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Seahawks Player Hugs Ref After Fumble-Return TD, Is Promptly Penalized

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 10.31.2016 | Sports

Sometimes, you just need a hug. Take Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. He was clearly overcome with emotion on Sunday after he recovered a New Orle...

Police Give Free Hugs at Walmart

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.18.2016 | Good News
Caurie Putnam

Shoppers at a Walmart outside Rochester, New York were greeted with an usual offer on July 16, 2016: the invitation to hug a cop.

Samantha Hess, Professional Cuddler, Changing The World One Hug At A Time

Mark C. Miller | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark C. Miller

Professional Cuddler Samantha Hess All photos courtesy of Samantha Hess Samantha Hess started her Portland, Oregon-based professional cuddling busin...

Captain Super Hugs Is the Superhero We All Need

Daryl Deino | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Daryl Deino

Photo by Johanna Cryst Mantilla Picture this: You wake up in the morning and get a couple emails from Apple fans threatening to torture you because...

Guy Breaks Hugging World Record In A Grab At Glory

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.26.2016 | Weird News

Who knew that one of the attributes of a champion could be affection? Krishna Kumar recently broke the Guinness World Record for most hugs in a minute...

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!

Adorable Dogs Teach Us How To Properly Hug It Out

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.14.2016 | Weird News

Sometimes we just need a little help from man's best friend. Four adorable dogs teach us how we should be hugging our significant others this Valentin...

5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About Love

Tarynn Playle | Posted 02.12.2017 | Parents
Tarynn Playle

I grew up in a family of "I Love you's." Before bed, "Night, I love you!" Before school, "I love you!" Getting off of the phone, "Love you!" In fact...

Orangutan Who Misses Mom So Much She Hugs Herself Finally Gets Love

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Good News

Joss the orphaned baby orangutan is a victim of captivity. Fortunately, she is finally getting the love and life she deserves. According to Internatio...

What National Hug Day Is Like For People Who HATE Hugs

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Weird News

It’s National Hug Day, which means that touchy-feely people everywhere are getting set to envelop their acquaintances with their grimy arms. But som...

Give Kids a Break! Don't Make Them Choose Between Naughty or Nice

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you think we over do it when we challenge or even threaten our kids to be bad or good or naughty or nice for Santa? Santa's a good guy. We give h...

Lots Of Parents Know This Scenario

Upworthy | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents

If it feels weird to have to force your kid to hug their relatives, there's a reason....

The Case for Hugs

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

For anyone who has been interacting with me through social media for any period of time, you have probably received more than your share of virtual hu...

WATCH: World's Friendliest Restaurant Holds Hug-a-Thon for Charity

HooplaHa | Posted 07.24.2016 | Good News

Tim, who was born with Down syndrome, loves nothing more than doling out hugs by the hundreds and his birthday coincidentally falls on National Hug Day.

Healing Vigilante: 8 Seconds of Bliss -- Get Your Amma Hug On

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

An Amma hug (darshan) is eight seconds of bliss. It's eight seconds of receiving incredible, unconditional love. It's collapsing into someone's arms, ...

Daily Meditation: Free Hugs

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The One Thing You Should Do More of Before It's Too Late

Danielle Posa | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Posa

Just hug. My Grandma died one year ago today. I don't believe anyone really truly dies, because I believe we are a spirit encapsulated in a physic...

Cultural Diversity + Children Inspiration = Human Connection Beyond Stories

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

In life, we tread through many observations. We remember some and we recall few. My observation is that the stories within books, and movies have a high recall rate as they connect with me as a person.

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.

One Snowy Night in a Little Country Town

Mary McLaurine | Posted 04.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary McLaurine

A few years ago while living in Western Maryland, otherwise known as "The Land of Never-Ending Snow," my boyfriend and I were suffering from cabin fev...

Looking for Love? Love Yourself

Melanie Young | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Melanie Young

Do what you love, love what you do and share it with others. Don't hold back waiting for the party to come you. Make it happen yourself.

6 Wacky Health Claims That May Not Be True

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

As a physician and a researcher, I always like to know the source of health advice. Just because something is published in a science journal or reported on the news doesn't mean it's true. You need to look at how a study is designed, as well as decide if it seems to make sense. Here's some health advice that you should think twice about.

How Hugs Can Help You Fight The Flu

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.19.2014 | Science

We know that hugs make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. And this feeling, it turns out, could actually ward off stress and protect the immune system, ac...

To Hug or Not To Hug That is the Question

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I am not a 'hugger'. I don't think I ever have been a hugger but I notice I get even more distant the older I get. I'm not saying I don't like to be...

This Coupon Entitles You to One Free Hug

Jenine Durland | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

With a great deal of bipolar disorder in my immediate family, I've watched depression's dark tentacles wrap themselves around our hearts in the most insipid and life-altering ways.