Lifehacker readers offer their best tips for getting the most out of nap time, sharing selected content on web pages, and speed-reading web pages.
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Nap Timer Knows When You Fall Asleep, Sets Timer for Full Nap
Mako shares this iOS app ($0.99) for making sure you get your full nap:
This nap app recognises when you fall asleep so the timer counts only the time you are actually sleeping. So if you want to nap for 20 minutes, the timer lets you nap for the full 20 minutes. It cuts out the time you actually spend trying to fall asleep.
TL;DR Creates Short Links to Selected Web Page Content
Michael shares this bookmarklet that lets you short link to selected text on a page:
I wrote a post about this on my Kinja blog. TL;DR lets you highlight text on a web page and then create a short link to share with people. When they follow the link, they are taken straight to the content you highlighted, though they can read the whole page of course.
Read for Chrome Makes Speed Reading Easy
Juan shares this Chrome extension for speed reading online:
I thought you guys would enjoy this. It’s a Chrome extension that helps you speed read the main content on the current page (or any content you select) using rapid serial visual presentation, where it shows you one word at a time.
Steam Your Wrinkled Clothes with Ice Cubes
Emily shares this tip for smoothing out those wrinkled clothes:
If you don’t like ironing, you can smooth out your wrinkled clothes with a little steam. We all know you can toss a damp washcloth or hand towel in the dryer with your clothes for a few minutes to steam them up, but unless you take them out right away, you usually have a wet spot from the towel that doesn’t dry all the way. A much easier way to do it is just throw a few ice cubes into the dryer with the clothes and spin them on medium heat for about 10 minutes.