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To Hug or Not To Hug That is the Question

Al DeLuise | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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.

Terror Hugs

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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La Luna Súper

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 10.12.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

At midnight on Sunday, whoops it's already Monday! we said our goodbyes. Backlit by a spectral Super Moon, our shadows stretched long. Hugs all around, even though most of us had just met, in the dark, in a burned out flat in Angeles National Forest.

Yagana Shah

Hugs Have Healing Power, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty

Ever wonder why sometimes a hug is all you need? You can't explain it, but there's just something comforting about snuggling up to your spouse after a...

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."

Have You Hugged Your Chicken Today?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.18.2014 | Comedy

Whoever decided that a dog is man's best friend clearly just forgot to hug their chicken that day. Seriously, the love between the two pals in the...

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...

11 Rules for Hugging at Work

Tim Sackett | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Tim Sackett

Hello. My name is Tim Sackett, and I'm a hugger. Being a hugger can make for some awkward moments -- what if the other person isn't expecting a hug, or doesn't want one, and you're coming in arms-wide-open!?

WATCH: Meet The Woman Who Has Hugged More Than 7,000 People

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Equality TV CEO Lisa Mae Brunson joins HuffPost Live to discuss the healing power of touch and explain how she came to hug more than 7,000 people. ...

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...

What I Have Learned From Hugging 7,000 People

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

I was in awe. This 'simple' act of kindness had the ability to restore life! How many others out there craved love in the form of a hug? How many longed for the touch of another, yet were denied this act of grace?

Dear Parents of High-Need Babies

CT Working Moms | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Parents of high-need babies and toddlers: It gets better. Hang in there. It's a rough road, but it's a road that will eventually end in a happy place.

Healing Touches: The Hug Theory

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

When I think about all of the medications I've taken and therapies I've undergone to try and abate the PTSD symptoms and ancillary illnesses, I am amazed at how the touch of a loved one seems to do more to help ease the emotional and physical pain than any other remedy.

The Great Boob Embrace

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

There is an unspoken, mostly unconscious rule of thumb that goes on between female friends each time they share an affectionate hug: Where to place your boobs.

Stockings For Soldiers (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.23.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Christmas time is a joyful time for families to come together, no matter their religious affiliations, and for the service women and men who are deplo...

Sticker Love

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

There's nothing like receiving love to inspire us to give it. Often, that's the role of the older generation. The ancestors' job has always been to save what is most valuable for future generations and pass it on.

Buddha Doodle -- 'Hug'

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.24.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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WATCH: Hugging Strangers In Rome Does Not Go Well

Posted 09.17.2012 | Comedy

Andrew Hales started off with a dream: He wanted to walk up to total strangers and let them know he cares. With a hand-hold. With a hug. With any frie...

Can I Borrow a Hug?

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.10.2012 | Comedy
Pat Gallagher

I'm a hypochondriac. Is there a support group out there anywhere for people like me? Or am I in this alone, wallowing in my misery? I really, really l...

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...

10 Things I Have Learned In My Life

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Here is a list of some of the things I've learned in my life, as an author, public speaker, as a friend, and as a life partner.

To Hug Or Not To Hug?

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

Can we please talk about the most awkward moment of a girl date? Because it's killing me.

How To Live An Attractive Lifestyle

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

People ask me all the time how they can live an attractive lifestyle. They want to know how to walk into a room (or anywhere else) and command attention. My answer? It's really easy.

Bono Dodges A Hug From President Bush

IrishCentral | KENNETH HAYNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a BBC program last night, the superstar U2 singer recalled how he he stiffed President Bush out of the photo op in 2006 at the National Prayer Brea...