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A recent scientific study reported by BBC News shows that reading for pleasure is just as beneficial to our well-being as reading for knowledge. Reading for pleasure includes digesting materials like fiction novels, magazines and others for entertainment and amusement. They’re also great resources to help you relax, develop your creativity and boost your vocabulary. At first glance, these reasons seem good enough, right?, But this report points out many more that aren’t as obvious. A total of 4,000 people responded to the poll which pointed out the following: 1. Respondents who read were less likely to have feelings of stress and depression 2. They also had more self-esteem 3. They were more able to deal with difficult situations 4. They had better sleeping patterns 5. Also, children’s emotional understanding is significantly boosted by reading. With these in mind, we urge you all to make leisure reading a major part of your day. Finding the time to actually read through a book might be a problem, so why not invest in audio books instead? Have a look at a recent review we did of   Source: BBC News

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This article was first published on 3rd August 2015


Ify Halim is a Writer and media enthusiast based in Lagos. She enjoys writing self-help/inspirational articles with published work in UYD Magazine, Edufrica, Our Stories Inc. and The Keele Concourse. She currently works at, Nigeria’s Information Portal. Follow her on Twitter @MissHalim or visit her online space at

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