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Insomniac City: Bill Hayes’s Extraordinary Love Letter to New York, Oliver Sacks, and Love Itself – Brain Pickings

“The most we can do is to write — intelligently, creatively, evocatively — about what it is like living in the world at this time.” BY MARIA POPOVA “If you are too much like myself, what shall I learn of … Continue reading

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How Libraries Save Lives – by Maria Povova, Brain Pickings

“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the sacredness of public libraries. “If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed,” … Continue reading

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Reblogged from Arts.Mic. Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic

It’s no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly individuals … Continue reading

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Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books – Mic.

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Why Books Matter

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
I finished this book last night. I don’t recall another book packing such a punch at the finish. “I felt myself enter Fitzgerald’s language, felt its lilt, its music, carry me away.” Right book.…

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