Curb a Sweet Tooth
Next time a chocolate urge has you in its grip, fend off the yen by smoothing on vanilla-scented hand cream. (Or take a whiff of vanilla extract if you don't have moisturizer.) Research shows that the bean's aroma works like chocolate to trigger the release of serotonin, a brain chemical that boosts mood and suppresses appetite. Plus, the coating of cream on your hands will make you less likely to nibble with your fingers. The results? You will sail past the candy stash without batting an eye.