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(Daily Mail)   Scientists say that a strong sense of smell is the key to a happy and long lasting relationship. Old Spice stock soars   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 17
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2012-12-03 01:02:40 AM
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crabsno termites: AverageAmericanGuy: CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.

Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.

OH, BULLshiat!

Ummm what the hell. What basis do you have to disbelieve that?

Aluminum is conclusively associated with neurofibrilary tangles characteristic of Alzheimers. This is a popular topic so there are a lot of papers that seem to make it look like it goes both ways. Some, perhaps industry-sponsored, wherein researchers give excessive lipservice to the possibility that it may simply be a matter of aluminum accumulating in the NFTs after the fact - though I have yet to see a good causal explanation of THAT process. Papers in the last two or three years especially though are pretty clear that mouse models show aluminum can trigger Alzheimers, and that there indeed are clear pathways for aluminum entering the brain contrary to a counterpoint brought up in a lot of the negative papers - the results are damning. But why risk not poisoning ourselves just in case those papers are wrong? The prices are pretty close - they're just not in general the brands that the marketers put the most effort into. I don't think there's an efficacy difference, but it shouldn't matter anyway since the aluminum stuff is poison. Seriously, don't be stubborn about this - look at the alternatives. I don't wanna be supporting your crippled brains. Take care of yourselves. FYI baking powder has aluminum too.

These recent papers (and many others, follow the citations or do your own Google Scholar searches) indicate that Al does indeed play a causal role in forming the beta-amyloid plaques that lead to the formation of NFTs; to be specific my understanding is that it's more that the beta amyloid in solution that causes trouble, but the plaques act essentially as a buffering reservoir maintaining dissolved beta amyloid levels at a high baseline. Seems clear to me that the reasonable choice would be to avoid this otherwise toxic compound anyway (it is not merely Alzheimer's - this is a high-energy-potential compound that is not found in free-metal form in nature), but there are vested interests with a huge backlog of aluminum-containing products for bodily use that would prefer not to change their line of business. And maybe they're a few cents per pound cheaper?

http://iospress.metapress.com/content/vq1p78553222661m/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/089543569090053R
http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/152/1/59.short
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0162013409001731
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22507317
2012-12-03 12:48:09 AM
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.


Are you my old roomie? He said the same shiat and he smelled horrible on a regular basis. After PT he'd wipe down with a warm washcloth and our barracks room regularly smelled of ass and foot. And rinsing your hair with just cool water will still leave greasy nasty buildup and a bad smell. You likely smell bad and you should feel bad.
2012-12-03 12:32:16 AM
2 votes:
Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.
2012-12-03 12:04:47 AM
2 votes:
Well, as someone who decided on his partners based on how delicious I find their smell (especially the one coming from her vaginas), I'm getting a kick out of this study.

Yes, even if you were hot, I couldn't get serious if my nose didn't pick up that smell. And it's not about taking a shower, it's the natural smell every person has.

I have like 4 types:

Bad smell: I don't want anything with this person, not even their company.
Neutral smell: Regular people. I may have sex if the chance arises. Must fulfill other qualities to be considered couple material.
Good smell: Women I like. Probable candidates for mating.
THAT smell: I go crazy. I WILL get involved with the woman even if it's a red flag in other areas (usually sanity, lol)
2012-12-03 10:31:41 AM
1 votes:
...........and don't forget folks, you need to shave all the hair because hair is dirty and smelly.........Gillette will love you for it!


its amusing to see how well marketing/propaganda works in a 'free' society.
2012-12-03 07:59:34 AM
1 votes:
This is what I wear:

www.brownells.com
2012-12-03 04:57:32 AM
1 votes:
Acqua Di Gio (sp?) works for me. I dunno. Old GF bought it for me coz she LOVED it. I wore it for her, and quickly noticed other gals dig it too. Still. Women of a variety of ages. Honestly, I've had women track me down in a grocery store aisle to ask me what makes me smell so good. THAT never happened with anything else.
2012-12-03 02:14:53 AM
1 votes:
assets.nydailynews.com 

You could smell as bad as Donald Trump's bumjuice but if you look like this, you're in.
2012-12-03 01:56:18 AM
1 votes:
I got my brother this, since they haven't yet formulated a cologne that smells like barbecue.
2012-12-03 12:44:04 AM
1 votes:
I think subbie got it wrong. Their data seems to say that a lack of a sense of smell interferes with having a relationship at all rather than with making it last.
2012-12-03 12:35:10 AM
1 votes:
Women have a stronger sense of smell than men. And men usually smell worse. God said 'Ha!'.

I saw a study where new mothers could identify their babies by scent. Freaky. And that power is supposed to be the cause of menstrual synchronicity. More freaky.

PS: The best old school scent for men is Aqua Velva.
2012-12-03 12:24:27 AM
1 votes:
I gotta agree that you can't really beat Old Spice for consistency and effectiveness among the general female population. I actually think their original scent body wash is plenty enough for a night out, it's surprisingly strong. I've noticed that sandalwood based colognes will always prompt more responses than most musks.

Two protips:

If the girl you are trying to get was in high school in the early to mid-nineties, wear Curve cologne. It reminds their subconscious of being in the backseat of their former boyfriend's car.

Of every cologne and aftershave I have ever used, I've never been asked to be smelled more than when I had this in my hair:

lh4.googleusercontent.com

I'm not even kidding. It took me a while before I figured out that it was the shiat in my hair that all the girls were raving about.

/Sadly, I have a buzzcut now. Fark MPB.
2012-12-03 12:16:15 AM
1 votes:

gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


Old Spice is a bit of a tricky one - most women I know think of it as a "creepy uncle" scent, they're reminded of "Uncle Frank" who always wore a semi-transparent short-sleeved dress shirt with a visible wifebeater underneath.

So usually, it's a turn off for them. However, every once in a while you'll run into a woman who was molested by Uncle Frank, so to them Old Spice may as well be ruhypnol. They're like putty in your hands.
2012-12-03 12:09:20 AM
1 votes:

mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...


Pheromones.
2012-12-03 12:07:35 AM
1 votes:

CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.


Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.
2012-12-02 11:52:46 PM
1 votes:
Old Spice or Mennen. Classics. Yum.
2012-12-02 11:51:46 PM
1 votes:
Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...
 
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