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A sunny, sweet kiss between mom and child

A sunny, sweet kiss between mom and child

Apparently kissing lowers stress levels. The scientists of kissing recently met to discuss their findings at a session called, what else?: The Science of Kissing (this body of study has an interesting moniker of “philematology”). According to one scientist, more than 90% of all human societies kiss as a customary practice. That’s a lot of kissers! Kissing is said to build attachment, intimacy, long-term bonding and release chemicals that ease stress. To read the complete article, click here.

So, though this started as just an ode to Valentine’s Day, kissing your darlings…little, big, tall, short, young and young-at-heart, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day…might be good for your physical and mental well being. Smooches!

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