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Show the love this V-Day! How hugging makes ya happy

 
 
Looking for an excuse to snuggle up with your BF this V-Day? Researchers at the Medical University in Vienna have recently revealed that when you hug somebody you care about, your body produces a hormone called oxytocin that can help relieve stress, lower blood pressure and boost your memory. The same thing happens when you are kissing, cuddling and even talking.

 

But before you go out hugging random strangers, know that you the opposite happens when you embrace someone you don’t care about. So, skip hugging it out with your frenemy, and show some affection to your BF, friends and family.

BY HANNAH HICKLEN ON 2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM

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