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Memory Makeover
The Pill might change how your memory works when you're emotional, say UC Irvine researchers. When they tested how well female subjects remembered a story about a family in a car crash, the women who were taking hormonal contraceptives homed in on the plotline (which is similar to how men recall stories), while those not on the Pill were better at retaining the narrative's details (from the presence of parked cars near the crash site to what the hospital looked like).

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