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Finland, Where Reading is a Superpower

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Finland, Where Reading is a SuperpowerIn The Finns’ love of books has bolstered the publishing industry in spite of global economic challenges.   By Rachel Aydt In Finland, the publishing industry isn’t exactly on fire, but in spite of the challenges of the last few years, cool heads have prevailed. A tiny gain in sales

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Reading; Superfood for the mind

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Superfood for the mind: 10 reasons why you should cultivate the habit of reading There are very few joys as pure and simple as losing yourself in a book or chancing upon a good one. (Shutterstock) Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the

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India; Is the books business booming or dying?

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The reading conundrum: Is the books business booming or dying? Bookstores are shutting shop even as new publishing houses are setting up shop. The average bestseller still sells only a few thousand copies, but literary festivals abound across India. Are books dying or thriving? What’s going on?   Visitors at the 2012 World Book Fair.

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Here’s Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Single Day

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Here’s Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Single Day     When it comes to your brain, researchers have found there’s no better superfood than a book. BY BRANDON SPECKTOR JAMIE CHUNG FOR READER’S DIGEST (PHOTOGRAPH) AND JOEL HOLLAND FOR READER’S DIGEST (HAND LETTERING)       Here’s a simple question—answer it honestly, because

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6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now

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6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now By Laura Schocker In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn’t read one at all in the past year.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Reading

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Reading       When was the last time you read a book? Or, for you non-book readers out there, read any kind of publication at all? Chances are, you’ve been reading since the day you learned to read – and even now you’re reading this! You may even frequent

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