Physical health is a popular New Year’s resolution but we shouldn’t forget our mental health. When it comes to mental health much of the focus is on treating and managing mental disorders. But another aspect of mental health is keeping your brain active.
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I know it’s a built-in app, but reading more books is another popular resolution. Whether you’re reading for pleasure or work, don’t forget about a powerful app that comes installed on every Apple device. Explore an incredible selection of books and audiobooks from every category including fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, kids’ books, cookbooks, and more. You’ll find classics, bestsellers, up-and-coming authors, and even audiobooks. App Store: Free