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Phil Latessa | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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...

Craving Silence? Reach for Your Cell Phone!

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

I speak to people for a living, so I feel somewhat qualified to make the following claim: There are people who do indeed enjoy small talk, but many people hate it. Regardless of where we fall on the spectrum, however, there is an enormous pressure to engage in it.

Man on the Moon in Manhattan

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Like millions of lower Manhattan residents, I've been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit. Nobody can reach me. No texts, no phone calls, no e-mails, no tweets, no nothing. It feels wonderful to be totally out of touch.

An INGENIOUS New Plan For Movie Theaters?

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts

The lights go down, everyone's excited. You've paid seven gazillion dollars for your ticket. You've got your popcorn and your Milk Duds and your abnor...

Easy Tips To Improve Your Sleep, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz met with me on Mondays With Marlo, he shared some useful tips on improving sleep. In...

In Search Of Deserted Places

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

When I think about Jesus and the power that his life embodied I am always amazed about how much he sought the deserted places where great solitude was possible.

New Orleans Airport Plans Slated For Environmental Scrutiny

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Plans to rebuild or expand Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, unveiled in mid-August by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, could mean more noise for the City of Kenner--where officials have long been attuned to the sound issue.