【How to】 Tell If You Stink

Can you have a musty smell without mold?

Why does my home smell musty? … If your home or clothing smells musty, chances are you have mold or mildew hiding out. While other things — like a lack of ventilation or high levels of humidity — can make a musty odor more noticeable, they typically are not the primary cause of the smell.

Can vaginas get musty?

The good news: Heavy sweating and body odor happen to everyone when they exercise, are nervous, or get stressed or too warm. Let’s take musty vaginal odor as an example. According to the Mayo Clinic, if you have vaginal odor without any other vaginal symptoms, it’s likely that the odor is normal.

Why does my bedroom smell in the morning? The foul smell in bedrooms in the morning is due to body odor from sweating at night, bad breath, and dirty pillowcases and sheets. The air remains stagnant in a poorly ventilated room; thus, a foul smell is retained in the room. This situation mostly occurs in smaller bedrooms where there is poor air circulation.

What does it mean when your urine smells musty? Foul-smelling urine may be due to bacteria. Sweet-smelling urine may be a sign of uncontrolled diabetes or a rare disease of metabolism. Liver disease and certain metabolic disorders may cause musty-smelling urine.


Puppies Love Your Baby Talk, but Dogs Don’t


When you’re meeting a dog for the first time, it’s hard not to slip into that high-pitched, “goochy-goo” voice people use to talk to babies. A new study suggests puppies actually love that voice, but you might be wasting your breath with older dogs.

Use Coffee to Reset Your Scent Palate

While you’re conducting these smelling tests, it can help to have a scent palate refresher. Something you can sniff to reset your nose before you take a whiff of your clothes, armpits, fingers or breath. Coffee, for example, is a strong, single-scent component that gives the receptors in your nose a quick break from what it’s been smelling all day (you). That’s why department stores keep coffee beans handy in the perfume section. You can smell a perfume, reset with some coffee, then smell a different perfume. Coffee is also easy to access for most people. It’s in the kitchen of almost every type of workplace, and it’s easy to snag a little before stealing away to smell yourself.

However, coffee doesn’t give your nose a total reset. As Pamela Dalton, a psychologist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, explains at Washington Post, our sense of smell doesn’t reset and recover as quickly as our other senses. To fully refresh your scent palate it could take several weeks. That’s why you can sometimes notice the smell of your house after you’ve been on holiday. And since you can’t really get away from your own body, there’s no way to completely regain your nose’s sensitivity to your own odours. Still, a coffee refresh is better than nothing when you really want to make sure you aren’t stinky.

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Were Those Cheerios Seeds Really So Bad? An Investigation


Last month, we told you not to plant the wildflower seeds that Cheerios is giving away to help “bring back the bees,” because they seemed to include invasive species that could harm your local environment. Soon afterward, I received some emails about those seeds that pulled me into a much deeper story.

Beat the Stink

Knowing you smell bad is not the end of this story. You want to stop smelling bad, and these easy tips will do that for you.


Wow, we really cracked the secrets of the universe on that one. Shower when you smell bad?! That’s so innovative!

Yes, it’s obvious, but it’s still the best way to stop stinking. Take a proper shower. Don’t get the water too hot. Scrub yourself thoroughly (but not vigorously). Condition your hair (all of your hair). Take a good shower.

Use Hygiene Wipes

When a shower isn't available, you can get a littl

When a shower isn’t available, you can get a little pick me up with some male hygiene wipes. They’re easy to use, and you can carry them anywhere.

Change Clothes

If you’re going to do something sweaty and can’t shower, at least take a change of clothes.

Wear Deodorant

Hopefully, this is a common practice for you, but you need to remember that deodorant goes in two places: your armpits and your balls.

That should do it. You’re armed against your body odor. You have no excuses to ever get caught smelling bad again. Well, at the very least, you should be able to plan around moments that make you smelly.


Why does my house smell like poop?

