How to Soundproof a Room

“Stack rugs or wrestling mats on the floor,” says Yoron Israel, who leads the percussion department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Sound doesn’t want to be contained; it undulates easily

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How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

The new year is a good time to focus on paying down credit card balances accrued over previous months, particularly during the holidays, even if, like many Americans, you are carrying less

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Making a Home of Her Own in Brooklyn

It took Kaleena Small more than three years to find an apartment. “I tried everything — lotteries, regular Realtors. I filled out 60 to 70 applications, but I was just getting rejection

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The Homicide Spike Is Real

In 2016 — the year before New York City posted a modern-era record-low 292 homicides — the citywide poverty rate was 19.5 percent, almost a full point higher than it was in

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