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How Prolonged Exposure to Sweet, Blessed Silence Benefits the Brain

Science of Us | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

(Photo: May Xiong/Getty Images) By Melissa Dahl I write this to the soundtrack of a literal chainsaw; there are men at work outside my window attemp...

On This July 4 Weekend, A Modest Plea For Less Noise

William Astore | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
William Astore

People who don't like noise get a bad rap in America. We once had neighbors in Colorado who used to ride off-road dirt bikes up and down the street. S...

For Cryin' Out Loud, Wear a Headset on the Plane!

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.18.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

You probably have a lot in common with Rick Brunson. Okay, maybe you’re not an information technology consultant, and maybe you don’t live in Barn...

Why You Should Care About White Noise

Liz Heinberg | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Heinberg

Anyone who's reading this is probably well aware of the #SleepRevolution College Tour. Thanks to the efforts of Arianna Huffington and her tireless t...

The Tyranny of Noise

Joan Moran | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Joan Moran

You have the ability to control your environment even when that environment is intrusive and negatively affects your energy.

Absurd Harmony in Rocinha

Tzvi Miller | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel
Tzvi Miller

I just was sitting up on the roof gazing around at the beautiful sights and taking in the incredible variation of different sounds. Not a moment of qu...

The Deep Lessons of Ambient Sound Meditation

Rick Heller | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rick Heller

It's common to meditate while listening to beautiful music, but I've found that meditating to ambient sounds -- whatever sounds are present at this ve...

Even Whales and Dolphins Can't Escape Our Din

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

The hustle-bustle of modern life echoes through our oceans -- in the roar of ship engines, the Navy's sonar pings and exploding munitions, and the seismic blasts by searchers for fossil fuels.

Sensory Overload: Why Some Noises Drive You Nuts

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

Does the sound of someone smacking or popping their gum drive you crazy? Do you want to pull out your hair when you hear loud music upon entering a store or your children calling "mom" over and over again?

Your Hotel Is Under Construction -- Now What?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.03.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Even the best-laid plans sometimes fall apart. Construction can take longer than expected. Amenities might be unavailable. That's hardly unique to a renovation effort.

July 4th Fireworks -- How You Can Help Your Child Adjust to the Excitement and Noise

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 06.12.2016 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Fourth of July celebrations are an exciting time and many children enjoy fireworks displays. With a little extra care and bending the bedtime rules, parents and children can sit back and enjoy the fun.

Conversation With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle has been an influence on me for decades. I first heard "Lady Maybe" emanating out of a painting studio in the mid 1990's. I've been following his ideas ever since.

5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My babies will be 23-years-old this year and even though my husband and I raised five children there are some things about motherhood that I had forgotten. Maybe I forgot because I didn't want to remember.

Selective Sound Sensitivity: The Rap on Misophonia

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

Not surprising, the most problematic sounds are not car horns blasting or clocks ticking. The misery of misophonia is generally related to other people's behavior. I am guilty as charged.

Soundscapes and Our Sense of Belonging

Kim Haines-Eitzen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion
Kim Haines-Eitzen

Sounds are also not a cultural universal: music for one person may be noise to another; the sound of thunder may frighten some and be soothing to others; the call of the adhan may be "grating and annoying" to some and "beautiful" to others.

8 Ways to Sustain Your Inner Connection No Matter What's Happening Around You

Laurie Seymour | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

Life is full of all kinds of noise. Consider how your whole body gets impacted by daily life. Right now, as you read this, is your body tight? Do you...

Noise

Phil Latessa | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the attractions of that great city -- good hotels, excellent restaurants, exciting theater and world class museums.

Urban Noise Pollution: Insidious Health Threat or Just 'City Livin'?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

I like the idea that cities can, and should, think about noise the way they think about other pollutants: as something detrimental to our well-being, worthy of a sophisticated and comprehensive strategy. In some ways, it seems odd that this is actually a relatively new way of thinking,

The Internet Makes A Sound -- And It Will Drive You Nuts

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

Turns out the Internet is pretty damn noisy. A new project from director and designer Timo Arnall puts the viewer at the center of service provide...

Do F1 Racing Cars Need Megaphones?

Trevor Cox | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Trevor Cox

The complaints about the sound of F1 must be focussing the minds of those preparing cars for the new Formula E Championship, the first all-electric auto racing series launching in September 2014.

Motherhood: It's Noisy

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

Nobody warns you about the noise. Parenting is an incredibly noisy endeavor -- possibly the noisiest profession behind zookeeper, air traffic controller and factory worker.

When a Couple Goes (Selectively) Hard of Hearing

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

My suggestion is that the next time your partner tells you that you need to have your hearing checked, bring him/her along to your appointment. Have him be the one with the headsets in the sound booth. Tell the audiologist to take a lunch break and you call the words.

'Noise' Visualizes Sound Through Stop Motion

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Arts

If you're looking to add some culture to your day, look no further than this fascinating video titled "Noise" that uses stop motion animation to visua...

This Is A Mom's Brain On Noise

Kim Forde | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Kim Forde

Of course I expect noise. It comes with the territory. But at some point, it began eating my brain and swallowing things like complete thoughts and witty remarks.

7 Ways Noise Affects Your Health

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

We are surrounded by sound. From coworker chit-chat to the sounds of traffic outside to that tinny trace of music coming from a co-commuter's earbuds,...