The next time you're on the couch creating your ultimate workout playlist, AND avoiding the gym in the process, here's something to help. Researchers in the U.K. created the ultimate WORKOUT PLAYLIST . . . based on SCIENCE.
Sports psychologists in London looked at 6.7 million Spotify playlists that had the word "workout" in the title. Then they analyzed the beats per minute of each song, to figure out the perfect type of music for each PORTION of a workout.
For example, when you're warming up, cooling down, or doing something aerobic, you should listen to POP music . . . because you want music with a regular rhythmic pattern for stuff that tends to be repetitive.
For jogging, the best thing to listen to is RAP, because the number of beats per minute match up well with the average person's stride rate.
And when you're lifting weights, DANCE music is best, because it's faster and has a lot of bass.
The researchers say you should NEVER listen to ROCK, because most rock songs have changes in rhythm, which can mess with YOUR rhythm. The study didn't say anything about country.
And here are the specific examples they came up with for the PERFECT workout playlist . . . from warm-up to cool-down.
1. To get mentally prepared and psyched up . . . listen to "Roar" by Katy Perry. It has 92 beats per minute.
2. While you're stretching, "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo. 100 beats per minute.
3. For an aerobic warm-up, "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. 116 beats per minute.
4. For a moderate cardio workout, "Timber" by Pitbull and Ke$ha. 130 beats per minute.
5. For a more intense cardio workout, "Applause" by Lady Gaga. 140 beats per minute.
6. For REALLY intense cardio, "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. 147 beats per minute.
7. For weight lifting, "The Monster" by Eminem and Rihanna. 110 beats per minute. Which isn't really 'dance' music, but the other examples they gave were British.
8. And to cool down, "Burn" by Ellie Goulding. 86 beats per minute.
When it's a REALLY tough workout, you're also supposed to choose songs that remind you of your YOUTH, because they subconsciously help motivate you to power through when you're tired.
Which now validates my reasoning for working out while listening to Ace Of Base.
Steve Craig, who worked with Kidd Kraddick many years ago in the '80s, passed along the following stories about working with Kidd...
My first encounter with Dave [Kidd's real name] was when I was the night jock at Top-40 K104 in Fresno back in 1979... pulling double-digits in the ratings, I was the top night jock in the city... then 96FM (KYNO-FM) hired Kidd to go up against me... He royally kicked my a**, and I think one of the reasons is that Kidd broke the song "Rapper's Delight" in California... My [program director] wouldn't add it for nights, and I remember Kidd infiltrating one of my high school lunchtime giveaway appearances, handing out lyric sheets to the song, so the kids could learn to rap the words! Brilliant.
When our station folded, I went across the street to KYNO-FM to do 10-2am following Kidd... He warmly welcomed me to the staff, gave me a hug and told me how HE admired ME! he laughed when I said "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!" We eventually met up again in SLC, where I became his first morning show partner at KLRZ!
I remember Dave's first piece of charity work on the radio... in the early '80s, when we did mornings on KLRZ "Color 95"... (He actually went by "Kip Kraddick" since we were a more "adult" station!) He was set to do a marathon broadcast inside a huge water tower that was the historic icon/feature of Trolley Square shopping center in Salt Lake City. All to raise money for a children's charity. He was set to literally live in the tower 24/7! We set up a little apartment inside the tower, and everything was going well, until the temps got up into the 90s and there was no A/C in the tower! But he stuck it out, refusing to come down until our goal was reached...
(Yahoo!) - Russell Brand asked Katy Perry for a divorce in a text message?!
The "Wide Awake" singer covers the July issue of Vogue magazine and opens up about her failed marriage with Russell Brand and the tragic way he asked to end their 14-month marriage. “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” she said. “Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.”
But, it didn’t end there. The 28-year-old also talked about the equality of their relationship.
“At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting.”
Perry also admitted that being on tour was a factor that led to the end of their relationship but there was more to the dissolution that met the eye.
“I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that,” Perry shared.
Selena Gomez is having another "Spring Breakers" moment in her new video for "Come & Get It," which premiered Tuesday night on MTV.
The 20-year-old embraces the Indian influences in her single and shows off her dance moves in the face of all sorts of natural elements .
It was directed by Anthony Mandler, who is also behind Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble." She tells "MTV" she feels its the best video she's put out so far and that Anthony did a "perfect" job conveying the "earthy" feel she was going for.
We might as well just call our friends with a toilet seat because it's CLEANER than our iPhone!
Mashable.com reports, "Studies show that your cellphone is one of the dirties things you come in contact with on a daily basis. Here's a list of five surprising objects that contain less bacteria than your phone."
Check it out! "Ashtrays & Heartbreaks" from Snoop Lion, featuring Miley Cyrus! Whatcha think?
The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg teamed up with the unlikeliest of singers — Miley Cyrus — to make music magic. The result: a Reggae-infused track, titled "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks."
The new Snoop Lion song, produced by Major Lazor and Ariel Rechtshaid, features Cyrus, 20, on the hook.
"I did a song with Snoop, and it's coming out very, very soon," Cyrus previously told Ryan Seacrest. "I can finally say I'm going to have a song with Snoop Dogg coming very soon. It's recorded, done. I'm so excited!"
