Take a look at some of these tips to learn how to compile the best study playlist for your style and personality. When it comes to studying, all music is not created equal. In essence, students who listened to music they enjoyed were found to have concentrated more effectively. Instead, pack your list with music and genres you enjoy. When people listen to music with headphones, they send a signal to those around them that they want to be left alone.
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Running is definitely a test of endurance, but rest assured you are not alone. With Beyonce, Lizzo, Sia in your ears, the last thing you will feel is solo. Stretch, double-knot your shoelaces, store your phone , and start that playlist.
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In her research, Fishbach has identified some simple tactics: Set goals that are intrinsically rewarding, and make them very specific. Reward yourself in the right way for getting things done. And use social influence: Let high performers inspire you, boost your get-up-and-go by giving advice, and keep the people you want to succeed for front of mind. Motivating yourself is hard. In fact, I often compare it to one of the exploits of the fictional German hero Baron Munchausen: Trying to sustain your drive through a task, a project, or even a career can sometimes feel like pulling yourself out of a swamp by your own hair. We seem to have a natural aversion to persistent effort that no amount of caffeine or inspirational posters can fix.
If the music we listen to is any indication, then breaking up, feeling down about it and hopefully finding the courage to move on are some of the most common shared human experiences. As centuries of forlorn singletons have learned and generations of songwriters have mastered, one of the best cures for heartbreak is the balm of music that speaks to our souls — or maybe helps us rationalize away the tears. Vincent , Lorde , Kesha and P! Below, TIME has pulled together a list of some of the most popular breakup songs on those Spotify playlists, as well as some under-the-radar favorites that might just come in handy when dealing with a broken heart.