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Reading has become a neglected activity in today’s age of smartphones, social media, and video games. More than often when we are not occupied with our jobs or daily chores, we are distracted by online activities on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Skype. To get out of the mundaneness of our lives, we seek out pleasurable activities like partying, clubbing or gossiping. Yet focusing on these external factors have largely led to less productivity and increased levels of stress in many of us. Research has shown that even six minutes of reading every day can bring about innumerable health benefits while at the same time transform us into happier and stronger individuals. This is because reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Reading is immensely healthy and a great workout for the mind. Just like our body, our brain is a muscle that needs to be exercised regularly for better…