As you’re heading into finals week…

…I thought it might be a good time to remind you about my favorite hormone, oxytocin, and some of the ways you might get a bump here and there to offset the stress of studying and taking exams.

Small actions can mean so much.

We’ve talked about how oxytocin promotes trust, connection, and monogamy – all the good relationship stuff. But it may also have another, unexpected effect: improved problem-solving ability (read: better exam scores). Continue reading