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There are two types of Absentmindedness. 1. Forgetting something that you did. "Where did I put my keys?" 2. Forgetting whether you did something at all. "Did I return the book to the library?" If you find that you frequently forget something that you did (like where you put your keys), you could try to build a habit around that activity. For example you could install a hook or place a dish near the door where you always put your keys. If you get into the habit of doing this then you will always know where your keys are. If you often forget whether you did something, you should pay more attention to yourself as you do certain activities. One way to do this is to speak your actions out loud: "I am returning the book to the library." Another way is to look around and notice something that you never noticed before. Maybe there is a pretty flower next to the library return slot, or maybe the handle has a rust spot on it. Noticing something about the activity will give your mind something to remember. More Memory Articles... [...]
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Braingle's Daily Brain Teaser for Apr 25, 2019 When you curtail a word, you remove the last letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first. Example: Begin -> Heavenly body Answer: The words are Start and Star. 1. Measuring stick -> Law 2. Prophet; visionary -> To perceive 3. Rip; pull apart -> Beverage 4. Topic; anything with mass and volume -> Not glossy; flat 5. Moon depression -> Large box 6. One who digs for ore -> Belonging to me 7. Police person -> Place of work 8. Vocalist -> Scorch; burn superficially Check Braingle.com for the answer. [...]
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Here is an exercise to help you practice your visualizations. Visualize each person that you interacted with today. Focus on each person individually and try to form a clear picture of him or her in your mind. Some things to pay attention to: hair, eyes, height, weight, age, clothing, and mannerisms. If this is your first time visualizing people, you will probably find that faces are difficult to reproduce accurately, but you will get better with practice. More Creativity Articles... [...]
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Braingle's Daily Trivia Quiz for Apr 25, 2019 A Literature Quiz : Many common phrases are based on the Bible. Others are well-known because they appear in the works of the bard, Shakespeare. Can you tell them apart? 1. "No rest for the wicked." This phrase has its origins with:2. "Something wicked this way comes." This phrase appears in:3. Where can you find this phrase? "The powers that be."4. "To every thing there is a season." This phrase appears in:5. "Too much of a good thing." This phrase appears in:6. Where can you find this phrase? "All's well that ends well."7. "Tell truth and shame the Devil." This phrase appears in:8. "Get thee behind me, Satan." This phrase has its origins with:9. Where can you find this phrase? "He will give the Devil his due."10. "The Devil incarnate." This phrase has its origins with:11. "A wolf in sheep's clothing." This phrase has its origins with:12. Where does the idea of a "scapegoat" come from?Take the Quiz at Braingle.com [...]
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ob-fus-cate verb :: To make obscure. "The officers would obfuscate their messages with a secret code." More Vocabulary Articles... [...]
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