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Is Speed Reading Just Skimming?

Is Speed Reading Just Skimming? (Explained for Beginners)

Speed reading is not the same as skimming. Skimming is one way to improve your reading speed, but it is not the only one. Speed reading also involves using your peripheral vision and your eyes’ rapid, jerky movement to take in chunks of text at a time. There is a misconception that when you speed […]

Aurelien Hayman, the Boy Who Recalls Everything

Aurelien Hayman, The Boy Who Recalls Everything

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to know everything? Would you like a superpower that doesn’t let you forget anything that’s ever happened to you? Would that be a blessing or a curse?  Well, we’re going to find out today.  Aurelien Hayman, a young man from Cardiff, Wales, knows this all too well. He’s […]

How Fast Is Considered Speed Reading

How Fast Is Considered Speed Reading? (Quick Facts)

Have you ever felt you have so much to read and so little time to cover it all? Many people have been there – the student with many textbooks, the leisure reader with many interesting fiction books, the professional with many documents to review, etc. Interestingly, with speed-reading, you can read much more than you […]

5 Stories of People Who Remember Everything

5 Stories of People Who Remember Everything

A rare condition called Hyperthymesia causes people to have such a strong autobiographical memory that they can remember everything that occurred in their lives. Every person they have seen, every emotion they experienced, and every conversation they have had, these people remember everything.     Also called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), Hyperthymesia is so rare that […]

Is Chess Just Memorization?

Is Chess Just Memorization? (Quick Facts)

Chess is one of the most popular board games enjoyed by many people all over the world. It originated from India and was called Chaturanga, a Sanskrit word meaning “four limbs.”  However, as it is played now, modern chess does not resemble the original game. Chess is an intellectual and complex game that has been […]

Is Memorization Good for the Brain?

Is Memorization Good for the Brain? (5-Minute Read)

Memorization serves as a workout for the brain, training it to be quick, agile, and focused. The brain is like a muscle that requires exercise for optimal functioning. Besides being a mental workout, memorization also teaches the mind to remain focused when dealing with unpleasant tasks.  The world is becoming more technologically reliant, and memorization […]