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Research shows how reading for pleasure can improve your life

Research by the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society (CRILS) has found that people who read are more likely to be satisfied with their lives. The study, headed by Dr Josie Billington, explored the emotional, social and psychological benefits to adults of regular reading for pleasure. Commissioned by Galaxy chocolate on behalf of Quick Reads, a programme …

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The Merging of Government and Wall Street Into One Criminal Entity: The Rising Tide of State Fascism in the US and Canada By Joachim Hagopian

In the dozen plus years since 9/11, the US government has rapidly moved from democracy to fascism. When government acts on behalf of a corporate oligarchy as declared by the Princeton-Northwestern study last month, state fascism is the result. And First Amendment rights in America have been obliterated in this morphing process.  Obama has declared war on whistleblowers, those individuals who recognize …

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Vladimir Putin Is World’s Most Influential Person Americans Say

Last month we highlighted a Reuters poll which showed that when it comes to who Americans perceive as a threat to the country, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are neck and neck with 20% of respondents indicating they view Putin as an imminent threat versus 18% for Obama. Of course it wasn’t all bad: far more Americans still see ISIS …