Calling Mom May Help Relieve Stress
Ever had to give a speech at school and felt jittery afterwards? A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that picking up the phone and talking to your mother will help to reduce stress, and will scare off those jitters.
According to Seth D. Pollak, one of the psychologists conducting the study, "talking on the phone with their mothers reduces a key stress hormone and also releases oxytocin, a feel-good brain chemical that is believed to play a key role in forming bonds." This is especially true for young girls.
Of course, hugging your mom is even better!
What do you think of this study's findings? Totally obvious, or very enlightening?