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elegantpaws:

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.

The greatest thing about entraining is that in those moments all the heart rates of the listeners are in sync. Even the breathing regulates. It is a form of meditation and it is both relaxing and joyful.

(Source: legalizememes)

sweetblaster:

theresaplaceinsidemymind:

the-female-condition:

chosimbaone:

Force kids in school to read crappy, overrated books that are “the best books ever written” solely because they’re “classics” and then call those kids idiots because those aren’t the kind of books they like to read and sit back and wonder why we have a nation full of multiple generations worth of people who willfully and proudly refuse to read.

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Thing is though, they aren’t “crappy over rated books”. Those books are on your school curriculum for a reason, to study and learn from and then be tested on, they are called classics because that’s exactly what they are, those books challenged the world of literature during the times when they were published and without those “crappy, over rated books” you might not have some of the material you enjoy reading today. Sometimes in school you have to study and learn things you don’t necessarily want to study and learn, we all go through it, get the fuck over yourselves and grow up. Also don’t use the classics as an excuse to not read, that’s just pure laziness on your part. I can’t believe such a terrible post has so many bloody notes. 

you literally said the books are used so we can be tested on them. why not use books kids will want to read?

why only learn about books that challenged the past? why not look at what’s challenging literary norms today? why not read something more recent and then work backwards from there and say “here’s what influenced this”?

Sometimes in school you have to study and learn things you don’t necessarily want to study and learn, we all go through it, get the fuck over yourselves and grow up.” you say this and all i’m hearing is “we’ve always done it this way!! and i’m bitter that someone wants to improve things for someone other than me. back in my day we walked 5 miles in the snow etc etc everyone should suffer as i have!!!”

and it’s not using the classics as an excuse due to laziness, it’s having multiple toxic experiences for years that made reading feel like a chore and something you weren’t “smart enough” for. if you’re a kid and you read the classics and say “i did not enjoy this at all” and then get told that it’s the epitome of literature, it’s the work of a master, etc, you’re probably gonna walk away thinking “i guess reading just isn’t for me”

holding up a small fraction of books up as the best doesn’t help anyone, it just pushes more and more kids away from reading because they feel alienated. and these are largely mogai &/or kids of color, as it turns out, because most classics are written by cis, straight white men (and sometimes women). and these are books that are called stories of the human condition, universal, etc, while books by marginalized authors are not.

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