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Unplug Already

Doctors say that time away from our jobs improves health and job performance and that never taking time off can even lead—yikes!—to an early death. But thanks to technology—and our addiction to it—making a clean break is almost impossible. What are the impacts of being constantly wired and the benefits of a digital detox?
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The Sound of Silence

There are fewer and fewer places to flee the cacophony of human activity, but much more is at stake than peace and quiet: The noise from gas drills, airplanes, and other industry is drowning out mating calls, disrupting migrations, and driving species to the brink. Virgina Morell reports on the world’s last quiet places.