Response To @Bustle Article: Cats See Humans As Bigger Cats😺

Response To @Bustle Article: Cats See Humans As Bigger Cats😺

“Cats apparently think humans are bigger, clumsy, hairless cats, so that’s adorable” (Nina Khan, Bustle)

I came across an article on the Bustle website during Saturday afternoon. I was drawn to it, because I’m intrigued by animal behaviour and with cats being one of them. I was excited to read on more, so I could understand the title. It’s interesting how something can just stand out at you; encouraging you to investigate further.

I’ve always been puzzled by cats behaviour and wondered how animals view us humans in general. Especially flys, I learnt recently they have multiple eyes, so their eyesight maybe all over the place (who knows???).

Screenshot taken from the Bustle article website (image linked to direct source)

Cat communicate through their body language, gestures and vocal expressions (meowing) to signal what they want. If you respond to a cat in the same way, you get into this meowing matchπŸ˜‚. It’s weird, because it raises a thought in your head. Do they understand what you’re saying? Because it might mean something in their language. Or you could just appear friendly to them, making it likely to want to play with you.

I would suggest reading the article above, because it gives insight from an feline expert on the communication between cats and humans. You’ll be able to understand the dynamic in the interaction. Also, there is content on YouTube too, to help get to know them and their behaviour. It’s suitable for anyone who’s interested or looking to become an owner of a fluffy kitty in future.

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Archive πŸ—ƒ – #MUSICREVIEW: Music (Old vs. New) πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅

2017πŸ‘‡πŸΎ

Over this past year, I’ve been examining the music that we consumed on a regular basis. I’ve realised there are a couple of similarities and differences between them and I’d like to discuss them in this post. After listening to a couple of older tracks on YouTube. I came to a conclusion the reason why old songs are still popular is that they were sacred before the age of technology came in. It is easily accessible to find songs, with the help of the internet. We have the opportunity of App stores which allow us to download and stream music, as well specific websites that provide the visual content for our entertainment.

Let’s backtrack to the 80s or a brief period before that.. I was watching a video of Dead or Alive’s well-known single You Spin Me Right Round. I could hear the rawness of the materials, it’s like all the little parts of the instruments come together to produce one cohesive sound. It reminded me of jingle bells and you can imagine people in 80s roller-skate disco moving to it as they go around the rink in a circular motion. Anyways on topic, it came to me the success of hits back then was the fact songs were original.

2018πŸ‘‡πŸΎ

The two paragraphs above were written sometime last year. I never got to post it, because it was incomplete so I’m releasing it today for you guys to read.

Fast forward to modern day musicπŸ‘‡πŸΎβ©

It came to my attention yesterday that there seems to be an issue with Drill Music and how it encourages violent. I can understand why people would support this case because the frequency of the music can affect the brain. Also, the language and words rapped over the beats can pressure people to act out in inappropriate ways. However, to view it in another way, it can be argued the listeners who consume the music have a mind of their own, so therefore they are in charge of their own actions, so the genre can’t be blamed for deviant behaviour.

In this current day, most beats are made on a laptop using computer programmes such as Fruity Loop or the more advanced Logic Pro editions. One advantage is making music is more accessible and can be done from any location. You can produce more with less and still create a variety. It’s reduced certain aspects of the process, such as instrument hire costs, studio time and excess musicians. However, a con could be many producers can end up producing similar beats unless they have their own distinctive style and touch in their sound.

Music is a great way of experimentation and expression because it allows you to have sounds to cater to every and any occasion or mood. It is also quite fluid to, most genres can be integrated together. So, therefore some overlap in terms of sounds and how they are received by its listeners. We will have to see how music continues to progress in the upcoming future because it is consistently developing and changing.

I’m just going to finish this post with a food for thought, ponder on the question below.

How do you think music has changed over the years?

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Healthy Living – Culture, Lifestyle & Self-Care #mentalhealthawareness πŸ‘§πŸΎπŸ§–πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Healthy Living – Culture, Lifestyle & Self-Care #mentalhealthawareness πŸ‘§πŸΎπŸ§–πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

This post was originally posted on The Move Hub @themovehub. May’s edition focused on health this month.

Read on belowπŸ‘‡πŸΎ

Healthy living is essential in this culture because it acts as a form of respect for yourself. There are many benefits for improving yourself and your lifestyle. It rewards you with a clearer mindset and stronger physical health. Most certainly you will be able to see and feel the difference between making minor changes. Sometimes it is those little things which make an overall major change. For example, drinking more water than you usually do, as this helps flush out toxins. There are many aspects to look at it from and this post will explore the following below:

Culture

We’re in a time where we see black people achieving great accomplishments. In television, music and arts, the works are being recognised. This increases the production of work, so therefore we must learn how to live a well-balanced life, which is suitable for you. It’s about being able to respond and cope with situations accordingly so you can work out what works best for you and others around you. For example, if you need to commute for a job. It’s about being able to find the best route for you reducing minimal disruption to your day. Β In our culture, it is easy to get wrapped up in living a busy life. London is the capital city of the UK, that explains it all. We move at a much faster pace here than other cities in the country. For example, in Nottingham, it is slower paced there. I believe it’s due to it being in a rural area or near a countryside. Whereas in London, either you’re rushing to work or having multiple situations going on at one. It can be difficult to remain balanced when pulled in many directions; such as maintaining a steady job, extracurricular activities or investing into hobbies and interests. You’re jumping from one milestone to the next in order to strive to complete goals you’ve set out. When you ever get time to just relax and look back at everything you’ve done? This is where balanced living comes in.

