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Could Tylenol Help Stifle Your Emotional Woes?

A new study shows that acetaminophen may work wonders on more than physical pain.

Behold, a potential emotional and physical salve. Image via Flickr user jeff_golden

According to a new study, acetaminophen—that wonderful active ingredient found in Tylenol, the breakfast of champions for the hungover, pre-menstrual, pain-ridden, and Coachella attendees—may actually dull your emotional woes in addition to your physical ills.

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The NFL finally seems to be coming to terms with the extent of damage that playing football does to its players. Last month, the league acknowledged that one in three players will experience long-term cognitive problems due to brain trauma—as if neurological research, university-funded studies, and actuarial estimates were needed to prove that the violent collision of two heads could cause brain damage. The league is also increasingly enforcing a spate of new penalties to protect defenseless players from taking hits above their shoulders. In essence, the NFL has decided to legislate around the act of tackling—there are safe and unsafe ways of doing so, the logic goes.

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Documentary Film Tells the Story of Autism, Through a Romantic Lens

At its core, love forces us to be brave. To be authentic. Regardless of your definition, one thing is certain: we all have a profound and primal desire to love and be loved—to connect.

At its core, love forces us to be brave. To be authentic. Regardless of your definition, one thing is certain: we all have a profound and primal desire to love and be loved—to connect. Early last year, I had the pleasure of doing research for Dr. Ira Heilveil, a pioneer in the autism field. He was writing a book about autism and romantic love, and as a filmmaker, I was compelled to explore this topic further.

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Intermission: Watch How Your Brain Makes Movies

A UC Berkeley study results an amazing mini-movie of what your brain does while you're learning.

A new study from researchers at the University of California at Berkeley used neuroimaging technology to decode and reconstruct people's visual experiences through a fun form of stimuli: movies.

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Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for August? Get off the internet at 8.

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