Let's Make Reading Cool Again

Let's Make Reading Cool Again

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Spending hours in front of a tablet, smartphone, and televisions are the only things that children know how to do in our modernized society. When bored, these kids now resort to their gaming consoles and different gaming apps to keep themselves entertained.

Whatever happened to picking up a book and expansion one’s knowledge?

It doesn’t matter if the book is fiction or nonfiction, each book engages the brain in it’s own way; It expands one’s creativity and imagination. Books inspire and can lead the mind on all different types of adventures.

I remember that nothing felt as good as picking up a great book, losing myself in it and letting the hours pass by. Reading every word and breaking it down to the point that I’d ask myself, “Why did the author write it the way he did?”

Research by the NEA (National Education Association), shows that kids who have steady and healthy reading habits in their home tend to have overall better reading skills that include reading comprehension and analysis.

These same kids also perform better when it comes to mathematics and other academic areas. Reading helps stimulate the brain and it works it out just like if you go to the gym to work on the rest of your body.

The same way that people take care of their physical bodies, people must take care of their mind and brain.

Stimulation of the brain through reading can also help when it comes to the imaginative and creative parts of the brain. Reading has been connected to the reduction of stress, increase of quality of life, and potential increase of an individual’s intelligence.

Cognitive neuropsychologist, Dr. David Lewis, said that reading works best for reducing stress; it reduces stress levels by 68 percent.

It works better than the more traditional means of listening to music, going for a walk, or sitting down with a cup of tea.

As a kid, and even now, reading has been the ultimate solace for me. It’s been the friend that’s always been and the friend that’s never failed.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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25 Thoughts Gingers Have At The Beach When Their Experience Pales In Comparison Everyone Else's

No, Janet, your SPF 30 will do nothing for me.

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If you are a red head, these are too real:

1. I'm so excited to get to the beach! Time for a day of sunning and swimming.

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2. Oh, wait, I should pack sunscreen.

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3. And a hat.

4. And some sunglasses.

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5. Maybe a T-Shirt so my shoulders don't burn?

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6. Ok, now we're ready to roll.

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7. Time to set up shop!

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8. Ah, it's so relaxing just getting to sit in the sun.

10. I can literally feel my skin frying.

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11. Maybe I should invest in one of those super extra, jumbo umbrellas?

12. Oh, sweet! My friends want to swim.

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13. This is so fun!

14. Wow, it's so easy to forget how hot it is.

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15. Wait a minute...

16. I knew it was too good to be true.

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17. A ginger's worst rookie mistake: forgetting water washes off sunblock and reflects the light.

18. Ok, time to reapply.

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19. No, Janet, your SPF 30 will do nothing for me.

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20. Well, it's ok. It's totally worth it.

21. Until tomorrow...

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22. No, I don't have dandruff. My whole, scathed scalp is peeling off along with the rest of me.

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23. Is this how snakes feel when they're molting?

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24. Peeling it off is oddly satisfying?

25. Still, maybe next time we can go to a museum or something.

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