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People judge you based on two criteria when they first meet you

   People judge you based on two criteria when they first meet you Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you In her new book, “Presence,” Cuddy says people

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2016 Flavor Trends

The McCormick Flavor Forecast has been a leader in identifying emerging culinary trends that inspire a passion for flavor since 2000 These are the flavor forecasts for 2016: BLENDS WITH BENEFITS Matcha Green Tea Flaxseed Chia Seed Turmeric HEAT +

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Our brain and smelling Rosemary

Rosemary has been linked to memory for hundreds of years The team at Northumbria University tested the effects of not only rosemary oil but also lavender oil. They then tested these volunteers in a room infused with either rosemary essential

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11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being 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 kitchen.

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Smelling salts

Smelling salts Salt is the scent of the moment. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne  is designed to conjure up driftwood and the mineral notes of sea air, and has all the makings of a classic. With notes of

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How our nose makes us “buy” it

“Think you’re using your head to make purchases? Think again” Have you experienced that you walk into a store and you’re hit with the smell of cinnamon, you hear Christmas carols playing — and suddenly you purchase five cashmere sweaters,

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Keep eating that chocolate!

  Could white chocolate compounds also benefit heart health? The potential heart health benefits of dark chocolate may be only partly linked to the flavanol content, with white chocolate – devoid of such compounds – also offering potential cardiovascular benefits,

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2013 Flavor Trends

The McCormick Flavor Forecast has been a leader in identifying emerging culinary trends that inspire a passion for flavor since 2000 (http://www.flavorforecast.com/#the-future-of-flavor). These are the flavor forecasts for 2013: •Black Rum, Charred Orange & Allspice – •Smoked Tomato, Rosemary, Chile

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Why bitter tastes differ for some people

Why bitter tastes differ for some people Scientists from the Monell Center and Givaudan Flavors have identified a protein inside of taste cells that acts to shorten bitter taste signals. They have found that mice lacking the gene for this

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