Pour Your Soul Out: Crying Is A Symbol Of Emotional Intelligence, Not A Sign Of Weakness

(Mayukh Saha) Crying is as normal an event as breathing. But the forces that govern us have forever seen this action to be one of weakness. Men especially are always ridiculed if they cry. It is viewed as an emasculating thing to do. On the other hand, women are seen as extremely spoilt if they cried, no matter the reason. To put it simply, one’s reasons for crying could be varied, but a single tear down the eye would be perceived as less humanly.

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Study: Link Between Emotion and Addictive Substance Use Explained

(Neuroscience News) What drives a person to smoke cigarettes – and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use, at a cost of 480,000 premature deaths each year despite decades of anti-smoking campaigns? What role do emotions play in this addictive behavior? Why do some smokers puff more often and more deeply or even relapse many years after they’ve quit? If policy makers had those answers, how could they strengthen the fight against the global smoking epidemic?

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Students Do Better in School When They Can Understand, Manage Emotions

(Science Daily) Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Understanding Antidepressants and Why They Are Dangerous — Wisdom as the Ultimate Emotional Regulator

(Justin Deschamps) In the modern age, mood issues, emotional upset, depression, boredom, and so on are all too common. Can modern-day drugs really help? The answer will likely resonate with what you’ve always believed deep down. 

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