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Roses in December

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.26.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

The sky today is oddly blue, the air unseasonably warm for late October. The leaves outside our big glass panes are amber and gold, but the sun is shining through them. I soak up as much of it as I can. Soon the storms will come, and I will need the memory of sunshine on my face to get through December.

Unscrambling Strings of Letters: The Beautiful Mind of Nigel Richards

Steven Petite | Posted 07.22.2016 | Books
Steven Petite

Annually since 1998, a uniquely talented group of people from around the country gather in New York City for the USA Memory Championship. The event consists of four qualifying tests of memorization.

Writing: A Family Profession

Steven Petite | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

You aren't born a writer, you become a writer. Some families have multiple doctors, lawyers, construction workers, teachers, etc. But how many families have multiple, successful writers?

Historians And Collective Memory

Edward Berenson | Posted 05.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Edward Berenson

Historians nowadays tend to be interested in different facets of memory, especially "collective memory" and its mirror image, forgetting. Among other things, we want to know how a society or community's memory of important events changes over time.

The Real Memory Challenge

Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D.

Will the same folks who are fascinated by super memory heroes start on their own quest to rev up their recall, keeping their keys in better check and getting names the first time around?

Who Says People With Alzheimer's Can't Remember?

Marie Marley | Posted 03.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Marie Marley

Sometimes Alzheimer's patients who can't even recall whether they had lunch -- let alone what they ate -- can remember the melodies of songs from their youth and young adult years. Anyone who has observed a sing-along in a nursing home has seen this.

Decorating A Barren Memory Palace

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Wray Herbert

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe more vivid and concrete an image is the more likely it is to stick in the mind. Elaboration is the key to the memory palace. Some people's memory palaces are rather barren, however. Notably, people who suffer from serious depression.

The Creative Power Of Memory

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgYou probably think that memory is the exact opposite of creativity. After all, the things you memorize already exist, they're not new. And creativity is all about a new idea that didn't exist before... right?

Your Diabolically Lazy Brain

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhy should we when we can outsource it to our cell phones? Our brains, honed to remember key people in our lives, cannot possibly remember the myriad numbers of celebrities and acquaintances we meet, which is why we call in Google.

The Skinny On Remembering

Penny Love | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Penny Love

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgLosing your memory is sort of like gaining weight; you don't quite know how it happened but one day your zipper won't quite zip. And the same thing happens mentally.

The 15th Annual U.S. Memory Championship

Nicole Glass | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Nicole Glass

These techniques could be revolutionary for college students, improving not only their grades on exams, but also growing their brains and preventing memory loss later in life.

5 Easy Ways To Ace That Test!

About the author: Jack is a senior at York Community High School. He’s a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland...

Amazon Announces Best Books Of The Year So Far

financialpost.com | Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

Amazon.ca today announced their annual Best Books of the Year So Far list (http://www.amazon.ca/BestBooks2011). This list represents the top ten best ...

Self-Help Books You Can Read Without Embarrassment (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Flavorpill: By Kathleen Massara Janet Jackson just released True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, and although we wouldn't ne...