Start reading: get happy

Ruth Doherty

Marie Claire World News: Woman Reading a book

Reading can make you happier, more successful and luckier in love, according to new research.

A study by the National Literacy Trust showed that 68% of men and 70% of women with good literacy skills are co-habiting or married, compared with 52% of men and 60% of women who struggle with it.

Just half of people who battle with books claim to be ‘satisfied with life’, compared with 78% of bookworms.

What’s more, literate people are more likely to be in more highly paid positions, and less likely to smoke.

Time to join your local library…


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