This just in. Since it is hard as hell to get yourself out of bed in a dark, small apartment - especially in February - and some readers have written in about alarm clocks that help the process by strobing lights across the ceiling, we thought it would be worth passing this along.
Scent and flavor is becoming a big deal and we're not talking about perfume or strawberries. Recently released in Japan, Wake Up Arome releases wakeful scents into the air to ease your departure from the sleeping lounge or calming scents to ease you back in at the end of a long day, while Breath Palette offers 31 flavors of toothpaste, a number of which are designed to wake you up. (via Reuters and more at Media Tinker. Also Under Your Nose, The Next Big Think (NYTimes). (Thanks, Richard!) MGR