Here’s a cool online test to show you. Apparently I read just under 300 words per minute, which is 19% faster than the average adult…but slower than the average 11th grader? I’m not sure how that works. It would take me around 33 hours to read War and Peace. Take the test and let us… Continue reading How fast can you read?
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What happens when science meets love?
Romance writers spend a lot of time trying to come up with new and interesting ways to describe what a person feels when they experience love. It turns out that scientists are also finding intriguing ways of showing what happens when we love someone. This wonderful video shows a light-hearted competition between six people who… Continue reading What happens when science meets love?
Show me the Mangatar – and win!
Last week I told you about an addictive site I found, Mangatar.net, and I asked you to send me your own Manga-style avatar so we could get to know each other better (and so you could have a chance to win a $10 book gift certificate :)) The Mangatar website seems to break frequently, so… Continue reading Show me the Mangatar – and win!
Friday fun: Make yourself Manga and win!
Feel like you have far too much time on your hands and you need to fritter it away somehow? Well have I got the solution for you! I just discovered this site called Mangatar where you can create your own Manga-style avatar. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what Manga is, they’re Japanese comics and… Continue reading Friday fun: Make yourself Manga and win!
Tools for culling repetitious words from your writing
Before I started working in charity communications, I spent four years teaching English as a foreign language in Prague and London. One of my first classes was full of Czech bankers who gave up their Saturdays to learn English. They were an intermediate-level group, so they could make themselves understood but were far from fluent.… Continue reading Tools for culling repetitious words from your writing