A regular sewer-gas smell is just a bad stink with a definite odor of feces and sometimes a rotten-egg (hydrogen sulfide) smell and/or a moldy mustiness too. … because an empty or ‘dried-out’ P-trap is by far the most common cause of all sewer-gas smells.

Why does my house smell dirty?

Dirty Carpet

It can catch dust, dirt, and pet dander or pee. Carpeting can also trap mold spores, leaving your home with a musty smell. To ward off odors, vacuum at least 3 times a week with a machine that has a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. Deep clean your carpets once a year using dry steam cleaning.

What causes smell in Virgina? Bacterial vaginosis — an overgrowth of normally occurring vaginal bacteria — is the most common vaginal infection that causes a vaginal odor. Trichomoniasis — a sexually transmitted infection — also can lead to vaginal odor. Chlamydia and gonorrhea infections usually don’t cause vaginal odors.

How do you get rid of man smell in bed? How to Get Rid of Bedroom Odor

  1. Open the Windows. This is the easiest and fastest way to tackle bedroom odors. …
  2. Dust and Clean. It’s time to give your surfaces a good dusting. …
  3. Clean the Floors. …
  4. Reed Diffusers or Candles. …
  5. White Vinegar to the Rescue. …
  6. No Smoking. …
  7. Take Out the Trash. …
  8. Pet Control.

The Dangers of Perfectionism

Perfectionism might be considered “the desire for order taken too far.” If we view the act of writing as bringing chaos into order, then it’s perhaps not too surprising that perfectionism is a common struggle for many writers. I would suppose it is especially potent for those of us who believe our writing should be worthy in some way (by the blessing of another person’s approval or, again, by commercial success—which indicates, among other things, the blessing of many people’s approval).

I’ve spoken before about the important distinction between “perfectionism” and the “professionalism” that allows us to seek commercial success (if we so desire). But it is important to recognize that however wonderful and important is the discipline of improving one’s craft, this never means that “imperfection” invalidates either the act of writing or, necessarily, the writing itself. After all, has there ever been any such thing as a perfect story?

Too often, this obsessive compulsion for perfection can whirl writers into too critical (and, indeed, often incorrect) judgments of their writing’s quality. If the judgments are too harsh and too frequent, they can understandably result in the writer giving it up.

And that is always a shame, not just for the writer but for all the rest of us as well.

Run Your Fingers Along Your Scalp

Sometimes sweaty armpits aren’t the source of funky odours, though. Your hair can get pretty ripe if you don’t wash it often enough, or if you forget to use some dry shampoo after a super sweaty workout. If you’re worried your hair is crop dusting fustiness on everyone as you walk by, there’s a simple way to check it.

Wash your hands with hot water, but don’t use soap. You don’t want the soapy smell to cover up what you’re about to check for. Run your clean fingers along your scalp, not your hair, several times. Now smell your finger tips and you should get a good idea of what your hair smells like.

What can you do about it?

Based on the three standards above, how does your copywriting stack up? Is it succinct, clear and yielding results? Or is it empty filler, bland and not working at all? If it’s the latter, there is still good news: You can improve your writing immediately, simply by following these steps:

Get to know your audience

If your intended audience is a specialized business, you’ll use different language than if your audience was the mass market. If you’re writing to teenagers, you’ll use different terminology than if you were writing to senior citizens.

Knowing your audience is crucial not only to knowing what sort of language to use, but also to knowing what motivations will drive your readers’ reactions. Ask yourself what your readers want and need, and find ways to speak to those desires with your copy.

Get to know your message

Nothing is harder than writing content about something you don’t understand. What is your company’s message? What are you trying to communicate? Nail that down before writing anything, and you set yourself up to write better.

Craft your content

Crafting content is about more than getting words on a page — it’s about designing the right message to meet your audience. Rather than rushing to get something written, take time to write and tweak copy for its intended audience and application.

Test your content

Use testing tools to compare different versions of content, be they email subject lines or landing page text. When you see what’s producing conversions, you see what copy works best.


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