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Music is a performance-enhancement drug

“Music is part of being human,” Oliver Sacks wrote in Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. Music can help you focus, meditate, and treat Alzheimers and Parkinson’s. Music is so powerful it stimulates the various parts of the brain at once. Get focused, today with focus@will 👇 “When the brain is listening to music, it lights […]

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Why headphones are a staple of the private working world

Headphones are primarily an isolated experience. We wear headphones to rock out, zone out, kick back, meditate, and to signal focus (I’m working!) even when we’re listening to nothing. Headphones intend to block out the world around us. The ubiquitous white iPod headphones and Dre’s Beats are a staple of a private world. We want […]

the headphone rule

reecepacheco: One of my favorite high school teachers once said “life is the interruptions… not the space inbetween.” I love that quote and have often reminded myself of it when life throws curveballs at me. That being said, interruptions while working are f*ing annoying. Think twice before bothering a coder wearing headphones.  

Designer headphones: The sound of music

Since consumers have been persuaded, largely by Beats, that it is worth paying a fair whack for some half-decent headphones that look nice, perhaps they could be persuaded—especially since the storage capacity of many portable devices is now huge—to turn their backs on cheap mp3s and seek out recordings in true high fidelity. We buy […]

Amar G. Bose: ‘I went into business so that I could do interesting things that hadn’t been done before.’

“I would have been fired a hundred times at a company run by M.B.A.’s. But I never went into business to make money. I went into business so that I could do interesting things that hadn’t been done before.” — RIP Amar G. Bose, creator of Bose. I didn’t know this man was behind the […]

One Headphone, One Strap

For the past two weeks only one side of my headphone and one strap on my backpack have worked. It would almost be better if both headphone and backpack broke down completely, forcing me to buy replacements. But I stick with them, annoyed at my indecision and frugality each day that goes on. At what […]