Looking to lose weight? Try sniffing some peppermint.
A new study shows that volunteers who sniffed peppermint scent every two hours were not as hungry as nonsniffers and ate 2,800 fewer calories in a week. That’s enough to lose close to a pound.
Eating peppermint candy or chewing peppermint gum doesn’t work as well, researchers found.
The study used packaged peppermint inhalers available in nutrition stores or for $9.99 at sportsinhaler.com.
» Find more health and fitness tips in Tuesday’s Today section.
The Bagwell gives you an extra pair of hands in the kitchen.
The device is a small rack that holds a gallon-size plastic storage bag open, making it easier to fill. It’s also useful for holding a bag upside down to dry after you’ve washed it.
It’s dishwasher safe and folds flat for storage.
The Bagwell sells for $9.99 plus shipping and handling at www.thebagwell.com or (866) 962-7335.
» Find more home and garden ideas in Sunday’s Today section.
Meatloaf doesn’t have to mean beef. A turkey meatloaf topped with Italian-style mushroom and tomato sauce makes a quick, satisfying dinner for cooler evenings; for the recipe, see page C5.
»Find more recipes and restaurant news in Wednesday’s Food section.
Here’s what’s on the schedule for this week:
On CD (Tuesday)
Coldplay, “Mylo Xyloto”
Michael Buble, “Christmas”
Vince Gill, “Guitar Slinger”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger”
Tom Waits, “Bad As Me”
On DVD (Tuesday)
“Captain America: The First Avenger”
“Winnie the Pooh”
“A Little Help”
In theaters (Friday)
“In Time” (sci-fi thriller)
“Puss in Boots” (animated)
“The Rum Diary” (adventure)
“Top Chef: Just Desserts”: The final three face off for some sweet prizes. (Wednesday, 10 p.m., Bravo)
“Beavis & Butt-Head”: Everyone’s favorite delinquents return following a 14-year absence. (Thursday, 10 p.m., MTV)
“America’s Most Wanted”: John Walsh profiles a fugitive in each of the 50 states in this special two-hour edition. (Saturday, 8 p.m., Fox)
“Allen Gregory”: Jonah Hill voices the snooty 7-year-old in this new animated comedy. (Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Fox)
Eugene Ballet, “Romeo and Juliet”: Tuesday, The Fox
Steven Curtis Chapman: Thursday, Real Life Ministries, Post Falls
“The Receptionist”: Opens Thursday, Interplayers
“Jane Eyre” in Concert: Friday-Saturday, Spokane Civic Theatre
Hemingway Festival: Thursday-Saturday, University of Idaho, Moscow
Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Swap: Saturday-Sunday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
Mixing for Mobius: Saturday, Northern Quest Casino
» Find a full arts and entertainment roundup in the Thursday and Friday Today sections.