Feature

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Should you wear scented products to work?

Employers have begun asking workers to refrain from wearing and using scented personal and cleaning products at work. Now there are at least a dozen major institutions across the US covering over 100,000 people. What do you think? … [Read More...]

Noteable

Man lost smell, then taste

Jason Feifer lost his sense of smell as a child, and shortly afterward, his … [Read More...]

Fragrance makes nightclubbers party harder

Music and lights are the typical mood modifiers found in nightclubs, but … [Read More...]

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NGT Real Travel: Smell makes better memories

One way to make travel more memorable is by paying more attention to … [Read More...]

Do scented candles cause harm?

Are scented candles harmful? A recent study suggests that cheaper candles made … [Read More...]

Science

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Vibration theory of smell makes a comeback

Fifteen years ago Luca Turin, now in biophysics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, first hypothesized that … [Read More...]

Policy

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Portland now first US city to voluntarily ban fragrance

The city council of Portland, OR,on February 24  passed a fragrance-free policy that discourages public workers from wearing scented … [Read More...]

Riffs

A cat and crème brulee

[SlideDeck id='187' width='100%' height='300px'] My husband, Adam, went away for a week to a work conference, and when he came home, I … [Read More...]