Saturday, February 13, 2010

The sweet smell of morality: How scent can shape our thinking

"Can a clean smell make you a better person?

That’s the provocative suggestion of a recent study in the journal Psychological Science. A team of researchers found that when people were in a room recently spritzed with a citrus-scented cleanser, they behaved more fairly when playing a classic trust game. In another experiment, the smell of cleanser made subjects more likely to volunteer for a charity."

Click here for more on this study.

New Orleans praline maker basks in attention from appearance in Super Bowl ad

"Loretta Harrison received a phone call over the Christmas holiday.

''They said, ‘Would you like to be in a Super Bowl commercial?’'' Harrison recalled. 'We said yes, but I thought it was a hoax.'

It wasn’t."

For more on Loretta's amazing story, click here.