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The Scientific Explanation To Why You Can’t Get That Katy Perry, Drake Or Taylor Swift Song Out Of Your Head

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I’m sure that there are quite a few of us walking around these days that find ourselves either singing along to, or randomly singing the lyrics of several popular songs on the radio -songs that upon our first listen we probably didn’t even particularly enjoy. Songs such as Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’, Katy Perry’s ‘This Is How We Do,’ or Drake’s ‘0 to 100’ are three of the most commonly played radio hits right now in the city of Toronto -and I’m sure across most of North America.

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It’s not to say that this music is bad, we all have our own tastes (heck even I’ll admit to having a couple of tracks from each of the artists I’ve listed above in my iTunes). Many of us I’m sure genuinely enjoy these artists and the songs that they create, but why is it that even when we don’t particularly enjoy a song we still find ourselves singing along to it? Why do so many of us that initially hate a song, eventually find ourselves enjoying it, so much so that we actually get excited and turn up the volume when it comes on the radio?

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The awesome people at TED-Ed have sought to answer these questions scientifically, and do so effectively through this very short, but informative video. The lesson is taught by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, the author of ‘On Repeat: How Music Plays The Mind,’ check it out:

Stand By Your Intuition

One of the best possible solutions to this form of mental programming is take note of your intuitive feelings towards a song when you first hear it. If you thought that Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ was not your cup of tea the first time you heard it but you now enjoy it, the chances are that you’ve fallen victim to repetition or the mere exposure effect. It’s not that growing to like a song is a terrible experience, it’s just good to be aware of how you came to like something and it can be a great tool in deciding whether or not the song is truly for you.

Take Note Of How The Music Makes You Feel

Another great tool in deciding whether a song you have grown to like is worth keeping in your music library is to truly examine how listening to the song makes you feel. We all experience music differently, but I will illustrate this through an example of my own life. Four songs that I grew to like and was first exposed to through the radio are:

  1. Chromeo – Jealous
  2. Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – Dark Horse
  3. Maroon 5 – Maps
  4. Drake feat. 2 Chainz & Big Sean – All Me

For weeks I would happily listen to any and all of these songs at any given opportunity, often singing along. It wasn’t until several weeks later, when the songs had started to lose their exciting freshness, that I decided to take note of both how these songs tended to make me feel and when I predominantly chose to listen to them. Both #1 and #3 I would listen to when in a good mood, while #2 or #4 I would listen to when in a down mood or often when at the gym seeking some ego-based motivation. It’s not to say that these songs would be the same in your own experience of them, I just encourage you to apply the same analysis, you might be surprised at some of the tendencies that you have.

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Our Discussion About Dr. Fauci Telling People To Wear Goggles To Protect Against COVID-19

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Joe, Ruby and I recently sat down for our weekly show, “The Takeaway” to discuss Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent recommendation that all people should be wearing goggles as well as a mask in order to protect themselves against COVID-19. As most of you reading this will know, mask mandates in public settings have caused quite a controversy, especially in Canada and in the United States. Well known and reputable doctors and scientists seem to be the catalyst, having brought a lot of attention to themselves by sharing their expert opinions and research. Today, however, we are living in a very different environment as information that contradicts what’s told to us by our federal health regulatory agencies is now deleted, blocked, and censored from social media platforms and Google searchers.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, based on what I have been seeing and from our own experience here at Collective Evolution, we are living in a time where a digital authoritarian Orwellian fact-checker is patrolling the internet and censoring information, deeming it as “false” when in many cases, the information doesn’t appear to be false at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of “fake news” out there, but should people not have the right to examine information and determine for themselves what is, and what isn’t instead of having someone else do it for them?

In the episode below we share our opinions and talk about where we see things going within the next few months. It’s a two part episode, in the second part we talk about an interesting document within the CIA’s electronic reading dealing with the affect human intention can have on physical material systems. If you’re interested in that, you can access it on CETV, here.  CETV is a platform we created to combat the censorship we are currently experiencing, as many  of you probably already know of by now.

Related CE Articles About Wearing A Mask:

Study Finds That Cloth Masks Can Increase Healthcare Workers Risk of Infection

Social Media Giants Remove Viral Video of Doctors Talking About Coronavirus, Masks & Treatment

Harvard Doctors Examine Whether or Not Masks Can Provide Any Protection From Infection

Are Mandatory Masks A Precursor To A Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccine? 

 

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Woody Harrelson Shares A Powerful Video: ‘Thoughts From Within’ He Calls It

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Woody Harrelson shares some spoken word with a deep message.

  • Reflect On:

    How do you view our current world? Does it truly resonate with you? Is it something you want to support? If you could put your energy into a world of thriving abundance, would you? Then why so much energy into the way things are?

I sit here today having been reminded of a Woody Harrelson video after watching a movie he acted in. I recalled the first time I saw this video. It was one of the first realizations I had, about 9 years ago, that many celebrities also go through life with trials and tribulations of the average person. Perhaps not in all ways, but certainly in many. This is an obvious thought of course, but sometimes not all that common.

When I saw this video, I remember thinking, wow, I love what he is sharing, and coming from his place of influence this truly has a powerful message. This is an awesome video made by Woody Harrelson sharing some powerful thoughts from within.

In the video Woddy lays out a spoken word masterpiece that touches on all of the main aspects of our current society. If you truly take the time to listen, there is much to reflect on. And of course, there is an inspiring side of it all too.

This one is a bit of a throw back, but it’s a good one. Enjoy it!

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Josh Radnor From How I Met Your Mother Just Started A Conscious Band with Ben Lee

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You might be here because you are a fan of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother, or maybe you have fond memories of blasting “Catch My Disease” in your car on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be, you are about to discover a lesser-known side to actor-writer-director Josh Radnor and Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee—who now form the musical duo Radnor & Lee.

In this very first episode of Uplifted Life’s new Redefining Success Podcast, Kosta Stoyanoff and I had the privilege of having a conversation with both of them over Skype only a few days before they left for their Brazil tour. We talked about their new musical venture, the effects of having achieved success and fame at a young age, what true success ought to be, spirituality, meditation, self-development and more! Playing the hosts was definitely out of our comfort zones, but we are glad we did it and were able to extract some valuable insights from these two amazing human beings.

There is a rumor circulating that they are a religious born again band because they don’t shy away from using words like word God in their lyrics. The truth is that they do not subscribe to any particular label and are simply fascinated by life’s bigger questions. In our 30-minute conversation with them, we found them to be incredibly grounded, intelligent and wise individuals who simply strive to get back to the basics of what really matters in life and care about becoming the best and most compassionate version of themselves. It was awesome to chat with two public figures who choose to use their influence to spread a positive and conscious message through their art!

Our intention with the Redefining Success Podcast is to collect gems of wisdom from individuals who see beyond our culture’s materialistic idea of success and have discovered a more fulfilling, whole and healthy view of what it means to lead a truly successful life. We believe that doing our part in helping rewrite the cultural story surrounding success can inspire a positive change in how we lead our lives—from our relationships to the way we do business.

Like Uplifted Life for more uplifting content and stay tuned for more episodes!

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Ben Lee’s Website: www.ben-lee.com
Josh Radnor’s Museletters: joshradnor.instapage.com
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Listen to Radnor & Lee on Itunes and Spotify

 

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