Turn on Some Music
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Music is capable of evoking emotions in the listener.


Whether you're more into James Taylor or Taylor Swift, turning on your iPod may bust a bad mood. A 2003 study in Psychology and Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal found that people who listened to music of any kind were instantly happier, calmer and more relaxed. If you're also stressed, music has been shown to calm nerves -- literally!