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12 Secrets for Memorizing Things Easily

We learn things throughout our entire lives, but we still don’t know everything because we forget a lot of information. Why does this happen?

There is a universal formula that helps us to memorize things more easily that was made by Hermann Ebbinghaus, a German psychologist. And it works.

Why we forget

Your brain protects you from overloading with useless information. That’s why all new information is stored in the short-term memory, not in the long-term memory. If you don’t repeat it or use it, you forget it very quickly.

The Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve shows that just one hour after learning we forget more than half of the learned information. One week later we remember only 20%.

How to remember everything

In order to keep the information in your head for a longer time, you need to try to put it into your long-term memory. Forced memorization is not very effective in this case because your brain can’t make sense of the information quickly and form strong associations. If you want to remember things for a long time, you need to extend the memorization period. It should be as long as a few days or even weeks.

You can practice interval memorization using self-made cards or special applications like Anki (Android, iOS) and SuperMemo (Android, iOS).

12 more memorizing tips

1.Try to understand what you learn. Things that you understand are memorized 9 times faster.

2.Learn the most necessary information. You need to set your priorities correctly.

3.Take this into consideration: things that are at the beginning and at the end are memorized the best (serial position effect).

4.Switch your attention from one topic to another. Remember that similar memories get mixed (interference theory) and become a “mess.“

5.Learn opposite things. For example, if you are learning a foreign language, memorize day and night. Opposites are easier to memorize.

6.Build your own ”mind palace.“ The idea is to associate certain things with a certain place. For example, if you are in your room, try to connect a thing you are learning to something in your room. Repeat it a few times. After that, try to recall what the room looks like in your memory, and repeat the things you learned this way.

7.Use “nail words.” The point of the technique is to nail one learned thing to another. So when you think of the nail, you automatically recall the other thing.

8.Associate new words with those you already know. If you are learning a language, you can memorize something new based on what you know.

9.Make up stories. If you need to memorize a lot of information in some particular order, try to put the pieces into a story. It’s important that the pieces are connected to each other with some kind of plot.

10.Use a tape recorder. Record the information you are learning, and listen to the recording a few times. This method works best for people who memorize audio information better.

11.Visualize. Use body language when learning. This will help you trigger your muscle memory.

12.Choose only the best materials. Don’t use outdated books and methods of learning. Things might have changed a lot since the books were written. Don’t waste your time on something that may turn out to be wrong.

Source : Brightside.me

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Officer Hailed As A Hero For Her Courageous Act


An off-duty police officer is being hailed a hero after she stopped an armed robbery while waiting outside her daughter’s school.

Mother-of-two military police officer, 42-year-old Katia da Silva Sastre, was waiting with her seven-year-old daughter outside a school in Sao Paulo on Saturday morning (May 12) at around 8am.

The school, Ferreira Master, in the Jardim dos Ipês suburb of the city, was due to host a Mother’s Day party, meaning several families were outside waiting for the gates to open.

As seen in the security camera footage, a man dressed in a black jacket walks up to the group of mothers and small children, before pulling out a pistol.

Officer Sastre, who’s worked on the force for 20 years, was quick to take action, surprising the man by firing her weapon three times.

The suspect, identified as Elivelton Neves Moreira, passed away later the same day in hospital from his injuries.

You can watch the footage of the incident here, however, the content is distressing:

Despite the ‘regrettable’ outcome Officer Sastre has been commended for her courage and actions, being honoured in a ceremony by Sao Paulo Governor, Márcio França, on Sunday (May 13).

Taking to Twitter, the Governor wrote:

I WENT EARLIER TO THE 4TH BAEP IN THE EAST OF SAO PAULO TO HONOUR A VERY SPECIAL MOTHER: CORPORAL KATIA SASTRE.

HER COURAGE AND PRECISION SAVED MOTHERS AND CHILDREN, YESTERDAY AT THE DOOR OF A SCHOOL.


Officer Sastre spoke to Folha de Sao Paulo about the incident:

I DIDN’T KNOW IF HE WAS GOING TO SHOOT THE KIDS OR THE MOTHERS OR THE SECURITY GUARD AT THE SCHOOL DOOR.

I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT DEFENDING THE MUMS, THE CHILDREN, MY OWN LIFE AND MY DAUGHTER’S.

I HAD TO ACT QUICKLY TO END HIS AGGRESSION AND PREVENT HIM FROM HARMING ANYONE. I REVERTED TO THE TRAINING I HAVE RECEIVED IN THE CORPORATION.

IT’S GRATIFYING TO HAVE BEEN IN THE RIGHT PLACE TO HAVE SAVED ALL OUR LIVES.

Warned by another woman who’d ran past her, saying a robbery had taken place, it didn’t take long for Officer Sastre to jump into action, following her instincts.


