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11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory Whether you want to be a Jeopardy! champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your mind from a sieve into a steel trap. These days we’re all about things being faster. That’s why this advice is invaluable: When you really need to remember something, concentrate on it for at least 8 seconds. That can seem like a long time when you're running around trying to get a million things done, but it is worth it. We’ve all walked into a room and suddenly realized we can’t remember why we needed to be there in the first place. If you’re having trouble remembering things at work, get a stress ball. At this point we should just accept it that science considers exercise the cure for absolutely any problem, and memory is no different. At some point in high school or college, almost everyone has tried to pull an all-nighter before a big test (or so pop culture would have us believe). We’re all font snobs to some extent.

Major System English List This is a list of English words for use with the Major system of mnemonics. These are the nouns, verbs and adjectives from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary of 1997, sorted according to their Major code, further sorted by part of speech. It includes only words listed as current in the final third of the 20th century, excluding those with leading zeros, running from 0 to 999. Verbs: ace, ass, assay, cere, ease, easy, essay, hause, haze, hearse, heeze, hiss, hizz, hoarse, hoise, hoose, horse, hose, house, huzz, huzza, ice, ooze, oss, oyez, saw, say, sear, see, sew, sewer, sigh, sir, sire, soar, soho, sore, sough, sour, sow, sue, sway, swear, use, warehouse, weese, wheeze, whiss, whizz, wis, wise, worse, worser, wuz, yes, yessir. Verbs: aim, arm, armour, ham, hammer, harm, haulm, hem, home, homer, hum, humour, hymn, immure, maa, mar, may, mere, mew, miaow, mire, mirr, moo, moor, more, moue, mow, mure, murr, um, warm, wham, whim, whoom, womb, worm, yammer, yarm.

My Memory Books Reading List — Below are some books related to memory that I’ve read so far, in no particular order (except for the first three which are good places to start). My favorites are in bold. This page is regularly updated as I find new books. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua FoerQuantum Memory Power by Dominic O’BrienYou Can Have an Amazing Memory: Learn Life-Changing Techniques and Tips from the Memory Maestro by Dominic O’BrienHow to Pass Exams by Dominic O’BrienHow to Develop a Brilliant Memory Week by Week by Dominic O’BrienThe Amazing Memory Kit by Dominic O’BrienLearn to Remember by Dominic O’BrienThe Art of Memory by Frances YatesThe Mind Sport of Memory 2008 Yearbook by Chambers and DayRemember, Remember by Ed Cooke (2 more chapters to go)Maximize Your Memory by Ramón CampayoMemory Pack by Andi BellUse Your Perfect Memory by Tony BuzanThe Mind Map Book by Tony BuzanImprove Your Memory by Robert AllenMaximize Your Memory by Johnathan HancockThe Mind of a Mnemonist by A. Giordano Bruno mnemonic