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How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute

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When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.

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"I love how Focus is a sustained look at our addiction to screens and devices and the countless external distractions that threaten to take us further from ourselves and the people we love. His lesson—that ‘full attention is a form of love’—is something we can all learn from and take to heart." —Arianna Huffington
6 must-read books from our favorite leaders

"I love how Focus is a sustained look at our addiction to screens and devices and the countless external distractions that threaten to take us further from ourselves and the people we love. His lesson—that ‘full attention is a form of love’—is something we can all learn from and take to heart." —Arianna Huffington

6 must-read books from our favorite leaders

"I designed the boot image-a happy Mac-because we wanted the computer to be friendly. That was a word we tossed around a lot. The icon was inspired by those yellow smiley-face buttons, of course, and by the kind of things I used to draw when I was fourteen years old. We did the happy Mac, and then we did the unhappy Mac, which was never supposed to be seen. You know, like the bomb.”

Our new book, “Design Crazy," is the first oral history of Apple design, as told by the designers who were there. It’s fascinating. Check it out.

If you tell kids that they can get a book with sex in it for free, that might be enough to spark some desire for reading.

That’s the thesis behind Uprise Books, a nonprofit that is sending low-income students all the good books that have been banned or challenged to promote teen literacy, fight censorship, and halt the cycle of poverty.

Read on: How To Get Kids To Read? Give Them Banned Books