Did You Forget Deodorant? If You're Lucky, It Might Not Matter

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Even though we may not want to admit it to ourselves, we can find the time to work out. And, since it's at the top of our list of New Year's resolutions, it's about time we hightail it to the gym. But, if you're putting off exercise because you dread getting your stank on, it turns out you might not have to worry.

As reported by New York Magazine, two percent of women carry the unusual version of a gene called ABC11, which means they don't produce B.O. when they perspire. These lucky ladies don't stink after a run on the treadmill or any major cardio session. The find was discovered in a University of Bristol study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Researchers tested 6,495 females, and we bet you want to know where you stand, too.

There's an easy way to check whether you're included in that two percent, aside from, well, taking a whiff. Surprisingly, it all depends on the consistency of your ear wax (it's sorta gross, we know). If it's dry, you don't have to fret if you forgot to apply deodorant. Wet wax, sadly, means wet pits. But, should the girls with the rare gene mask their natural pheromones with an artificial spritz? If you were part of that two percent, would you forget the deodorant and sweat without shame? (NY Mag)

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