This Is Why You Listen To Certain Songs Over And Over Again |The Republican News

Alice Howarth
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We’ve all done it – played the same song on repeat and most likely driven the people around us potty. But why do we do it and why is it only certain songs we can bear to listen to on loop?

Scientists reckon they’ve found the answer.

In a study published in Psychology of Music, researchers from the University of Michigan surveyed 204 men and women, in their 30s or younger, and asked them about the songs they listened to most often and how often they listened to them. It was revealed that 86 percent of participants listened to their favourite songs once a week and almost half every day.

They then questioned participants about their listening experience, e.g., the deepness of their connection to the song, which aspects of the song drew them back to certain memories, how much of the song they were able to hear in their heads, and how (in their own words) the song made them feel, which they classified as “happy,” “calm,” and “bittersweet.”

For people who’s favourite song was classed as “happy” it was concluded that people were repeatedly drawn to it because of its beat and rhythm.

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For “bittersweet” songs – the type that make you feel a bit sad and reminiscent but not miserable – they were the most likely to produce deep connections for people, and were also associated with a greater ability to build a “mental model” of the song, measured by how much of the song participants said they could replay in their heads.

The scientists found that people went back to certain songs because of their connection to the memories and emotions it evoked. The British Psychological Society says, “the emotional payoff is reliable, much as is a mood-regulating drug, and that reliable payoff can be more important than the hit of something novel”.

Tempted to fire up that 1999 track that reminds you of the first time you fell in love? Prepare for all the feels.    (The Guardian)

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BBNaija: Imo University To Place Nina Under Watch |The Republican News

By Steve Uzoechi OWERRI

•Fears that housemate may be a bad influence on other students


Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Prof. Adaobi Obasi, has said that Nina, one of the housemates in the on-going Big Brother Naija (BBN) reality show is one of her students and would be kept under close watch on her return to the campus.

This is also as the Vice Chancellor noted that the housemate may have to undergo some form of rehabilitation on her return to purge her of the indecent influences of the BBN show.

This, Professor Obasi said, was to forestall Nina from having a bad influence on other students of the university where she is currently a student.

The Vice-Chancellor made the disclosure while playing host to members of the Independent Newspaper Proprietors Association (INPA) led by their chairman, Mr Chidi Emeagi, at her office in Owerri. Obasi wondered the morals behind the BBN show which Nina may seek to inculcate in her mates.

According to her, she is piqued that Nina said she would “sort out IMSU” on her return from BBN after abandoning her studies for the show

Obasi said: “That one of my students is now in Big Brother Naija is nothing to be proud about. It is not the type of thing we seek to promote because I don’t see the need it serves.

It is our prayer that whatever influences driving this young lady now, does not affect other students here. I really do not know what purpose the BBN serves or the morals and values its’ teaching. Maybe I am the only one who doesn’t know. I don’t know what it celebrates. Is it just all about indecency in the full glare of the public?

“Can you imagine her telling my students that she will sort us out when she returns? We are waiting for her to come and sort us out. With that kind of mindset, if this girl comes back, I will watch her and make sure she left all the unfortunate influences and indecencies behind at the BBN house.”  (New Telegraph)

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Denzel Washington Paid For My Acting Classes, ‘Black Panther’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Reveals

Chadwick Boseman, who is the star of ‘Black Panther’, says Denzel Washington paid for his acting classes at Oxford University back when he was a student.

Boseman made this revelation on NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. The ‘Black Panther’ star explained that Denzel Washington paid part of his tuition through a scholarship program while he took a summer class studying drama at Oxford University.

“I’ve basically been holding this secret my whole career. When I came back, I got a beneficiary letter and it said Denzel Washington paid for you,” Boseman said.

Boseman said he didn’t want to reveal this publicly unless he had become more successful. He first told the story in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine published in February.

He said: “I’m sure he has no idea. It was random. I couldn’t wait to write my thank-you letter! … I’ve been waiting to meet him so I can tell him.”

Boseman finally had the chance to meet Washington after the Rolling Stone article was published and he thanked him for his kind gesture. Boseman told Fallon that Denzel joked about it when they met.

“Oh, so that’s why I’m here – you owe me money!” Washington told Boseman. “I came to collect!”

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BBNaija: Housemates, Teddy A, Bambam Caught Having Sex, Nigerians React |RN

 Big Brother Naija 2018 housemates, BamBam and Teddy A were on Sunday night caught having sex.

However, viewers have questioned the video of Bambam on top of Teddy A seen online after light out, suggesting they had sex.

While some are of the opinion that they had sex, others argued that they were just touching each other.

Here are some comments:

@sexymuna “They have fucked and I’m sure you are there dying of shame, you guys never expected it

@harveypel “Teddy n Bambam are already asleep, but I can see the duvet running an autonomous operation

@bbnaijaupdate “Bam is fully naked on Teddy & he is doing it gently so we won’t code if I hear say Miracle lie again Ogun go fire d person

@foreverarmani “Bamteddy having their clothes on doesn’t mean they didn’t have sex… dey re under the duvet, are u seeing down there? No… If its like that, Nina and Miracle didnt have sex. Period

@sexymuna “Bam is fuly naked on Teddy & he is doin it gently so we wn’t code if I hear say Miracle lie again ogun go fire d person

@angie “For Mina the other housemates even witnessed it.facial expression n waist movements were evidence.u n I knw this video of bamteddy circulating is false accusations.

@deeyune “Me, I don’t know why #BAMTEDDY having sex or not should be my own problem or what I want to fight over, I don’t care all they do, I don’t even care watching the show anymore. all I want to do is to vote for both whenever it’s time to vote.

