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Q: Japanese study says that doing this when you’re sad will actually make you feel better. What is it?
Q: Japanese study says that doing this when you’re sad will actually make you feel better. What is it?

A: Listening to sad music

LISTENING TO SAD MUSIC WHILE SAD MAY HELP YOU FEEL BETTER: A Japanese study finds that listening to slow music considered to be sad can actually provoke positive emotions. To find this, researchers had 44 volunteers listen to one pieces of music: one happy and one sad. Each participant was told to rate their own emotions while listening to each piece of music by using key words. Researchers say that the sad music led listeners to experience romantic emotion, and people who are sad may feel better when listening to sad music because, as one researcher says, “Emotion experienced by music has no direct danger or harm unlike the emotion experienced in everyday life. Therefore, we can even enjoy unpleasant emotion such as sadness.” (Daily Mail)

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