The Relationship of Music and Marijuana

You might be familiar with Bob Marley and his pot activities, and it might make you wonder what kind of relationship music has with marijuana. Although only a few studies regarding this issue have been conducted, it’s still worth looking into.

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Let’s discuss a particular experiment regarding the two elements.

RESEARCH FINDINGS

According to this study which examined the brains of individuals as they were listening to music, there was an increase of activity in the users’ parietal lobe after they smoked pot compared to before they used marijuana. In case you didn’t know, the parietal lobe deals with the reception and correlation of sensory information, and plays a major role in problem-solving as well. The study, in essence, found that cannabis can help the smoker comprehend music with a higher level.

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It also suggested that marijuana and music can both lead to an increase in activity in the right hemisphere of our brain, which is deals with the emotional, imaginative, and intuitive functions. In layman’s term, that means songwriters, as well as musicians, can be a lot more creative if they smoke marijuana. Any genre of music can also be enjoyed more because of cannabis, and marijuana can be enjoyed more with music.

Let’s take a look at what the experts have to say.

EXPERTS’ FINDINGS

Dr. Jörg Fachner, a music, health and brain professor at Anglia Ruskin University said that marijuana doesn’t alter the music or the way our ears function. Rather, marijuana changes the manner users recognize ear space in music. According to Dr. Fachner, weed serves as a psycho-acoustic enhancer which enables users to concentrate more and absorb the music more. He also stated that it modifies the perception of time, which is why when high, people might think that only an hour has passed when several hours have already gone.

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Furthermore, Dr. Zach Walsh, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia, mentioned that people become relaxed when they use cannabis. And once a user is in a calm state, he can be more responsive to music during that time. Dr. Walsh also said that marijuana could better a person’s presence at the moment, which prevents him from worrying, organizing, and planning other things.

THE NEXT STEP

You got excited about growing weed, didn’t you? That’s normal and all right if cultivating cannabis is legal in your state. With the effects of both elements to each other, anyone would probably be interested in marijuana. The question now would be:

Should you Plant cannabis indoors or outdoors?

Venturing Into A Deep Forest

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Let’s face it.

Once in a while, we crave for adventure when travelling in another country – the kind of adventure we haven’t seen before and the kind of adventure that we haven’t done before, as well as the kind of adventure we’ll be able to share proudly with our grandkids.

One such adventure is venturing into a deep forest.

Contrary to popular belief, deep forests are actually great places to begin with for the kind of adventure we crave for once in a while. You see, deep forests are not just filled with towering trees and wild animals. You also see, deep forests are not just filled with blooming bushes and exotic animals. Deep forests are also home to scenic views that no one else has probably seen just yet. Deep forests are also home to tranquil water that no one else has probably experienced just yet. Even more so, deep forests are home to open spots where you can clearly see the bright sun on the horizon during the day and clearly experience the bright stars in the sky during the night.

But just like any other natural place in the world, one must abide to what Mother Nature itself is asking of you.

That being said, here’s an important tip:

Go hunting, but in a mild way.

While most people think hunting involves killing animals off for their market value, it’s not exactly the case. You can go hunting for fruits rather than birds. You can even go hunting for flowers instead of deers. And yes – you can actually go hunting without killing wild animals and more so exotic animals. This way, you get to eat healthily and spend your time appreciating the beauty of nature as compared to eating fiercely and spending your time depreciating the beauty of nature because of your urge to hunt for real.

Don’t worry! You can still use those bows and arrows from bow judge, even without killing animals. Just aim for that rip apple above that towering tree in front of you and you’ll even feel like you’re Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. Cool, right?

Always remember, there’s only one thing Mother Nature is asking of you. And that is, to protect anything that breathes the same air we breathe in this life. And that is, to preserve anything that grows the same way we mature in this life.

And yes – we can learn about these and more when venturing into a deep forest.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s go on an adventure now!

The Best Summer Music Festivals In Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is not just best known for its movie scene. It’s also not just best known for its television scene. It’s even not just best known for its historical scene. Believe it or not, it’s also best known for its music scene – making it livelier than any other city in the United States of America, especially during summer.

That being said, here are the best summer music festivals in Los Angeles:

Broke Los Angeles Music & Arts Festival

Usually held in April of the year, the Broke Los Angeles Music & Arts Festival perfectly represents how do-it-yourself is truly done – with over 50 emerging bands taking part, along with four music stages and one comedy stage. This year’s Broke Los Angeles Music & Arts Festival was held last April 8 at 4560 Worth Street in East Los Angeles.

JazzReggae Festival

Usually held in May of the year, the JazzReggae Festival perfectly represents how truly vibrant a school culture is – with some of UCLA’s best acts taking part, along with Memorial Day inspirations and dedicated performances. This year’s JazzReggae Festival was held last May 29 at Sunset Rec Doors in the University of California, Los Angeles.

Echo Park Rising

Usually held in August of the year, the Echo Park Rising perfectly represents how inspiring people can be and how music is really done – with over 100 local bands taking part, along with film screenings and comedy stages. This year’s Echo Park Rising will be held on August 17-20 in various locations all over Los Angeles.

Furthermore, you’ll catch yourself practically falling in love with Los Angeles at these events – even if you’re more used to Paris singles gatherings, as well as more used to London pubs crawls.

Do you know any other summer music festivals in Los Angeles? Let us know in the comments section below!

How to Make Your Daily Commute Less Stressful

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The daily commute can be all levels of stressful. Crowded buses or trains and unexpected road congestions could potentially disrupt your schedule. You may even have to deal with considerable amounts of stress given the amount of time you spend commuting. On the upside, there are things you can do to make the trip as stress-free as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make your commute more pleasant.

1. Anticipate possible delays. Leave earlier for work or from the office to avoid the morning and evening rush. Anticipating traffic congestion and factoring in potential delays can help you avoid needless stress of being caught unprepared in the middle of your commute. Arriving early in your destination likewise gives you ample time to calm your mind and body as you prepare for the hours ahead.

2. Consciously relax when you begin to stress out. Commuting stress can sometimes creep up on you regardless of the preparations you make to avoid it. You can, however, use relaxation techniques to minimize commuting stress and regain your balance. Deep breathing, listening to relaxing music, and visualizing a great day can help in dealing with stress and anxiety that an unpleasant commute could trigger.

3. Don’t stick to one route. Routines can be boring. Taking a different route can ease the monotony of your regular commute and reduce commuting stress. Give yourself extra time to explore different routes on your way to work. Not only will this infuse newness to your everyday commuting experience, but it can also provide you with alternative routes if necessary.

4. Focus on the good. Being caught in traffic can be highly stressful, especially if you are worrying about being late for work or an appointment. But unless you know a less congested route to get yourself out of your current situation, you just have to sit tight and weather it through. The best thing you can do is to focus on positive distractions. Listen to music, find humor in your predicament, or think of a happy thought. If you are commuting by public transport, you can pass the time reading a good book.

5. Slow down. Rushing can leave you feeling agitated and tensed. Decide to set a more relaxed pace in everything you do prior and during your commute. Wake up early to give yourself enough time to prepare. Walk at a more leisurely pace instead of rushing to the subway or bus stop.