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Final Note

Calling mom can reduce stress levels

Kai Ryssdal Jan 6, 2012

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.

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