Feature

Smell impacts first impression

Do your hands smell like onions? Flowers? Nothing at all? Smell manipulates mood, and therefore, influences a first impression, which might be critical for a job interview or business meeting, according to researchers Nicole Hovis and Theresa White of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Details about their work are available at LiveScience.com. … [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...]

Contraceptives erase natural odor signals

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests birth control pills and other … [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...]

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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

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How does the olfactory sense work?

You breathe in deep, and you might get a whiff of shampoo or maybe stale coffee breath on the person next to you. It's the kind of … [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

Smell of the first snow of the season in New England

First snow of the season in New England

Today the first snow of the season fell in New England. It was a surprise: the forecast called for rain. I poked my head outside to see … [Read More...]