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People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books

Digital publishing is rapidly becoming a haven for struggling writers—but it turns out the format might hold similar potential for struggling readers too.
A new survey by UK charity Quick Reads indicates that adult readers tend to read more and stick with books longer if they’re using an e-reader. According to the survey, 48 percent of UK adults who use e-readers say the technology gets them to read more. In addition to that, 41 percent of respondents reported that being able to look up words they don’t know makes reading easier, and over half say that being able to change the size and appearance of text helps as well.

Full Story: Wired

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emergentfutures:

People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books

Digital publishing is rapidly becoming a haven for struggling writers—but it turns out the format might hold similar potential for struggling readers too.

A new survey by UK charity Quick Reads indicates that adult readers tend to read more and stick with books longer if they’re using an e-reader. According to the survey, 48 percent of UK adults who use e-readers say the technology gets them to read more. In addition to that, 41 percent of respondents reported that being able to look up words they don’t know makes reading easier, and over half say that being able to change the size and appearance of text helps as well.

Full Story: Wired

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she-works:

Don’t let a guy you’re seeing pay for everything, even if he wants to. It’s important to contribute equally.
LC, NY, NY
We’re asking women to share their two cents. What’s a good lesson you’ve learned about using money? What’s something smart you’ve done with your money? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

she-works:

Don’t let a guy you’re seeing pay for everything, even if he wants to. It’s important to contribute equally.

LC, NY, NY

We’re asking women to share their two cents. What’s a good lesson you’ve learned about using money? What’s something smart you’ve done with your money? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

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exoticwild:

What I’m really terrified of is leading an average, ordinary life with a regular job and an invariable routine, planned holidays, an average household, fixed responsibilities and not doing anything different to be remembered by.

This is exactly why…

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georgetakei:

Read left to right…and wait for it… http://ift.tt/18FriRV

georgetakei:

Read left to right…and wait for it… http://ift.tt/18FriRV

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Going Green on the Cheap

kiplinger:

Happy Earth Day! Now’s a great time to learn about ways to go green on the cheap.

For those of us with more limited means, there are small things we can do every day to trim our energy use. Many are low-cost or free, and some will even save you money. After all, you shouldn’t have to be rich to help save the planet.

Check out these 15 ways you can live an environmentally friendly lifestyle on a budget.

In fact, I would say it makes more sense that you’re more environmentally friendly the less consumption-oriented you are. And it seems like rich people consume more than poor people?

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scottebaker:

SWOT Analysis - The Power of Love
In case you’ve also had it stuck in your head that it would be nice to finally have a SWOT Analysis of “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and The News. I’m now free from this thought and can move onto my next absurd mental hang-up.

You’re welcome.

scottebaker:

SWOT Analysis - The Power of Love

In case you’ve also had it stuck in your head that it would be nice to finally have a SWOT Analysis of “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and The News. I’m now free from this thought and can move onto my next absurd mental hang-up.
You’re welcome.

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10 Financial Commandments for Your 20s

kiplinger:

1) Develop a marketable skill

2) Establish a budget

3) Get insured

4) Make a debt-repayment plan

5) Build an emergency fund

6) Start saving for retirement

7) Build up your credit history

8) Quit the Bank of Mom and Dad

9) Clean up your online presence

10) Get your key financial documents in order

Learn more on kiplinger.com.

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"I’ve got to get out of here!"

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