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Accio Tolerance: How the Harry Potter Books Make Us More Accepting

It’s not magic, just good ol’ fashioned empathy, according to a recent study on the popular series.

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Despite all the spells and incantations used throughout the fictional Harry Potter books, perhaps nothing is quite as magical as what happens to readers of J.K. Rowling’s massively popular series right here in the real world. That’s because research indicates Potter-fans are more tolerant, more accepting, and generally better to one another after reading about the boy wizard’s adventures.

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