Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - FRONT PAGE -

It might sound crazy, but some­thing as sim­ple as a cold schnoz could be a sign you’re over­do­ing it. A re­cent UK study re­vealed that when you’re over­loaded, ex­trem­i­ties such as your nose cool down. Ac­cord­ing to sci­en­tists at the Univer­sity of Nottingham, this is be­cause your brain re­quires a lot of power to get through a de­mand­ing work­load, so it draws en­ergy (in this case, heat) from other parts of your body to help.

Next time you no­tice your nose feel­ing a bit chilly, take it as a sign that you de­serve a break – and if you need to calm down in a hurry, give your part­ner’s shirt a sniff. New re­search pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Per­son­al­ity and So­cial Psy­chol­ogy found that women’s stress lev­els sig­nif­i­cantly de­crease when they smell their loved one’s scent. We reckon that’s all the sci­en­tific ev­i­dence you need to ‘bor­row’ your part­ner’s tees!

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