If anyone’s interested in what a psychiatric ward holding room looks like here’s an insiders view. I took this quickly when they briefly handed me my phone to find my home telephone number.
For someone with anxiety related disorders this was fucking terrifying, very claustrophobic and quite dehumanising. I raised this point with the staff but while they sympathised it didn’t seem like they could do much.
hahaha inm going to end up in here again arent i
If anything comes from Robin Williams’ death, I hope it brings more awareness to depression. Even someone so outwardly upbeat and full of life can succumb to depression.
RIP Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. - Robin Williams
no no no no
♫ it’s going down, i’m yelling Simba ♫
IT’S BEEN 20 YEARS
WHAT DO YOU MEAN ITS BEEN 20 YEARS
oh my god
WHATEVER SHALL I DO
How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
I love it