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Science Says Hearing This Song Will Make You Happier
Music has a huge influence over the way we feel and some songs just get to us emotionally. The right tune can help us shake off bad breakup vibes, or pump us up for a night out or motivate us for a sweat sesh, even when we’re not feeling it. But when you need a song to take you from “meh” to amazing, consider this the ultimate pick-me-up: Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.”
The track is scientifically proven to make us feel more upbeat, according to researchers with the University of Missouri. Neuroscientist Jacob Jolij came up with a formula for happiness by analyzing 126 songs from a 50-year period. He had 2,000 British folks pick their faves and then studied the beats per minute, theme, key, and lyrics from the top choices. And that Queen song was mentioned by close to two-thirds of those surveyed.
Jolij says that the pattern was very clear for what makes a great pick-me-up song. He explains that the average tempo of a “feel good” song was a lot higher than the average pop song. The list of feel-good songs had an average tempo of around 140 to 150 beats per minute, compared to the average pop song’s 118 beats per minute. So now we know what to play when we need a boost.
Source: Women's Health
Do You Shut The Toilet Seat Before Flushing? Well You Should Be!
When you're done doing your business, do you close the lid of the toilet before you flush? No pressure, but the answer could determine whether or not there's poop bacteria chilling around your bathroom: on your soap; on your towels; on your toothbrush. When you flush, the water in the toilet bowl mixes with waste — be it urine, poop, or vomit — and tiny particles of this mixture are emitted into the air. These droplets are known as toilet plume. Toilet plume isn't just gross: It's bad for your health. The droplets could contain traces of harmful bacteria like Shigella, E coli, C difficile — all of which are found in the poop and vomit of infected people and can survive for months, according to the paper.
- Will you now be shutting the toilet seat before you flush?
Products That Have Taken Pumpkin Too Far
Love it or hate it, September is here and that means pumpkin flavored everything is back. From coffee drinks to beers, people can’t get enough of their seasonal flavor. Pumpkin spice has its own cult following, but some things really take it too far, like these.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice Pringles - These chips come in all kinds of fun flavors, like ramen, pizza, and wasabi mayo, but do you really want to pop Pumpkin Pie Pringles? We think you actually would be able to stop.
- Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn - Why take a classic candy and throw in pumpkin spice?
- Pumpkin Spice Hummus - We love different varieties of hummus, like artichoke and feta, but this is just too much.
- KFC Pumpkin and Feta Twister - This was a real menu item offered at KFC Australia a couple years ago. And all we can say is “finger lickin’ gross.”
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger - People love Umami Burger, but the restaurant actually served this a few years ago and we think there’s a reason it hasn’t returned to menus since.
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Peep’s - We really don’t need to see Peep’s at any time of the year except Easter, so we’re happy to pass on the gooey, sugar-coated marshmallows if they’re pumpkin spice latte flavored.
- One DTQ Pumpkin Spice Beard Oil - If eating and drinking your way through the seasonal flavor wasn’t enough, you can even get beard oil in a matching scent.
- Native Pumpkin Spiced Latte Deodorant - Even your pits can smell like pumpkin spice with this deodorant. But it’ll be sweaty pumpkin plus B.O., so we’ll pass.
- Simply Beyond Pumpkin Spray-On Spice - Why use real spices when you can just spray on the pumpkin spice flavor? It’s like perfume for food and we just don’t get it.
Source: Wide Open Eats
Would You Drink Someone Else’s Blood To Look and Feel Younger?
Drinking young people’s blood could help you live longer and prevent age-related diseases, a study has found. Blood factors taken from younger animals have been found to improve the later-life health of older creatures. Researchers from University College London (UCL), who said it could reduce the chances of developing age-related disorders, conducted the study, and published in Nature. Geneticist Dame Linda Partridge said these included cancer and heart disease.
- How much would you be willing to pay to drink someone’s blood to look and feel younger?
- Would you let your kid sell their youthful blood?