A Playlist For All the Moods of Social Distancing

So you’re socially distanced. Maybe you’re self-isolated. You’ve run through all the latest shows to binge-watch (hello and goodbye, Tiger King) and watched the newest movies to come out on streaming services (cheers, Portrait of a Lady on Fire). You don’t have the attention span to read a book right now—coronavirus anxiety is real—and you’re […]

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You

If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would “build character,” they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music’s effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn’t just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children’s emotional and behavioral maturation. The […]