Self-Care

It also entails taking self-care in practice every or most day. It requires you to take time out of yourself, which to help replenish your mind, body and soul thoroughly. It could be something simple as making sure you don’t miss breakfast in the morning. Or it can be as big as treating yourself to a present for completing something important or reaching a milestone in your life. Those little pleasantries reward the circuits in your brain. Furthermore, inducing the production of dopamine and serotonin. This is helpful for people suffering from depression or anxiety. As it manages down those symptoms and reinforces a positive move back on the calm road. Boundaries are another form of self-care because it shows what you will and will not welcome in your life. It acts as self-protection tool to ensure you run your life incoherence to your values and morals. This increases your internal compass to steer you in the direction of how you would like your life to go. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are moving, as long as you are doing what you feel and understand is best for you.

Lifestyle

Healthy living as a lifestyle is not just diet or exercising. It could mean working in an environment that is clean or organised so your mind isn’t fuzzled. As well as, creating visually appealing surroundings to look at so it produces a sense of immediate calmness. That contributes to your overall well-being allowing you can manoeuvre better. Also, it is knowing when to take a break from your schedule. Especially, where black people are always striving to achieve and there is constant pressure to deliver. You don’t want to overwork yourself otherwise you’ll burn out and that can be frustrating. The pressure can come at a cost to your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. It is essential to know what its time to take a break and have me-time. It will allow you recuperate and can even expand and boost your creativity levels. Your mind is at rest, so with all that extra head space. It can be filled with relevant ways on how to improve different points of your life to reinforce the bodily homeostasis.

Remember your time and space is precious.

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The Art Of Cooking: Is It A Form of Escapism?πŸ₯˜

The Art Of Cooking: Is It A Form of Escapism?πŸ₯˜

Date entry: Tuesday the 3rd of April 2018

Edited: Friday the 13th of April 2018

A little background introduction to the post:

(I was making chocolate chip muffins when it came to me cooking puts you in a trance. There’s nothing else but you and the ingredients you’re working with. The prospect of this being accurate came as a conclusion to what chefs/bakers may be experiencing every time they make something.)

I looked into this further and came across this article below:

Cooking Therapy

It touches on how cooking can be a form of stress relief for the participant, as it directs their focus on to something that’s visually and tastefully pleasing to them. This means they can escape into the world of what’s in front of them, to forget what’s going on around them. It is clear to see how this is possible because you’re making it so it can taste nice.

The activity produces serotonin and endorphins in your brain, activating your reward systems in a good way. It isn’t overstimulated, but releasing it in manageable doses. No wonder why people pursue careers in the catering industry. You will be doing something good for your body regulation every/most days. It will also boost aspects of your brain, which will then help to deal better with stuff in your life.

Obviously, they enjoy food, but it also provides many other benefits which help them in the day to day life. The whole process of buying the ingredients to preparing the meal and then finally eating it. You do escape into the land of the meal. Your sole focus is getting the meal right.

Cooking is a form of art because you create imagery using food. Another reason for the presentation to be important because the appeal of the colours and formation entices customers. For example, photographs and videos. It’s in front of them as if they are in an actual restaurant. Food photography is also a route; photographers go down.

(Maybe, because they could get free tasting samples or simply their love for food and great aestheticsπŸ˜‚).

Do you think cooking is a form of escapism?

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Beauty: 1-minute eyebrow tutorial #MAKEUP #BASICEYEBROWROUTINE πŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸŒŸβœŒπŸΎ

Beauty: 1-minute eyebrow tutorial #MAKEUP #BASICEYEBROWROUTINE πŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸŒŸβœŒπŸΎ

Date entry: Monday the 9th of April 2018

Hiii againπŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ,

I thought I’d share a 1 min eyebrow tutorial.Β 

You’ll get to see aspects of the process from different angles.Β 

Everyone does their eyebrows differently, sometimes it’s nice to see all the ways you can do it. (Feel free to share any of your tips).

In this video, the products I’ve used are @eylureofficial brow pencil – Firm Texture (Dark Brown) + @lagirlcosmetics Pro-Conceal (shade: toast).

Concealers are useful especially when trying to hide re-growing hair after threading/wax or other brow treatments.

Also, you can find beauty reviews on my blogΒ –Β Hair Product Review: Pro-Line Argan Oil Hair FoodπŸ‘§πŸΎπŸ’‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€³πŸΎΒ & #SkincareRoutine: The Charcoal Facial TestπŸ’πŸΎπŸ’…πŸΎπŸ€³πŸΎΒ |

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