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Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter

mypantalones:

Harry Potter’s greatest feat might not have been defeating Voldemort, but teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice. At least that’s the finding of a new paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, which claims reading the Harry Potter series significantly improved young peoples’ perception of stigmatized groups like immigrants, homosexuals or refugees.

Books will teach the youth to change the world. 

It’s really a shame that reading has never been main-stream. When I hear someone say that they haven’t read a book since high school, or they have never read a book at all, it makes me feel pretty sad for them. The people who read books are the ones who gain knowledge and ways of thinking worthy of changing the world around us. Harry Potter was one of the most important pieces of my childhood, and I think that I owe a lot to J.K. Rowling for inspiring my creativity and imagination. This was a really great article to see. 

So now you know how I feel about reading and Harry Potter.

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classysassyrepublican:

God didn’t give you the strength to get back on your feet so that you can run back to the same thing that knocked you down.

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formfollowsfunctionjournal:

1930’s Pendleton Cayuse Indian Blanket
Found

formfollowsfunctionjournal:

1930’s Pendleton Cayuse Indian Blanket

Found

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I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice.

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via larmoyante)

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rusticmeetsvintage:

Backpacking above Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite by -continental drift- #flickstackr
Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/nTTbqu

rusticmeetsvintage:

Backpacking above Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite by -continental drift- #flickstackr

Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/nTTbqu

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buttonpoetry:

Neil Hilborn // “Punk Rock John” (Poetry Observed)

"As long as I have hands, I can break something. As long as we can breathe, we can sing."

A classic from Neil Hilborn, which we just posted from our original 2012 series with Poetry Observed. If you buy Neil’s album, “Northbound”, you’ll get this poem along with NINETEEN others!

folklifestyle:

Photo by @faithmari. #liveauthentic #livefolk  (at liveauthentic.us)

folklifestyle:

Photo by @faithmari. #liveauthentic #livefolk (at liveauthentic.us)

This pup has done it. He’s made climbing shoes look comfortable.

This pup has done it. He’s made climbing shoes look comfortable.

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e9clothing:

Muriel Sarkany - E9 Team
Ailefroide

e9clothing:

Muriel Sarkany - E9 Team

Ailefroide

sportlifeon:

The eyes

sportlifeon:

The eyes

hpseaton:

Terrific pic of Sasha!

hpseaton:

Terrific pic of Sasha!

fotovertical:

Yesterday, Stephanie Bodet in the multi-pitches route Natilik. Thanks @arnaudpetit_climb and Stef for this great day, the last shooting day for an @epictv series about #ceuse #climbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram

fotovertical:

Yesterday, Stephanie Bodet in the multi-pitches route Natilik. Thanks @arnaudpetit_climb and Stef for this great day, the last shooting day for an @epictv series about #ceuse #climbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram