What a waste of precious tea.
What a waste of precious tea.
Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
my muscles stopped functioning
my whole body just went numb and my eyes closed.
I have to reblog this. I HAVE TO.
Number 6 (Please Don’t Go) is one of my favorite song EVER.
Y’all should listen to it.
potential meditation music?
I was going to say “Yes but is it as relaxing as Cecil’s voice”—
Yes. Yes it is.
Winter sore throat “tea”- In a jar combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a “jelly”. To serve- spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months.
Not winter yet. But I get sore throats a lot and I like home remedies and kitchen witchery.
Im totally doing this~
This is AWESOME.
In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive— which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy— and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
The Southern lights
From Russia With Love’s Rosa Klebb brandishes a shoe with a retractable stiletto blade and puffer-fish poison to induce death in 12 seconds.
ALRIGHT, LISTEN UP LADIES!!
You know how we all love getting our periods? All the cramps and pain that comes with it? Cravings, mood swings, etc.??
WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING
See this? These are Libra Hotties.
When you’re at school or uni or work or just having a good ol’ murder spree in your pretty floral dress, you whack one of these suckers on and BAM! heat patch and some goddamn needed relief!
You stick this patch where your lady muscle of bad-assery is and it slowly heats and lasts for 5 - 8 HOURS!!
Ladies, I ask that you hunt down these little pockets of gold and try them. Because they work. And because the only pain you really need during your period is from your OTP <3
I need this… I’m assuming you can put it on your back as well?
I read this whole post like a (very successful) infomercial for the Tumblr female audience
THERE WEBSITE HAS A PAGE WHERE YOU CAN FILL OUT A FORM AND TRY THEM FOR FREE!!! [x]
I need this more than anything I’ve ever needed before…