This final note today.
Call your mom. No, seriously. Call your mom -- it's good for you.
The Wired Science blog from Wired magazine reports on a study today that shows when people are stressed, talking to mom made 'em feel better -- physiologically. Stress hormones dropped, comfort hormones rose. Contact has to be on the phone or in person. Texting doesn't do a thing for you.
Marketplace angle? None. Just a plug for moms everywhere.