Why Everyone Should Read

This week I stumbled upon a really great article that detailed all of the reasons reading shouldn’t just be a hobby.  There are so many more benefits to reading than most people realize, and I really enjoyed getting to read about them in this article.  Below are some of my favorite studies that they detailed.

Reading Fights Alzheimers 

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The National Academy of Sciences performed a study which showed that elderly people who read or play mentally challenging games are 2.5 times less likely to get Alzheimers.

Reading Makes you Seem Sexier 

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Pay attention guys!  A recent study found that reading makes you appear more intelligent, which is especially attractive to women.

Reading Fiction Makes you More Empathetic 

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A University of Buffalo study concluded that reading books from a variety of perspectives helped people understand other viewpoints better and be more empathetic in their real lives.

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