Fireworks can torment veterans and survivors of gun violence with PTSD – here's how to celebrate with respect for those who served

Setting off fireworks may be fun for you, but for some of your neighbors it could be a traumatic experience.

Arash Javanbakht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  war  ptsd  noise  july-4  fireworks  war-veterans  flashbacks  fourth-of-july  combat-veterans

How to make your house and garden more tranquil – tips from an acoustics expert

Whether it's cars passing nearby, a neighbour's blaring music or the constant drone of a lawnmower, the trouble with sound is that – unlike light – it can be hard to block out completely.

Greg Watts, Professor of environmental acoustics, University of Bradford • conversation
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health wellbeing gardens home noise house peace traffic-noise silence

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