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That's why they're so difficult to remember. To make them easier to remember you will use the system of SUBSTITUTE WORDS. Substitute words or thoughts are used whenever you want to remember anything that is abstract, intangible or unintelligible something that makes no sense to you, can't be pictured, yet must be remembered. Be sure you read this chapter carefully, because substitute words will also help you to remember names. Making up a substitute word is...

It Pays to Remember Playing Cards

Yes, my grandfather was a gambler, and he died at a very early age. Gosh, that's too bad. How did it happen since I want yon all to stay healthy, the memory feats in this lesson utilize a regular deck of cards not with five, but with the usual four Aces. Truthfully, although this chapter is devoted entirely to remembering playing cards, I am stressing the demonstrations you can do with a deck of cards and your trained memory. The systems, however, can be applied to many card games. Please don't...

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First, for practical use, I have come across a very simple way to find the day of the week for any date of the current year. This idea is so easy, that most of you will wonder why you didn't think of it yourselves. This is it All you have to do is memorize this twelve digit number 633752741631, the way you've been taught to do. You can break the digits down into your peg words and link them, or make up words to take in more than two digits at a time. For example, you can remember this number by...

It Pays to Remember Appointments and Schedules

The man who is always punctual in keeping appointments never loses anything by it. No, only about half an hour waiting for the other fellow to show up. there isn't much I can do about those of you who know that you have an appointment, and get there late, anyway. But I think I can help you if you forget those appointments completely. You've already learned, in a previous chapter, how to remember your errands or appointments for each day. You can still use that idea but if, in your particular...