7 powerful books that bring the UN's sustainable development goals to life

Can reading increase empathy and charitable thinking?

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Reading, studies show, increases empathy and charitable thinking. Fiction has even been credited with helping readers improve their understanding of others and make changes in their own lives.

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10 essential purchases that'll help you hit your reading goals

It doesn't matter what you're reading, as long as you're reading.

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  • Studies have shown that reading not only increases intelligence and sharpens emotional capabilities, it can also help reduce the risk of dementia.
  • Different types of reading triggers an increase in blood flow to different sections of the brain, so as long as you're reading something, your brain is being exercised.
  • When setting reading goals, it's important to remember that it's not the destination that matters but the stories you experience along the way. These products will help make that journey easier and more fun.
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Guess what? We go to libraries more often than movies.

Gallup found that in 2019, movie attendance didn't even come close to library visits.

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  • Of all public cultural destinations, libraries are the most often visited.
  • Libraries' expanded offerings make them more attractive than ever, especially to lower-income groups.
  • Women are far more likely than men to visit a library.
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For under $40, ZapReader can get you reading up to three times faster

Improve your reading speed and comprehension with proven tactics gathered from experts in the field.

  • ZapReader uses expert guidance to boost reading speed by up to three times.
  • The ZapReader system helps eliminate bad reading habits set in childhood.
  • A lifetime of ZapReader access is now more than 90% off.
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New York Public Library's 10 most checked-out books of all time

The most popular books of the past 125 years, and where to get them.

  • New York Public library is celebrating its 125th birthday in 2020. With over 90 locations across New York City's boroughs, it is the nation's largest public library system.
  • Based on circulation data, popularity, trends, and other criteria dating back to 1895, these books are considered the library's most checked-out titles of all time.
  • "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats was checked out 485,583 times and takes the top spot, but one librarian's hatred of another book may have robbed it of the crown.
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