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Along with sleep, what do you spend most of your day doing? The answer is most likely consuming media — everything from reading emails, articles and books to listening to podcasts and watching YouTube videos. Indeed, the average person spends more than eight hours consuming media online.

If you found a way to increase your reading (or viewing) speed, you could add extra hours to every day for the rest of your life. That’s tens of thousands of hours you can use to develop new skills, deepen your relationships with close family or friends, or just get an extra edge in your career.

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