Hugging day

Did you know that giving your partner a hug while you catch some Netflix just might build a stronger relationship? Yep, that’s true. One study found that when couples embraced, they had increased levels of oxytocin – the hormone responsible for lower stress levels, anger, loneliness, and mood boosts. Today is all about giving people cozy and loving hugs. It’s International Hugging Day, the one day in the year when everyone forgets shyness to embrace one another. Celebrated every year on January 21st, this day is all about encouraging that warm embrace. Feeling stressed? Hug it out with the person you love. Please give someone you love an extra-long squeeze.