Books and Happiness


A study published in this month’s Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine suggests that bookish teens tend to be less depressed than those who immerse themselves in the trendy deluge of mainstream media.

The act of reading requires creativity and mental engagement that may be harder for depressed people to handle, rather than mindlessly listening to pop-music. This is great news for bookish teens everywhere!

(via BookBench)

Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →