Great Grandma Fighting Cancer Is Newest Instagram Sensation

When Betty Simpson was diagnosed with cancer, her great-grandson set up an Instagram for her to celebrate her life and keep a record of her battle with the disease. What neither suspected is that Betty would become a bona-fide internet icon, amassing thousands of followers on her account and even attracting the… » 3/15/14 5:40pm 3/15/14 5:40pm

Finally, a Real Reason to Cry Over Spilled Milk

It has been drilled into us since childhood that there's no use crying over spilled milk, but it turns out that spilled milk—specifically milk wasted by people who buy it and don't use it—has a real effect on the environment. Scientists found that the milk poured down the drains of UK's residents has the same carbon… » 5/15/12 10:25am 5/15/12 10:25am

Father Weeps After His Daughter Finally Gets to Meet the Members of One…

Boy bands make girls cry all the time, but it's not as often that they make girls' fathers cry. One Direction should be proud that they managed to make one dad in Australia get a severe case of the misty eyes. Anthony Lee has been working his butt off for two years (!) to get his daughter, Catie Rose, tickets to see… » 4/19/12 10:05pm 4/19/12 10:05pm

2-Year-Old Singing Adele's 'Someone Like You' Is So Cute You'll Cry

This little lady is only two, but she has an amazingly good grasp of Adele's lyrics and a very charming ability to fake it when she loses her way. By the end, she'll have you crying tears of joy from the cuteness—which is a welcome departure from the tears of sadness that this song is most famous for bringing on. » 3/19/12 10:00am 3/19/12 10:00am

The Real Reason Adele's 'Someone Like You' Makes Us Weep


We have all, through exhaustive personal research, confirmed that listening to Adele's "Someone Like You" is a surefire way to bring on a good cry, but now we have the scientific explanation for why exactly it can get us sobbing in seconds. It turns out there are a few different factors that make it so potent. » 2/12/12 8:00pm 2/12/12 8:00pm