"Hurray!" tweets Yale sociologist Nicholas A. Christakis. "Science vindicates my longstanding practice, learned at age 12, of using TWO SPACES after periods in text. NOT ONE SPACE."
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It shouldn't come as a surprise that those who read faster tend to do better in school and work. After all, being able to rapidly ingest and comprehend information means you can apply it faster, which makes the Award-Winning Speed Reading Bundle a worthwhile investment.
Reading is dope, so if you want to do more of it you should probably get better at it. The average human meat sack can inhale words through their eyes at a prodigious 250 words per minute, but speed-reading software can supposedly up your intake to close to 1000 words per minute if you're dedicated. Be warned: Various studies have shown that speed-reading methods might not be as effective as slower, traditional reading, and may dampen comprehension.
If you're a slow reader, then reaching 400 words per minute or more might seem like an impossible task. That's not taking into considering reading comprehension -- what good is being fast if you're not absorbing anything? One way to improve your abilities is computer-assisted speed reading, something you can get right now in your browser with a bookmarklet called "Squirt".
Chrome: We've seen some solid apps for speed reading on mobile, but if you're not interested in reading on your phone, Spreed is a Chrome extension that offers a similar experience.
iOS: If you read a lot, it's can be helpful to learn speed-reading. One good way to learn is to go through your current backlog of things you want to read. If you have a lot of articles saved in Pocket, Instapaper or Readability, you're in luck, because Outread will help you get through them and learn speed-reading in the process.