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Improve Your Memory, Sixth Edition by Ron Fry

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Chapter 1. Start Your Memory Banks

Which do you think you’re more likely to remember—your first date with your future spouse (even if it was decades ago) or what you had for breakfast last Thursday?

Probably the former (though not if last Thursday was your first experiment with yak butter).

Which event conjures up the most memories—the Blizzard of 1996 or the last time it rained (unless, of course, it really poured cats and dogs)?

Which name would you find difficult to forget—Joe Smith or Irina Khakamada? We’ll deal with how to remember spelling Ms. Khakamada in Chapters 5 and 7.

What do all the “memorable” names, dates, places, and events have in common? The fact that they’re different. What makes something memorable is its extraordinariness—how ...

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