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Marina Khidekel

Marina Khidekel is the founder of Hugimals World, which launched in summer 2022 with its anchor product Hugimals, an award-winning line of design-forward weighted stuffed animals for adults & kids that “hug you back” to ease stress and bring calm. In addition to her role as founder, Marina is a health & wellness journalist and content consultant. Prior to founding Hugimals, Marina was Chief Content Officer at Thrive, where she wrote the book “Your Time to Thrive,” about small science-backed steps for a happier life, and held senior editorial roles at Women’s Health, Glamour and Cosmopolitan. All of her work centers around helping people take actionable steps to live with less stress and more joy.

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