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You’re beautiful just the way you are

I was in the car stopped at light. A black Honda Fit pulled up alongside me. The passenger, a middle-aged white man, rolled down his window and flashed me a big grin. He extended his hands toward me, palms up, and shouted, "You're beautiful just the way you are!" He caught my by suprise. I was a bit confused and mildly flattered. The light turned green. I flashed him a shaka and drove on. As I turned the next corner I thought … [Read More...]

Noteable

Aromatic map of stinkiest block in NYC

What's that stink? is the question that writer Molly Young asks of two olfactory … [Read More...]

Smell impacts first impression

Do your hands smell like onions? Flowers? Nothing at all? Smell manipulates … [Read More...]

Dogs sniff differences in identical twins

When parents and DNA tests can't tell twins apart, a highly trained German … [Read More...]

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Science Daily: Training improves sense of smell

Most people with a great sense of smell aren't born with it. Rather, they learn … [Read More...]

Science

What does the moon smell like?

I've never smelled moondust, and I was intrigued by this question posted at Nasa.gov: What does the moon smell like? Gunpowder, … [Read More...]

Policy

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Rise of fragrance free policies across the US

Fragrance free policies have proliferated in the past 10 years in the US, starting in 2001 with the Brigham and Women's Hospital in … [Read More...]

Riffs

What the fig?

A neighbor invited me to a potluck dinner. I arrive, armed with a veggie stir fry and curious what my new neighbors like to eat. The … [Read More...]