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Bonding with Your Buds Lowers Stress – for Chimps & Humans

Screen Shot 2017-06-03 at 12.15.53 AMA new study reveals that both humans and our chimpanzee cousins thrive from companionship. Researchers found that in times of strife, chimps who seek out others in their support group reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol by nearly 25%. Why? The human (and primate) brain evolved as a social organ that made socialization a strategy for survival. We are more Homo Socialis than we are Homo Sapiens. So, the key to greater health and happiness can be simply spending more quality time with your best bud! I guess The Beatles got it right when they sang “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Read full article here.

 

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