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Sure we are living in the fastest times where trends change the next morning you wake up, (hypothetically speaking) and our brain has to work so much to save memories for us. You must have been in the situation where you recognize a person but can’t just recall his/her name and it really becomes worse when the other person starts talking to you and you are connecting all your wires inside your brain just to remember his/her name. Well that is really tough! Most of us think that memory is something that is static and unchanging. But it’s not, you can improve your memory just as you can improve your other skills. It was believed that once your memory started slipping a bit, things could only get worse but this isn’t the case now. Sometimes it becomes hard to remember things that might be crucial to us but worry no more. If you are in this jeopardy then following guide is your how-to manual.

10.  Repeat, repeat, repeat:

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Just as you know about the phenomenon of try, try again this equalizes the process of trying again and again. It’s well established that repetition is key to memory. You’ve got to actively recall the memory 30 times. So when you meet someone new, you might want to repeat his/her name 30 times. This applies to those who have the habit of forgetting names often. The rest of you can apply this solution to where ever you fell feasible.

9. Create a mnemonic:

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Mnemonic is a system such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations which assists in remembering something which aids to recall anything from the memory. It helps connect the word to the knowledge you already have in your mind, and the quality of memory which gets formed is much higher. Use whatever a new word sounds like or makes you think of, and you’ll remember it more.

8. Organize it :

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Our brains like organization of information. By carefully organizing what it is you have to memorize, you’re helping your brain better encode the information in the first place. That is the reason why we have a proper outline in academics and the text books are arranged in a way to help students memorize easily.

7. Focus on it:

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If it never makes it into your memory, you won’t be able to recall it later so, this is important, because your brain needs time to encode the information properly. So many people get caught up in multi-tasking, that we often fail to do the one thing that will almost always improve your memory — paying attention to the task at hand. If you need to memorize something, quit multitasking.

6. Learn it the way that works for you:

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Different people prefer different methods for taking in new information. Use the style that works for you, even if it’s not the way most people study or try and learn new information. People often get caught up in thinking there’s only one way of learning style for memorizing new material. Some might memorize by writing on notepads or some like to record stuff. Figure out your own style!

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5. Give your brain a workout:

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To strengthen the brain, you need to keep learning and developing new skills. Learning to play a challenging new piece of music counts but playing a difficult piece you’ve already memorized does not. Look for activities that allow you to start at an easy level and work your way up as your skills improve. So choose activities that, while challenging, are still enjoyable and satisfying.

4. Concentrate for 8 seconds:

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As stupid it may sound but it has proved that 8 seconds is the minimum amount of time it takes for a piece of information to go from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. That can seem like a long time when you’re running around trying to get a million things done, but it is worth it. Try it for yourself!

3. Exercise:

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At this point we should just accept it that science considers exercise the cure for absolutely any problem, and memory is no different. It basically increases oxygen supply to brain and guess what our brain controls the memory. Feed you brain the correct amount of oxygen and it will save the memories for you.

2. Connect the dots:

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Think about how two things are related, and the memory for both will be enhanced. Connect new information to existing information or experiences in your mind. Memory can be stronger when you try and make the associations when you first take in the information.

1. Keep stress in check:

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Stress is one of the brain’s worst enemies. It destroys your brain’s ability to work at it’s full capacity. Set healthy a balance between work and leisure time and focus on one task at a time, rather than trying to multi-task. Express your feelings instead of bottling them up and be realistic about everything rather than living in fantasies because no matter what you have to get out of the fantasy.

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Here Are 13 False Pregnancy Myths to Help All Mothers-to-Be

There are many myths and misconceptions attached to pregnancy. Here are some of the most commonly believed in myths and reasons why they are not true:

1. Wide Hips Can Make Childbirth Easier:

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When people talk about wide hips in the context of childbirth they are usually referring to a wider ilium. However, the distance between the iliac crests and the size of the birth canal are totally unrelated. During childbirth, it is the hole in the middle of the pelvic bone that counts and it can be big or small irrelevant of the size of the hips.

2. The Size And Shape Of The Belly Can Tell Whether It’s A Boy Or A Girl:

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Most people try to guess the gender of the baby by looking at the shape of a pregnant woman’s belly. Although it will make things quite easier if it were true but it is not. The size and shape of the belly are affected by the size of the fetus and its position in the womb.

