Media Mentions

While I love a good dark beer as much as the next mom, I was hesitant to drink any type of alcohol while breastfeeding. With so much conflicting information available online and everybody I know giving me advice, I never could be quite sure what...

Since the beginning of history, humans have been captivated by scents; connecting the sensation to religious and metaphysical experiences. In ancient Egypt, fragrances were considered a byproduct of the gods, literally the sweat of the sun god Ra. In Greece, perfumes were central to worshipping...

Should you have any doubt that we’re living in particularly tense times, know this: A 2018 poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association revealed that 56 percent of Americans were anxious about the impact politics have on their lives, and 68 percent were worried about...

In the latest episode of the Two Sense podcast, Perfumer & Flavorist sat down with Nancy Rawson, Ph.D., Monell Chemical Senses Center’s associate director, to discuss the latest advances in sensory science and the innovations behind protecting and restoring our sense of smell. Click here to read the full...

One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Using insurance claims data, researchers identified more than...

As a kindergartener, I was taught there were four basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter, which we represented by filling in a map of the tongue with crayon. Like many things taught in kindergarten (except for the alphabet), it turns out this is not true....

Public health researchers agree: the evidence is clear that Americans consume way too much sugar, that sugar contributes to weight gain, and that rising rates of obesity in the U.S. will lead to significant health problems in the future. What's much less clear is what...

During a recent shower, I grabbed my bottle of body wash—which smells like lavender and has “relaxing” properties—and squeezed. It was dead empty. This left me with the backup plan many girlfriends know well: using your boo’s “manly” body wash. You’ve seen it—dark gray bottle, sometimes...