Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Neuroscience says listening to this song reduces anxiety by up to 65%

99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2021 Future Crunch

THIS CAT FURNITURE SYSTEM FEATURES MULTIFUNCTIONAL MODULES FOR CATS AND THEIR HUMANS BOTH TO ENJOY! Yanko Furniture (David L). Hoo boy, I first read the headline as “malfunctional modules” and was trying to puzzle out how furniture could be selectively broken for the betterment of felines and their humans.

Neuroscience says listening to this song reduces anxiety by up to 65% - Fast Company – “Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves. So, here’s a science-backed one: make a playlist of the 10 songs found to be the most relaxing on earth. Sound therapies have long been popular as a way of relaxing and restoring one’s health. For centuries, indigenous cultures have used music to enhance well-being and improve health conditions. Now, neuroscientists out of the UK have specified which tunes give you the most bang for your musical buck. According to Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International, which conducted the research, the top song produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date…” [Perhaps listen while reading all the news about Omicron]

Bleeping Computer: “The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo continues to grow rapidly, with the company now averaging over 100 million daily search queries and growing by almost 47% in 2021. Unlike other search engines, DuckDuckGo says they do not track your searches or your behavior on other sites. Instead of building user profiles used to display interest-based ads, DuckDuckGo search pages display contextual advertisements based on the searched keywords.

 This means that if you search on DuckDuckGo for a television, that search query will not be used to display television ads at every other site you visit. Furthermore, to build their search index, the search engine uses the DuckDuckBot spider to crawl sites and receive data from partners, such as Wikipedia and Bing. However, they do not build their index using data from Google…”

The Forever Virus Foreign Affairs. Understandably, our political class is deeply invested in the idea that Covid is permanent, and always would have been, inevitably