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Mnemonics: The Forgotten Art of Memory

There used to be a time when memory was the foundation of an intelligent person. Before books, cellphones, and computers, everything a person learned had to be stored inside their mind. In Ancient Greece, scholars would use elaborate memory techniques to remember full speeches, poems, stories, and historical facts. Today we don’t have as much […]

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How to Make Mental Notes That Stick

Making a mental note is when you try to remember something without writing it down. Psychology research is clear that our memories are never perfect and most of what we learn on a daily basis gets quickly forgotten. Due to this, it can be very difficult to create mental notes that actually stick in our […]

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Challenge Your Brain! How to Improve Cognitive Fitness

It may sound cliché, but the truth is if we don’t use our brains, we are more likely to lose them. The brain thrives on sensory stimulation. It’s designed to absorb new information from its environment and build neural connections based on what it learns from those experiences. For example, a baby’s mind is like […]

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The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health

One of the oldest myths in psychology is that our minds are separate from our bodies. Today, however, there is an overwhelming amount of research that shows how our mental health is directly influenced by our brains and biology. A big part of this influence comes from what we inherit from our genes, which we […]

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How to Change Habits with 20 Minutes of Visualization

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle What is a habit? A habit is any behavior that we do on a frequent and consistent basis. The only way to build new habits is through conscious repetition and practice. As we repeat behaviors more and more, they […]

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