Creative ways to Repurpose Old Books [Infographic]

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For avid readers, altering a book’s cover or pages in any way may feel sacrilegious. But do you really honor your books by letting them accumulate dust on the shelves?

If you feel like putting your books to use after you’ve read them (maybe more than once), then give these creative, beautiful, functional projects a try. Even if your home bookshelves aren’t packed to the gills, you can check out the collections at used bookstores and still take advantage of all the benefits these DIY projects have to offer. And don’t worry: A few of these projects actually keep all the beloved pages intact.

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Recycling & Upcycling for travellers [Infographic]

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Whether we’re venturing the rural outskirts of town or the edge of a distant continent, more of us are travelling than ever before. With locales around the world enjoying increased football, it’s become important for us to travel responsibly. This means ensuring that we leave the places we visit just as beautiful as when we arrived and reducing our holiday’s carbon footprint with repurposing.

Have a wonderful journey and a joyful vacation. But remember: wherever you go, take only photographs, leave only footprints.

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Benefits of Reading and How to Read in the Mobile Era [Infographics]

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Slow reading advocates seek a return to the focused reading habits of years gone by, before Google, smartphones and social media started fracturing our time and attention spans. Many of its advocates say they embraced the concept after realizing they couldn’t make it through a book anymore. The benefits of reading from an early age through late adulthood have been documented by researchers. A study of 300 elderly people published by the journal Neurology last year showed that regular engagement in mentally challenging activities, including reading, slowed rates of memory loss in participants’ later years. Reading habits have declined in recent years. In a survey this year, about 76% of Americans 18 and older said they read at least one book in the past year, down from 79% in 2011, according to the Pew Research Center.

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