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Secondhand Stress

Stress, like happiness and laughter, is very contagious in nature. Researches confirm that 24% to 26% of people, get a spike in stress hormone – cortisol levels, just by observing someone who is stressed. Our stress response system is so sensitive, that it can detect people's facial...


The Butterfly Hug

Lucy Artigas invented the "Butterfly Hug," or "Hug of Self-Love," while helping with storm Paulina survivors in Acapulco in 1997. Individuals might use it as a self-soothing technique when they are stressed. It takes about 3-5 minutes on average. Here is how you do it: Cross your arms...