Adorable Newscaster Cries On Air During Surprise Sharon Van Etten Set

It turns out that Sharon Van Etten's #1 fan is a middle-aged newscaster from New Zealand named John Campbell, and I don't know if anyone in the history of music fandom has been cuter. » 3/12/15 7:10pm 3/12/15 7:10pm

Dad With Cancer Writes 800 Notes to His Daughter

A 44-year-old man who was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer feared that his daughter would go through high school without her father's love and guidance. And so he decided he was going to stick around — in the form of 826 prewritten notes. Tear ducts: activate. » 1/27/14 2:00pm 1/27/14 2:00pm

Your Morning Cry: Gabrielle Giffords Leads the Pledge of Allegiance

Feeling stone hearted this morning, like your cold black heart can't possibly feel any more feelings? Are your eyes drier than a Kansas corn field? Here's a remedy for the drought on your face — former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords leading the DNC in the Pledge of Allegiance. » 9/07/12 11:10am 9/07/12 11:10am

Of Course You Can Buy Salt Made from Human Tears

Are the dinners you cook for yourself not sad enough? Have you been looking to give your meals a little extra boost of emotion? Well then you might want want to try seasoning them with these new salts made from human tears. They're sold by Hoxton Street Monster Supplies in London and the website promises a magical… » 5/31/12 9:30am 5/31/12 9:30am

Cry Your Way to the Top, Ladies

During a speech to Harvard Business School, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told the gathered aspiring magnates that part of her success can be attributed to ... crying at work. Record scratch sound! What?! » 5/29/12 6:45pm 5/29/12 6:45pm

Evil Bees Are Coming to Drink Your Tears

You know bees? Yeah, those guys. You know how they sometimes land on you and walk around? Well, turns out, it's not because they mistook you for a giant beautiful flower (though you are one, special tulip!), or because they're all tuckered out after a long day at the honey factory. It's because they're hungry. And … » 5/04/12 10:00am 5/04/12 10:00am

An Internal Monologue While Watching YouTube Videos of Girls Crying

So...it's just girls crying? It's just girls crying. On webcams. On the internet. Right? That's it? AAAAAAHAHAHA!!!!! This is actually kind of satisfying to watch. But I'm concerned that clearly America's teens have nothing to do. » 3/28/12 6:40pm 3/28/12 6:40pm

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 Art and Science of Crying at Work

Sometimes, work sucks. Sometimes it sucks so much that you cry. However, showing vulnerability in front of your coworkers can potentially make work suck even more. This week, we offer tips on how to avoid that. » 2/16/12 3:30pm 2/16/12 3:30pm

Guys Let Loose About Their Tears

Welcome back to Guysourcing, where a panel of helpful gentlemen answer your questions! This week, at the request of a reader, we asked guys, "do you ever cry, and if so, what makes you cry? When/where is it okay for you to cry? When/where is it definitely not okay? How does crying make you feel and how do you deal… » 12/16/11 5:00pm 12/16/11 5:00pm

Researchers Claim Crying Doesn't Make You Feel Better But What Do They…

One of the best philosophies to live by comes from Shrek, who belches and declares, "Better out than in, I always say." When it comes to emotions, they always feel better out than in. Sad? Mad? Feeling bad? Write about it, talk about it, cry it out. Except a new study says: Not so fast. » 7/29/11 2:45pm 7/29/11 2:45pm

The Scientifically Proven Saddest Movie Scene Ever

Have you enjoyed your daily cry yet today? If you're not in the mood for an emotional roller coaster right now, it's probably best to avoid this heart-wrenching scene from 1979's The Champ at all costs. The movie is a remake of a 1931 Oscar-winning film of the same name, telling the story of a washed-up boxer (Jon… » 7/27/11 3:10pm 7/27/11 3:10pm

What's The Saddest Book You've Ever Read?

Reading an incredibly sad book is a peculiar experience — you're mad at the writer for making you feel this way, but at the same time you're hooked on each tear-jerking page. Habitual readers know this masochistic feeling well, and most reserve a special, melancholy place in their hearts for the saddest books they've… » 5/13/11 2:20pm 5/13/11 2:20pm

Texas Woman Is Really, Really Happy About In-N-Out Burger

This California native got lost in her emotions at yesterday's grand opening of Texas' very first In-N-Out restaurant. As she dives into her hamburger, she talks about how "overwhelming" it feels to live five minutes away from her favorite fast food joint, exclaiming, "Pinch me, it doesn't feel real!" And then the… » 5/12/11 2:22pm 5/12/11 2:22pm

Men's Tear Ducts Make Them Look Stoic

One reason men seem to cry less than women is that they have deeper tear ducts, so their eyes take longer to fill up and spill over. However, scientists also have a hard time telling how much tears vary by gender — says one, "We [...] think men are underreporting their crying." » 5/04/11 7:15pm 5/04/11 7:15pm

The Best Boehner Jokes: Tears And Erections

In the choice between crying and laughing at last night's election results, John Boehner has already picked the former, which he'll have the privilege to survive unscathed. Let's take a moment to do the latter and laugh — at him. » 11/03/10 12:52pm 11/03/10 12:52pm

How To Deal With Public Weepers

The Awl calls it "The Question That Confronts Every New Yorker Eventually," but really it comes up in every city and many a college campus as well: should you comfort someone crying in public? » 8/02/10 5:55pm 8/02/10 5:55pm

Watch 67 Sensitive Men Shed Hollywood Tears

If a man cries, he fears it will earn him ridicule—unless it's for a film role, in which case it could earn him an Academy Award. Here's a thorough supercut of boys who do cry. Ready your tissues. » 7/09/10 11:06am 7/09/10 11:06am