hugs just be called "civil embraces"?

How the Swine Have Stopped Us from Hugging

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Cubias

What we Latinos have for so long regarded as a cultural positive has backfired on us. That's right -- the Latino impulse to embrace people may help to spread the swine flu.

Living In The Possibility-Based Global Community

Indra Adnan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Indra Adnan

If we are unaware of the deliberate grasping and transforming of reality that Obama is exercising through the world's media, we will be constantly led by the images of Barack and Michelle "being the change."