You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!
Daily exercises and tips for improving memory, creativity, vocabulary and stress management.
The average person's short-term memory can hold 7 things. How much can you remember?
When you are trying to memorize something, flash cards can be a very effective way to improve your memory.
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Many creative people like inventing or improving upon things, but it is often hard to discover what needs to be invented or improved. Here are three common ways that you can discover these unmet needs.
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1. Interview or observe your target consumer. For example, you might talk to a bunch of teachers to see if they have any problems that you could solve.
2. Imagine yourself in their shoes. For example, you might pretend that you are a teacher and see if you can find any unmet needs.
3. Use yourself as the consumer and keep track of your own personal unmet needs.
Whichever method you use, a great way to discover unmet needs is to keep a bug list. Any time that you notice something that takes too much time, is complicated, or seems inconvenient to your consumer, write it down on your list. You can then refer to your bug list later to see if it sparks any ideas for inventions or improvements.
Word of the Day : Bombast
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noun :: Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding.
noun :: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion.
adj. :: High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning.
"Ordinarily I am not given to long speeches, nor ever before had I descended to bombast, but I had guessed at the keynote which would strike an answering chord in the breasts of the green Martians, nor was I wrong, for my harangue evidently deeply impressed them, and their attitude toward me thereafter was still further respectful." -- Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Phonetic Mnemonic Word List
Here are some words for the first 100 numbers in the Phonetic Mnemonic System. You don't necessarily need to memorize these, but if you plan to use the phonetic system, it would be a good idea to review them and practice making words from numbers and vice versa.
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