These four free websites promise to provide enough noise to help you tune out the world and work.
Coffitivity.com, a one-page website that plays a loop of coffee shop sounds, says the "mix of calm and commotion in an environment like a coffee house" is what is needed to aid focus and creativity.
Coding.fm supplies, you guessed it, the sound of people writing computer code. The site allows you to select one of three settings, Monday morning coding, hackathon coding, and angry dev coding.
Raining.fm lets users customize their rain noise with volume sliders and multiple thunder and lightning settings.
If rain or clacking keys is too much for you, Simplynoise.com runs a loop of your choice of white, pink or brown noise with an optional sleep timer and "oscillation" setting.
Spring Madness: 3 apps to help manage your schedule
Spring is imminent, and as you welcome the warmer weather, it's time to start thinking about home maintenance, school events and everything else you put off during the winter. These three apps will help you manage your schedule, no matter your organization style.
How local sports could change all of television
Cable companies are betting that local sports will justify big price increases - and they may have overreached. Wars over the rights to local sports broadcasting are breaking out across the country, and their outcomes may bring the cable business model to its knees.
Both genders think women are bad at basic math
A study of how both men and women perceive each other's mathematical ability finds that an unconscious bias against women could be skewing hiring decisions, widening the gender gap in mathematical professions like engineering.
Riviera Maya region lures with history, beautiful resorts
Anybody remember “Calgon, Take me away!”? I’m ready to leave and I know where I want to go. The Riviera Maya region of Mexico is beautiful, safe and warm.
3-15 Edmond Senior Center calendar
For information about Edmond senior programs, stop by and pick up a monthly calendar, check out the website at edmondseniorcenter.com. or call 216-7600. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and reservations are needed a day in advance by 11 a.m. For lunch reservations, call 330-6293 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Diabetes Center program helps participants lose weight and gain a healthy lifestyle
Three months into 2014, most who resolved to lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle have long since abandoned those changes, but not so for participants of a relatively new program at the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma.
The program is called Small Steps, Big Changes, established by Diabetes Center healthcare professionals as a diabetes prevention program that also empowers participants to live healthier through nutritional planning and exercise education.
AS I SEE IT: Tax time is sneaking up faster than you think
Chances are that you woke to the Ides of March this morning without giving a thought to the fate that awaited poor Julius Caesar before this day ended in 44 BC. Why would you? That was a long time ago and you hardly knew him. But think on these things: If the Ides of March is already upon us (and it is), then the Ides of April can’t be far off, and friends, that particular upcoming Ides is of profound personal importance to you and to me. Be prepared!
The YWCA 2 Minute 5K and Kiddie K is approaching
Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. Take a stand against sexual violence by joining members of the YWCA in bringing victory over violence at 7 a.m. April 12 at Stars and Stripes Park, 3701 S. Lake Hefner Drive.
Registration is at 7 a.m.; Kiddie K registration is at 8 a.m. and 5K registration is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for the 5K or $35 for day of registration; Kiddie K registration is $15 or $20 for day of registration. Registration is open now.
Race packets will be available for pickup from noon to 7 p.m. April 11 at Red Coyote Running & Fitness, 5800 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite No. 1, Oklahoma City.
Public invited to Oklahoma History Conference
The general public is invited to register to participate in Crossroads of Commerce: The 2014 Oklahoma History Conference, sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The conference is scheduled for April 23-25 in Stillwater. More than 20 individuals, including historians and people who have made history, will make presentations during the conference. A special reception, a concert featuring Byron Berline, The Red Dirt Rangers and other musicians, two luncheons, a dinner and a bus tour are among the activities. For more information, visit www.okhistory.org.
Information also may be requested by emailing conference coordinator Paul Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 522-0317 or 800-750-4090.
Schools forget that boys will be boys
Q: My 6-year-old son is a bright and friendly kindergartner. Each day a color coded chart is sent home about his behavior. This year he’s gone through several spells during which he will have a “bad color” for several days in a row. Each time this occurs we punish him by not allowing him to play soccer, sending him to bed early, confining him to his room for the evening, or taking away TV, but none of this is having any long-term effect. The misbehavior — talking out of turn and not keeping his hands to himself — will happen for a few days, then stop for a week or two, then start happening again, and so on. Your advice
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