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Reading Books Makes You Smarter

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Did you know that reading printed books can change your brain? Even after just a few days of reading on paper instead of on a screen, there are recognizable neurological shifts that take place. The importance of books and reading hasn’t changed, even as publishing increasingly goes digital.

That’s what I learned recently while attending the virtual Better Life with Books event for Stora Enso.

“The role of education and skills in research and innovation is very important,” Virkkunen said. “To be successful in the future and meet the needs of the Green Deal, we need to focus on education. And the book industry plays an important role in that.”

Featuring incredible speakers like Henna Virkkunen, a member of the European Union working towards implementing the Green New Deal and Friederike Fabritius, whose insights into neurology are engaging. You can read my brief write-up on your screen (before diving back into your book).