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Book Readers Are Nicer, More Emphatic People, According to Science

Would you agree with these observations?

  • A research conducted by the Kingston University in London tells us book readers are nicer, more emphatic, and more sociable compared with TV viewers.
  • The research involved interviewing 123 individuals. They were even asked to specify what type of genre they prefer reading or watching.
  • The result breaks stereotypes than bookworms are nothing but “nerdy, loners.”

We often see bookworms depicted in the media as nerdy loners. This, of course, is obviously nothing more than generic stereotyping because we know not all book lovers are like that in real life.

Case in point, science is actually telling us the exact opposite. According to a recent research, a good percentage of people who read books often are actually more sociable, are kinder, and more emphatic compared to those who prefer watching television.

A study conducted by Kingston University tells us there’s more to ‘bookworms’ than meets the eye.

The study has been conducted by London’s Kingston University where they interviewed 123 individuals. These people were asked a out their “reading or television watching habits,” according to the Peace Quarters website, along with “what genres they liked – comedy, non-fiction, romance, or drama.”

Their social skills were also assessed by asking them questions such as: How often do you consider other people’s points of view versus your own? Or, do you go out of your way to actively help others?

Book lovers generally displayed better behavior compared with avid TV viewers, according to the study’s results.

Interestingly, the results tell us that book lovers “came out on top when displaying more empathetic behavior” while TV viewers exhibited “more anti-social behavior.”

The personality even depends on what genre an individual prefer to read!

The study further specified that fiction readers are more sociable while those who read comedy relate with people better. Romance and drama readers, in the other hand, were most emphatic.


11 Amazing Kids With Actual Superpowers

There must be something in them that makes them extra special.

One can only dream to have beyond amazing abilities like those people they see in superhero movies. Having superpowers is the stuff of fiction but you might just have second thoughts once you meet these lovely, amazing kids from around the globe.

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NASA Chose 12-Year-Old Boy’s Logo For Its Moon Mission Patch Design Competition

“I made this design because I want to represent (the) Orion mission from Earth, the moon, to Mars.”

  • Twelve-year-old Teng Wei Rui was chosen among 10,000 candidates from around the world for the "Forward to the Moon" challenge.
  • He is one of the five winners announced by NASA.
  • In his entry, he stated there that he chose the design because he wanted to represent the Orion mission from Earth, moon, to Mars.

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Moon Brows Creator Explains How He Came Up With The Idea

Would you try this?

  • Eyebrows have become an important part of fashion in recent years.
  • People have started trends using their eyebrows.
  • The latest one is called the Moon Brows, but it’s much different than the other trends.
  • The creator explains what the Moon Brows is all about.

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