According to Officer Sastre’s husband, André Alves, a military police lieutenant, the suspect’s pistol fired once.

He added, it’s not known whether Moreira or Officer Sastre shot first:

THE SUSPECT’S PISTOL FIRED ONCE, BUT IT IS NOT KNOWN WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS BEFORE KATIA FIRED.

THE FIRST SHOT RICOCHETED AND GOT LOST. ON HIS SECOND ATTEMPT AT FIRING, THE WEAPON LOCKED. THANKFULLY SHE WAS FASTER THAN HIM, BECAUSE WHEN A THUG DISCOVERS (THEIR OPPONENT) IS A POLICE OFFICER, HE SHOOTS TO END LIVES.

IN OUR PROFESSION WE MUST ALWAYS BE ATTENTIVE. SHE IS CALM AND KNOWS THAT SHE ACTED CORRECTLY. EVERYTHING ENDED FINE.

IT WOULD BE A RISK IF HE HAD SEARCHED HER BEFORE AND FOUND OUT SHE IS A COP.

As Mayor Franca summed up, although ‘it is not ideal the suspect passed away’, no one else was hurt and the incident acts as a warning to others who ‘take up a pistol’.

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Partners Who Really Love Each Other Tend To Get Fat. According To Recent Research

Obesity is one of the biggest problems in the world right now with lots of young adults and teenagers obese. Many different factors are responsible for obesity one of which is over eating. Many people have done several things to ensure that they try to correct this problem by changing their lifestyle and dropping other habits.


However, no one can truly know if what they are doing would be of any help at all until they have already started to do it. People cut down their foods, go hungry, starve themselves, begin to visit the gym regularly and take lots of supplements to help reduce their weight. Sometimes even all of these sacrifices are not able to work at all because of the person’s genes or way of living.


Here’s a shocking fact, did you know that couples who truly love each other tend to grow fat. Yes, it has actually been backed by scientific proof. Have you ever felt that you were gaining a few pounds when you were in a relationship? Well, that’s because you were.


A lot of research carried out have proved that once two people have a comfortable bond between themselves, they have a higher tendency to gain a few pounds. A few researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia researched 6,459 women. The research lasted for 10 years.


In their analysis, they found out that lots of women who were within the 20-30 age group, married, or are in a serious relationship had a decidedly increased weight, unlike the women who were single.

The women in a relationship who have fostered a wonderful bond between themselves and someone else weighed about 5kilos. Other women also gained some weight amounting to about 4 kilos. It would have been unfair if only girls suffered from this. Apparently, both male and female couples do.

This time the research was done on men by the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They studied 169 couples for over 4 years and came up with the same findings. It seemed that the guys in a happy committed relationship also gained more weight within those years.

A thesis from the University of York came to the same conclusions that there was no difference between the man and the woman in the relationship. Both of them gain a bit more weight. In fact, they even noted that a good weight gain is one of the signs of a good relationship.

So the big question remains, why do we get fat when we are in a relationship?

The causes of this phenomenon have not yet been clearly discovered however certain things are said to be its probable causes. The scientists have said that the closeness of such a bond might influence their habits and way of life making a person easily get adapted to their partner’s way of life. Besides that, women in a relationship begin to eat more of sugary junk. This alone can cause them to grow fatter. Sometimes the women also tend to eat as much as their partners without remembering that most guys have a larger appetite. Many of the women who were asked confirmed this exact point, stating that they eat the same amount of food with their partners.


Another clear reason why couples get fatter is that they spend a lot of their time cuddling, and doing lots of domestic work together like doing the dishes together.

Another point is that when we live alone, we most times don’t even bother about cooking any delicious meals, so we settle for taking out or something light. But when we are in a relationship, we spend more time cooking good meals to share together as a couple, and that can also be a contributor to the weight that we put on.

Some people actually stop exercising or living the healthy lifestyle to which they were accustomed to before they entered that relationship. A lot of their attention isn’t focused anymore on getting someone; it is spent on keeping that person happy.


One thing the researchers noticed about the couples who got fatter was that they had some sort of routine which they followed judiciously. This routine included spending time together in restaurants and other social places while they got to know themselves better. Then as the bond between them thickens, they begin to spend more time indoors and settle for cooking dinner and watching a movie after dinner. These activities would result in an apparent weight gain.


The weight gain can also be affected by the relaxed feeling coursing through you. As the bond thickens and we feel safe and secured in it. These positive feelings can bring on more improved appetite.


It’s important to note that all the factors explained here are just general conclusions to which there are lots of exceptions to the rules.

