How much time should you spend in nature each week? According to UK researchers the answer is two hours. why? No one is quite sure, but Dr. Daniel Fink thinks the absence of loud sound could be a clue.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the Quiet Parks International initiative, a project founded by Gordon Hempton, author of “One Square Inch of Silence.” Click to learn how you can join.
Gal Beckerman in “The Case for Covering Your Ears,” writes about the importance of being silent and of hearing silence in a noisy world.
Silent airports on the rise? Dr. Daniel Fink hopes so. Travel is stressful enough, he writes, and the few quieter airports he’s been in have made the wait more pleasant.
The sound of winter is starkly different in rural Maine than Manhattan. Jennifer Finney Boylan reflects on the difference and her appreciation of the sound of nothing at all.
An ambitious recording project in Cremona, Italy requires quiet in the streets surrounding an auditorium where the town’s famous violins will be recorded. And everyone in town joins in.