How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity

the whoosh of espresso machines and caffeinated chatter typical of most coffee shops creates just the right level of background noise to stimulate creativity.

Try Coffitivity, a website that provides ambient coffee house sounds to increase creativity.

Coffee shops inspired J.K. Rowling in writing Harry Potter.

Note:  silence is required for more focused moments:

The benefits of moderate noise, however, apply only to creative tasks. Projects that require paying close attention to detail, like proofreading a paper or doing your taxes…are performed better in quiet environments.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.