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Pace of modern communications outstrips what the modern human brain evolved to deal with

Social media have democratized publishing. Now, anybody can spontaneously share their thoughts, opinions, photos, witticisms and criticisms, as well as what they ate for breakfast, with the world. This accessibility has permitted new voices to emerge, quiet voices to be heard, and the previously unspoken to be said. It has Read more →

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Literature is good for brains and communities

Today, the email from a commemorative-days website announces, is Read a Book Day. Our protagonist lights mental fireworks. “Hooray! A day devoted to conspicuous reading pleasure.” Then she notices the email’s next line. Today is also Fight Procrastination Day. Her heart clenches. Our protagonist’s preferred avoidance of unpleasant tasks includes Read more →