When the last dinosaurs died out in the early 1700s, it had nothing to do with disease or space debris but instead involved a genus of reptiles too slow to read the comprehensive water-toxicity reports published by leading specialists. Today’s Groupon remedies the past: for $55, you get a one-day speed-reading workshop at the Center for Lifelong Learning (up to a $254 value).
The culmination of extensive research, Dr. Jackie Alan Giuliano and his team at the Center for Lifelong Learning have cultivated a workshop designed to awaken your brain to its greater potential and boost the words you read every minute as well as the percent yield of retained knowledge. Workshops are available as one-day sessions, check the schedule for updates. The results can give you the turbo-charged skills to read two to six books, articles, reports, and cookie fortunes in the time it used to take you to read one. Your bored brain will awaken with enthusiastic vigor, reducing War and Peace to a mere short story, and decreasing the dictionary to a random free-verse poem of alphabetized rigmarole. Use today's Groupon to impress friends with how quickly you read their memoirs, recipes, blog posts, and kitten collars—or gift a homework-loaded college kid with a sponge-like acquisition.
Center for Lifelong Learning
Akin to declaring that the sun is big, saying that Jackie Alan Giuliano loves learning is a giant understatement. The president of the Center for Lifelong Learning, Dr. Giuliano has embraced all forms of knowledge throughout his career, including a 20-year tenure at NASA, a PhD, and artistic endeavors in digital photography and the construction of dreamcatchers. Through extensive research, he and his team at the center have cultivated speed-reading lessons designed to boost the number of words students and professionals read every minute and increase retained knowledge by revisiting the way the brain processes reading. They have helped those with learning challenges such as dyslexia build confidence and equip all with the skills to excel at school, work, or while rapidly reading instructions to successfully diffuse bombs.