Hugs that last over twenty seconds, release a chemical in your body called “Oxytocin”, which makes you trust the person you’re hugging more.
“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth” - Virginia Satir, family therapist
Hugging someone is a way of showing that we care, and for both the hugged and hugger, it feels good. When growing up, we are very sensitive to touch. We recognize our parents initially through sense of touch.
Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts like a hormone and helps promote trust. It’s released in the body when we feel safe. This could be through breast-feeding (when we’re little), holding hands, snuggling, dancing with someone, during a massage or body work out or things that generally make us feel at ease. Hugging is definitely one of the things that make us release oxytocin.
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The fact that we all know what this means really says something about our social lives
you should all go to your blogs and hover over them
If I was a famous author I would publish a book with ten different endings which all went to print with varying degrees of rarity, but not tell the fans about it so that I could watch their confusion as they disagree over how the story ended. Then when they figured it out I would ‘come clean’, telling them that I had released eleven alternate endings and watch them panic again as they all try to find the last ending.
This is perfect.
on halloween this guy dressed up as aladdin and glued a carpet to his skaboard and made his way through the halls like this
I CAN SHOW YOU THE HAAAAAAAALL
SHINING SHIMMERING FLOORTILES
TELL ME STUDENTS
WHEN DID YOU LAST
LET YOUR HEARTS DECIDE
I CAN OPEN YOUR BOOKS
TAKE YOU CHAPTER BY CHAPTER
IN, BETWEEN CLASS AND AFTER
ON A MAGIC CARPET RIDE
A WHOLE NEW HAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL
A NEW FANTASTIC PLACE OF SCHOOL
TEACHERS WILL TELL US NO
AND WHERE TO GO
AND SAY WE’RE BEING SILLY
A WHOLE NEW HAAAAAALL
I have to reblog this again just for the comments
ASDHFKSK I CANT EVEN