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Does Music Give You Chills? Your Brain is Different

By Aaron Kesel, Natural Blaze What It Means If You Are Sensitive to Music Here’s how music can affect your emotions and how some people are more sensitive to music than others. Matthew Sachs, a PhD student at USC published a study last year on music and neuroscience investigating people who get the chills from music proving their brains are…

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Grateful Dead Saves Bees and Butterflies Through Jerry Garcia’s Memory

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Hearts broke everywhere when the bright light of Jerry Garcia was extinguished in 1995. Chances are, he’d love that his legacy is living on through the Grateful Dead‘s new efforts to recharge the declining bee and monarch populations by gifting Deadheads. Garcia’s bandmates Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, plus John Mayer, are touring the U.S. this summer…

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Why Playing An Instrument Protects Your Brain

By Karen Foster A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines. This finding could lead to the development of brain rehabilitation interventions through musical training. 400 published scientific papers have…

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Dire Straits Singer Inspired the McDonald’s Biopic ‘The Founder’

By Heather Callaghan, Editor “Listen to the lyrics,” someone said. When I heard the song “Boom, Like That” by Mark Knopfler, former Dire Straits frontman, I was blown away to hear the entire McDonald’s story. Not the glory-story that businessmen would regale me with, almost with a tear of pride in their eyes. No, no……

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Homeless Man Takes Mic from Busker – Blows Everyone’s Minds

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A homeless man in a wheelchair joined a street musician for a spontaneous New Year’s Eve street jam in the early hours of 2016 – and the result was incredible British musician Jonny Walker said: I went out busking in Leeds on New Year’s Eve and, after a while, was joined by a homeless man…

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Stop obsessing over talent – everyone can sing

By Steven M. Demorest, Northwestern University A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s choir at her elementary school where “everyone is welcome.” Soon after joining, Zsófi is told by her teacher Erika not to sing, but only mouth…

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Moby Just Released 4 Hours Of FREE Music Designed For Yoga And Meditation

By Amanda Froelich The activist initially created these tracks for himself, but later decided that the entire public should benefit. Because more people could (and should) benefit from stress-relieving and ambient tunes, internationally-acclaimed electronic artist Moby recently shared a collection of recordings designed for mindful movement, sleep, and meditation. Moby, whose full name is Richard…

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Science Discovers A Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65 Percent – Listen

By Anna Hunt Scientists discover that listening to the song “Weightless” by Marconi Union can results in a striking 65 percent reduction in a person’s overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates. The Anxiety Pandemic Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel…

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