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Here's Why Smelling Cookies Makes You Think Of Grandma's House

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 07.22.2015 | Science

You've probably experienced this: you come home to a plate of freshly baked cookies in the kitchen, and when the scent of chocolatey goodnes...

Does a Better Sense of Smell Indicate a Bigger Waistline?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

In the study, the Los Angeles Times reported, researchers asked participants to rate the intensity of imaginary visual and odor cues (e.g., imagine how fresh cupcakes look and smell). Heavier participants reported conjuring up more evocative odors associated with imaginary foods.

Obese People May Have A Superior Sense Of Smell

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: July 07, 2015 05:35pm ET on LiveScience. People who can vividly imagine smells, such as freshly bake...

Canines and Cancer Detection: The New PET Scan?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Italian researchers recently demonstrated that trained dogs can detect prostate cancer almost unerringly. Dog handlers from the Italian Ministry of Defense trained two German shepherds to detect the smell of prostate cancer by sniffing urine samples from men with the disease.

6 Ways We Can Use Taste and Smell to Optimize Our Nutrition

Healthy Harlequin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Healthy Harlequin

Though talks of tongue and smell might not be the trendiest of health news at the moment, they are no doubt the senses that are most intimately linked to our nutrition -- and therefore indispensable to our everyday journey towards better health.

Cooking Art History: Savoring Silence

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 06.29.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

The way we taste food is far more complex than flavor alone.

11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance -- it's a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom's...

Where Do You Follow Your Nose?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I hadn't realized how powerful scent was until I separated it from my other senses. There were clues, though. There's a armoire in the basement of the house my parents still live in where they keep the World Book Encyclopedias. Nothing, and I mean nothing, calls up my childhood faster than opening those doors and taking a breath.

7 Effective Ways To Stop Body Odor

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 02.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ewwwww, Grandma, you smell bad!” Your worst nightmare, right? Who wants to be the grandparents kids hate to visi...

Why What Your Friend Thinks Smells Terrible, You Find Totally Pleasant

Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living

A new study could help explain why you find the smell of a perfume so pleasing, while your friend finds it unbearable. Researchers from Duke Univer...

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!

What Takes You Right Back?

Mindy Haskins | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mindy Haskins

Don't you just love how a certain song or smell or moment triggers a floodgate of memories and takes you right back to that moment? That Sarah McLachlan song did it for me. All of the sudden, it's 1998 and I'm 17. I'm in my car with my girlfriends and we're soaking in the entire Surfacing album.

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 quanti...

A Journey Through The World Of Smell

Nish Gera | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Nish Gera

Smell artist? Provocateur? Professional "In-betweener"? It's hard to describe what you do when you work in the largely unchartered terrain of smell. Especially smell freed from the limiting binary of good and bad, of exotic perfumes and wine aromas.

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?

How Your Nose Can Control Your Brain

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Your smell circuits are hotwired to those that process emotion, memory and motivation. Is that why you’re feeling so edgy, chatt...

A Secret To Sexual Compatibility, From Ian Kerner (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Sometimes you have to follow your nose! When sex expert and sexuality counselor Ian Kerner stopped by Mondays With Marlo, he told me that when a woman...

What's Next in Tech? Computers that ‘Sense’ Experiences

Bernard Meyerson, PhD | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology
Bernard Meyerson, PhD

A new class of machines is starting to solve problems by invoking logic more akin to how humans tackle challenges. To make this process efficient, such systems must also then experience the world much the way people do. Over the next five years, computers will start to use the five senses of sight, sound, smell, feel, and taste to identify and then solve problems.

The Smells That Remind Me of Home, From Trisha Yearwood (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When Trisha Yearwood joined me on Mondays With Marlo, we reminisced about the smells that remind us of home. Trisha remembered how wonderful it was to...

Strange Disorder, Sex Problems Linked In New Study

Posted 12.03.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 11/30/2012 08:34 AM EST on LiveScience Men who were born without a sense of smell report having ...

New Research Spotlights Scents That Spur Holiday Spending

Posted 11.27.2012 | Science

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 11/27/2012 06:07 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily While holiday shopping this year, you might...

Why Cyber Monday Drives Me Senseless

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.26.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I used to love to touch soft cashmere sweaters that I might buy for my daughter. Or pick up a book and flip through the pages. Now I touch my keyboard and scratch my head. Is the waist really that small on that jacket? Are those stripes too gaudy for my sister? Tapping on the screen enlarges the image. But I still can't feel the texture.

SERIOUSLY? Scientists Discover New Smell

Posted 11.20.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/19/2012 03:09 PM EST on LiveScience Scientists have discovered a new smell, but you ...

Artists Create Music You Can See and Touch

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By The Youth Radio Science Team Photo Credit: Youth Radio When it comes to modern music, listening is only half the experience. From MTV special ...

A Fun Way to Discover Wine Aromas With Items Already in Your Kitchen

Ross Szabo | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Ross Szabo

When tasting in the past, everyone's nose seemed better than mine, like they had an inside secret I would never know. I felt like I had some kind of impairment that would never be cured.