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Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world

Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world | Good Advice | Scoop.it
It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius
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How 30 Minutes a Day Can Seriously Boost Your Brainpower

How 30 Minutes a Day Can Seriously Boost Your Brainpower | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Reading for a half hour makes you more intelligent—but you need to hit the books the right way.
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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading. 

 

Several English department chairs from around the country have e-mailed her to say their students are having trouble reading the classics.

“They cannot read ‘Middlemarch.’ They cannot read William James or Henry James,” Wolf said. “I can’t tell you how many people have written to me about this phenomenon. The students no longer will or are perhaps incapable of dealing with the convoluted syntax and construction of George Eliot and Henry James.”

And it's not just students developing reading problems."

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...take what you like from it, and use what you find useful."


Via Anu Ojaranta, Pamela D Lloyd
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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

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13 Tips for Getting More Reading Done

13 Tips for Getting More Reading Done | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Quit reading. Life is short. You don't have to finish every book.

2. Read books you enjoy.

3. Watch recorded TV.

4. Skim magazines and newspapers.

5. Get calm.

6. Read what you feel like reading rather than should be reading.

7. Always have something to read.

8. Maintain a big stack of books to read.

9. Don't feel pressured to read a gift book.

10. Set aside time to read taxing (hard to read) books.

 

Where's 11-13? In the article...

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Recommended History Reading for Students

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ActiveHistory.co.uk just added 45 Graphic Novels to their "Wider Reading for History Students" list.

 

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76 Books to Sustain and Rebuild Humanity

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Long Now Foundation’s effort to assemble 3,500 books most essential for sustaining or rebuilding humanity, as part of their collaboratively curated library for long-term thinking, the Manual for Civilization.


Here, futurist, environmentalist, and Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand — best-known for authoring the era-defining Whole Earth Catalog and originating the commonly (mis-)quoted aphorism that “information wants to be free” — offers his 76-book contribution to the cumulative library of 3,500 books. 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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