Source:viralrockets

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Teens Are Sharing Prom Dresses They Regret Buying Online And It’s Hilarious

Shopping online has many benefits. You can pretty much find whatever you want, you don’t need to leave your house to find it, and somebody will even deliver it to your door. Shopping literally couldn’t be any more convenient. Unless you decide to buy your prom dress online that is. Because as you can see from this hilarious list of tweets compiled by HIPTORO, what looks good on the internet doesn’t always look so good in real life! Which prom dress do you find the funniest? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

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Man buys abandoned Boeing727 for $100,000 & converts it into home—check out the grand interior

Is this the ultimate man cave? Check out how this man converted a jet airliner into a viable living space.

Engineer Bruce Campbell bought an abandoned Boeing 727 for $100,000 from Athens airport in 1999. The plane was shipped to Oregon, where the wings had to be removed and reinstalled so the aircraft could be towed to the middle of a forest.


Bruce spent two decades converting the plane into fully functional living quarters. With 1,066 square feet of interior space, Bruce had plenty of room to work with.

The plane has a custom-built shower, two restrooms, and electricity. The wings serve as a deck and the cockpit is a reading room.

For Campbell, there are many reasons why a plane makes a great home, such as its durability, easy-to-clean interiors due to sealed pressure canisters keeping dust and insects out, and lots of storage space.

And of course, there is the more obvious reason. “It’s a great toy,” he told the Atlas Obscura. “Trick doors, trick floors. Hatches here, latches there.”

“Having lots of little toys is very fulfilling,” he added. “Having lots of little toys enclosed in a very big toy is nirvana.”

Source: NTD

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20 Pics Proving that “Drunk People” Are The Most Amusing Human Beings

As an honest perception, it would be true if I said drunk people are equal to the Kardashians in the entertainment category. It is the holy golden, platinum level of all kinds of entertainment. I don’t know how alcohol does it but it just brings out the hilarious and most vulnerable side of people. I bet you’ve seen and heard a lot of drunk stories too, everyone has them. It’s such a privilege and a curse at the same time to have friends who go all out with their alcohol intake and do random things that are worth a million dollars who might also drag you into the trouble. But having said that, the memories live forever and you cherish them lifelong.

Also, this one is very normal actually, when you’re drunk you become a huge blob that stops functioning and have weird walks as if the road shrank or something. That’s when all the stupidity starts one by one, here are some of them recorded on camera.

1. Maybe her drunk self-knew she needed that extra push to make things work.






2. Those workers even posed for her, how sweet of them.





3. Drunk Steve is currently between an argument with sober Steve.

4. The weird part is the conversation actually makes sense.

5. Thank God, you didn’t get authorized, Jon!


6. When you’re drunk but still hot enough to model for a random shoot.


7. I do this even when I’m sober, okay I have a problem!


8. Doreen be tripping with the girls in wild Mexico eating Tacos and shots too!


9. Is that like a dream job you have or you just hate those girls?

10. The world is proud of you in so many ways, sarcasm included.


11. Jeff clearly did something very nasty.

12. Well, it’s true that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.


13. Drunk men = Dumb and cute men, end of story!


14. This could be the best drunk story ever known to mankind.


15. To the contrary, drunk girls will still be girls.


16. If your man doesn’t do this, I’m wondering why are you still dating him?


17. Haha, this actually made me laugh. Drunk but they’re totally making sense.


18. You deserve some kind of award man!


19. Literally sitting right next to him, oh poor Austin!


20. You may be drunk but always know what fits where.

Source:wroops 

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Husband Admits To Sleeping With Wife’s Sister

Break up’s are always nasty, and divorce is even worse! I mean they can get nasty, just as this one did, when this Ex Husband left his wife for HER SISTER! He wrote the most awful letter – which ma…

Break up’s are always nasty, and divorce is even worse! I mean they can get nasty, just as this one did, when this Ex Husband left his wife for HER SISTER! He wrote the most awful letter – which made me so mad, I felt SO sorry for his wife…until I read her response. You must read these letters! And you must read them to the very end!

Dear Wife,

Dear Wife,

I’m writing this letter to you to tell you that I’m leaving you forever. I’ve been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been hell…Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw. Last week, you came home & didn’t even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your favorite meal & even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers.

Can you believe this JERK? I feel so sorry for his wife – she doesn’t deserve this.

But he hasn’t finished with her yet…..

You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You don’t tell me you love me anymore; you don’t want sex or anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either you’re cheating on me or don’t love me anymore; whatever the case, I’m gone.

Your EX-Husband

P.S. don’t try to find me. Your SISTER & I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great life!”

Dear Ex-Huband,

Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. It’s true you & I have been married for 7 years, although a good man is a far cry from what you’ve been. I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining & griping Too bad that doesn’t work. I DID notice when you got a haircut last week, but the 1rst thing that came to mind was ‘You look just like a girl!’ Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you can’t say something nice, I didn’t comment. And when you cooked my favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused with my SISTER because I stopped eating pork 7 years ago.

