According to research, cuddling can help heal both emotional AND physical wounds. Positive social interactions, like when we hug, kiss or cuddle, result in the increase of oxytocin, which makes us feel better.
20 years ago a trash collection man, Jose Alberto Gutierrez of Bogota, Colombia, found a copy of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina in with the rubbish in one of the wealthier areas of Bogota, so he decided to rescue the book from the trash.
Earlier this year, Australia voted on whether gay marriage should be legalised. Crowds waited in anticipation of the result across the country, including hundreds in the streets of Melbourne who coloured the sky with rainbow coloured smoke when the result was announced as ‘yes’.
For the first time in 45 years, the snow leopard is no longer considered as an ‘endangered species’; their status has been improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. The decision was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the global standard for assessing extinction risk.