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Got Some Existential Angst? Try Tylenol

Study suggests it eases non-physical pain, too

(Newser) - This could make for some interesting commercials: A new study suggests that Tylenol not only eases physical aches, but existential ones, too, reports Psych Central . Researchers found that people asked to brood about their own deaths were less, um, broody if they popped a Tylenol as opposed to a sugar... More »

First Line of The Stranger Is Still Translated Wrong

'Mother died today' should be 'Today, Maman died': Ryan Bloom

(Newser) - Albert Camus' The Stranger opens with the famous—and relatively easy to translate—"Aujourd’hui, maman est morte." It's so easy, in fact, that not a single English translation has gotten it right, writes Ryan Bloom in the New Yorker . He argues that the precise wording of... More »

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