Faf.News - Distraction Free Reading

NYT display differences

A big part of my life is reading. I like to read everything. However, I don't like distractions. Here's what I have made to simplify and quiet my reading experience.

This graphic shows two views of the Arts & Design section from the Times. I am a subscriber. I am not critical of the advertising business model, nor critical of web media layout, it's all good. I do prefer focus and intensity, so I read my news on my own terms.

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How To Really Focus, Really.


Without strong focus there is no way to achieve excellence. Really. It's just that simple.

There are two regions in the brain responsible for our ability to maintain focus. One brain region is associated with concentration. We all know about concentration. No biggie right? Most traditional meditation methods work to improve our capacity to hold our mind on one point or object. Another region supports the ability to ignore the irrelevant. These regions are similar in location and composition, but support wholly different aspects of focus. Ignoring usually plays a lessor, or complimentary, role to the primary directive to concentrate.