Of course you have. But enough trivia. It also turns out music affects your behavior — and much more than you might think. Studies show music can lead you to drink more , spend more , be kind , or even act unethically. The results of a multiple regression analysis of 49 metropolitan areas show that the greater the airtime devoted to country music, the greater the white suicide rate. Eric Barker: What 10 things should you do every day to improve your life? Yes, research shows music is relaxing. I know, I know, obvious, right? But what you might not know is the type of music that helps people relax best.
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