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Headphone designers have to balance scientific limitations with human preferences. Vladimir Godnik via Getty Images

Great headphones blend physics, anatomy and psychology – but what you like to listen to is also important for choosing the right pair

There is a lot to consider when buying a new pair of headphones. A professional musician and acoustics researcher explains how the science of sound and quirks of human hearing make for a great listening experience.
Hiring managers often prefer nondegree credentials from top universities over credit-bearing certificates from for-profit institutions. Drazen_/E+ Collection via Getty Images

Want to take an online course? Here are 4 tips to make sure you get the most out of it for your career

Enrollment in online courses surged during the pandemic. An expert on online learning behaviors shares what to do before, during and after taking a course in order to reap the most benefits.
Older adults can experience negative health effects due to social isolation. (Shutterstock)

Online arts programming improves quality of life for isolated seniors

Social isolation in older adults can contribute to negative health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, but an arts-based program can alleviate some of the loneliness.
The existence of smartphones has modified social and work expectations so that 24-hour availability is now often considered the norm. (Shutterstock)

Does being away from your smartphone cause you anxiety? The fact that it makes you available 24/7 could be the reason

Some researchers argue that nomophobia, or no mobile phobia, should be treated through psychological and pharmaceutical treatments. But these claims ignore real-life interactions.
Poster showing ‘The Leader of the Luddites’ (1812) Wikimedia Commons

I’m a Luddite. You should be one too

Why a workers’ rebellion in 19th-century England is relevant in the age of data extraction, gig labour and management by algorithm.

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