Aspirin: Proven in Studies to Dull Human Empathy and Joy

by Anna Hunt One of the most common over-the-counter drugs used to reduce pain may also be decreasing your ability to be empathetic. Moreover, it may also stifle the magnitude of positive emotions such as joy. A study out of Ohio State University has found that participants who took acetaminophen were less empathetic when they…

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Happiness Rising: Out of a World of Conflict and Noise

The message of world events and news about those events seems to be: ignore your own life and your future; they aren’t important enough to consider. If we followed that advice emerging from the maelstrom of noise around us, we would all go down. We would all succumb. Remember the premise that government in a…

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