Here's a tip on absorbing the vast amount of info available to all of us that has helped me recently. A long time ago I learnt to speed read and it's served me well absorbing large amounts of info for study and eventually work life. As you've seen nowadays a significant amount of information is delivered via audio or video. In order to 'speed' listen to various audio/video files I've been listening at faster speeds without any loss of info absorption. Depending on the person talking you can listen at speeds up to 1.5 times more or less. Your brain will adjust. VLC allows you to speed up in fine increments of 0.1.