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10 Light Reads That Are Incredibly Informative

It can feel like any informational read is as thick as a phone book and just as dull. Useful information doesn’t have to come from a textbook. Informational reads are all around us in our indie bookstores and Kindle downloads. It’s the start of the weekend and the time to catch up on your reading […]

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How Long Would It Take To Read the Entire U.S. Tax Code

“Oh, January first. Better get started on those taxes, Neddy.” – Ned Flanders, The Simpsons Ned Flanders does have a point. If you want to get a running start on filing your taxes before your accountant’s desk isn’t visible from the pile of paperwork that consumes it, you can file as early as January 27. […]

How Much Coffee Should You Have After a Night’s Sleep?

Are you a nonfat chai latte kind of a person? Or are you a plain and simple black cup of coffee fiend? Some people cannot live without their shot of espresso in the morning while others need an energy drink midday pick-me-up. Whatever your caffeine intake is, you’ll be interested to find that the military […]

Are Robot Reading Partners a Good Idea for Kids?

We’re in a new decade, and luckily robots have yet to take over the world. Unlike what the Jetsons predicted, there are no flying cars but Rosie the robot maid? You could say that inspired the creation of Roomba, a dream come true for many who despise house chores. The advancement in robotics engineering is […]

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Is Speed Reading Appropriate for My Child?

When teens and children first discover speed reading, they want to know how they can use it to fly through assignments and get back to being a kid. While we’re excited to hear they want to learn, it’s a common misconception of what speed reading is about. It may surprise you, but the number one […]

Science-Backed Reasons to Read a (Real) Book

Is print really dead? Not if science has anything to say about it! e-Readers give you access to thousands of books at a click of a button. It all sounds enticing, but there is nothing better than a paperback book. In fact, through studies conducted by scientists, they have enough evidence to suggest that you […]