Saturday, April 7, 2007
NEW STUDY REVEALS READING THE NEWSPAPER IS GOOD FOR YOU! LIKE ALMOST AS GOOD AS DRINKING LOTS OF WATER GOOD!
Being informed about the world, can lead to improved sense of self esteem, and hey, it’s good to know if a meteor is heading towards the earth, a new president is elected, or we are at war or something like that.
Only 4 in 10 Americans report reading a newspaper the day before. Americans report that they were too busy buying clothes, eating, watching Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, working long hours, and checking their myspace to have time to read anything other than their kids’ report cards.
In the population that WAS reading the newspaper, 80% reported having something to say at the dinner table, 77.2% reported a better since of self worth, and 100% reported not living in a self absorbed bubble.
*Photo above=Picture of a box of sour cream and onion bunnies reading The New York Times.
Wow. I’m so glad I came across this article. I personally love getting my mits on the Sunday paper and reading as much of it as I can. Forget this online stuff. There is nothing that replaces those big foldy newsprint pages, the gray dust on my hands, the great and not so great real world stuff going on.
Whoever came up with that study is a genius and should be thanked with lots of beers and a big piece of cake.