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(Huffington Post)   This just in: Reading books is good for your brain. In other news, the world is round, Obama is president   ( ) divider line
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3039 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Sep 2012 at 6:56 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-16 07:03:26 PM  
8 votes:
What are "3 things Tea Party Republicans don't believe in?
2012-09-16 07:12:35 PM  
3 votes:
If reading was good for your brain then why are there so many retards in the Politics tab?
2012-09-16 07:01:23 PM  
3 votes:
Also, this:
2012-09-16 07:10:25 PM  
2 votes:
2012-09-16 07:08:40 PM  
2 votes:

MrEricSir: Not the books I'm reading, that's for sure.

Indeed, I find it hard to believe this is good for your brain. 

I've actually read it (don't ask) and felt dumber for it afterwards.
2012-09-16 08:31:00 PM  
1 vote:

Benevolent Misanthrope: I have a real problem with blanket statements like this. You cannot tell me that reading "50 Shades of Grey" is better for my intellectual development that watching TedTalks on Astrophysics, Sociology and World Politics.

No way.

No, but I can say that reading "50 Shades" is still better for your brain than staring glassy-eyed at "Honey Boo-Boo" for 45 minutes.
2012-09-16 08:05:29 PM  
1 vote:

SevenizGud: Meanwhile, by the same brain blood-flow metric used in the article, watching the movie is even better, which just goes to show you that the stupid derp of reading being quantifiably good in any sense is just more pull-the-numbers-out-of-my-ass-ism.

At least they didn't derp their way to the paragon of hurf-durf, and once again reiterate the stupidest utterance ever...'reading is good for the imagination'. Durrrrr...people who read are 25.8% more imaginative that those who didn't, with a 3.9 SEM and 19.1% to 30.9% CI95%...durrrf With a median increase in imagination quotient of 3.6 imagination units. Durrrr.

I'm all for kangaroo trials and public executions for those who use the word derp. Really.
2012-09-16 08:01:03 PM  
1 vote:
Not all books.
2012-09-16 07:32:22 PM  
1 vote:
"...the world is round. Obama is president."

Citation please
2012-09-16 07:23:10 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: MrEricSir: Not the books I'm reading, that's for sure.

Indeed, I find it hard to believe this is good for your brain.

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I've actually read it (don't ask) and felt dumber for it afterwards.

You are a rare person to have read the book. I see a lot of that book unread in the thrift store. Most of those people buy the book thinking it's readable.
2012-09-16 07:11:14 PM  
1 vote:
Counter-study finds that reading books isn't good for your brain which means Sarah Palin is automatically president and Obama has to make love to the president of the Flat Earth society while the Timecube guy films it
2012-09-16 07:10:53 PM  
1 vote:
if its good they'll make a movie of it. i'll catch it then.
2012-09-16 07:02:52 PM  
1 vote:

What are you readin' for?

2012-09-16 06:57:44 PM  
1 vote:
Not the books I'm reading, that's for sure.
2012-09-16 06:53:47 PM  
1 vote:
Huh. Who'd have thought?
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