Curling up with a good book pays off BIG-TIME.
In even greater news, science proves that bookworms are more empathetic than non-readers.
The New Yorker highlighted a study published in The Annual Review of Psychology which found that "when people read about an experience, they display stimulation within the same neurological regions as when they go through that experience themselves. We draw on the same brain networks when we’re reading stories and when we’re trying to guess at another person’s feelings."
The perks of being a lover of the printed word keep on getting better and better.