Reviving the Handshake Or..I’ve been hugging so long, I’ve forgotten how to shake hands. Mastery Newsletter April 6, 2016.

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Reviving the Handshake


Or..I’ve been hugging so long, I’ve forgotten how to shake hands.


This mania for hugging finally got to me when I read an article about how shaking hands can get the body producing oxytocin faster than hugging.


Oxytocin is the “love hormone.” Wikipedia tells us: “It plays a role in social bonding”


Apparently, it takes a minimum of 20 seconds of hugging for the hypothalamus to generate oxytocin, but shaking hands does it quicker. Well, well.


So I have been experimenting with and reacquainting myself with shaking hands with friends. We still hug as well so we get the best of both worlds.


One of the things I notice is that we can have eye contact with hand shaking. That may explain at least partly how oxytocin is created quicker with a handshake than a hug. May also have something to do with skin to skin contact. (skin to skin hugging may work faster, but there is all that time taken up getting naked before a hug…not practical much of the time.)


Also started noticing the great variety in handshakes. In the last few weeks, I have had many of them, including one bone crusher. Ouch.


Here is a great article on it:

Love, Laughter and Smiles.



In this issue also:

When you are 80 and feel like 60 you will be glad you did these 3 things


What is Wealth?


Flipping elections without a trace


How to Hack an Election











Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James




When you are 80 and feel like 60 you will be glad you did these 3 things



What is Wealth?

 Definition from Investopedia:

Wealth is a measure of the value of all of the assets of worth owned by a person, community, company or country.


How about considering all the intangible assets? Health, vitality, energy, joy, happiness, family and friends? These may be the true wealth in life.


The Beatles said: “The love you take is equal to the love you make.”


So, unlike tangible assets, we may be able to take the sum of the intangibles with us to the next phase after physical body death…love.




Flipping elections without a trace: The new hidden persuaders are bigger, bolder and badder than before. Can flip elections without leaving traces


And if you thought that is too far out, check out this Bloomberg story:


How to Hack an Election

Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.





State of Fear  -Michael Crichton





The 100 Foot Journey





Is Windows a Virus?

No, Windows is not a virus. Here’s what viruses do:


1.They replicate quickly – okay, Windows does that.


2.Viruses use up valuable system resources, slowing down the system as they do so – okay, Windows does that.


3.Viruses will, from time to time, trash your hard disk – okay, Windows does that too.


4.Viruses are usually carried, unknown to the user, along with valuable programs and systems. – Sigh.. Windows does that, too.


5.Viruses will occasionally make the user suspect their system is too slow (see 2) and the user will buy new hardware. – Yup, Windows does that, too.


Until now it seems Windows is a virus but there are fundamental differences: Viruses are well supported by their authors, are running on most systems, their program code is fast, compact and efficient and they tend to become more sophisticated as they mature.


So Windows is not a virus.


It’s a bug.





Musical training is a more potent instrument than any

other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into

the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily

fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who

is rightly educated graceful. –Plato



“When we open to our potential, the world changes…dramatically and for the better.”


-Matti Anttila, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher.

Author of: The Zen of Joy. How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success.  


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