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Why We Cry

13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Tears

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Crying. Sobbing. Blubbering. Whatever you call it, from the time we're babies, we all do it. And, while many animals shed tears, emotional tears se...

17 Times When Crying Is The Best Thing You Can Do

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Candace Braun Davison Life's letdowns don't faze us 97.5 percent of the time, but in those maddening instances when deep breathing and calm nego...

Confessions Of A Chronic Crier

Posted 03.13.2013 | OWN

By Taffy Brodesser-Akner Tired of being called hysterical, unstable, even manipulative, Taffy Brodesser-Akner sets out to cure a lifelong habit o...

Crying Is No Laughing Matter

Michael Trimble | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science
Michael Trimble

The ability to respond to the tears of another is linked with empathy, and the tear is the basis of a human morality founded on compassion.

Tracks of My Tears

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

For many years, on those rare occasions when I cried, I'd get a headache. But when the grief is so intense, the tears wash over and seem to take out all the toxins and pain; at least, that's my non-scientific analysis.

Why We Love Tearjerkers

Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Ever felt curiously satisfied after bawling your eyes out at a heart-wrenching flick? You’re not alone. In fact, new research has found that trag...