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Mopey Kids Should Read More

by Will Wlizlo

Tags: reading, adolescents, The Independent, great writing, Will Wlizlo,

reading-a-bookHey you gloomy skateboarding adolescent, are you feelin’ down? Maybe you should turn off the Joy Division album and pick up some Emily Dickinson. The chances of being a happy, well-adjusted teenager, reports The Independent, are much greater if you keep your nose in the crease of a book. The Independent summarized the findings of a new study by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine:

Just be careful with Edgar Allen Poe and the like.

Source: The Independent 

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