Why learning makes you more happy, healthy and wealthy

Learning makes us healthier

Big Think has found that “people as old as 90 who actively acquire new interests that involve learning, retain their ability to learn. But if we stop taxing the nucleus basalis (responsible for synaptic connections in the brain), it begins to dry up.”

Learning makes us happier

Leonardo da Vinci’s 4 strategies to be an effective learner

“I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.” — George R.R. Martin

Learning makes us wealthier

A recent study shows that children who read more outside the school curriculum received higher salaries later in life. The study — pulling from 5,280 men from Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden all of whom were born between the years 1920 and 1956 — indicates that those who read at least 10 non-fiction books outside of the classroom curriculum, ended up with 21% more income.

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