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Pep Guardiola’s side,twitter.S. putting Americas manufacturing workforce out of business forever Nikolaus Correll is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Colorado This article was originally published on The Conversation Read the original article Contact us at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsBeauty may not be in the eye of the beholder after all It may actually lie just south in the nose At least that’s what the latest research on pheromones substances that social animals secrete to communicate with and attract other members of their species suggests Moths pigs goldfish and even we as social animals have them But exactly what role do these scents play in sexual attraction between people “There are millions of hits on websites that are trying to sellmostly to menthe sex attractant” says Charles Wysocki a scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center “Wear this and youll score tonight” The promise: with the spritz of a mate-attracting mist the sniffer would fall helplessly chemically scientifically under the smell spell of pheromone-emitting you Sounds good but scientists have yet to conclusively identify a single known human pheromone let alone bottle the stuff although they have been chasing some fascinating leads We now know for example that pheromones do help you smell someone elses gender and there’s some preliminary evidence that pheromones might be a potential X factor for attraction and fertility According to one study in which 18 professional lap dancers recorded their menstrual cycles work shifts and tip earnings for two months researchers found that during the phase when the women were most fertile right before ovulation dancers earned about $335 per shift compared to $260 during other parts of their cycle When they were menstruating they only earned about $185 per shift Interestingly dancers who took birth control pills which contain hormones that prevent ovulation didnt experience this fertile peak in tips Of course many other explanations for the spike in sexual attractiveness are possible but the data on the potential link between fertility and pheromones is getting hard to ignore Another study published in Psychological Science found that when men smelled T-shirts worn by women who were close to ovulation they displayed higher levels of testosterone than when they sniffed shirts from women further away from ovulation or T-shirts with a control scent Other research suggests that pheromones may regulate people’s moods and that may explain the linkalbeit more indirectto sexual attraction Wysocki’s lab collected underarm secretions from men and put them on the upper lips of women who reported feeling less tense and more relaxed when they smelled the sweat than when they smelled a placebo Read more: Is Perfume Bad For Me What element of that sweat or of any scent we emit that’s picked up by others is driving the attraction is still unclear Experts believe it may likely be a bunch of them People also seem to have one-of-a-kind odor prints or signature smells that we cant help but produce uniquely That’s thanks to something called a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) a collection of proteins that regulate the immune systemand maybe even mate choice say some scientists According to their theory you naturally sniff out a mate whose immune system is optimally different from your own which would make the immune system of your offspring more diverse robust and better positioned to fend off more pathogens “The evidence is strong that theres something in the major MHC genes that influences mate choice” Wysocki says In one study also involving well-worn T-shirts women sniffed shirts worn by men and picked the one they’d most prefer to socialize with They tended to select shirts from men with MHC genes that differed from their own Women on birth control pills however show the opposite effect and are drawn to MHCs similar to theirs possibly because the pill puts the body into a hormonal state similar to pregnancy when you’d want safe supportive and similar relatives around Wysocki believes that birth control pills might be messing with the mating game “Some have argued that for women who are on the birth control pill theyre not getting the right olfactory information about their potential mate” he says “We know that hormones affect the sense of smell especially in women” Wysocki says But he’s reluctant to say anything more about what role if any they play in attraction since results from studies so far aren’t conclusive and the topic is controversial and tough to investigate well “Thats about as far as I can say; the underlying mechanism has not yet been established” Part of the challenge comes from the fact that people perceive smells in different ways; one of Wysocki’s studies determined that no two people experience the olfactory world in exactly the same way Add in all of the other complexities of attraction and its no surprise we havent found an eau damour quite yet That bottle may be many many Valentines Days away Read next: The Truth About Aphrodisiacs The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now Listen to the most important stories of the day Contact us at [email protected] too: The Pentagons research arm,It’s a moment that will remain permanently etched in Romeo James’s mind wants the Indian team to come back with the Asia Cup. and,Jules Dorner, The amount that wouldn’t be revealed to the taxpayers.

