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Behind Seattle Evacuation, Hazmat Search: Deodorant

Church, daycare cleared out because of Axe body spray

(Newser) - A church and daycare center in Seattle's University District were cleared out by the city's fire department, nearby streets were roped off, and hazmat teams descended on the area Friday after "cough-inducing fumes" were noted wafting out of the church's bathroom and someone called 911, MyNorthwest.... More »

Deodorant Changes More Than Your Smell

Study: products actually alter your body's bacteria

(Newser) - Applying deodorant or antiperspirant clearly alters your body’s smell, but it may also alter your body's bacteria. A PeerJ study finds the organisms that live in and on your skin are drastically changed by what you put under your arms. Evolutionary genomicist Julie Horvath recruited 17 participants—antiperspirant... More »

Teen Fatally Overdoses on Deodorant Spray

'Succumbed to the effects of the gas,' says coroner

(Newser) - A British teen who was found collapsed on the landing outside his room at a children's home last August died from using too much spray-on deodorant, the Telegraph reports. "He sprayed it all over himself and succumbed to the effects of the gas," Kent Online quotes the... More »

Scientists ID Culprit Behind Your Stinky Armpits

Certain bacteria appear to be key to body odor

(Newser) - Bad BO? It's not your fault: Scientists have identified the bacteria you should blame. The smell of your armpits is a result of a clash between sweat and bacteria that creates what NPR calls "the mothership of body odor." Odorless molecules in your sweat are "broken... More »

Google May Make a High-Tech Deodorant

Company patents wearable device that counteracts your smell

(Newser) - Google is considering what might be termed a digital deodorant. The company has obtained a patent for a device that would counteract your own BO and even keep you away from friends when you're at your smelliest, the New York Daily News reports. The "odor removing device,"... More »

Guy Used Stolen Bobcat to Steal 2 Deodorant Cans

Chicago man also accused of stealing gift cards

(Newser) - A Chicago man allegedly took quite a few pains to break into a dollar store and steal deodorant: Police say the suspect first stole a Bobcat loader from a construction site a block away, then used it to break the windows at West Side Family Dollar. In addition to the... More »

20% of Men Never Shampoo, Use Deodorant

But younger generation likes oils and creams

(Newser) - Woe to the gals who shack up with these guys. One in five men don't use deodorant or body spray of any kind, and the same number never use shampoo, a new study says. Conducted by a European market research company, the study of 1,000 men also shows... More »

4 Products Going the Way of the Dodo

Bar soap, antiperspirant spray wane in popularity

(Newser) - Another casualty of the recession could be your favorite deodorant: As consumers flock toward store brands and stores in turn look to downsize, the result is the death of some of America's best-known consumer products, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. "As we shrink the size of stores, a number... More »

Stephen Colbert: How to Exploit the Ladies ... for Cash

Just follow Unilever's deodorant example

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has certainly tackled women's issues on his show , but until last night, he had yet to address "the most pressing women's issue of all: how to make some cash off of them." Fortunately, Unilever is already on the job with the brilliant marketing of its "... More »

New Dove Deodorant Makes Underarms Prettier!

Finally, someone solved this very important problem

(Newser) - Ladies, be honest: What are you looking for in your deodorant? Clearly, you’re hoping it will curb odors, but beyond that, wouldn’t it be great if it also gave you beautiful armpits? Enter Unilever, whose Dove "Ultimate Go Sleeveless" deodorant hits stores this week and promises to... More »

It's On: Axe Mocks Old Spice Guy

But Axe will need to step it up a notch if it wants to win

(Newser) - It seems like nothing can come close to the popularity achieved by the “Old Spice man.” Nonetheless, competing deodorant Axe is ready try. Axe’s latest billboard declares that its scent is “for men who'd rather be with a woman than on a horse,” Time's NewsFeed... More »

Boys 'Pornified' From Birth

Males encouraged from birth to be sex maniacs

(Newser) - Lyn Brown and Sharon Lamb determined in their 2006 book Packaging Girlhood that our culture conditions girls early on to behave as sexual objects. But what about boys? In their new book, the researchers take a look at the other side of the playground and find that the “stark... More »

Town's Dress Code Mandates Deodorant, Underwear

(Newser) - A Florida town is requiring its employees to wear underwear and deodorant under a new dress code passed this month, the Tampa Tribune reports. Aimed at promoting “strict personal hygiene,” the rules ban “sexually provocative” apparel and forbid “the observable lack of undergarments and exposed undergarments.... More »

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