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Why Do We Cry When We Are Happy?

Why Do We Cry When We Are Happy?

"I suppose I've always done my share of crying, especially when there's no other way to contain my feelings. I know that men ain't supposed to cry, but I think that's wrong. Crying's always been a way for me to get things out which are buried deep, deep down. When I...

Even super-casual friends are important, study finds

In a time when more and more people report being lonely, some old research has resurfaced to indicate that even our seemingly unimportant or very casual friendships may mean more than we think. Not only does this mean that our friendly banter with our favorite barista...

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#ShineBuzz – Pop music is getting faster (and happier)

Even though times are tough, there's something positive coming out of the music industry: faster, happier-sounding songs. Music is good for the soul, we always say. Get the scoop from BBC News. Hits by Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Doja Cat are bucking the...

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