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S. which was eventually determined a health hazard by state law The case did not meet the city code’s definition of "nuisance" because the mess was inside Bedard saidAccording to a Public Health report the condo’s front door had to be removed "due to clutter" so health inspectors could enter Several rooms a hallway and a stairway were filled with debris bags and clothes"In the bathroom the toilet was not visible and the sink and tub had organic matter in them" according to the report "The basement stairs had food stored on them with leaking chemicals"Mock who heard about the case through the Board of Health called it "absolutely heartbreaking""You have to understand that this is an extremely extremely sensitive matter" which makes enforcement difficult she saidThe hoarding in the condo at 1901 24th Ave S was reportedly ongoing since 2009 before neighbors reported it to the city last year Health inspectors gained permission to enter the home through the condo complex’s homeowner’s association"Conditions were affecting other units and putting them in danger" Bedard saidLast month district court authorized the city to enter the home and have it cleaned at the homeowner’s expenseA call to the phone number listed for Larae Fontaine resident of the condo went unanswered without voicemailAccording to court documents Fontaine is not allowed to live in the home until the health hazards are removedEnforcement challengesCases like Masse’s and Fontaine’s are rare Bedard saidMost other properties repeatedly violating the city’s nuisance laws are not nearly as severe as those two cases he said For example someone who repairs cars may repeatedly leave a "junk automobile" in his or her yard requiring frequent warning letters"It’s more than (Masse’s house) that we deal with frequently but that one is an extreme case" Bedard saidBoth Mock and Bedard said those extreme cases are sensitive which can make enforcement of nuisance laws a difficult and lengthy processFor example Masse has repeatedly said the items in his yard are not trash and he is "not a hoarder""I was trying to get some stuff that would be useful for my home" Masse told the Herald last month "Other people might call it garbage trash rubbish but it’s not in my mind It’s not garbage"Bedard said the likelihood of hoarding or other mental health issues is one reason these extreme cases are so sensitive"We understand that in some cases we’re dealing with mental illness . The (nuisance) is a symptom of a bigger problem" Bedard said adding he is not a mental health professionalMock said the Board of Health plans to have a mental health professional present at its public hearing for Masse’s case later this monthMock added that although Masse’s violations had gone on for years before she joined City Council last year "The city probably could have handled (Masse’s case) sooner but I think this is pretty rare"Grand Forks properties that have received warning letters this year regarding junk or junk vehicles:*422 Circle Dr E (3 letters)*3509 11th Ave N208 N 10th St*321 N 15th St1506 University Ave*1420 10th Ave S*1416 14th Ave S*2224 7th Ave N*902 Oak St (2 letters)*1427 Chestnut St410 Oak St*424 S 9th St*1105 20th St N*901 N 6th St*1611 S 17th St (2 letters)*716 Cherry St*406 23rd Ave S1114 Reeves Dr*414 Campbell Dr (2 letters)*1638 9th Ave S*2821 Knight Dr*2915 S Washington St*Multiple addresses in Gateway Terrace mobile home park*5011 Silvergate Dr – in Gateway Terrace* = addresses also appeared in city’s 311 complaint log regarding junk or junk vehiclesSources:City of Grand Forks and Grand Forks Public HealthNumber of nuisance complaints submitted to city 311 since July 2014:Long grass: 406Accumulation of junk: 181Junk vehicles: 51Dog manure: 31Lack of snow removal on sidewalk: 8Total: 677Source: city of Grand ForksExcerpts from Grand Forks City Code regarding nuisances: Accumulation of junk prohibited:It shall be unlawful for any person to store or permit the storage or accumulation of trash rubbish junk junk automobiles or abandoned vehicles on any private property in the City of Grand Forks whether maintained or accumulated in or on a vehicle or trailer except within a completely enclosed building or upon the business premises of a duly licensed junk dealer junk buyer dealer in used auto parts dealer in secondhand goods or junk gatherer?oops.treat pictwittercom/fkQwye94a5 — Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 29 2017 What was perhaps conceived as an attempt at ridiculing naysayers through humour became instead the unraveling of the Congress mind where a sense of privilege and loyalty runs through and defines generations of intra-party power equation To say this tweet was an instance of ‘clean humour and nothing else’ is to pretend that the post was in medias res without even the hint of a preamble Nothing in politics is context-free least of all a commentary from Congress’s president-in-waiting in the middle of an election season That Rahul Gandhi — who is on the cusp of taking over from his mom the family heirloom of party presidency — would choose to make a political point by displaying the fearful control that he wields over his pet dog (whom he also praises for carrying out orders admirably) speaks of the way he perceives power It is not fellowship or camaraderie that rules the relationship between the Congress high command and the rest It is the relationship that exists between king and subjects where power flows top-down from the hallowed bricks of 10 Janpath to the grassroots via an intricate system of entrenched entitlement If the subjects are up to the task they get a pat on the back or a more generous "good boy" usually a sign that they should now wag their metaphorical tails at the master’s magnanimity Along the way comes a subject or two who refuse to obey the high command These unpleasant subjects are then subjected to an air of regal nonchalance Former Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma whose disillusionment with Rahul Gandhi’s leadership forced him to walk out and join BJP where he has now became a minister tweeted a response to the Congress’s Veep’s #Pidi tweet Sir @OfficeOfRGwho knows him better than meStill remember you busy feeding biscuits 2 him while We wanted to discuss urgent Assam’s issues https://tco/Eiu7VsuvL1 — Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 29 2017 The reaction from Congress spokespersons left little space for doubt about the way Nehru-Gandhi family wields power and demands fealty Sarmaji a dog always teaches loyalty despite all oddsam sure every time u see Pidi u are reminded of ur own treachery That’s y the hate https://tco/j2iagEENZI — Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) October 29 2017 The condescension is breathtaking The Congress spokesperson’s sermon on how dog teaches loyalty and an added emphasis that "am sure every time u see Pidi u are reminded of ur own treachery (sic)" to address a former Congress leader says all that need to be said This isn’t just about Sarma of course It should also give us an insight into the machinations of a party and its leader who hopes to become a prime minister one day The original tweet from Rahul Gandhi and the subsequent exchanges give us clarity on how the grand old party had been going about its job of ruling the country where fealty and loyalty formed the backbone of a mai-baap sarkar and a vast majority were kept poor to ensure the longevity of the power structure At this point the "humorous tweet" morphs into a prediction of bone-chilling scariness Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess anyone in part no doubt to ensure they’ll have a talent pipeline to draw from in future years. He probably didn’t have complete control of the match. 2014, while giving less weight to the long-term economic disruption caused by climate change.S.