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…get a nice hot mug of tea or coffee. Yale University social psychologist Dr. John Bargh says holding something warm stimulates the brain region that processes physical sensations – and social trust. So holding a warm beverage makes us emotionally warmermore trusting, and helps us feel more connected to others. Which is important – because new research from the University of Chicago shows that loneliness can alter immune cells in a way that increases the risk of illness – and raises our risk of an early death by 14%.

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