It may seem unlikely, but simply clutching a warm cup of coffee can bring on a flood of warm feelings, U.S. researchers said on Thursday in a finding that suggests a strong link between physical and emotional warmth.
"Physical warmth can make us see others as warmer people, but also cause us to be warmer -- more generous and trusting -- as well," said John Bargh, a professor of psychology at Yale University in Connecticut, whose research appears in the journal Science."
The moral of the story? If you're a bear in the morning consider doing the world a favor and sip on something hot for a few minutes... see if that doesn't sunny up your disposition.
Now that I've done my part to spread the news I'm off to make a hot cup of cider and cuddle the kiddo.