The symbolic meaning of holding hands is the connection between two people and the feeling of safety while in the company of a loved one. According to the New York Times, holding hands denotes affection, protection and c... More »

Hot compresses or another type of heat therapy can provide immediate relief from muscular cramps in the hand, reports Jessica Firger for Everyday Health. Strengthening exercises and stretches for the hand also prevent th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Swelling after open hand surgery is a common occurrence. Patients may experience swelling for about a week after having a procedure on their wrist or hand, says Cooper University Health Care. More »

In some cultures, people believe that birthmarks predict future traits of an infant. For example, some believe that a birthmark on the baby's foot is an indication that she will travel a lot as an adult, while a mark on ... More » World View Symbolism

The color lavender is used to symbolize refinement, grace, elegance and decadence. Lavender is also viewed as a color that shows femininity, in addition to being used to represent homosexuality. This is because it is the... More »

The bluebird traditionally stands for happiness. The phrase "bluebird of happiness" was originally coined by playwright Maurice Maeterlinck in his 1908 play "The Blue Bird" and has since entered the popular lexicon. In t... More »

A rabbit symbolizes the start of springtime around Easter. Other symbolic meanings associated with a rabbit include lunar cycle fertility and longevity, but these meanings are not as enduring as the Easter symbol. More »