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The Best Soundtrack for Work? Silence
 
Published Tuesday, December 13, 2016


It's common these days to see people sitting at their desks wearing earbuds, whether it is to drown out office noise with music, to block out all sounds or listen to music to help with focus. This is in part why Pandora, Spotify and Amazon have channels and playlists called focus, smooth jazz at work and meditation, among other names.

And for workers with their own offices, or home offices, music can provide company for the silence. But music may not be the answer. A new study found that for all the hype about multitasking, silence is the best way to focus. Of course, not all people may agree and many offices don't offer it. Read more about it here at the Atlantic.


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