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Wash the loneliness away with a long, hot bath

(The Body Odd, MSNBC.com) Your shower and bathing preferences may reveal more about you than just your grooming habits. Scientists at Yale University suggest that people who take frequent long, warm showers or baths tend to be lonelier than folks who spend less time bathing and like cooler water…
The scientists speculate that physical warmth, such as a shower or bath, is a form of self-therapy to restore social warmth when we're feeling isolated. They view loneliness as a form of "social coldness" that can be somewhat relieved by applying physical warmth…
"It appears that the 'coldness' of loneliness or rejection can be treated somewhat successfully through the application of physical warmth," write the study authors.
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