Other research is slowly revealing some unusual tricks to relieve stress. Tests by George Preti at the Monell Chemical Senses Centre in Philadelphia found that female volunteers felt less tense after sniffing armpit sweat, although he has so far been unable to explain the discovery.
Hmmm. I think it might all depend on the individual armpit. Conversations around the coffee machine could be interesting.
"God, I'm so stressed. We're three weeks behind schedule, Dave's bust his leg and we're reporting progress tomorrow. The director's going to go ballistic."
"I see. Would you like to sniff my armpits ?"