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Reading Books Could Increase Lifespan

Healthline | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living

It seems American musician Frank Zappa was wrong when he said "so many books, so little time." According to a new study, reading books could extend l...

5 Easy Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Life Demands Otherwise

Linda Smith | Posted 03.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Linda Smith

Today, I'm sharing five easy ways to do something good for yourself. I do not claim to be an expert at this, but it's definitely something that I'm working towards getting better at, and I hope this post helps you as well!

17 Books You Should Add To Your Usual Back-To-School List

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.12.2015 | Arts

It's September and backpacks everywhere are lurching over shoulders, filled to the brim with sharp pencils, barely cracked textbooks and Trapper Keepe...

Why Reading A Book Is Good For Your Relationships

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Good news for all you readers out there: Reading for pleasure has a lot of social benefits, according to a new report. A poll of 4,000 UK adults foun...

This Powerful Voicemail Is Proof That Books Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home

Walk into the young adult section of any library, and you'll find shelves full of novels about kids fighting off the forces of evil. Mountain trolls, ...

Want To Be A Better Writer? Read More.

Mike Hanski | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home
Mike Hanski

Can you imagine a musician who does not listen to music himself? The same question can be asked about writing.

8 Must-Reads For Language Lovers

Alena Graedon | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
Alena Graedon

There are, in fact, many excellent books about books and words. Here are just a few.

A Start-of-the-Winter Post for Book Lovers

Dave Astor | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home
Dave Astor

As autumn ends, hat-covered minds might turn to literature with scenes of Christmas, cold and snow. To cite the title of an Ann Beattie book, we're talking Chilly Scenes of Winter here!

Good Criticism: The Act of Giving a Guided Tour of the Artistic House

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

I'm not sure why I love reviews so much and find the reading of criticism so difficult. Maybe it's because reviews are more fun. But it's been helpful to think of criticism not as the enemy of creativity, but as its complement.


Rachael Berkey | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
Rachael Berkey

There's this thing about a good book. I never really want them to end. I get lost in the story, want to explore the world further, want to hang out with the characters on a one-to-one basis. I want to be their friend.

Read and Comprehend (Nearly) Everything

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Nick Kolakowski

The true intellectual is a glutton for reading material. Magazines and scholarly journals, biographies and other nonfiction, novels and short stories, poetry and street posters: all beg for attention and study.

Summer Reading and a Balanced Budget: The New Oxymorons

Kari Henley | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Kari Henley

Eighty percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year, and 70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years. Here are my top five reasons to become reacquainted with the printed word.

Three British Celebrities Who Say They've Never Read A Book | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

The Guardian recently documented the lack of reading our celebrities indulge in. Victoria Beckham was alleged to have claimed to have never read a boo...

The Stockholm Syndrome Theory Of Long Novels | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

I used to be the kind of reader who gives short shrift to long novels. I used to take a wan pleasure in telling friends who had returned from a tour o...

On Planes And Trains: What Have We Spied You Reading Lately?

Posted 06.08.2011 | Home

We've been watching you again, and we've been spotting you reading all sorts of books. From vampire fiction to Hemingway novels, you've been across...

'Deep Reading':

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Deep reading," or slow reading, is a sophisticated process in which people can critically think, reflect and understand the words they are looking at...

Summer Reading: A Midsummer Night's Read

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Allyn

We are all looking for ways to enter new worlds, and the combination of summer and books can make that happen for children of all ages. Here are some summer reading suggestions.

Seattle Can Do It, So Can Chicago: Why Can't Boston Pick A Book To Read?

Boston Globe | Sam Allis | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home

Chicago has one. So do Malibu and San Diego, Denver and Poughkeepsie, Seattle and Philadelphia. Somerville does too. What they share, along with hu...

Hands On With T-Mobile and the HTC HD2

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The HD2 is a monster of a handset -- a Goliath of the mobile world if you will. The display is the centerpiece of the HD2 experience.