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

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 06.12.2015 | 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 05.15.2015 | 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.

LOUD NOISES

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — No wonder they call New York the city that never sleeps. Who can get any shuteye with all the noise?! Screeching subway trains, hon...

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,...

Can Playing Polyrhythms Give Birth to Polymaths?

Christopher Norris | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

I can't speak for every drummer, but for me the process of drumming enables creativity and helps me foster innovation and advance thought-leadership. Studies show that drumming produces deeper self awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity.

My Ears Will Be So Grateful...

Joel Sucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joel Sucher

Ah, the arrival of autumn, and as I sit on the rustic porch of my 150-year-old-plus antique farmhouse in Southern Westchester anticipating the soon-to...

Whales, Dolphins Need a Break From Deadly Navy Blasts

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions got a good break this week when a judge told a federal wildlife agency it's not doing enough to protect them from Navy war exercises along the West Coast.

Welcome to Today's Totally Modern Library: No 'Shushing' Allowed!

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.18.2013 | Books
Peter Mandel

Call me a Luddite if you like, but I keep wondering if it might not make some sense to have at least one outpost left in our over-wired world that just says no to glittering disks and glowing screens.

Why Are We So Afraid of Silence?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Heffernan

I'm sitting in a nice resort in Chesapeake bay. Before me, the sun is setting and the sky is glorious. If there were no Muzak and the fountains were t...

Woodward Dream Cruise: Happy Days, Unhappy Neighbors

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.26.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Any warm evening, and even some chillier ones, you'll see this parking lot full of cars, few of them customers of Potbelly. Occasionally you'll see a hood popped open, inviting engine-fans and general ooh-ers and ah-ers.

Blessings I Have No Words For

Mark Nepo | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

This week's poem is about what we hear in the spaces between all the noise. All meditation practices and all beginnings of art start with such a listening.

Can We Quiet the Sky?

Mike Goldsmith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science
Mike Goldsmith

Aircraft: good. Aircraft noise: bad. This dichotomy has split many populations right down the middle for half a century and is only intensifying as demands for access to the skies and to urban accommodation grow. Is there an answer?

WATCH: The 9 Most Annoying Animals

Oliver Noble | Posted 12.01.2012 | Comedy

Animals can be cute, cuddly, loving, heartwarming and a whole slew of other positive adjectives, but the fact remains that they can also be as annoyin...