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Despite the societal stigma attached to shedding tears passed infancy, crying can actually be quite healthy for you. A good cry is a way to relieve mental or emotional stress and physical tension.

A public display of emotion such as weeping can turn out to be as embarrassing as it is cathartic. But often, figuring out exactly where to go when the tears start flowing can make the situation even more stressful.

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Montrealers gathered yesterday at a vigil in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension to commemorate the lives of the four family members who were killed in a hate-motivated attack in London, Ontario, on June 6. 

More than 2,000 people responded to a Facebook event page, and over 600 people indicated they would be going to the vigil to honour the lives of Salman Afzaal, 46; Madiha Salman, 44; Yumna Afzaal, 15; and Talat Afzaal, 74, as well as to support 9-year-old Fayez Afzaal, who survived the attack. 

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Many people are experiencing high levels of stress as a result of the global pandemic. While not everyone's struggles are visible from the outside, the effects of ongoing anxiety are very real.

Whether it's because of a job loss, lack of social contact, or the fear of catching COVID-19, there are several reasons why you might be feeling negative emotions or heightened anxiety in the past few months. 

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Going out with a guy for the first time can be a tricky and nerve-wracking experience. Everything counts: the way you look, behave, talk and even smell. It's basically like you're at a job interview, but worse. You'll probably spend way too much time preparing for and thinking about that date. The key is to relax and try not to over-analyze everything - which is obviously much easier said than done though.

If you think preparing for the date is the most stressful part, you're wrong, my friend. The date itself is even more ridiculous. Let's see what goes through a girl's mind while she's out on a date with a new guy.

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