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The Sweet Smell of Success

Using scents to help enhance the home
(Family Features) Did you know the average human can recognize 10,000 scents? Have you ever considered how directly your sense of smell is connected to cueing your emotions? It's for this reason, technically coined "associative learning," that the fragrances around us can impact our mood and performance.

Consider the feelings that just thinking about freshly-laundered towels, pumpkin pie, a crackling campfire, the salty ocean or baby powder evoke in you. For many people these strong scents trigger distinct memories or evoke a sentiment that can linger for hours. The same is true for the strong scent of a clean home.

Smell is different from other senses because it is connected to the olfactory cortex, the part of the brain responsible for emotions and memory. In patients with dementia, schizophrenia or Alzheimer's, medical experts can measure their sense of smell as one of the earliest indicators of change. As humans we tend to think of smell as one of our weaker senses, but the fact is it is far more connected to our performance than we might imagine.

Boosting Study Time with a Clean Home

A study shows that children who perform better at school almost always identify their homes with scents associated with clean. What is a "clean home" smell? That depends on what era you grew up in. During the 50s most people associated a clean home with a strong bleach scent. In the decades since then there has been a plethora of citrus and floral scented room freshening cleaners on the market. Generally speaking, when many people think of a clean smell, they think of Pine-Sol® cleaner.

The study of nearly 5,000 high school students, conducted by Dr. Alan Hirsch and the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, found top performing students (those with grade averages of A and B) overwhelmingly - 84 percent - used words like "lemony, minty or clean" to describe the smell of their childhood homes. More than one-third (34 percent) of lower performing students (average of C or below) associated negative smells - urine, fecal matter or mold - with their homes.

"A clean smelling home is just one component to the overall picture of how parents can provide a healthy and stimulating family environment, and help their children improve self-esteem and have a more positive learning experience," said Charmaine Hussain, marketing manager for Pine-Sol® brand cleaners. "We are excited by this research, as it really shows that there is a higher order need for cleaning. It's not just about a clean house - it's about the powerful difference parents can make in the lives of their children."

"What this study tells me is that there is a strong correlation between the memory of a clean-smelling home and academic success," added Dr. Hirsch. "If you are in a home that has clean, pleasant aromas, it will promote success by enhancing harmony in the household." According to Hirsch, the brain makes similar associations about the "smell" of other situations and experiences from your past, and the effect plays out in your mood in the present.

Rekindling a Positive Experience

"If you need a shift in your mood, consider shifting the aroma to something that reminds you of a past success," said Hirsch. "The old adage 'the sweet smell of success' is actually quite poignant from a scientific standpoint." For some it might be the smell of a clean home, for others it might be the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee, and for others still it might be the refreshing smells of the early morning dew that trigger confidence and feelings of productivity.

For parents who want their children to have lasting, warm memories of home, consider the aromas that greet your children after a long day of school, sports or after-school activities. The mood you set in your home now is creating a lifetime of positive associations. Getting that freshly-baked pumpkin bread in the oven can seem like much less of a sacrifice of time from this viewpoint. When seen from this larger perspective, activities like baking, cleaning and even tending the garden become generous acts that do much more for the family than perhaps we've considered in recent years. The aroma of a well-cared for home has much to do with feelings of success, harmony and happiness. To learn more, visit

Using Scents in Your Favor

Scents can influence your weight, sleep patterns and more. When we understand the memories we associate with certain scents we can learn how to use them in our favor to change our mindset and improve the quality of our daily lives. For instance, researchers have found the following to be true for many people:

Peppermint- Energy-invigorates before a workout
Jasmine- Calming- bedtime
Floral/Roses -Lifts spirits- morning mood enhancer
Lemon/Citrus- Clear thinking- positive outlook- for home and surroundings
Grapefruit- Concentration booster and appetite suppressant
Coconut- Happiness- relaxed summer parties and social gatherings

Spend a few minutes making a list of your favorite smells. You may surprise yourself with what you remember about what is most pleasing to you. Just creating a "happy smells" list is enough to elevate positive feelings for some people. And, when you know what aromatic triggers most relax and restore you, you'll be equipped to "set the mood" in all the spaces where you spend your time.


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Character Building Activities for Kids: Ready-to-Use Character Education Lessons & Activities for the Elementary Grades

This straight-forward resource gives teachers, counselors, and parents over 140 common-sense lessons with reproducible activities for developing traits selected as representative of good character, such as honesty, generosity and fairness.

This guide is organized into three sections focusing on respect for self, respect for others, and a positive outlook on life. Each lesson defines a specific character trait, shows children how to recognize the trait, and provides opportunities for children to apply the trait in their own daily lives.

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Education by Design

(Family Features) For those considering a career that makes the most of their creative talents, finding the right art and design school is a critical step. Knowing what to look for can help you narrow the field and make smart decisions.

Design is projected to be one of the faster growing professions in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This job category encompasses a wide range of disciplines - graphic design, fashion and interior design, commercial and industrial design, website design, even gaming design and animation. There are a lot of creative outlets out there - it's time to design a path to taking your talents to the next level.

What to Look For in a School

Type of Program. Large public colleges and universities tend to offer a broad curriculum that includes typical liberal arts classes, while smaller colleges, institutes and online schools may concentrate on a particular industry or offer more specialized opportunities. Both have their advantages, but you need to weigh the pros and cons of both.

Current Connections. Does this school have industry-current software and technology available to students? Are there connections to the industry through internships and networking opportunities? For those pursuing fashion degrees, how will your work be showcased and what industry people will be able to see it?

Faculty. Check out the people who will be teaching you. Look at their academic credentials as well as professional experience, awards and current work.

Location. Decide whether you want to live close to your current city of residence, or if you're willing to move. Is there a school near the hub of your desired industry, where you're more likely to have opportunities to interact with professionals? Or is there an online program that will let you pursue your degree from where you are?

Doing your homework now will help you find the school and program that best suits your needs - and helps you get on the path to a creative career.

International Academy of Design & Technology

Essential Oil- Beginners Best of the Best Set are 100% pure, dynamic substances distilled from plant matter such as flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, or woods; there are no carrier oils.

The essential oils are great for aromatherapy use.

Includes Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cinnamon Leaf, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Orange & Tea Tree- 14) 10 ml

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Aromatherapy for Women:
A Practical Guide to Essential Oils for Health and Beauty

Extracted from flowers and herbs, aromatic essential oils have been used for centuries to heal and beautify, offering a gentle yet effective alternative in the treatment of illness, stress, and imbalance.

Maggie Tisserand brings a wealth of practical experience to this book, focusing on women and their particular health and beauty concerns.

She shows how the unique properties of specific essences can be used to maintain healthy hair and skin, ease minor complaints, and assist in treating more serious health problems.

The author shares her techniques for enhancing general well-being and sensual satisfaction with massage. She also gives advice on how to use aromatherapy during pregnancy and childbirth, and includes a chapter on remedies for children's illnesses.

Tisserand's knowledge of aromatherapy is both accessible and comprehensive, providing the reader with excellent guidance to the healing benefits of aromatic essences.

Revised and expanded edition of the aromatherapy bestseller.

Aromatherapy for Women:
A Practical Guide to Essential Oils for Health and Beauty