Studies show that there are several benefits linked to hugging. Luciana Gravotta of Scientific American says hugging releases oxytocin, a hormone that makes us feel more trusting of people. Moreover, Wendell Williams of AOL writes how hugs are good for the heart and that, according to a study by Psychological Science, they promote feelings of comfort as well as security.
January 21 is a particularly interesting time when taking hugs into context. In the U.S. it marks National Hugging Day, an annual celebration of sharing love. So, in line with this, we came up with yet another list of local celebs hugging it out with their friends, family, love teams, and loved ones! Tell us, did you hug someone today? And would you want it to be an official holiday here in the Philippines?
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