• Baked Potatoes: Happiness in the air?

    Perhaps you read this story that was first reported in the Daily Mail on April 1 (no joke). Scientists have discovered that the smell of a baked potato makes you feel happier.

    This “happy smell” is only released when the baking potato reaches a temperature of 130-140 degrees.  At that point, aroma compounds are released into the air, stimulating positive emotions in your brain...

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