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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

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I was so relieved this wasn’t a trick. Very soothing.

THIS IS IT, GUYS. This is the song I listen to when I’m feel a panic attack coming on or can’t sleep because of my anxiety. It has helped me more times than I can say.

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Anonymous asked: I'm sorry, I know that you don't personally speak for all mixed race people on Earth. You talked about reclaiming the word mulatto, is that seen as a bad word to say? I grew up in a very small town, and to be honest my experiences with people of any race besides white is very limited. I've always heard the term mulatto being used, could that have just been because of how isolated the people there were? Or the jump from okay word to bad word wasn't seen.



I heard mulatto all the time growing up used to refer to people of white and black parents…never used in a bad way.  I come on tumblr using the term I’ve been using since I was 10 because it was more specific than saying “mixed” (mixed could be a mixture of any number of races) and then someone just flipped on me like I’d slapped their mom, and told me it means “mule.”

And certainly there are theories that its derived from Portuguese meaning mule or something like that but that shit’s outdated, its not used in that context anymore.  And I don’t see why it still needs to be a bad word.  I can call myself nigga and they’d be fine with it but god forbid I politely describe my heritage with the seldom used “mulatto” and they flip shit.


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So last night I got drunk and played Skyrim



I’m still torn on whether this is the greatest thing I’ve ever done or the stupidest. 

















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