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Altered States February 12, 2010

Posted by Dwight and Lynn Furrow in Culture, Dwight Furrow's Posts.
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I think this justifies giving my students more reading.

According to new research at the University of Sussex :

Reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce the stress levels by more than two thirds or 68%. […] reading works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea. […]

‘This is more than merely a distraction but an active engaging of the imagination as the words on the printed page stimulate your creativity and cause you to enter what is essentially an altered state of consciousness.’

So it is even better than drugs?

I would guess this doesn’t include reading the news—which just makes me angry.

book-section-book-cover2 Dwight Furrow is author of

Reviving the Left: The Need to Restore Liberal Values in America

For political commentary by Dwight Furrow visit: www.revivingliberalism.com

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