You won’t believe what she says next…

About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, & I prayed it was just a coincidence that my sister had just borrowed $50 from me that morning. After all of this I still loved you & felt we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for 10 million dollars, I quit my job & bought us 2 tickets to Jamaica but when I got home you were gone…Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted. My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you won’t get a dime from me. So take care.

Signed, Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell & Free!

P.S. I don’t know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl. I hope that’s not a problem.

Source : ViralTeeth

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Plaque: Here’s a simple housewife’s trick that lets you slip out of the dentist’s chair

Plaque is something that just everybody with teeth gets. (Babies, you’re lucky… for now!)

The nasty stuff can be expensive to get rid of since you have to go to the dentist to have it removed.

Or do you?

My grandmother taught me a trick for removing plaque when I was a kid and it’s saved me a lot of money over the years.

It’s a simple household remedy that’s quick and easy and only uses ingredients that you already have at home.

And did I mention, it’s scientifically proven to work ?

The trick to fighting plaque is easy and you can do it at home tonight.
What you need:
1. Salt
All you need is common household salt. About a teaspoon is enough.

Put it in a small glass or mug.

2. Baking soda

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Add about two teaspoons of baking soda to the salt. Mix carefully.

3. Water

Slowly add about a teaspoon of water and stir.

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The paste should be firm enough to put on your toothbrush.

Directions:
Now, all you have to do is brush your teeth with your homemade toothpaste. Brush for about three minutes and try to reach all your teeth. Then rinse with water.

That’s how easy it is!

Repeat this procedure once or twice a month to keep plaque and the dentist away.

Tip:
Avoid getting any toothpaste on your tongue — it tastes salty and bitter.

Check out this video to see how effective this method really is:

Share this clever household remedy with your friends so that they also get rid of plaque in minutes, without spending any money or going to the dentist.

Source : Newsner

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Little Girl Can’t Hold Back Her Emotions When Foster Mom Turns And Says, “Today’s Your Day.”

There are some things in life we take for granted – whether it be the food in our bellies, or even a warm bed. For one little girl named Shailee, all she wanted was a family she could call her own.

After living with her foster parents and foster brother, she knew she had found the home she had always dreamed of. In fact, they even revealed to Shailee that one day they planned to adopt her.


While the adorable girl with glasses was thrilled that she was going to be adopted, her parents never exactly said when it was all going to take place. But after receiving news of the official adoption date – mom and dad decided to turn it all into a huge surprise!

They picked their two kids up from school giving the impression that it was just a normal day. Then mom hit record and turned to Shailee in the middle row of seats.

Dad begins by announcing that they’ll be heading to court that day “for the adoption.” Shailee’s eyes light up like saucers as she exclaims, “Really? You’re lying!”

Mom then reassures her the surprise is true saying, “Today’s your day.” The girl immediately gets emotional – being shocked, happy, and excited all at once.

But that’s only the beginning of the heartfelt scene! The tears she sheds are happy ones full of joy and relief — she finally had her forever home and it was going to be official.

Watch the video below (shared by Love What Matters) to see Shailee’s reaction to all of the beautiful news. It’s the sweetest thing!

It really makes you appreciate how special having a family really is!

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Jack wakes up with a black eye and hangover, finds wife’s strange note and starts to cry

You should always be careful with alcohol. If you happen to drink too much, odds are that you’ll do something that you’ll regret in the morning. Or even worse, you could do something absolutely amazing and forget about it right afterwards…

I found this story earlier today and I just had to share it with you. The man wakes up with a disfigured face, and only remembers fragments of the previous night. What happens next is… well, I won’t spoil the ending for you!

A married man, Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after a night out drinking with the boys.

He doesn’t even remember how he got home from the party.

“Oh, damn,” he thinks to himself, wondering if he did something wrong the night before.

Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the nightstand.

Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed.

He takes the aspirins, and then cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror.

Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick: “Dear husband, last night you came home drunk and made a huge racket. But don’t worry! Breakfast is on the stove. I left early to get groceries to make your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling!
Love, Jillian”

He stumbles into the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee, and the morning newspaper all waiting for him. His son is also at the table, eating.

Jack asks, “Son… what happened last night?”

The truth is revealed
“Well, you came home after three in the morning, drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you threw up in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door.”

Confused, he asks his son, “So, why is your mother in such a good mood, and why is there breakfast on the table waiting for me?”

His son replies, “Oh THAT! Well, when Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and tried to take your pants off, you screamed, ’Leave me alone, I’m married! I’m married!’”

Jack was so relieved that he started crying!

SHARE if this funny story made you smile!

PS: The person depicted in the thumbnail image of this article has nothing to do with this story whatsoever.

Source : TheLaughBible