Posts tagged "hugs"

Hug Or Handshake? We Answer The Eternal Debate (In GIFs!)

Shane Snow of the start-up Contently tackles the age-old question of how to properly greet a female colleague over at Medium yesterday, inspiring lively debate on the topic of hugs versus handshakes. Which is the least creepy, least offensive, most effective way to convey conviviality and mutual respect? A brief survey of The Frisky staff proved…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 16, 2013

World’s Longest Hug Record Broken In London

Four couples in London spent more than 24 hours hugging it out last week, effectively -- and lovingly -- seizing the Guinness World Record for longest marathon hug. Six couples began hugging early on Jan. 19 at the St. Pancras International train station with one goal: wrap their arms around one another, with only a…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / January 24, 2012

Cuddle Parties: Hugs For Fugs

Funerals, talking to a member of the clergy, bumping into your ex and his new girlfriend -- these are all really uncomfortable situations. But nothing gives me more heebee-jeebees than the thought of having to snuggle strangers at a Cuddle Party. Until an episode of Scott Baio is 45…and Single (see above), I had never…

By: Simcha / May 12, 2008

Hey Kids! Hugs Are For Thugs!

The school board in Montgomery, AL, has such a strict policy against public displays of affection that it recently gave detention to two middle school girls who hugged female friends while on school grounds. Supposedly, bans like these are hyper reactive measures to prevent sexual harassment claims between students. The rationale behind "no hug" ba…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007