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6 Reasons Why We're Fascinated by the Royal Family

What's all the media craze about the royal baby? Dr. Nicole Joseph, DFH blogger and licensed psychiatrist, weighs in on the story.

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  • 5 Ways to Build Self-confidence

    5 Ways to Build Self-confidence

    Confident people aren't born, they're made, and we've got the tips to get you on your way to building your own self-confidence. See more »

  • Can optimism make you healthier?

    Can optimism make you healthier?

    "Look on the bright side!" It's advice people have been doling out for ages, but could a positive outlook actually benefit your physical well-being? See more »

  • Do women have a better sense of taste than men?

    Do women have a better sense of taste than men?

    Girls have better taste than boys — as in the sense, that is. Find out why women's ability to distinguish between sweet and sour trumps mens'. See more »

  • How does the sense of smell work?

    How does the sense of smell work?

    What causes smell? When I walk into a bakery, I smell the bread. What actually has happened? Do objects give off pieces of matter? What has entered my nose to cause the sensation of smell? See more »

  • How Hearing Works

    How Hearing Works

    Ears are truly extraordinary organs and hearing is a fascinating process. Ears pick up all the sounds around you and then translate this information into a form your brain can understand. See more »

  • How Smell Works

    How Smell Works

    Smell is a basic sense, but scientists are still exploring how it works. Why are researchers, developers and even government agencies so curious about smell? What makes a seemingly simple sense so tantalizing? See more »

  • How Taste Works

    How Taste Works

    Taste might seem like the simplest sense. But we know much less about taste than we do about sight and hearing. Why is taste so mysterious? And what on earth is umami? See more »

  • How Vision Works

    How Vision Works

    Light is what drives life. It’s hard to imagine our world and life without it. The sensing of light by living things is almost universal. Find out all about the amazing inner workings of the human eye. See more »

  • What causes 'old person' smell?

    What causes 'old person' smell?

    We may not know how to describe it very well, but we all recognize "old person" smell whenever it happens to grace our nostrils. But while the scent may be ubiquitous, its causes are a little less clear. See more »

  • Why does orange juice taste bad after you brush your teeth?

    Why does orange juice taste bad after you brush your teeth?

    Why does the combination of orange juice and toothpaste have to taste so awful? Why can't your sense of taste resolve the problem? See more »

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