Study: Smoking Screws Up Your Taste Buds

 

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In today’s scary smoking-related news: Apparently, smoking doesn’t just give you wrinkles and an inhaler dependency, it also messes with your ability to taste. According to the Huffington Post, a new study shows that both current and former smokers have more difficulty identifying the bitter taste of caffeine, compared with non-smokers.

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Trans People Needed for Local “Trans Home Project” Study

Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 10.52.37 AMMax Andrucki, an assistant professor of social and cultural geography at Temple, is looking for area trans individuals willing to take part in a new study called “transhomesproject,” which seeks to understand how “trans* identities are expressed in private spaces.” The study will evaluate:

  • Trans* people’s diverse experience of home (including not having one) and about the process of finding a home.
  • How everyday activities, like housework and gardening, are re-negotiated and experienced differently by folks in trans* households.
  • Home decor and whether it has anything to do with your identity.
  • How moments of transition have impacted your living space, and whether there’s any correlation between the two.

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