Solve Memory Problems

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

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f you’re having trouble remembering things, what you need are recall clues to jump-start your memory. For example, say you have to remember these six names: Stanley, Robin, Georgette, Ben, Thomas and Luther. Instead of trying to commit the names to memory, invent a sentence—even a nonsensical one—using the first letters of each name for the first letter of each word of the sentence: Stanley’s robe is green and blue and too long.

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