Want to Read More? Here’s How — July 27, 2018

Want to Read More? Here’s How

1.) Use Wattpad or Scribd online.

2.) Don’t read it if it’s not enjoyable.

3.) Read something you wouldn’t normally read.

4.) Read what’s new.

5.) Go to the library.

6.) Swap books with a fellow reader.

7.) Listen to audiobooks.

8.) Carry book everywhere.

9.) Load books onto a Kindle.

10 Top Brain-Boosting Foods (Fish Not Included) —

10 Top Brain-Boosting Foods (Fish Not Included)

1.) Avocadoes have good monosaturated fats that increase blood flow. B vitamins relieve stress and keep brain cells healthy.

2.) Dark chocolate increases spirits, ability to concentrate, and attentiveness. Antioxidants increase oxygen and blood flow. At least 70% cacao is best.

3.) Pumpkin seeds are rich in micronutrients important for brain function- copper, zinc, magnesium, and iron.

4.) Blueberries contain antioxidants that improve memory by repairing and protecting brain cells.

5.) Walnuts help prevent cognitive decline with amino acids, vitamin E, and B vitamins.

6.) Beets contain natural nitrates that help improve blood flow.

7.) Coconut oil 

8.) Broccoli contains nutrients vitamin K and choline that improve brain function.

9.) Extra virgin olive oil slows brain aging.

10.) Turmeric helps oxygen intake with antioxidants and decreasing inflammation. It, also, reduces Alzheimer’s and depression symptoms.



Maximizing Your Google Search —

Maximizing Your Google Search

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1.) quotation marks (“”): for exact word or set of words

2.) dashes (-): put before word to be excluded

3.) tilde(~): before term to include results with synonyms

4.) site: query: to search within a specific website

5.) link: query: to search for sites that link to specified url

6.) two periods (..): used between two numbers to express range

7.) related: query: finds sites related to specified sites


Consider Yourself Smart? You Might Be Making These 12 Grammatical Errors Anyway. —

Consider Yourself Smart? You Might Be Making These 12 Grammatical Errors Anyway.


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1.)Incorrect: could care less

Correct: couldn’t care less

2.) Incorrect: intensive purposes

Correct: intents and purposes

3.) Incorrect: case and point

Correct: case in point

4.) Incorrect: bear

Correct: bare

5.) Incorrect: deep-seeded

Correct: deep-seated

6.) Incorrect: piece of mind

Correct: peace of mind

7.) Incorrect: peaked my interest

Correct: piqued my interest

8.) Incorrect: unthaw

Correct: thaw

9.) Incorrect: emigrate to

Correct: immigrate to

10.) Incorrect: honed in

Correct: homed in

11.) Incorrect: Nip it in the butt.

Correct:    Nip it in the bud.

12.) Incorrect: expresso

Correct: espresso




Reading Literature v. Google: Is Reading Really Better Than Using Google? —

Reading Literature v. Google: Is Reading Really Better Than Using Google?

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Reading literature is far and away better than using Google. There are two basic problems with substituting the convenience of Googling to reading literature. First, anyone can put anything on the Internet. As a matter of fact, the World Wide Web, known colloquially as the Internet, can be the modern-day Wild, Wild West.

Literature is also important because it allows the reader to cultivate one’s imagination. A reader can travel to far away lands and periods, both real and fictional, without ever leaving the comfort of home.

Reading can also allow someone the opportunity to put one’s self into a character’s circumstances and feel what they feel. Empathy is a skill everyone should learn. Empathy teaches a person that the way someone else feels matters.

30 News Sources- Cutting Through all the Noise —

30 News Sources- Cutting Through all the Noise


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1.) Associated Press

2.) Reuters

3.) The Huffington Post

4.) Fox News Channel

5.) Fox Business Network

6.) CNN

7.) Politico

8.) The Economist

9.) Forbes

10.) Wall Street Journal

11.) Bloomberg News

12.) BBC News

13.) PBS NewsHour

14.) American Public Radio’s Marketplace

15.) Planet Money

16.) Ars Technica

17.) NPR’s Morning Edition

18.) MSNBC

19.) CNBC

20.) C-SPAN

21.) CBS Evening News

22.) NBC Nightly News

23.) ABC World News Tonight

24.) Mother Jones

25.) The Utne Reader

26.) Reason 

27.) The Nation

28.) The Hill 

29.) The Drudge Report

30.) Intellectual Takeout

With the 24-hour news cycle, and so many sources to choose from, it is easy to become overwhelmed. The obvious biases of the various outlets can make a person jaded. Many people do cling to the news outlets that cater to a given personal bias. However, the best way to avoid feeding into a single biased opinion is to read or watch various news outlets; each with a different bias.

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