Deep Thought Sounds: How Music Aids Focus & the Best Albums to Listen to While Working


Some people doubt the intertwined human connection to music, but those people are generally idiots. While music clearly means different things to different people, ignoring that a connection exists is naive. The proper music sets the mood, triggers memories, and can boost your brainpower if managed correctly. Connecting two highly variable concepts like music and learning may seem tricky to connect, but if we break it down it's fairly scientific. The best place to start in this case would be with the toughest aspect to prove, is their a definitive scientific link between music and productivity. Establishing a Scientific Link Between Your Brain & Music For me, several often overlooked tangential connections began to hint towards the connection between humans…

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Hunting the Pea Island Outer Banks Coast Guard Station


After spending the week in a tiny beach town called Duck, Kaeli and I decided to adventure out on the fourth to find some incredible ruins I'd stumbled on a few months back. A friend of mine from college had posted an article on Facebook under the title "The 11 Strangest Abandoned Places in North Carolina" [1]. After falling for the obvious click bait, I found a gem which is never seen before - an Outer Banks building just drowning in sand. Sand so high you needed to dig like a dog on a fence to pass through the doorways. I had a little trouble chasing down the original link, but after a little feed stalking we found our target.…

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New Favorite Thing… Smart Car Body Kits


It’s not a Micro-Machine. It’s not a Golf Cart w/ a grill. It’s a Smart Car, with a Body Kit, and it's kinda amazing. Smart car body kits are a clever way to make those eco-friendly cars (that we all love) look just a bit cooler. The upside of smart cars has always been obvious, but the drawbacks lurk right beneath the surface. The largest drag on the potential growth of smart cars is their look. Not all of these are real, obviously - Forced perspective, a little photoshop cropping, a motion blur, etc. The point to me is that this is an idea with demand, that could be done, and should be done. A few killer…

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Random Awesome Pictures


Like everyone else with a iPhone, I've started to collect a few pictures that may not be suited for a social media site... but that I love nonetheless. To avoid the potential buildup of random awesome pictures sent to me from friends and family, I've decided to drop a few of them off here. They may seem dumb, but I'd just point out that you did visit a page clearly titled "random awesome pictures", so I think some of the responsibility falls back on you. I’ll periodically post updates and certainly drop a citation link if it's something particularly fun. Boylan Bridge - Raleigh, NC La Strange - Hilarious Lead GuitaristGR Store - KozyndanKozyroom - KozyndanUSA Chan - Kozyndan…

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Rosicrucianism is crazy entertaining...


I get lost (like I'm sure a lot of other folks do) when I start researching a fun topic. After watching some "DaVinci Code" documentary on History Chanel, I started learning about The Rosicrucians... and it turns out they are pretty awesome.A Brief History:Rosicrucianism is a philosophical secret society, said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz. It holds a doctrine or theology "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm." Rosicrucianism is symbolized by the Rosy Cross. Between 1607 and 1616, two anonymous manifestos were published, first in Germany and later throughout Europe. These were Fama…

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