I am rarely not surrounded by some sort of noise; I am your typical twenty-something in that regard. I wake up to music, I walk to class with headphones, and then have an assortment of ways to be auditorially distracted while doing homework. As I write, my favorite Pandora station—Ben Folds—is playing. I am lucky enough that a large chunk of what I do can be improved (or at least made more enjoyable) by having these distractions. Laying out type can get tedious otherwise.
I have quite the system for deciding my distraction of choice so I created a little flow chart of my thought process.
Yes, that's right, news.
I've compiled some of my favorite podcasts that I regularly listen to.