Anxiety disorders aren’t to be taken lightly. The intense fear, panic, and worry can be very paralyzing, and they can affect everything from personal relationships to professional matters. In the U.S. alone, the Anxiety Centre estimates that 30% of the adult population from ages 18 to 54 are affected by anxiety disorders.
Anyone can be hit by anxiety, from young, impressionable students to respectable professionals, mothers, fathers, and so on. In today’s modern society, there are so many factors that can cause anxiety, including the rise of technology, use of social media, overly protective parenting, impossible beauty standards, and other societal pressures.
Anxiety is currently treated with medication and counseling, but neuroscientists have found another way to fight it.
And that’s through music. Neuroscientists in the U.K. claim they have found the perfect song to reduce anxiety by as much as 65%. It’s titled “Weightless” by Marconi Union.
Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International said the song is by far the most successful one in inducing relaxation to the listener, among all other songs that were tested for the study. Results showed that the song was able to reduce anxiety by as much as 65%. It also caused a 35% reduction in the listeners’ usual psychological resting states.
The song was created with the help of sound therapists.
It was designed to actually slow down the heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and relieve stress. It’s perfect for meditation and for bedtime, but not for driving, take note. Dr. Lewis-Hodgson was quoted as saying:
“‘Weightless’ was so effective, many women became drowsy and I would advise against driving while listening to the song because it could be dangerous.”
Listen to the song below:
What do you think? Did the song relax you? What other songs do you listen to that help relieve your stress? Share in the comment section below!
If Your Email Account Is On This List, Change Your Password Right Away
Check your email addresses – now!
Technology has helped the world become a better place. For instance, communication is now much better than before. We have plenty of platforms that we can use to connect with our loved ones or friends. Email, in particular, is a living proof of technology’s greatness.
Apparently, a group of computer security experts chanced upon a spam list that contains a whopping count of 711 million email addresses. Discovered by a Paris-based security researcher called Benkow, the said list contains two separate troves of data.
This is perhaps the largest email breach in history.
Experts Reveal Countries Most Likely To Withstand The Horrors of Climate Change
Take a look and find out how prepared your country is!
Climate change is real, and it’s already happening now. But despite the huge threat it imposes, some people remain skeptical. They still think that it’s nothing but a ploy from the government to inflict fear. Seriously though, how can it be a ploy if there’s every evidence that can back it up?
A few years ago, the University of Notre Dame revealed an index suggesting the possible nations that were either more or less likely to be affected. It was coined the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN). Fast forward today, it’s starting to make noise on the web surface.
Climate change is real, people. It's inevitable.
Frustrated Dad Creates App That Locks Your Kids’ Phone Until They Answer Your Messages
And that’s when Herbert came up with an idea called ReplyASAP, a phone application that would force you to answer a text even if your phone is on silent modification.
With the newest application called ReplyASAP, kids, teenagers, boyfriends or girlfriends, and spouses have no escape from not responding immediately. How can you ignore your parents' or partner's call if your phone will ring continuously until you answer or text back?
This newest and brilliant application was created out of frustration. Nick Herbert, the creator of ReplyASAP, got fed up with his son, Ben, who rarely responds or sometimes takes hours before replying to his texts.
When he gave his son a bit of freedom at the age of 12 by giving him a smartphone, he told his son to tell him his whereabouts or respond to his texts. However, despite their agreement, his messages were left unanswered.
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