The researchers found that that sad music has a counterintuitive appeal – it actually makes people feel better. Sad songs allow listeners to experience indirectly the emotions expressed in the lyrics and implied by the (usually) minor-key melodies. The sadness may not directly reflect the listener’s own experiences, but it triggers chemicals in our brain that can produce a cathartic response: tears, chills, an elevated heartbeat. This is not an unpleasant feeling, and may explain why listeners are inclined to buy sad songs and why artists want to write or sing them.The science of why we love sad songs. Pair with these 7 essential reads on music, emotion, and the brain. (via explore-blog)
Hi! I just wanted to come here and say that I like myself and I’m feeling really inspired today by Meghan Tonjes and Kalie Garrett and a lot of my peers who are motivated and really excel at things on their terms. I feel like I am lacking a little confidence and trust in myself and that I will do my things how I am meant to do them.
So, hello from a 23 year old who ate a salad today but also had peanut butter and popcorn for dinner and who write half-poems while trying to write short stories about people she doesn’t know but loves already.
Also, you can make gifs on here now! I feel like the grandma who’s like, “I remember back when you could only have 8 pictures on MySpace and my parents were way too suspicious about AIM but I was talking to strangers oh well lol.” I am that grandma.
who I gave money to a few weeks ago asking someone else for money, and probably telling this girl the same sob story that she told me.
I didn’t convince myself she was telling me the truth or anything, but it just sucks to try and help someone in trouble who is just lying to you. I mean, obviously she is in some kind of trouble, if she’s having to ask for money on the street, still.
I hope she bought herself a really nice dinner with my money. Or something for her probably fictitious children.