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Pakistan Seminar, Muscat, Oman.

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Seminar “Readers are Leaders – Importance, Power and Impact of Reading” …

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“Role of media in promoting reading culture”

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Harry Potter: How reading the JK Rowling series can reduce prejudice

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A study found that reading the fantasy novels improves tolerance of stigmatized groups across a range of demographics   Frequenters of social media may have found a surprising level of comparison to recent political events and the world of Harry Potter; with fans using the series to process Donald Trump‘s shock win and strengthening protests against him

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Reading and Longevity

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Here is a factoid to consider in celebration of New Orleans Magazine’s 50th year: Magazine readers live longer. It is true; at least that’s what Yale University’s School of Public Health says. It is also true that I’m stretching the truth a bit. Yale researchers discovered in a 2016 study of reading habits that readers

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Empathy by the Book: How Fiction Affects Behavior

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Empathy by the Book: How Fiction Affects Behavior   When I want to escape I pick up a good novel. But does this habit provide more than a quick getaway? We’ve long known about the collateral benefits of habitual reading—a richer vocabulary, for example. But that’s only part of the picture. Mounting evidence over the

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