– the time when we all make those resolutions that usually fall out of favor by Jan. 25. I have a suggestion for a resolution that you will enjoying sticking to: Read more books.
Not only will you have fun reading, according to new research you will also improve your intelligence. Conducted by Emory University, the study showed that those who read a good novel showed measurable changes in brain function up to five days after finishing the book.
I've always thought that readers were smarter than others, and now we have proof. Read the Independent's coverage of the study here, and then get out there and start exercising your brain.
If you need suggestions, see my favorite selections from 2013 here.