Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

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Good old-fashioned printed text outshines screens for cognitive engagement in young readers

In today's digital landscape, the draw of screens is clear, especially among the youngest members of society. But, what does this switch-up mean for children's developing brains? Recent research published in the journal PLOS ONE investigates the neurological ramifications of reading on screens Read More...

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3 tips to get the most out of your reading time

Reading is highly beneficial for our brains and gives our cognitive development a major boost, but as technology spins the world faster and faster, we are spending less time absorbed in books and more time scrolling. In our rush to read online content, we forget that it’s not necessarily how much Read More...

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4 Tips for becoming a more ferocious reader

We've previously brought indoor hobbies that are great for your wellbeing such as puzzling and knitting to our readers attention. So this time we thought we would provide you with some motivation to get you going on another great activity to enrich your free time with, reading. From Bill Gates to Read More...

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These FDA-approved eyedrops offer an alternative to reading glasses

Glasses be gone! The first FDA-approved eye drops that clear up age-related blurry near vision (presbyopia) have been introduced to the market in the US, which means that the estimated 128 million Americans affected by the common condition of presbyopia now have an alternative to reading Read More...

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Physical books beat tablets when it comes to storytime with kids

Most parents read books with their children before bed, but with the rise of modern technology, the iPad is quickly replacing the dog-eared picture book. However, new research indicates you might want to hold onto those physical books as they are more beneficial for cognitive development in Read More...

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Why you should consider setting your resolutions in the fall

Research shows that only 19 percent of people stick to their New Years’ resolutions, but perhaps that’s because we’re resetting our habits at the wrong time of year. Anytime is a good time to start adopting healthier habits, but if you’re looking for a season to commit to new goals, fall Read More...

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What are the benefits of leisure? Depends on your beliefs about it

What do you like to do in your leisure time? Watch TV? Read a book? Go for a long hike? Whatever you enjoy doing in your free time, a new study from Rutgers University finds that you are more likely to reap the benefits of leisure time if you believe that it is a valuable use of your time. In Read More...

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Book Dash strives to make books more accessible to South African kids

In a world full of screens, parents may wonder how they can cultivate a healthy love of reading in their children. The answer is to make sure that there are plenty of books at home for your kids to flip through. According to a 20-year study from the University of Nevada, Reno, the level of Read More...

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Why you should give your kids summer reading assignments

For many children, summer vacation is the best time of the year, but abandoning academic work altogether until the fall isn’t necessarily the best option for keeping up critical learning skills.  Research has shown that summer reading assignments help children close learning gaps and retain Read More...

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More children reach for books to escape lockdown and boost their moods

During the pandemic, children have had part of their “normal” childhood robbed from them—unallowed to go to school and see their friends, many kids report feelings of loneliness or anxiety. However, a recent study conducted by Renaissance Learning across the UK and the Republic of Ireland Read More...