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Four Ways Reading Impacts You to Become a Better Person

While skimming through your Facebook feed or tweets is fun, nothing beats the power of a good book. Reading every day is a healthy activity to practice. Even reading a newspaper article or an article from a magazine is good for you and your brain. There are many reasons why you should practice reading every […]

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16 Books With a Twist You Won’t See Coming

Who doesn’t love a good book with a twist you didn’t see coming? Some of the best reads out there are ones that keep you on your toes until the last page. These reads all have the most surprising endings that will have you thinking about them for days. No spoilers here, just book recommendations […]

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What is the Average Reading Speed in Various Languages?

As we’ve discussed in a previous post, the average reading speed of most English speaking adults is around 200 to 250 words per minute. But what about a native Italian speaker, or a native Japanese speaker? There are a couple of factors to consider when discussing reading speeds between different languages. One is the character […]

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15 Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read

As an avid reader, Bill Gates has his fair share of book recommendations. During the summer months, Gates reading list increases significantly. Reflecting on his childhood he says, “I’d check out so many books that the librarians wouldn’t give me new ones until I returned some.” As funny as that is, it is the one […]

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How Reading Books Helps Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s, a progressive brain disorder that little by little damages a person’s thinking and memory. A person starts to develop Alzheimer’s when amyloid plaque grows on the brain-destroying the connections between nerve cells. Slowly a person begins to forget things, has a hard time absorbing information, and can […]

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Exceptionally Long Sentences in Literature and Why They Work

We learn in grammar school about run-on sentences and how to avoid them. In general, the thought about long sentences is that they make the text harder to read. Even so, there are plenty of examples in literature of rebels breaking the rule concerning how long a sentence should be. Some authors are skilled enough […]