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Sleep Deprivation Nearly Killed Him

At 18, Seth Maxonwas troubled by the thought that he would spend a third of his life asleep. So on “little more than impulse” he decided to conduct an experiment to see how many days he could go without sleep. Armed with will-power and espresso he managed to stay awake for at least four days…

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This Music Can Relieve Stress and Promote Health

For millennia, music has provided not only beautiful expression of the human spirit and creativity, but also therapeutic value in relieving stress, anxiety, pain and even severe trauma. Experientially, we’ve known about the therapeutic side of music all along. But in recent years the medical community has come to recognize music as powerful, complementary treatment…

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5 Ways to De-Stress with Music

Think about the last time you experienced a stressful situation. Chances are you experienced many of the following symptoms: Increased heartrate Heightened blood pressure A knot in your stomach A headache Trembling hands and voice Anxiety, anger, depression, or some other strong, unpleasant emotion Afterwards, you may have even experienced flashbacks to whatever unpleasant situation…

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Musical Relief from the Stress that Is Killing Us

To claim that stress is the number one killer in the US might not be far off the mark. In fact, the American Medical Associationestimates that 80% of doctor visits are stress-induced. And they’re also finding links between stress and major, deadly conditions like stroke. Job stress, relational stress, and a host of other causes,…

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Music the Antidote for PTSD

After serving in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Sergeant Dunson finds relief from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through music. And he’s only one of many experiencing tremendous respite through music from the stresses of combat. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has found that music is not only beneficial in relieving patients’ PTSD symptoms,…

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Grow Bigger, Better Plants with this Music

Whether music really helps plants flourish has been the subject of debate for years. But South Korean scientists have now proven that playing music—and especially classical pieces—really does help plants thrive. Classical music and music of a similar type causes the genes in plants to be more active and stimulates the opening of the stigma…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Green Thumb with Music

“I love the colorful clothes she wears And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair I hear the sound of a gentle word On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air I’m pickin’ up good vibrations She’s giving me excitations.” Those verses from the 1966 hit Beach Boys’ song, “Good Vibrations,” could…

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Plants All Over the World Are Flourishing with Music

From Switzerland to South Korea and Canada to Italy commercial farmers are discovering the benefits of playing music for their crops. Using music as a growth stimulant and in place of chemicals, these farmers are serious about their music. Who wouldn’t agree that a good wine and music go hand-in-hand? At least two vintners are…

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Classical Music Better than Fertilizer for Crops

Though some think him a bit crazy, a wine grower in Italy cultivates his vines with classical music. He believes that classical music is as important as sunshine and good soil. He uses music to keep parasites, molds and pests away and help with the vines’ development. This wine grower also insists that classical music…

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3 Health Problems Music Can Solve…

Music and sounds in general are very powerful and influential forces in our lives. Consider the sounds on a city street… Birds chirping outside your window… A crack of thunder in the distance… These elicit very specific responses and reactions in our bodies. Let me ask you… Did the shark in Jaws snap you to…

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