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Reaction to Smelly Shirts Reveals Our Own Prejudices

Sweaty garments are less revolting when we're told those in our own group wore them

(Newser) - There's no stink like our own stink: We are more forgiving of the disgusting smells of those we have been told are members of our own group than of outsiders. So say researchers at St. Andrews University after pushing stinky gym shirts into the noses of people who were... More »

Old People Smell Better Than Young People

Seniors have a distinctive odor, and it's not so bad: Study

(Newser) - Old people do indeed have a distinctive odor, say scientists, but it's a lot better than reputation and bad jokes would suggest. A study involving the unenviable task of sniffing underarm pads found that those aged 75 to 95 gave off a scent more pleasant and less intense than... More »

Jessica Simpson Goes Au Naturel

No makeup, fancy hair tricks, or retouching for magazine

(Newser) - Jessica Simpson goes without make-up, a blow-out, and retouching on the cover of May’s Marie Claire . “I don't have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business,” she tells the magazine, adding that she’s always been low-maintenance with her hair:... More »

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