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The Science Behind The Profound Power Of Holding Hands

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

There’s something special about holding hands with another human being. All of us are innately conscious of how this simple act can stir an instant ...

The 4 Portals To More Sexual Pleasure In Your Life

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.14.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Many of us simply don't make pleasure a priority in our lives. We put everything else before our own pleasure and then we are simply too tired for pleasure. Or we run out of money or time. Remember, pleasure doesn't have to involve a partner.

Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

How Getting Off Your Devices Can Help You Get It On

Edie Weinstein | Posted 03.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

For some, their electronics are more intimate companions than those flesh and blood beings with whom they share their lives. Smart phones, tablets, laptops and Kindles are cuddled closer to bodies than human loved ones.

Parenting and the Simple Power of Touch

Amanda Redhead | Posted 03.10.2016 | Parents
Amanda Redhead

The easiest way to show love is often with a simple hand on the shoulder, holding hands with a frightened client, sitting next to them on their bed while chatting with them so they can see that you are not hurried and are present in the moment.

5 Simple Ways to Save All Your Relationships

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.12.2016 | Books
Krista M Sharp

My husband will spend hours late at night polishing and cleaning the interior of my car and then thinks I'm ungrateful when I don't get excited about ...

5 Keys To Pleasing A Woman In Bed

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.27.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Our genitals are as unique as our faces or the shake of our hips when we walk. Our desires, fantasies, and roadblocks are as diverse as any road map. If you want to be a great lover of women, put these skills in your tool kit.

Contrasting Expressions of Love

Randi Gunther | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Reciprocal and matching love styles are one of the most meaningful and delightful experiences people can experience. If the way each person's offerings of love are understood and welcomed by the other partner, they are far more likely to create magical, successful long-term relationships.

Healing and Human Touch

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Early this summer, I spent several days in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV, with what proved in retrospect to be anaplasmosis (a nasty bit of tick-b...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Why Can't We Touch This?

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

The term "farm-to-table" may be used ad nauseum these days and it means different things to different people. One of the most powerful aspects of buying local ingredients is the opportunity it presents for one to touch them.

How Being Tall As a Child Impacted Me

Alexandra Allam | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Alexandra Allam

When you're a tall girl growing up, you don't get to be the tall guy's shoulder-rest. You miss out on being the one chosen to practice séances on at sleepovers. You can't fit into good niches in hide-and-go-seek.

Touch Me, Tease Me, Tickle Me: What the Experience of Touch Can Mean to a Person With a Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Touch is, without question, the most intimate and personal act that we can bestow on another person. It connects us to those that we love, to those who we care for; it reminds us that we are part of the human experience.

Touch As Nutrition

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Kindness Blog

Children actively shape their sense of self, not just mentally, but with their hands, elbows and knees, their bellies and mouths, inside the frequency, textures and intensities of this constant, rich field of contact.

How Our Sense Of Touch Affects Everything We Do

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science

We typically think of touch as a pleasant, but not particularly important part of life. But touch, which is the interface between our bodies and the o...

On the Kindness of Things

Kindness Blog | Posted 03.08.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Where does the world of objects start and stop? Where does an 'it' start becoming a 'you' or a 'me.' This is not clear, for the world of objects has no stable borders, and in actual practice includes much of what should be a 'you' or even an 'I.'

Empathy Motivates Physical Therapists to Follow Their Call to Care

Stacy Barrows | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

photo courtesy of Rosalie O'Connor Copyright 2005, used with permission from the Feldenkrais Guild of North America "If You Find it in Your Heart to ...

People With Alzheimer's May Yearn to Be Touched

Marie Marley | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

A stunning video shows Sol Rogers interacting with his wife, Rita, who has Alzheimer's and was unable to talk or walk. He got in bed with her, cuddled...

The Untouched Generation

PolyXeni Kokovika | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
PolyXeni Kokovika

Everything in life has two sides, it is better to look at the positives and to embrace the advantages. Regardless of events, we need to have the courage to accept, to connect, and to share. Touching reflects directly back to us like a mirror and this instant give-and-take translates into love.

Here's Why You Should Book Your Next Massage ASAP

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living

There's no denying a massage is calming -- until you start feeling guilty for indulging in a little special treatment. A small new study excuses us...

Touch Restores Life

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Sure, I knew at 23 how crucial stress was and how destructive it could be, but little did I know stress would be my life's lesson, not just one tiny t...

Joan Moran: 5 Ways to Nurture Love

Red Room | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Here are 5 ways that people in loving relationships can nurture their love, provide emotional guidance and support, and build a strong foundation for lasting love.

Virtual Infidelity: If I Don't Touch, Am I Still Being Unfaithful?

Randi Gunther | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Defining an affair used to be relatively simple. One or both partners in an intimate, exclusive relationship begin a sexual relationship with another person without their partner's knowledge or permission. The emergence of the Internet has widened the playing field.

Making "Sense" of Flavor: How Taste, Smell and Touch Are Involved

Amanda Greene | Posted 11.27.2013 | Taste
Amanda Greene

Isn't it fascinating to realize all the work your body is doing while you're doing something as (seemingly) brainless as eating? It's kind of awesome. Food's a complex chemical, and so are you!

What Takes You Right Back?

Mindy Haskins | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mindy Haskins

Don't you just love how a certain song or smell or moment triggers a floodgate of memories and takes you right back to that moment? That Sarah McLachlan song did it for me. All of the sudden, it's 1998 and I'm 17. I'm in my car with my girlfriends and we're soaking in the entire Surfacing album.

How An Extra Touch Can Improve Your Health

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

Who says you have to keep your hands to yourself? When Diana Spechler steps out of her comfort zone, she discovers that a little extra physical contac...