Reading books

In fact, reading books on a phone is awesome

As an apologist for the physical book, it pains me to write this. I like books. I love the bulky weight, the slowly yellowing pages, the smell (ugh, sorry for the cliché) and the fact that I can look at a stack and remember where and when I read each …

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The absolute necessity of reading books

As a high school teacher, I always told my students that the only person they should really thank for an incredibly wonderful gift was the person who taught them to read. Whether it’s a parent, grandparent, or educator, this person has given them an invaluable tool. When you know how …

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What are we teaching boys when we talk them out of reading books about girls?

Placeholder while loading article actions I’m on tour for the latest installment in the “Princess in Black” series of chapters. A woman asks, “So when are you going to write a series like this for boys?” I say, “These books are for boys. And the girls. For anyone who likes …

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Why Experts Say Reading Books Should Be On Your Daily To-Do List

It makes sense that people who exercise their bodies on a regular basis will be more successful in life because they have fewer health issues, are more confident, and are physically able to do the things they want and need to do. It’s the same when it comes to working …

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Reading books is the best new way to spend time on Instagram — Quartz

I have an unfortunate weakness for Instagram. It sucks me in like few other things, whether it’s scrolling through my randomly curated feed or clicking on stories for half an hour. Sometimes I can’t believe I’m just looking at someone else’s vacation or skincare routine; sometimes I find it oddly …

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Teens text and use social media instead of reading books

By Hannah Natanson A new study has alarming results but probably isn’t surprising to anyone who knows a teenager: High school kids today text, scroll, and use social media instead of reading books and magazines. In their free time, American teens rock their devices for hours a day rather than …

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Who reads self-help books? Goodreads data shows women are reading books written by men — Quartz

There is a new sexist cliché; Not only do men not want to ask for directions when they get lost, market research suggests they don’t read self-help books either. Or at least admit it. As Alain de Botton writes in a Guardian column: “Anyone who wants to damage their intellectual …

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Kids Honestly Review ‘Summer Reading’ Books

Looking for something new to listen to while driving to work/walking/doing the dishes? We are here for you. In the weekly Podcast Pick series, we highlight a specific podcast, audio personality or story worth hearing. What books are kids reading these days? Like, real school kids? While you can turn …

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Summer Reading Books: The Connections Between Colleges

In 2011, “60 Minutes” and journalist Jon Krakauer revealed that Mr. Mortenson had fabricated or exaggerated incidents in the book, and colleges quickly turned their backs on him. Even titles barely older than a high school sophomore have fallen out of favor. “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in …

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Is there a benefit to reading books you hate?

Have you ever been assigned a book for school that you just hated? Have you finished? Did you learn anything, despite your aversion? Think about the required readings and the demands they place on your time, your brain, and your emotions. Are there hidden benefits to compulsory reading assignments? In …

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Keep Reading: Books, Magazines, and Newspapers Could Help You Live Longer

Source: Pexel According to a new study published in the journal Social sciences and medicine, avid readers tend to to live longer than those who completely transmit the written word. After surveying 3,635 people aged 60 and over about their health, researchers at the Yale University School of Public Health …

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Reading books could increase lifespan

It seems that the American musician Frank Zappa was wrong when he said “so many books, so little time”. According to a new study, reading books could extend lifespan by up to 2 years, and the more often you read, the better. Share on PinterestAdults who read books for as …

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Can reading books make you a better person?

Reading a good novel can be an intensely personal experience, as the characters, settings, and plots stir our minds and, at times, our hearts. Over the years, psychologists have found ways to quantify these subjective events to see how they affect our minds. We know that the more people read, …

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Rediscovering the magic of reading books – Technique

When I was little, I read all the time. Everywhere I went, I had a book under my arm. I vividly remember getting in trouble for reading ahead during English class in elementary school, but in my defense people were just too slow when reading out loud. For me, books …

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Fewer Americans Are Reading Books, But Don’t Blame Millennials

When it comes to reading books, the kids are fine. But the rest of us have work to do. A new investigation from the Pew Research Center reveals that the percentage of Americans who read books has plummeted over the past year, but millennials are certainly not the only ones …

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Reading Books Instead of Kindles Can Improve Your Memory, Concentration and Beauty

Old-school books have attracted a lot of detractors in recent years. Environmentalists have decried them as “dead tree” mediums, while average readers often complain that they can be heavy, bulky and don’t travel well. Some have argued that it’s time to retire 15th century technology and embrace Kindles and other …

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What are the children reading? Books like “Hunger Games”, but also classics.

What do green eggs, stick figures navigating college perils, and post-apocalyptic teenage battles have in common? They are all found in the books most read by American children and adolescents. The reading habits of 9.8 million students in grades 1-12 are detailed in the new “What children read” report from …

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Reviews | Reading books is essential

It’s no exaggeration to say that these books saved me: from a life of poverty, stress, depression and isolation. James Baldwin, one of the authors who spoke to my mind the most, once said it this way: “You think your pain and grief is unparalleled in the history of the …

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