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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!

We discussed how to get new ideas by morphing your problem statement. Here is a related exercise to help you find new ways of looking at a problem.

Take your concise problem statement and reduce it to one word. For example "How can I hire qualified employees?" might be shortened to "hiring." What other words can be used? Is there a better word that expresses what you are trying to convey? Now, make a list of all the words that pop into your head in association with this word. Aim for at least 20 different associations. Do you see any patterns? Explore the patterns and ideas that come from this exercise and then re-write your problem statement.

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verb :: Settle comfortably or comfortably.

"Judy ensconced herself in her favorite lounge chair."

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Long-term memory differs from Short-Term Memory in several ways. From a practical point of view, it is mostly permanent and has an almost unlimited capacity. The recollection of childhood memories through hypnosis or other methods shows the permanence and large capacity of long-term memory. Additionally, it cannot be disrupted by things that can affect short-term memory. From a biological point of view, each type of memory has a different nerve chemistry and is affected differently by various drugs and diseases.

There are three types of long-term memory. The first is called "Procedural Memory." This is how you remember skills such as riding a bike or dialing a phone. The second type of memory is called "Semantic Memory." It helps you remember facts such as the color of your hair or your mother's name. The last type of memory is called "Episodic Memory." This kind is how you remember personal memories such as your last birthday party.

Each type of memory can benefit from different memory techniques. Most students are interested in improving and using their semantic memory. Elderly people are frequently more interested in their episodic memories and babies are very active in using their procedural memories.

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