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Two Tests to Predict How Long You Might Live

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Over the past couple of years, I have blogged about the "sit-to-rise test," a simple way to help predict how long you might live. Several people have...

Why Brain Science and Beer Go Hand-In-Hand

Cognitive Neuroscience Society | Posted 05.11.2015 | Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

No, it's not your imagination. Beer isn't something that smells good to most people at first. We know that things that once smelled or tasted repulsive can come to be pleasurable. So how do we form new odor representations, and how are they affected by learning and experience?

In Celebration of Organic Dudes

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Withi...

Gratitude Beauty: My Fave Fragrances for Gifting, Receiving, and Glowing (or, a Truffle Pig's Guide to Natural Perfumes)

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.04.2015 | Style
Miriam Ava

You shouldn't settle for anything less than what genuinely thrills you, and that includes fragrance. Whether it's personal or atmospheric, scents carry energy that can impact you powerfully.

'White Noise' For Your Nose Cancels Out Nasty Odors

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science

Scientists have high hopes for "white noise" for the nose. It turns out that two researchers have found the mathematical formula to create an olfac...

Making "Sense" of Flavor: How Taste, Smell and Touch Are Involved

Amanda Greene | Posted 11.27.2013 | Taste
Amanda Greene

Isn't it fascinating to realize all the work your body is doing while you're doing something as (seemingly) brainless as eating? It's kind of awesome. Food's a complex chemical, and so are you!

Minty? Lemony? Human Nose Can Smell 10 Types Of Odors, Scientists Say

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 09.20.2013 | Science

From fruity to minty to popcorn-y, all smells can be classified as one of 10 types of aroma, scientists say. Taste, vision and hearing can be quantif...

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

M.J. Rose is the international best-selling author of 13 novels and three non-fiction books. Her most recent novel, Seduction, has received rave reviews from USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and many others.

We the Sensorily Deficient

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.02.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Can we improve or heighten our senses of taste and smell -- "training" them, just as we might train for a sport?

'Sensomics' Studies Suggest Nose Isn't Only Odor-Detecting Organ

Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/08/2013 07:34 AM EDT on LiveScience Your nose may not be the only organ able to sense the ...

Art That (Really) Stinks

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts

Today we often spend more time covering up smells than we do experiencing them, but Belgian artist Peter de Cupere is exploring and exposing fragrance...

A Perfumer's Take on Wine Aromas

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home
Mary Orlin

Alexandre Schmitt's goal is to help people working in the wine industry find a common language to express what they smell when they stick their nose in a glass.