Being around your closest friends is heart-warming, literally. Being with people you love can feel as warm as being cuddled in a duvet. A study by scientists at Amsterdam’s VU University found people felt up to two degrees Celsius warmer when standing two feet away from a friend they were emotionally close to, but felt colder when standing near someone they did not have much in common with. This warmth is transferred to your heart and makes you feel loved and contented. So if you are looking for body and heart warmth, keep your friends close.

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