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That New Baby Smell

01well_smell-articleInlineAfter since my son was born in May, I’d been a bit obsessed with  “new baby smell.” Where did it come from? And why did it disappear so quickly? Initial research was  disappointing–mostly a lot of crackpot theories and denials that the smell even exists (blasphemy!)–so I decided to dig deeper, and wound up getting an article out of it. It didn’t hurt that the first significant study on the topic in ages was just about to be published.


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Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@]


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