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love hormone hunt
2015-03-24 10:16:29

It’s the hormone that gives you a big lift and if you want a hefty dose, go hunting. Oxytocin is known as “the love hormone” and its levels in the body explode when your dearest is nearest. Even calling up your lover on the phone is enough to send oxytocin production soaring and, as far as oxytocin goes, absence really can make the heart grow fonder.

Study Finds Chimps, Bonobos Practice Reciprocal Gifting
2012-11-21 16:50:03

If your mother was anything like mine, you learned early on that it is better to give than to receive. There is something seemingly inherent in our biology that gives us a certain amount of joy when bestowing gifts and favors upon those we love and care for.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.