Years ago, I had a scary boss, who taught me a lot, but would also inexplicably fly off the handle every few days. Often I could keep it together, but other times I would end up crying in the bathroom and putting wet toilet paper on my eyes to keep them from puffing up. (Glamorous!) Thankfully, I discovered a bizarre trick to stop yourself from crying every single time…

Pinch the webbed piece of skin between your thumb and pointer finger. Hard. It will immediately stop you from crying every time.

Genius, right? Try it the next time you’re at work/in public/in the middle of an argument and feel like you’re going to start crying. It really works!

P.S. Speaking of losing it: Would you cry on your wedding day, or in public?

(Via Glamour)