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Friday, January 9, 2015

"Textual Healing"

Headed to the stacks to tackle those New Year’s resolutions for self-improvement ? Recent studies find that you may be better off selecting a book from the fiction section. 
Fictional characters can help foster empathy, offer insights, remind us that others have the same problems (or worse!), or simply take ourselves out of ourselves for a while.
Apparently, reading is better at relieving stress than music or walking (great news for ‘couch potatoes’) and 6 minutes reading can lower stress significantly. Learn more here and get your own book Rx.