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Do "Poem in Your Pocket Day" One Better: Seven Tips for Memorizing a Poem

Annie Finch | Posted 05.01.2016 | Books
Annie Finch

When I teach a new group of poets, I often ask who knows some poetry by heart, and it turns out that many of them do.

How Can You Learn Things Without Having to Memorize?

Quora | Posted 01.03.2015 | Science

Do you ever wonder how Jeopardy champions have so much seemingly unrelated knowledge in their brain, how many hours they must have spent memorizing trivia? Ask any of them how they memorize so much information, and you would be missing the point.


和田一郎 | Posted 08.09.2014 | Japan


Strength Training Our Memories

Tom Morris | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What's the single most common complaint in old age? If you can't remember having read this before, then likely you've already got it -- a problem with memory. It's nearly universal at a certain point in life. So, I decided to start working on this whole issue by memorizing lots of stuff. Maybe it's like a muscle, I surmised. Use it or lose it.

An Old-Fashioned New Year's Resolution: Memorize More Poetry!

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

To begin the new year, I've resolved to go back to something old: in 2014, I'm going to try to memorize a poem a week, each at least a sonnet's length (14 lines). Does this sound weird? I kind of hope it does.

A Pill That Tracks Your Health? The Reality Of The ‘Quantified Self' Movement

Joseph Bradley | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

Microsensors in your shoes compile data on where you go and what you do. Your workout clothes track your daily progress at the gym and tell you when to slow down or speed up. And as you sleep, a headband monitors your REM patterns. A far-fetched sci-fi fantasy? Not at all.

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.

9 Things To Commit To Memory (Right Now!)

Posted 11.09.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Make your life a lot easier, just by having a few key details at the ready. 1. Your Mileage-Reward Credit-Card Number Think of...

Should Students Be Memorizing Poetry?

John Lundberg | Posted 08.17.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

Do you agree? Or do you think forcing a kid to memorize a Shakespeare sonnet is no more useful than forcing him to eat a brussels sprout?

Why Your Kid Isn't Creative

Rick Newman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Rick Newman

Give kids the freedom to discover something they truly love, while making sure they know it takes diligence and grit to succeed at their passion.

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.

The Art of Memorization

Uloop | Posted 12.20.2011 | College

Why make your life any more difficult than it needs to be? Using the right study techniques can drastically reduce the amount of time required to study and get you a better grade in the process.

Sleep May Enhance Memories

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For time-starved Americans, few ideas are more appealing than that of learning while sleeping. Why simply doze for eight hours when you can be learnin...