Want to Live Longer? Reading a Book Will Help

Want to Live Longer? Reading a Book Will Help

The keys to healthy living and longevity may soon include read more books, judging by the results of a recent study. A research published in Social Science & Medicine shows a correlation between reading books and living longer. It compared people who did not read and those who read for up to three-and-a-half hours a week.

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New Study: Books Empower Readers to Do Positive Things

New Study: Books Empower Readers to Do Positive Things

For book lovers everywhere, the sheer pleasure of reading is motivation enough for them. Those who are less inclined to read should listen up! A new study revealed that books empower readers to take positive actions, such as traveling, starting a new hobby, and even getting over a break-up.

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Readers Say Romance Novels Empower, Promote Feminist Values

Readers Say Romance Novels Empower, Promote Feminist Values

The romance novel has a reputation for being escapist and low brow. As a romance reader and author, I call it entertaining and accessible. Now you can add empowering and feminist to that description, according to survey results published in Maya Rodale’s book, “Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels.”

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Authors Guild Survey Shows Huge Decline in Income for Writers

Authors Guild Survey Shows Huge Decline in Income for Writers

If you’re thinking of giving up your day job to become a full-time writer, be sure to read the Authors Guild’s first survey on income in six years. It’s a sobering report that shows authors are not making as much money, even though they spend more time marketing their works.

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