@ “It’s sweet to dish shit out to other people but you cannot take it. Bamteddy had SEX last night and that is it. NOTHING Y’all gonna do about it

@thyzeek “If they don’t want to do it, why is Bam Bam topless and naked on top Teddy. This person too fake and camera-conscious

@sexymuna “They just finished having sex #bambam and she went to clean up. Hope Y’all saw what she is wearing for easy penetration.”

@ogasmooth ” Oga knacking nah Knacking. U can’t defend this. God Don expose una finally. If nah other housemates Unah for Don dey talk rubbish.

@shinemuni ” Both BamTeddy had their full clothes on. How can you say they had sex. How can you have sex with your clothes on? Bambam visited the washroom right after that full duvet covering them and both their clothes were on.

@bbnaijafanpage “Its a lie, bambam did it after she came back from the washroom, they are still on top of each other. Common don’t defend whats not it.  (New Telegraph)

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‘Black Panther’ Breaks Box Office Records With $218m |The Republican News

By Agency Report

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday.

That number means that “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has doubled its original tracking in less than a month.

The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production cost, had been tracking to bring in between an impressive $100 and $120 million when first estimates emerged on Jan. 25.

Since then, “Black Panther” has become a must-see movie for many moviegoers, underlined when Thursday previews brought in $25.2 million, the largest Thursday night preview gross for a February opener and the second-largest preview gross for a Marvel film.

The film’s estimated three-day gross of $192 million is the highest debut ever for a February film and the fifth highest of all time.

Combined with an estimated international debut of $169 million from 69 percent of the international market, the estimated global debut stands at $361 million through Sunday.

“Black Panther” has demolished the record for the largest Presidents Day weekend, blowing past “Deadpool‘s” 2016 mark of $152 million.

Overall North American movie going for the four-day period should hit $300 million — far above the $278 million mark in 2016, according to comScore.

”This is proof that the big screen experience may arguably be the most powerful platform of change in our society,“ said Paul Dergarabedian,”senior media analyst with comScore.

“The emotional, communal, immersive and bigger than life theatrical experience has an impact that virtually no other medium can match.”
Comscore’s PostTrak survey of the audience showed outstanding numbers with 77 percent rating “Black Panther” as “excellent” and another 18 percent as “very good.”

Boseman portrays King T‘Challa, ruler of Wakanda, a technologically advanced society, who conflicts with Michael B. Jordan’s Eric Killmonger, who intends to take over the throne.

Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong‘o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, and Daniel Kaluuya also star. It’s received an A+ CinemaScore, the only Marvel film to have done so besides 2012’s “The Avengers.” (NAN/Reuters)

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Big Brother Naija Kicks Off With 20 Housemates |The Republican News

                           BBNaija: The housemates

The third season of reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria was launched on Sunday with 20 contestants also known as “housemates”.

This year’s edition, which is tagged “double wahala” stars Vandora, Teddy A, K Bruce, Nina, Miracle, Alex, Princess, DeeOne and Ahneeka.

Other housemates are Rico Swavey, Bito, BamBam, Leo, Khloe, Angel and Ifu-Ennada, Anto, Tobi Bakare, Cee-C and Lolu.

The show is running for a second consecutive running year as it had previously suffered a 10-year hiatus after holding its first edition in 2006.

Popular artists, Mayorkun and Kiss Daniel performed live during the launch.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who returned to host the show for the second time, introduced the housemates in groups of four.

This year’s contestants are a cross-section of musicians, comedians and entrepreneurs.

The housemates were given their first task of finding bed spaces as those available were limited.

The number of contestants is an increase from last year’s 12 housemates, which saw Efe Ejeba emerged winner, taking home the 25 million Naira cash prize and an SUV.

A reunion show featuring some of the previous housemates had been aired for one week before Sunday’s launch.

Every Sunday on the show, viewers are expected to witness an eviction of a housemate.

The winner of the 78 – day contest will be given N25 million cash prize and a brand new SUV.    (Punch)

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Kris Jenner’s Fired Security Guard Arrested For Felony Stalking


Andrew Shuster

A former security guard who had been fired from the gated community where Kris Jenner lives was arrested at her Hidden Hills home for felony stalking.

The incident reportedly marks the third time the man has broken into the private community where he used to work. According to TMZ, Joshua Jacobs managed to gain access to Jenner’s house by breaking the barrier at the security gate. When Jacobs arrived on the Kardashian matriarch’s property, her security detail managed to detain him until police arrived. He’s also expected to be charged with theft, as cops found him with a stolen sign-in sheet used by the security guards at the gated neighbourhood.

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As Gossip Cop reported in December 2015, Jenner fired her entire security staff after a fan made his way inside her home, where Kim Kardashian, her daughter North, and then-newborn Saint were living at the time. The trespasser duped security by maintaining he was there to help with Jenner’s Christmas decorations. He then easily walked into the matriarch’s office, where he confronted Jenner, who immediately called the police. The fan, who came from Texas, was taken into custody.

In May 2014, another man was arrested after making his way onto Jenner’s property and coming face-to-face with Kardashian, who found the intruder walking around. After the reality called security, the man fled but was found by police a few blocks away, where he told cops he was Kendall Jenner’s boyfriend and Justin Bieber’s stepbrother. That trespasser was taken into custody and hospitalised on a 5150 psychiatric hold. Other family members, including Kris’s daughters Kim, Kendall and Kylie, have dealt with similar security breaches in the past.       (Gossip Cop)

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