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An Open Letter To The Girl Who Was Suspended From School 24 Times For Smelling Bad

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Dear 8-year-old-girl,

I read about how you’ve been suspended from school 24 times this year because of your “foul” body odor. Your mom claims she took you to the doctor and they said there was nothing medically wrong with you, but still the school continues to send you home about twice a month. Students and teachers have complained about your smell and said that it’s so strong that they can’t concentrate on school activities when you’re around. A spokesman at the school district says that your odor is so overpowering that you will have to be removed from the school until your family complies with hygiene standards. Keep reading »

11 (Allegedly) Stinky Celebs

Just because they’re famous, doesn’t mean their armpits don’t stink just like the rest of us. Especially if they’re not fond of deodorant or showers. Leonardo DiCaprio might be great at acting, but apparently his girlfriend Erin Heatherton thinks he’s crappy at hygiene. The Enquirer claims that Leo is driving Erin away with his stench. “He only showers a couple of days a week to conserve water, and he considers deodorant to be ‘unnatural.’ … Erin has warned him to clean up his act and his hygiene,” said a “friend.” Presuming that this is true, I think Leo either needs to buy him some Tom’s of Maine all natural deodorant or he needs to find a GFwho appreciates his dedication to environmentalism. I wonder if his BO bothered Bar Refaeli? Maybe he could get her back? Click through to see some more celebs who have been accused of being stink bombs. [ONTD]

The Sweet Smell Of Happiness

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Aside from being a very sound-sensitive person, I’m also pretty scentsitive, if you catch my drift. And since we work in an open plan office, and can’t control the noises and smells around us, I’ve discovered a helpful little tool to make my workspace as calming and peaceful as possible. Aircraft ScentSticks come in 12 different scents, which can be used alone or combined with one another to create custom fragrances. The scentsticks are a lot like aromatic diffuser sticks, but come with no messy liquids, so they’re perfect for the office or home space (especially if you’re clumsy like me and tend to accidentally knock things over). And because each stick lasts about a week, a full set of them will get you through several months. You can read more about how I use them over on Aircraft’s blog, or just try ‘em yourself! [$9.99, Aircraft]

Your Personality Smells So Good

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In my favorite scientific study of the week, researchers discovered that humans, not unlike our friends the dogs, rely quite a bit on scent to assess new people. Just because we don’t bend down and sniff butt hole doesn’t mean we’re not taking an important introductory whiff when we meet someone new. The study, done in Poland, had 30 men and 30 women without perfume, deodorant, or scented soap, wear white cotton tees. Their T-shirts were then given to people to sniff and predict what kind of person the shirt belonged to. Researchers found that we have the ability to predict certain personality traits — like extroversion, neurosis, and dominance — with great accuracy just by using our noses. This means smell is particularly important when sniffing out a mate.  Always make sure his personality smells good before accepting a second date. [Live Science]

Would You … Make Your Own Deodorant?

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Surfing the internet yesterday I came across a recipe for DIY deodorant. I’ve read the scary studies linking aluminum in conventional deodorants to increased risk of breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, but I still haven’t been able to break my habit — maybe mixing up my own concoction would do the trick? The ingredients are simple (and cheap!): cornstarch, baking soda, coconut oil, and your choice of fragrance. Mix it all together, pour it into an empty deodorant case, and voila!

Have you ever made your own deodorant? Would you want to give it a try? [Via Planet Green]

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