How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
L.A. and Orange counties contain more than half of the country’s most heavily crowded neighborhoods, a Times statistical analysis has found.
Rising rents aren’t helping. “A federal study three years ago found that between 1990 and 2009, rents in the Los Angeles metropolitan area rose more than 20% while the incomes of renters sagged 6%, after adjusting for inflation,” reporters Emily Alpert Reyes and Ryan Menezes note.
Get a better look at the most crowded areas in our interactive map, which lets you see what percentage of housing units are considered crowded in a particular zip code and compare the L.A. area to other cities in the U.S.
Panic! At The Disco + Color Scheme
1) Bromances are based on mocking and rejecting queerness — The entire joke about the SethRogen-JamesFranco bromances of the world is that they’re parodies of queerness. Literally, the humor is about making queerness the butt of the joke (so to speak)….
- don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
- i do not care what the trigger is
- i will tag it for you
- you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
- and i am not one to question those reasons
- so just send me an ask
- anonymous if you’re scared
- and i will tag it all the time in future
- your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from reading fanfiction, it’s that clear communication will save you at least three chapters of angst.
i haven’t really written much lately. And i don’t know if that bothers me or if it relieves me.
i read a quote on tumblr about how we write to maintain the past (“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”) and it spoke to me. i’ve always written to remember. I want to remember the details of everything.
What did i wear, what did they wear
what did i say, what did he say?
how did he smell?
how did i feel?
and when i don’t want to remember something, i don’t write it down. because i don’t want to remember how i felt like shit.
how his actions were unspeakable, even in the private space of my words.
so how can i feel cathartic when i write? how can remembering make me feel ready to let it go? writing to let go is an oxymoron, something unachievable.
if i want to forget today, i just have to wait ‘til next year. if i want catharsis, release, i need to forget. i need to tell someone, i need to speak. but i need to forget to write.
perhaps that is why i haven’t been writing lately. because i know i don’t want to remember anything about what’s been going on in my life these past few months.
i want to fast forward, i want progress, i want to be where i am comfortable in my skin. i hope in 20 years i’m happy.
Do you think we could do that thing that we do sometimes?
Aww thank you!! The textures I used for my last edit (and a lot of my recent ones) are from this pack here which has a lot of pretty floral/scenery textures. Though usually I get them from textureporn because they have a good organization system for the type of textures (grunge, floral, light, etc.)
There’s this shitty thing that happens when you learn about the reality of racism, sexism and misogyny. You start to hear it from the mouths of your parents, grandparents, friends and siblings and you can’t ignore it anymore but you’ll see how many of them will ignore you when you speak out about it.
i’m writing my ‘rough draft’ for my paper (due tomorrow)
it says the paper has to be 7 pages long, buuuut idk if that means i have to have 7 pages for the rough draft?? cuuuz right now i’ve got about 3 1/2 and i’m sooo tired of spitting bullshit right now.