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Japanese animation can feel like an impenetrable fortress of obscure slang, iconography and inside jokes. After 16 years of fandom, I’m quite comfortable with it. But what about curious outsiders who don’t care to memorise, say, the differences between each and every Sailor Moon adaptation? This guide is designed to help intrigued westerners dip their toes into anime and manga.
Pocket is one of our favourite services for saving articles to read later. Today, the service has introduced a Recommended section with content customised to your saving and reading habits.
When you’re scanning a web page for information, a quick CTRL+F search can help you find specific words faster. The Twinword Finder for Chrome, however, takes that word scanning to the next level by also searching for related terms and only highlighting sections that are pertinent to your search.
You probably already know that taking breaks is essential to staying productive. But what should you actually do with those breaks? Diving into a good book can help keep your brain stimulated, while giving you a chance to step back from your work.
Pocket is one of our favourite services for saving articles to read later, but the iOS app was missing a killer feature Android users have had for a while: text-to-speech. That has changed with an update for the Pocket app on iPhones and iPads.
There’s a lot of benefit to reading regularly, but it can take a while to get through a book. To speed up the process, try listening to an audiobook simultaneously, at twice the speed.