It turns out that garlic, known for its off-putting odor, can actually make men more attractive to women. And yes, there’s a study to prove it.
A 2015 study that is again making its rounds on the internet found that eating lots of garlic can increase men’s desirability among women. Researchers from the University of Stirling and Prague’s Charles University asked 42 men to eat raw garlic, eat garlic capsules, or eat no garlic at all, in rotation. They were then made to wear pads in their armpits for the next 12 hours to collect odor samples.
High garlic consumption can make men more attractive to women.
Eighty-two women were asked to sniff the odor samples and judge their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity, and intensity. Results showed that the men who had eaten garlic in bulb and capsule form were “significantly more attractive and less intense” than those who didn’t.
The research was conducted by a team from the University of Stirling and Prague’s Charles University.
The researchers wrote in the journal Appetite, as reported by Telegraph:
“Certainly, breath odour plays a crucial role in most social interactions, but human axillary (armpit) odour is also an important factor in intimate relationships.
“Our results indicate that garlic consumption may have positive effects on perceived body odour hedonicity (the pleasure derived from it), perhaps due to its health effects, for example antioxidant properties and antimicrobial activity.
“From an evolutionary perspective, formation of preferences for diet-associated body odours was possibly shaped by means of sexual selection.”
Forty-two men and 82 women participated in the study.
There are previous studies that prove many animal species use-diet associated cues when selecting their mates, and this could be the same for humans.
The study says that armpit odor is a crucial factor in intimate relationships, too.
Research also says that garlic consumption by women can affect the smell of their breast milk, which can cause infants to spend more time feeding.
Indeed, garlic is powerful in more ways than one.
Scotland Residents Make Unexpected Archaeological Find In The Aftermath of A Strong Storm
After their place was hit by a wild storm, residents discovered an ancient settlement in their midst.
Sometimes significant discoveries come at quite an unexpected time and at an unexpected place. Remember that gigantic Pharoah Ramses II statue found buried in the slums of Cairo? Archaeologists never guessed that such a thing was in the area and now the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is describing the statue as one of its “most important archaeological discoveries” ever.
Well the same can be said regarding this find in the Orkeny Islands, in Scotland. As it turns out, the island was struck by a wild storm in the winter of 1850. At the aftermath of the storm, however, they were surprised to see a secret settlement and archaeologists began coming over to learn more about it.
The settlement, researchers claim, is estimated to have been occupied by around 50 to 100 people over 4,500 to 5,100 years ago. It has since been excavated, explored, and named Skara Brae.
Vilcabamba, The “Valley of Longevity” Where People Live to Age 100 and Up
Vilcabamba in Ecuador is said to have the best conditions for health and longevity.
In the southern region of Ecuador, in Loja Province, lies the village of Vilcabamba. Also called the "Valley of Longevity," Vilcabamba is home to inhabitants that live up to 100 years and more. There are people who say that the place, surrounded by lush mountains and clear streams, has all the right conditions for good health and longevity.
Increased tourism in the area has introduced some changes to Vilcabamba. Until recently, the village was isolated and didn't receive any imported goods. People didn't drive cars, and television signals were nonexistent. Today, however, there are satellite TVs, high-speed internet, and vehicles in the area.
Inhabitants of Vilcabamba live up to a hundred, with some reportedly reaching 120 to 135 years old.
Study Shows That A Bad Boss Can Make Employees Sick
We are sure that a lot of people will be able to relate to this.
Some employees say that when they resign from a job, they leave managers and not the company. This might ring true, as data from the American Psychology Association reveals that approximately 75% of American employees consider their bosses and managers as their primary stressors at work. However, only 59% of them refuse to leave their jobs.
But why do employees refuse to leave their jobs if they are not happy? The thing is, employees get used to their stressful and unsatisfactory environment. This leads to a state where a worker loses the motivation to search for another employment opportunity with a better and healthier culture and atmosphere.
Researchers from the Harvard Business School and Stanford University, based on data from more than 200 studies, drew the conclusion that having a bad boss is tantamount to being exposed to second-hand smoke. In addition, staying longer at a job that causes an employee excessive stress also poses a risk to their physical and mental health.
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