Reading and Growth

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How to Learn New Skills and Faster

Interested in learning how to play an instrument? Maybe you want to pick up a new language? Well, there are efficient ways of doing this, and learning a new skill doesn’t have to be as daunting as you might think. Some of it involves perseverance and making time to learn, and some of it requires …

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People Who Read Live Longer and Have More Health Benefits

What would you do to extend your life? Different studies tell you conflicting things, but one of the most surprising ways of living longer just might be reading.  One study conducted on 3,635 participants found that readers were 20 percent less likely to die in the upcoming 12-year period than those who do not read. …

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How Reading Reduces Stress

With stress levels at an all-time high, there has never been a more critical time to look for relief than now. And there is a way to relieve stress that is educational, enjoyable and healthful for the mind. With many options out there, we could all use new means of reducing stress levels. Reading provides …

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Does Reading Make You Smarter?

Reading isn’t for everyone. But maybe reading should be universal because of all of the benefits it bestows. Statistics show that over 24 percent of American adults went through the past year without reading a single book. There’s no doubt that reading is important but does reading make you smarter? Are those who take the …

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Best Personal Development Books in 2019 for Self Help and Improvement

Self-help, self-development, personal development or self-improvement. Call it whatever you like, but there’s no doubt that this is a huge area with lots of ‘gurus’ out there teaching and preaching their beliefs. You can say it’s almost cult-like. Either way, we all know the benefits of reading books. So how do we separate the pretenders, block …

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