→ Parish Brewing

Looks to me like South Louisiana microbrews are coming of age. I think the time has come to get my hand on a few of these.

→ Reduce Your Anxiety

Is this the most chill song in the world?

In fact, listening to that one song — “Weightless” — resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

I have a lot of tracks I listen to alter or set my mood, but I've never seen the phenomenon quantified so neatly. I'd like to see the measurable improvements in focus, attention, or creativity that music is capable of producing. Not to mention physical effects — improved strength, speed, and stamina. The immune system. Can music heal? Why do we respond to music?

The answer lies somewhere, I think, somewhere outside of human psychology or physiology.

Anyway, calm down and listen to this. Or vice versa.

Read the article. They posted a playlist of the top 10 songs studied with the greatest effect on mood and anxiety.

Listening 🎧

Sunset Mission is my favorite jazz noir album. It's moody, ethereal, urban, and brooding. Excellent for late nights and rainy days, and thinking. It's a double album, available on YouTube. Give it a listen.

It's a rare album, hard to find and expensive. It was gotten for a steal.


→ The Cleverest Life Hack

Wait, just hear me out on this…

Lil’ Nippy is my new rap name.