March 6, 2016

SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP:

Is crying good for you? (Luisa Dillner, 6 March 2016, The Guardian)

In laboratory studies where crying is induced, people actually report feeling more distressed. A study from the University of California at Berkeley showed 150 women a clip from the film Steel Magnolias, in which a mother is crying at her daughter's funeral. A total of 33 cried and 117 did not. Those who cried felt more pain and distress for a longer period of time. The authors argued that crying created a state of greater distress, which took longer to recover from.

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