This Summer, Read More Books for Fun—and Good Health

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Summer is here—stretching out as far as the eye could see. It’s a great time to catch up with our reading, not just for fun but also for our health. Multiple research studies have shown the many benefits of reading, from reducing stress to increasing empathy. The greatest benefit of all? Reading will help you live longer! (more…)

4 Reasons Why Reading is Good for Your Health

When you can’t bask on the warm sugary sand of Maui, try reading a book. It will help reduce your stress according to a study. (KamaoleBeach, Maui, July 2014. Photo by Nina Fazzi.)

When you can’t bask on the warm sugary sand of Maui, try reading a book. It will help reduce your stress according to a study. (Kamaole Beach, Maui, July 2014. Photo by Nina Fazzi.)

When you’re too busy and you start scheduling such things as “eat lunch” and “meditate” on your Outlook calendar, you should probably include “read book” there, too. It’s good for your health. (more…)

Pew Research: Majority of Millennials Read Books

Read Poster Photo-Cindy FazziThe word “millennial” usually conjures up the image of a teenager who’s voluntarily trapped indoors to play video games, watch Netflix, and monitor social media all day long. That impression may be true (I know because I have a teen at home), but results of a recent study by the Pew Research Internet Project show that millennials also  read.  (more…)