Iris Reading - Part 3

Science-Backed Reasons to Read a (Real) Book

Is print really dead? Not if science has anything to say about it! e-Readers give you access to thousands of books at a click of a button. It all sounds enticing, but there is nothing better than a paperback book. In fact, through studies conducted by scientists, they have enough evidence to suggest that you […]

At Which Age Do Memories First Form?

The concept of memory is a fascinating topic that researchers are still trying to understand. In a previous article, An Overview of How the Human Memory Works, we dug deep and figured out that the brain is like a muscle that needs a good workout daily. The more use the synapses and pathways between neurons […]

Does Watching Too Much Junk TV Effect Your Brain?

Watching TV is a passive activity. You sit there on the couch while information and entertainment are feed to you. You exert little to no effort making it a relaxing and enticing activity to participate in for hours on end. But in recent years, studies have come out detailing the significant damage it does to […]

The 15 Oldest Universities in the World

The history of the concept of education and schooling is fascinating. Psychology Today gives an overview of how it all developed to where we are now. To briefly summarize, education began back when man were hunter-gatherers. Children would educate themselves through play and exploration. As societies developed and people practiced farming, adults discovered that learning […]

How College Students Can Avoid Falling Asleep While Reading

Midterms are right around the corner, which means you’ll be studying more than usual. It seems like the solution is to stay up late and read. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, that’s the worse thing you can do for yourself. They explain, “First, a sleep-deprived person cannot focus attention optimally and […]

Meet Yeji, Lifetime’s Child Genius Star Obsessed With Books

When you were a kid, did your parents ever tell you, “No more reading for today?” In a day and age where electronics consume childhoods, many parents struggle to get their children to put down the phone or tablet and pick up a paperback book. Getting some kids to read can be like pulling teeth, […]