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Opinion: The Comfort of Cow Cuddles

Americans are paying $75 an hour to hug a cow. The bovine cuddles can boost oxytocin levels in humans.
A farmer in a pasture circa 1945 appears to get his cow cuddles for free. These days, it could cost him. Source: Hulton Archive

One year ago, the coronavirus outbreak was officially named a global pandemic, and our ordinary routines came to a sudden halt.

We have lost so many lives, each of them irreplaceable; and so many millions have lost their livelihoods and have had to live

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