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22 Beauty Hacks You Have to Try

22 Beauty Hacks You Have to Try

The summer months are drawing to a close, meaning the return to classes for some and simply the transition to a new season for others. Whatever it means for you, it’s a perfect opportunity to hack your personal grooming for a revamped beauty routine. Some of the tips on this list are specifically for warmer weather to get you through the last of these sweaty summer days. (You’re welcome.) Enjoy!

1. Eliminate permanent sweat stains

    2. Vaseline prevents messy self-manicures

    manicure tricks

      3. Use a spoon for an easy winged eyeliner guide

      Use a spoon to get the perfect wing shape for your eyeliner.

        4. Make lips pop by using a highlighter pencil/cream

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        Use that same highlighter to accentuate your lips.

          5. Cool down sunburns with frozen aloe vera gel

          aloe vera

            6. Make your lips look plump with this shimmer trick

            Use pale frosted eyeshadow to get fuller, 3D lips.

              7. Clean up your self-tanner mistakes with baking soda

              diy baking soda

                8. No more clumpy mascara!

                  9. Prevent shoe blisters with gel deodorant

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                    10. Easily paint french tips using a rubber band

                    Touch up a French manicure with a rubber band.

                      11. Use white eyeliner pencil as eye shadow primer

                      Color your entire lid with white eyeliner to make eyeshadow colors POP.

                        12. Use a detachable shower head stand for hands-free blow-drying

                          13. Bubbly nail polish? Put it in the fridge

                          nail polish hack

                            14. For nail art use a metallic sharpie, let dry, then add top coat

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                              15. Save your old mascara brush and use to apply eyebrow color

                                16. Give yourself a quick split-ends trim

                                split ends

                                  17. Highlighter above you brows = instant eye lift

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                                    18. Curl lashes and apply eyeliner in one go!

                                    Clever! Eye Makeup Tricks - Must Know - Beauty Point Of View

                                      19. Fix a broken lipstick tube with a lighter and your fridge

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                                      how to fix broken lipstick

                                        20. Get the perfect lash curl with this technique

                                          21. Heat your curler to make it more effective

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                                            22. For natural & effective makeup remover, use coconut oil!

                                              Featured photo credit: Behind the Scenes with Aveda/goMainstream via flic.kr

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                                              Last Updated on June 20, 2019

                                              Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

                                              Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains Are Different From Others’

                                              There’s nothing quite like picking up a guitar and strumming out some chords. Listening to someone playing the guitar can be mesmerising, it can evoke emotion and a good guitar riff can bring out the best of a song. Many guitar players find a soothing, meditative quality to playing, along with the essence of creating music or busting out an acoustic version of their favourite song. But how does playing the guitar affect the brain?

                                              More and more scientific studies have been looking into how people who play the guitar have different brain functions compared to those who don’t. What they found was quite astonishing and backed up what many guitarists may instinctively know deep down.

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                                              Guitar Players’ Brains Can Synchronise

                                              You didn’t read that wrong! Yes, a 2012 study[1] was conducted in Berlin that looked at the brains of guitar players. The researchers took 12 pairs of players and got them to play the same piece of music while having their brains scanned.

                                              During the experiment, they found something extraordinary happening to each pair of participants – their brains were synchronising with each other. So what does this mean? Well, the neural networks found in the areas of the brain associated with social cognition and music production were most activated when the participants were playing their instruments. In other words, their ability to connect with each other while playing music was exceptionally strong.

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                                              Guitar Players Have a Higher Intuition

                                              Intuition is described as “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning” and this is exactly what’s happening when two people are playing the guitar together.

                                              The ability to synchronise their brains with each other, stems from this developed intuitive talent indicating that guitar players have a definite spiritual dexterity to them. Not only do their brains synchronise with another player, but they can also even anticipate what is to come before and after a set of chords without consciously knowing. This explains witnessing a certain ‘chemistry’ between players in a band and why many bands include brothers who may have an even stronger connection.

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                                              This phenomenon is actually thought to be down to the way guitarists learn how to play – while many musicians learn through reading sheet music, guitar players learn more from listening to others play and feeling their way through the chords. This also shows guitarists have exceptional improvisational skills[2] and quick thinking.

                                              Guitar Players Use More of Their Creative, Unconscious Brain

                                              The same study carried out a different experiment, this time while solo guitarists were shredding. They found that experienced guitar players were found to deactivate the conscious part of their brain extremely easily meaning they were able to activate the unconscious, creative and less practical way of thinking more efficiently.

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                                              This particular area of the brain – the right temporoparietal junction – typically deactivates with ‘long term goal orientation’ in order to stop distractions to get goals accomplished. This was in contrast to the non-guitarists who were unable to shut off the conscious part of their brain which meant they were consciously thinking more about what they were playing.

                                              This isn’t to say that this unconscious way of playing can’t be learnt. Since the brain’s plasticity allows new connections to be made depending on repeated practice, the guitar player’s brain can be developed over time but it’s something about playing the guitar in particular that allows this magic to happen.

                                              Conclusion

                                              While we all know musicians have very quick and creative brains, it seems guitar players have that extra special something. Call it heightened intuition or even a spiritual element – either way, it’s proven that guitarists are an exceptional breed unto themselves!

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