People who love reading love reading. And people who love reading also love reading about how great reading is. Luckily, as you may have noticed, the opportunities for this kind of reading about reading are apparently endless.
After all, if you spend a lot of time on the internet, you know that reading is kind of a wonder drug—according to science! (And also, sometimes, polls.) Reading, the headlines declare, can make you happier, smarter, less-stressed, more successful, better-rested, more creative, healthier, hotter, nicer, more mindful, and you know, really just all around a better person. It’ll also make you live longer, and be more human. See for yourself, below.
(Look, I am not a reading scientist. I have no information about the quality of the claims presented in these headlines. But purely anecdotally, some of the best readers I’ve known . . . have been jerks. So jury’s out, as far as I’m concerned.)
Why Reading Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur
Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science
Why Reading Makes You Happier
Why Reading Makes You More Awesome
How Reading Reduces Stress
How Writing and Reading Can Help You Sleep Better
How Reading Makes You More Creative
How Reading Improves Imagination
How Reading Books Improves Social Skills
How Reading More Can Improve Your Writing Skills
How Reading Makes Us More Human
How Reading Can Make You Healthier
How Reading Can Improve Your Memory
How Reading Rewires Your Brain for Higher Intelligence and Empathy
How Reading Aloud Can Be a Mindfulness Practice
How Reading Books Can Boost Your Life Expectancy
New Study Says Reading Makes You More Attractive
Reading Fiction Really Will Make You Nicer and More Empathetic
Reading Fiction Will Improve Your Leadership Skills
Reading Books Makes You Smarter. Here’s Why!
Recreational Reading Reduces Psychological Distress
Reading for Fun Improves Children’s Brains
Honestly? I hope that every single one of these is true.