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Benefits of Crying

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Why Does Sadness Make Us Cry?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

We're all too familiar with tears welling up in our eyes--brought on by stress, sadness, or even laughter. But why exactly does feeling things make li...

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...

What Exactly Is Crying Good For?

nytimes.com | BENEDICT CAREY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Now, some researchers say that the common psychological wisdom about crying -- crying as a healthy catharsis -- is incomplete and misleading. Having a...