3. Frequent Ultrasounds Are Unsafe For The Baby:

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There is no scientific backing to the myth that getting an ultrasound could harm a mother or her unborn child. People often confuse ultrasound with radiation. Ultrasound is just high-frequency sound waves which produce an image on the screen after bouncing off of the fetus and are safe.

4. It’s Bad For The Baby To Lie On Your Stomach:

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The baby is well protected inside the muscular uterus and lying on the stomach would not harm it, as long as it feels comfortable.

5. Running While Pregnant Is Bad:Image result for pregnant woman running shutterstock

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Becoming pregnant does not mean you should give up running. As long as you have a safe pregnancy and your doctor gives you a go ahead, it is completely fine for you to continue running.

6. Morning Sickness Only Happens In The Morning And During The First Trimester:Image result for morning sickness shutterstock

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Majority of the pregnant women suffering from nausea but only a small percentage of it suffer it in the morning. It can be an all day thing and while for most women it does end after the first trimester for some it can go on until the time of delivery.

7. Lifting Your Arms Above Your Head Could Strangle The Baby:Image result

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Lifting your arms around your head cannot cause the umbilical cord to wrap around your baby’s neck. In fact, none of your movements can have an effect on the position of the umbilical cord and a lot of babies are born with the umbilical cord wound around their neck and is easily removed by the doctor.

8. You Would Have To Get Rid Of Your Cat:

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Cats can be the carrier of a rare birth defect causing disease called toxoplasmosis. However, this does not mean you have to say goodbye to your pet as soon as you get pregnant. It is recommended to avoid cleaning the litter box and if you do not have anyone to do it for you wear gloves while doing it and immediately wash your hands afterwards.

9. Pregnancy Is The Best Time Of The Life For All Women:

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The general conception goes round that being pregnant is the happiest time in a woman’s life. In reality, many pregnant can feel stressed, afraid and general feelings of unhappiness. A small percentage of women even suffer from symptoms of depression. This can happen due to the changing hormones in a woman’s body which ultimately affect the brain and mood center. If a woman experiences depressive symptoms it should be treated as it can have adverse effects on the health of the mother and baby.

10. It Is Okay To Drink Once In A While:

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When you drink alcohol while pregnant, so does your baby as it can pass freely through the placenta. This can increase the baby being born with some physical or mental birth defect. While it is hard to determine the safe amount of alcohol that can be consumed without harming the baby it is best to stay away from alcohol altogether during the course of pregnancy.

11. You Lose All Your Pregnancy Weight During The Delivery:

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The extra pregnancy weight gain is due to the amalgamation of the weight of the baby, placenta, breasts, the increased volumes of blood and body fluid in the body and some extra fat. While the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid is immediately lost after the delivery, it takes a couple of weeks to lose the weight gained by fluid and also fat depending on how much you gained.

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When it comes to delivery there is no easy way out. Many pregnant women believe that a C-section is the less painful and safer way of delivery. However, in reality, a c section could be pretty painful as well the only difference is you feel the pain after the baby had been born, unlike the vaginal birth. It can also pose complications later and is only recommended by doctors when the benefits outweigh the dangers.

13. The Fetus Is Unaffected By The Outside Events:

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For a long time, it was believed that babies are born oblivious to their outside environment. In truth, babies can hear sounds and recognize their mother’s voice while inside the womb. They are also able to detect light and taste the food by licking the placental wall.

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Here Are 24 Tweets That Prove Pets Change Lives for the Better

Pets are amazing. They can easily become your best friend and these hilarious tweets prove that there is never a dull moment with them:

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Doesn’t looking at these make you want to get a pet.

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People Had Varying Opinions on This Artist Impression of “Realistically Proportioned Disney Princesses” and We Thought You Should Be Able To Form Your Own.

People’s opinions around the world often vary because of the different circumstances they live in. And living in a world with so many different kinds of people often means that they’ll conflict on matters from time to time. Something similar happened when an artist posted a picture of a what he thought “Realistically proportioned” Disney princesses would look like.

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The following comments followed and one woman, in particular, had a strong response,

 

several people seemed to agree with her,

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Other people soon started appearing in the comments box with their own opinions, an artist gave his expert opinion,

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This commenter made us all aware that Disney had been wrong in several respects,

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People continued discussing what body acceptance really was;

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Tell us what you think about the realistically proportioned Disney princesses in the comments!

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