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I live next door to a child day care, which is in a converted garage 12 feet from my kitchen window. This is a residential area. I have asked the owner for consistency. When will the children be out playing? I suggested 10am-12pm and 4pm -6pm-not directly outside my kitchen. The other times can be nap and story time for them and nap time for me; I work nights and am constantly waken up by a screaming child. This has been going on for 2 years. I am so upset. Now I turn my radio up loud from my kitchen to keep them away from my kitchen and it also serves as a white noise. The day care owner stated she is going to get a restraining order against me because of my noise. Well my sleep and peace are important, and she has no regard for me. She is not diplomatic. I have tried talking to her.

What can I do about the day care noise next door to my home? The noise is excessive and 12 feet from my kitchen.<p>I live next door to a child day care, …

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the arts in rethinking education.<p>Under the new law, he …

Education

Telling a Different Story About Africa

In a warehouse in Accra, a lady with a sleek wig yells at a customs agent who is holding her packages for no clear reason. She wants him to retrieve an extremely important item from her boxes. “It’s shaped like a cricket stick,” she says, her posh voice charged with innuendo. Then, the punch line: …

Flea on National Anthem Criticism: 'I Don't Care, Man'

"I know that people who like music liked it. I thought it was beautiful," bassist says<p>Flea has come out in defense of his unconventional, …

Charlie Parker

7 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week - GeekMom

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>This year’s theme for National Library Week (April 10-16, 2016) is “Libraries Transform.” And as a fan and frequent user of my …

National Libraries

'The Artful Escape' is what happens when rock stars make a game

<i>The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti</i> is a psychedelic hipster dream disguised as a narrative-driven adventure game. It stars Francis Vendetti, the fictional nephew of the late, great musical icon Johnson Vendetti. In this alternate universe, Johnson was the David Bowie of his time, legendary and …

The art that shows what goes on deep in the human brain

<b>From scary sleep paralysis, to recalling memories that never happened, a new exhibition is exploring the art inspired by human consciousness. Here, we see how artists have interpreted moments from the mind.</b><p>Do you dream sweet dreams each night - drifting gently in and out of sleep? Or is the …

Neurophilosophy

Could music projects cut the cost of dementia care?

Manchester Camerata orchestra is pioneering music projects in care homes; now academics are to study whether the sessions do more than just entertain participants<p>Sheer embarrassment was dementia care worker Lynda Kelly’s overwhelming emotion the first time she sat in on a Manchester Camerata …

Leftfield DJ Mix - Give Us Back The Beauty

Beauty

Guns N' Roses' Videos, Ranked Worst to Best

Axl in a straitjacket, Slash driving off a cliff and those unforgettable dolphins — our guide to all 17 GN'R clips<p>There will never be another …

Rock Music

Get your digital memories off the computer and onto the page

There is a slight soapbox on which I stand sometimes when I write about photography. Nothing too high-minded, but when the topic allows, I will gently remind people to print out their pictures from their iPhones and computers.<p>Today, I stand before you, not on a soapbox, but on a short stack of …

Books

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

Cooking

The Instrument That's the Key to Electronic Music's Future

Why does the music in <i>Blade Runner</i> resonate so deeply? Because Vangelis, the mad genius Greek who wrote and performed the score, relied primarily on …

For Richer Scrambled Eggs, Use Sour Cream Instead of Milk

Rich, melt-in-your-mouth scrambled eggs are a decadent treat. Next time you're in the mood for creamy eggs, simply replace the milk with sour …

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

The Brain
Smartwatches

Everything Apple Announced Today that Actually Matters

Apple had their big press conference today and revealed all kinds of new details about the Apple Watch, revealed a new MacBook, announced cable-free …

8 Outstanding Google Tools You Should Know About

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Software for schools links classroom technology and strategies to student achievement

To see the impact of their investments, companies often use business intelligence tools—primarily data-analytics software—that analyze company data …

Business Intelligence

Tradiio Turns Recommending New Music Into A Game

Streaming services like Spotify and Deezer are great when you know what you want to listen to, but despite offering charts and other discovery features, they’re not so good when it comes to surfacing new artists.<p>For the past week, I’ve been testing out Tradiio, a new platform that turns finding new …

Music Industry

It's never too late to learn music. http://t.co/xrA3TX6W7m

12 Best Foods To Boost Brain Power

We all know that the food we eat can affect our bodies. But, what about the greater impact food can have on the brain? An article written in Psychology Today discusses the mind-gut connection in relation to the immune system and how food can either prevent or cause certain sickness. We are …

Wellness

Why Google Glass Broke

Visionary Leaders Share How American Education Can Advance From B- To A+

On April 23, 1635 the Boston Latin School opened as the first public school in America. It brought the promise that education would ignite this emerging concept of a great nation. In fact, 56 alumni of the school were actually signers of the American Constitution. Since then education has …

Google Drawings - Templates

• Home<br>• Resource Big List<br>• Webinars<br>• Presentations<br>• Discussion Forum<br>• Ideas for Use<br>• Schools<br>• Training Services<p>Navigation<p>Join the discussion<p>Subscribe to the Apps …

Google Apps for Education - A Solution to Your Video Needs

There is a ton of video solution companies out there, such as Kaltura/Media Space, LifeSize/Video Center, Safari Montage, etc. They cost money and in …

How To Integrate iPads With The New Google Classroom - from Greg Kulowiec

This post first appeared on Edudemic.<p>With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to <b>all</b> Google Apps for Education schools by …

Education Technology

Google Classroom - Set Up and Tips for Teachers

For the first time, Google has designed a product for a specific industry. Fortunately for educators, that product is for them! Google Classroom is a brand new tool designed to help ease the burden of sharing and receiving assignments from students.<p>The excitement surrounding classroom has reached a …

Google's Made with Code Project Aims to Get Girls Coding

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 | 0 comments<p>Google has just launched Made with Code, an initiative aiming to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and …

Ralph Ellison’s Record Collection

One of the greatest American novelists, Ralph Ellison, is also one of our greatest writers about music, as evidenced by the volume “Living with Music,” which collects his writings about jazz. Ellison’s life with music is thrust to the fore by a noteworthy exhibit that just opened at the National …

Jazz