sadness

hard data

One in Five Men Feel Sad After They Have Sex, Study Finds

This phenomenon, known as postcoital dysphoria, has increasingly been discussed by researchers and therapists over the last decade.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
8.20.18
depression

We Asked People How They Deal With Summer Depression

"The sun is a tyrant. It's a big, flaming ball of 'should'."
Carson Kessler
8.7.18
~science~

Science Says Pop's Getting Sadder, We Say "Duh, Us Too"

A new study of 500,000 tracks released in the UK between 1985 and 2015 tells us that contemporary pop is all about the crybabies.
Lauren O'Neill
5.17.18
Essays

The Magnetism of Sadness and Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

Hutchison, 36, died after years of struggling with depression. But during that time he made joyous poetry out of being a boring adult still struggling to figure your shit out.
Josh Visser
5.14.18
london rental opportunity of the week

London Rental Opportunity of the Week: Hackney’s Bleakest One-Bed

Feel the joy escape your body like a sigh
Joel Golby
3.19.18
Crying

My Quest to Find Out Why I Can't Cry

I've gone through breakups,​ friends' funerals, and family illnesses without shedding a single tear. It's made me wonder if something is wrong with me.
Conor Creighton
10.24.17
ask a smart person

A Sociologist Explains Why You Get Depressed After Festivals

Humans define themselves in relation to others, and it sucks to leave that behind.
Reid Barton-Golden
8.31.17
Dating

People Explain Why They Bailed on a Relationship in Six Words

“Voted for Trump. Yeah, no thanks.”
Anna Goldfarb
6.1.17
so sad today

I’m Not as Unhinged as I Feel

When I am at the bottom of my psychic well, I seem to know how to love myself intuitively.
So Sad Today
3.23.17
Features

We Asked Burial Superfans What They Thought of his New Single

The mysterious producer's newest release has already provoked a multitude of responses from his legions of devotees.
Kyle MacNeill
11.29.16
Features

Hey, Everyone, "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People Is Actually Really, Really Good

At the heart of a wedding reception classic lies a sad and sorry song about the fragility of masculinity. With a funny dance routine attached.
Josh Baines
10.21.16
thump exclusive video

Go Deep Space Diving with Youandewan's Slinky "Be Good To Me, Poly"

Get a spectral taste of the Berlin-via-Yorkshire producer's new album on Aus.
Josh Baines
10.12.16
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