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The quest for quiet dining

The quest for quiet dining

Ah, the neverending quest for quiet dining. This time the location is Ashevill, NC, where writer Brook Randle focuses on the problem of restaurant noise.

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London searching for ways to quiet the Underground

London searching for ways to quiet the Underground

London is looking for ways to quiet the Underground. Dr. Arline Bronzaft asks what too so long? Her 40+ years studying subway noise shows it not only disturbs those exposed to it, it’s also a sign of potential breakdown.

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This is your brain on noise pollution

This is your brain on noise pollution

Joel Pavelski, GQ, writes about his month-long sound fast—no podcasts, no music, no YouTube videos. And he found his brain lit up with possibilities when it wasn’t distracted.

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Fall is leaf blower season

Fall is leaf blower season

Fall is leaf blower season, sadly. Dr. Daniel Fink revisits an article in CityLab that sums up our dislike leaf blowers. Quiet alternatives exist. Hand us a rake, please!

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