THE THREE TYPES OF TEARS

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BASAL TEARS con­tin­u­ally moisten your eyes and have an­tibi­otic pro­teins that kill off bac­te­ria. RE­FLEX TEARS are a re­sponse to cut­ting onions or get­ting some­thing in your eye. PSY­CHIC TEARS hap­pen when you are emo­tion­ally cry­ing. These tears are bio­chem­i­cally dif­fer­ent from the oth­ers be­cause they help stim­u­late dopamine—the hor­mone that helps you feel bet­ter—to re­set emo­tional equi­lib­rium. (That’s why watch­ing The Note­book is so cathar­tic.)

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