We found this "Quick Take" in the December 2012 edition of World Magazine:
Looking for the secret to domestic peace and tranquility? According to researchers writing in theJournal of Social Psychology, the answer could come from freshly baked bread. Scientists at the University of Southern Brittany in France conducted experiments designed to test the theory that the smell of freshly baked bread can alter behavior in humans. Their findings, published in an October issue of the scientific journal, reveal that the aroma of baking bread triggers a rising sense of altruism, increased happiness and other beneficial effects.