Improve Your Memory : Consider this appealingly illustrated guide a personal trainer for the brain, one with a huge assortment of entertaining and fast-acting memory-strengthening techniques. Test your sharpness with fun instant assessments. Try intriguing short- and long-term memory tasks, such as remembering a series of long words and recalling landmarks on a map. Follow a month-long plan of "do it in a day" exercises. In addition to invaluable "Tips and Tricks" boxes, there's advice on boosting concentration, using mnemonics and other forms of mental association, and much more. With the tools provided here, you won't forget a birthday, struggle to find a word, or fail to match a name to a face.