Brush Up on Your Shakespeare With These Helpful Sporcle Quizzes

Brush Up on Your Shakespeare With These Helpful Sporcle Quizzes

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Sporcle, the leading provider of trivia entertainment on the web and home to over one million quizzes on every topic imaginable. People use Sporcle for a variety of reasons including mental stimulation, revision, and, most often, procrastination. You may have taken the quiz in which you name the world’s countries and capital cities against the clock, or maybe the Pokémon character quiz tickled your fancy, but fear not bookworms, now you have over a thousand Shakespeare quizzes to take your mind off things.   Image Via Sporcle.com   Typing “Shakespeare” into Sporcle’s search engine gathers you over 1,400 quizzes. A little more on the silly side …

Reading Helps Adult Brains Develop

Reading Helps Adult Brains Develop

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Researchers are constantly finding that reading is healthy for your mind and overall well-being. A new study conducted for Science Advances that focused on the effects of learning to read as an adult showed that reading activates deeper parts of the brain than scientists previously thought.   The research committee taught 30 adult women, from two villages in India, how to read. Participants went under functional magnetic resonance imaging scans to study brain functions before and after learning to read the Devanagari alphabet. Over the course of six months, they learned letters, then monosyllabic words, and eventually left the program with the ability to read and write at a …