Listen: Is that a sound or a noise?

Some of the most irksome experiences I can recall have involved noise that I couldn’t escape. I’m thinking now of jack hammers being used directly through our apartment wall [Read more]

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A different kind of swim: Shinrin-yoku

If we play a word association game and I say “bathing,” you might take that “bathing” and match it with suit, or sun, or tub, or swimming. It would surprise me a lot if you came up with “forest.” [Read more]