Home theaters are becoming more and more popular these days. With the advent of streaming services and movie quality television, there’s more great content you can enjoy in your own home, so why not make it a theater-quality experience? If your answer is that you don’t know the first thing about designing a home theater room, fear not. Here’s a step-by-step guide to building a great DIY home theater room . . .
Chances are, you once lived or currently find yourself residing in a home with concrete walls. That’s because concrete is one of the most common building structures used throughout the country for both homes and businesses. Not quite sure if your walls are concrete or plaster? A quick knock should do the trick! When you tap on your walls, a concrete wall will not echo nor be easy to move . . .
Whenever you’re at a loud concert or want to get a peaceful night of sleep on an airplane, you may find yourself popping a few pieces of foam ear plugs into your ears. When you plug these tiny pieces of foam into your ears, you quickly notice that your ability to hear exterior noise diminishes. Why is that, exactly? It’s because foam works wonders at absorbing unwanted sounds. Much like . . .
What are the loudest cities in the world? If you live in a big city, you probably think yours should make the list of the world’s loudest cities. Anyone who lives in a city knows they can be loud places to live — between the traffic, construction and people bustling about, noise pollution is almost always a harsh reality. But some places, believe it are not, are much worse than . . .
How does music affect memory? We’ve probably all experienced the phenomenon where an old song reminds us of a time in our lives or even evokes a specific memory. Most people may not give this a second thought. It may seem as sensible as having an old toy from your childhood evoke a memory. However, studies have shown that music-related memory is a far stronger effect, and that there’s a . . .