People with a keener sense of smell find sex more pleasant and, if they are female, have more orgasms during sex

People with a keener sense of smell find sex more pleasant and, if they are female, have more orgasms during sex

Scent plays an often under-appreciated role in sexual attraction, helping to account for why visual attractiveness alone can’t explain just how physically attractive a person is perceived to be. But what role does our ability to smell our partners – or potential partners – play in actual experience? We know from past research that men born without the ability to smell tend to have fewer sexual partners. And about half of people who lose their sense of smell, through infection or injury, report negative impacts on their sexual behaviour.

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Halogen light bulbs could disappear from Australian stores within two years

Halogen light bulbs could disappear from Australian stores within two years

Halogen lights will disappear from Australia within two years, as the industry and federal government pivot towards more efficient and environmentally-friendly LED lighting. A ban on halogen bulbs, which use four times the energy of LED globes, was announced last month at a meeting of state and federal environment ministers. The ban is to come into effect from September 2020 but the bulbs could start disappearing from retail stores in as little as 12 months, according to the industry’s peak body, Lighting Council Australia.

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Which role does the brain play in prosocial behavior?

Which role does the brain play in prosocial behavior?

Helping other people in need is a foundation of our society. It is intuitive to believe that we help others because we empathically share their pain. The Social Brain Lab investigated whether altering activity in these tactile brain regions while witnessing the pain of others would alter people’s willingness to help.

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Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Increases Poverty

Research conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Cleveland State University has, for the first time, quantified the relationship between the lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the United States. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line.

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