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Treasures from around the {Internet} World. v 14.3.1

In: Internet Treasures

There’s golden nuggets all over the place out there. I found a few this week I just had to share.

Grace for Mamas everywhere.

“Yesterday a tragedy occurred. A pregnant mother drove her minivan, filled with her 3-year-old, 9-year-old, and 10-year-old, into the ocean, in what appeared to be an attempt to end life for them all.

But another tragedy took place as soon as this news went viral. We shook our heads, declared the woman a monster, and made self-righteous remarks about the amount of evil that must reside in this women to do such a thing. This, too, is a tragedy, and I think we’d all be wise to reconsider our hasty judgment…” Read the rest of this here.

The World in pictures.

From just this week. Skiing, International Kite Festivals, Mamas, Babies, and dancing in icy waters.

International Kite Festival in India

Wanna read a little faster?

Check out this app that allows you to read at speeds of 1,000 WPM – that’s seriously fast. (The average speed is around 140 WPM)

…What Spritz does differently (and brilliantly) is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading.

The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters.

The unique aspect of Spritz is that it identifies the ORP of each word, makes that letter red and presents all of the ORPs at the same space on the screen.

In this way, our eyes don’t move at all as we see the words, and we can therefore process information instantaneously rather than spend time decoding each word.

The game done changed. Try it for yourself. Seriously, ya’ll. Do it. Try it. It’s unreal.

Happy Friday! 

Love, Kim



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