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Kids Aren't Bad at Identifying Smells. They Just Aren't Familiar With Many.

Over time, we get better at recognizing the smell of certain groups of odors. Learn how olfactory ability changes with age at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Your Feet Can Taste Garlic

The American Chemical Society has released a fun video about an experiment you can try with garlic — and your feet. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

What Makes That Person Creepy?

In this Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast episode, the hosts talk about how people achieve creeper status. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Why You Hate the Weird Sound of Your Own Voice

Why do I hate the sound of my own voice? Learn more about why people hate hearing their own voices in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Psychologists Prove a 'Superman' Disguise Could Actually Fool People

A new study shows that subtle changes in appearance can alter how identity's perceived. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

How 17 Equals 49.6: The Amazing Multiplying Women

People consistently overestimate the female presence — in film, in the workplace, even on HowStuffWorks podcasts. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Science Says Your Selfies Are Less Attractive Than You Think

How is regular selfie taking linked to narcissism and perception? Learn more about selfies and psychology in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

This Just In: Know-it-alls Know Nothing at All

Self-professed experts claimed knowledge of concepts that don’t really exist. Learn why know-it-alls know nothing at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Your body has lots of "tells" when it comes to lying. Learn how your nose might let people know you're lying at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Can optimism make you healthier?

Optimism is a nice trait to have. But can optimism make you healthier as it helps you look on the bright side? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »