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Sweat is the Stooge Factor. You know, the thing that really separates men from women. Men love the Three Stooges; women just don't get it. A few weeks ago I was loading my sweaty 'tards into a laundry bag at the gym when a cute fella walked by and started to chat with me. I cautioned him that he was standing dangerously close to the rather ripe scent of my exercise gear. He got a dreamy look on his face and said, "Yeah, smells like sweat, baby, baby." Like I said, a difference between men and women.

Oral exam

Bad breath is most often caused by:

a. Stomach acid b. Tongue bacteria c. Plaque between the teeth d. Poor oral hygiene e. Sinus problems f. All of the above Answer: b.

Surprised? The latest research on halitosis has found that by-products of bacteria called Volatile

Sulfur Compounds (VSC), usually found on the back surface of your tongue, cause nearly all cases of bad breath. Everyone has these little devils in their mouths. In fact, they help with digestion. But the 25 million (yes, million) men and women with chronic halitosis have an overabundance of the critters. No one knows precisely why, and on D-Day, who cares? The best temporary solution is a good tongue scraping after you brush and floss. Then contact a specialist (breath clinics are popping up in many places, often associated with dental schools) to eradicate the problem for life.

The sweat guide

Sweating, when you're nervous or hot, is natural. Excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis, can be problematic. It happens when your sympathetic nervous system is out of whack — working harder than it needs to in regulating your body temperature. Sweat appears on the palms of your hands, your face, feet, and torso, as well as your pits. Remember the Albert Brooks flop sweat scene in the movie Broadcast News?No one wants that to happen on a date. If you sweat profusely (or even just a little), here are things that can help:

I Antiperspirants: The active ingredient in most antiperspirants is aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex (or tetra-chlorohydrex) GLY. Some people do apply antiperspirant to the soles of their feet or the palms of their hands, but most use them on their armpits.

The purpose of an antiperspirant is to stop sweat from reaching the skin. A deodorant, on the other hand, is used to mask perspiration odors.

I Powders: Brushed on the hands and feet, talc, cornstarch, and baking soda-based powders absorb perspiration as it reaches the surface of your skin.

I Relaxation: Particularly before a big date, sweat may be more of an emotional response to stress than a physical problem with your armpits or hands or forehead. Take several deep breaths and try to chill out.

I Surgery: In severe cases of sweating, surgery is possible to remove axillary sweat glands, or the sweat glands under the arms — but don't try this at home.

Men think sweat is sexy; women think it's fairly disgusting. Maybe sweat reminds men of all the sexy ways they can get sweaty, and women get embarrassed by the same thoughts. We don't have to convince one another, but guys beware: Women find stale sweat smelly and quite uncool. Got it? Good.

STUfr Blotting papers, which you can buy in many cosmetic departments, are handy inexpensive makeup aids to absorb facial oil so you don't have to repowder or wash your face and reapply makeup. They also work on sweaty hands. If you don't happen to have them with you, not to worry. In most public bathrooms, those paper toilet seat covers work just beautifully.

¿{UFF (Please use them before you put them on the toilet seat.) Blotting papers work for you, too!

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