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Watching Lake Ice Slowly Pile Up on Shore Is a Soothing Reminder That Spring Is Coming Soon

Those of us who experience the cold of winter here in North America have definitely had our fill of snow and frigid temperatures. There is beauty to be found when the thermometer drops below freezing, like the sights and sounds of lake ice cracking and piling up on the shore, but it’s mostly soothing as a reminder…

This Fluid Artist's Messy Painting Style Is So Wonderfully Soothing to Watch

Like Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, and other abstract artists before her, Crystal Ma creates colorful masterpieces that are as much about the creative process as they are about the finished product. As you watch Ma pour rainbow after flowing rainbow onto a canvas, it becomes hard to care what the final result even…

Mixing Liquids Under a Microscope Creates Wildly Colorful Worlds

Wenting Zhu mixed together paint, alcohol, water, soda, and ink remover in weird combinations, stuck them under a microscope, and ended up with awesomely mesmerizing effects. Sometimes it’s beautiful and feels like you’re watching a kaleidoscope take focus, or seeing a star burst in a distant galaxy. Other times it…

43 Times I Was Soothed and Satisfied by Internet Videos

Hmm. Is it really possible that I’ve only been soothed and satisfied by a mere 43 posts here? Seems low.

Watching Workers Paint Letters on a Street Is So Soothing

I’m not sure what impresses me the most in this video of workers painting the street. Is it the perfect angles drawn free hand with a tool that’s essentially a stick with an open box at the end? Is it the dude dropping the hot thermoplastic into that box, while his partner is drawing the letters? Or is it the…

Seeing and hearing incense burn from up close feels like soothing rain

It’s a little brain jiggling to watch this macro footage of incense burning because you’re seeing fire disintegrate the burning light but hear a pitter patter that resembles rain fall. And what the most backwards thing is that the strongest sense of incense—the smell, duh—can’t be felt. The juggling of senses is fun,…

Seeing Japanese handmade paper get made is completely soothing

I don’t know exactly what’s going on but you see trees get chopped down and stripped and cooked and boiled and drained and dried and flattened and then transformed into pieces of paper that were all delicately made by hand. It’s a lovely process to watch, especially since it’s so damn soothing.

Watching this knife get sharpened sent satisfying tingles up my spine

It’s unfair. Something so simple and basic should not be able to leave a lasting impact on me like this. The act of sharpening a knife, though absolutely a skill, is a chore of maintenance, not something that can be this satisfying to watch. But just take in this video below, hear the knife on the whetstone, see the…

Watching this video of a chef cooking massaged my senses with pleasure

Here's an entire series of ASMR videos featuring baking and cooking and prepping and opening packages and so forth. The chef makes vegan goods, which depending on your world view may shade what you think of the cooking, but there is no doubt: it is so very pleasurable to watch the food get made. It's like a soothing…

Watching this guy making lids for pots is so satisfying I get goosebumps

Casey thinks watching people making pots is soothing. It is true. I also think it is extremely satisfying. Watch master Hsin-Chuen Lin creating two different kind of lids for the same jar and you will see what I mean. It's such a pleasure I get goosebumps. At last, I understand Demi Moore.

Watching espresso pouring in slow motion is so hypnotizing Watching espresso pouring in slow motion is so hypnotizing

Normally coffee gets you all hyped up, but this slow motion footage of an espresso shot being pulled is so relaxing I can hardly take my eyes off it.

TheraSpa Sound Therapy Eyeshades: You Might Want to Sleep on It TheraSpa Sound Therapy Eyeshades: You Might Want to Sleep on It

There isn't much to say about the TheraSpa Sound Therapy Eyeshades. Either you want a fruity-looking padded eyemask that hooks up to an MP3 player to lull you to sleep with the soothing sounds of death metal or you don't. Oh, it also comes with five pre-recorded sound programs, like Babbling Brook and Chirping Song…

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