Reading literature not only stirs up empathy, it changes our brains. So what happens to our brains when we no longer deep-read, but skim through pages in between digital disruptions, or read only short blurbs on our phones and other devices?
Why reading on a page is different from reading on a screen
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What happened to Malibu residents in the fire zone who refused to evacuate?
The Woolsey Fire has burned more than 97,000 acres and is 40 percent contained. Evacuated Malibu residents vented Tuesday night at a meeting at Santa Monica High School,...
8 min, 1 sec
With Democrats flipping so many House seats, what’s the future of the GOP in California?
Democrats are flipping more and more House seats. They could win as many as 40 seats. In Orange County, it looks like all the seats they went after are now within reach,...
7 min, 3 sec
The story of Amazon’s HQ2 shows wealth gap in America
New York City and suburban DC will split the expected 50,000 jobs that Amazon is promising with its new headquarters. Amazon’s decision has sparked a larger conversation...
10 min, 53 sec
What’s lost when we don’t read deeply
With all the digital distractions around us, it’s difficult to stick your head in a book and keep it there for very long. You read a few lines, get a text, check your...
13 min, 58 sec