Cyrus's upcoming album will also include a song of her own with Snoop Lion, 41, which she has announced will be the first single.
The former Disney starlet has also tweeted excitedly about working on her new music. Cyrus dropped hints via Twitter about collaborations with artists, including hit producer Pharrell.
"I want this record to be different and a bunch of passion projects," she said. "I've been able to do these things where I've just been in the studio at the right time and these projects have just magically come."
While Snoop's full album is due out April 23, Cyrus hasn't put a date on her release.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, who has done stints in rehab for problems with alcohol, has dropped out of the current leg of the band's tour for "personal issues," the band said on its website on Wednesday.
"Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled," the posting said, offering no other details or when Sambora might resume performing.
Sambora, 53, spent time in rehab in 2007 and 2011, and the band did its 2011 North American andEuropean tour without him.
Bon Jovi is scheduled to perform this week in Edmonton, Alberta, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, and St. Paul, Minn. on Sunday.
The "Because We Can" tour's April dates include Los Angeles, Denver, Las Vegas and other cities before international appearances kick off on May 7 in Capetown, South Africa.
The band is set to play in Sweden, Germany, Britain, Spain, Poland and Italy among others before returning to the United States in July.
I hadn't seen Finding Nemo in a long time, but it was on Sunday and so I took the time to watch it. Now, we're finding out today, that an official sequel has finally come together!
Pixar is finally taking us back to the sea.
Disney announced on Tuesday that its follow-up to 2003's Oscar-winning splash hit "Finding Nemo" will be titled "Finding Dory," and will focus on the loveable, little blue tang fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. The movie, which will be directed by original "Nemo" co-director Andrew Stanton, will hit theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," DeGeneres said in a release. "I'm not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating "Toy Story 16." But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It's got a lot of heart, it's really funny, and the best part is -- it's got a lot more Dory."
"Finding Dory" will apparently take place about a year after the events of "Nemo." Characters including Marlin, Nemo and the "Tank Gang" will all be back, though Pixar didn't specify whether actors including Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe will return to voice them.
They did, however, say that the story will be partially set along the California coastline, and will feature several new characters -- "including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory's life."
"Finding Nemo" reportedly earned $380,843,261 at the domestic box office and an additional $540,900,000 at the international box office, for a total worldwide gross of $921,743,261. That's pretty impressive for a movie about some little fishes that had a production budget of $94 million. It also won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
The film is the latest in Pixar's plethora of sequels, including three "Toy Story" films and two "Cars" installments, and a prequel to "Monsters Inc.," titled "Monsters University," to be released this summer.
That's all dandy, but DeGeneres may have raised a good point -- a little more Dory, a lot sooner, would have likely gone over just swimmingly with "Nemo" fans.
Tell us: Are you excited for "Finding Dory"? Are you glad that Ellen DeGeneres will have an even bigger role?
Taylor Swift will soon be the newest girl on New Girl.The singer will tape her appearance next week during a break from her Red Tour.
The singer is set to guest-star on the Season 2 finale of the Fox comedy May 14. Swift will play a character named Elaine, a guest at the wedding of Cece (Hannah Simone) and Shivrang (Satya Bhabha), EWreports.
New Girl stars actress/singer Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day, who lives with three male roommates.
Swift is scheduled to tape her appearance on the show next week during a break on her Red Tour.
It won't be Swift's first acting gig: The singer has guest-starred in an episode of CSI and appeared on the big screen in Valentine's Day.
Justin Timberlake makes an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show, plays some miniature golf, does a Michael Caine impression and, oh yeah, does FIVE SHOTS of tequila in just 10 minutes. Pretty amusing! Check out the video [WARNING: LANGUAGE]
Original article: http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/03/justin-timberlake-jonathan-ross-tequila/
In an effort to make convenience stores MORE… convenient, Cracked.com posted some ETIQUITTE rules we should ALL be following. And they look SPOT ON!.
The top five:
1) Know How to Use the Credit Card Machine. A lot of stores make you swipe your own card now. And the self-swiper machines have been around a while, so you SHOULD be able to do it without messing it up twice and taking five minutes.
2) Don't Scratch Off Your Lottery Tickets Right Next to the Register. The worst is when someone buys a ticket then scratches it off while they're still standing in line . . . because they don't want to go to the END of the line to cash it in if they win something.
But even if you're just taking up counter space and you're KIND OF in someone's way, it's still rude.
3) Don't Trash the Soda Fountain Area. If you spill something at HOME, you clean it up. But for some reason that mentality doesn't always exist at convenience stores, because you figure someone's being PAID to do it.
Which is true. But at the very least, let an employee know there's a spill. Or better yet, wipe it up with napkins. Then when you're done wiping it up, throw the wet napkins in the trash. Don't just leave them sitting on the counter.
4) Don't Take Forever in the Bathroom. If you're using the bathroom at a convenience store . . . it's probably for something SERIOUS. But remember, that's probably the case for MOST people who need to use it.
So don't just sit in there playing games on your cell phone. Do what you need to do, and be done with it.
5) If It's a Gas Station, Don't Park at the Pump. This one's obvious, but a lot of people don't think about it. After you fill up at a gas station when it's busy, move your car to a parking space before you go inside, so someone ELSE can fill up.