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A man sitting outside in a chair and reading a book
Judging by a spike in book sales and the demand for library e-books, many Americans have turned to reading to help cope during the pandemic.
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Score one for books. Picking up a good page-turner is entertaining and may be great for your brain and your long-term health. Take that, Netflix.
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Lexi Jadoff, 31, is a driven, ambitious Washington, D.C., consultant with a unique way of de-stressing. She volunteers with The Reading Connection (TRC), a nonprofit that promotes reading for at-risk families. Jadoff is among the Read-Aloud volunteers who read each week with children at shelters…
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When I was 8 years old, my teacher told my parents that I was failing third grade, that I was mentally retarded (a label used frequently in those days) and that I was essentially unteachable.
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Some people take a fitness class before heading to work. Others jog a mile or two. Jennifer Kenealy, 45, gets her morning workout by hauling boxes of children’s books to schools, recreation centers, youth-focused nonprofit organizations and other sites. These are spots where children of low-income…
Old womans hands, reading a book with braille language
AARP Bulletin and AARP The Magazine are among the periodicals and 150,000 books available to visually or physically challenged Americans through a free service of the Library of Congress.
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This summer, AARP Foundation Experience Corps and PBS KIDS are collaborating to help prevent learning loss.
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Beth Dugan, 58, loved volunteering at her kids’ elementary school. Now that her kids are adults she wanted to help out in a classroom again.
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Pity our poor necks, constantly bending forward for long periods as we read, text and play games on our smartphones, e-readers, iPads and other tech toys.
The Circle by Dave Eggers
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to work for Google, Facebook or even AOL (as I once did), you've got to read Dave Eggers' new novel, The Circle.
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