Ask anybody familiar with the study of sound and they'll say "white noise" can be a powerful thing, although it's still a pretty insensitive way to describe the overwhelming talent of Michael Bolton. Give your brain a break from clamorous sounds around you with SimplyNoise
Created by a SCAD grad from that famously sonic GA town called Fayetteville, Simply's a web service that uses the science of white noise to help you stay focused/relaxed, by employing non-intrusive noises to drown out irritating environmental sounds, though you could always just stand up and walk out of Al Gore's live PowerPoint presentations, too. Three options're streamable from the site, including the rain-like "White", the heavier, wind-tunnel-esque "Brown", and the static-airy "Pink", which can all be volume-adjusted; use it to doze off with the Sleep Timer, or make it automatically get louder/softer using the Oscillator effect, which already has like, tons of fans. You can also donate whatever you want to download 60min soundscapes like "Thunderstorm" and "Summer Waves", or snag mobile sonic soothing with iPhone/Android apps, which use the Sleep Timer to auto-close the app and preserve battery life, also a popular family board game in which everyone progresses through a career and eventually becomes Ike Turner
Coming soon are enhanced streaming services, as well as an expanded lineup of soundscapes such as "Winter Nights", which're perfect for curling up with a nice glass of wine and a special girl, until she hears your Michael Bolton and asks "How Can We Be Lovers?"