I saw my first "Obama 2012" bumper sticker yesterday. I had plenty of time to look at it, too. It was on the car in front of me at the traffic light and the driver didn't pull up far enough to trigger the light at first, so I had to sit through another cycle of traffic lights. Grrr.
Here is something interesting from the November issue of Prevention Magazine.
"In times of trouble, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, there's no substitute for the sound of your mom's voice, which can reduce stress hormones and boost production of the feel-good hormone oxytocin."
Definitely. I say it doesn't have to be times of trouble; it works in good times, too.