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Easy Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Memory

September 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Bombarded by a seemingly infinite amount of obligations every day, most people fall victim to memory slips every now and then. And while you likely can't cut down on your daily duties, you can implement certain tips and tricks to help boost your memory. Here are a few:

1) Create a designated catch-all spot.
Position a small bowl or tray by your front door, and use it to hold your keys, wallet, phone, sunglasses, and other easily misplaced items. The trick here is to get into the habit of always placing said items into the catch-all as soon as you walk through the door. This way, you always know where to find those oft-misplaced items!

2) Shift into a lower gear.
Allow your brain a moment or two to catch up. For instance, instead of speeding through personal introductions, really make an effort to remember the person's name. You could make a point to repeat the name throughout your conversation, or if you exchange business cards, you could jot down some of the person's identifying factors onto the back.

3) Make a note.
Rely on sticky notes to provide visual reminders. Tape a note to your front door, alarm clock—wherever you're certain to notice the reminder.

How to Remember That Thing You Always Forget [Wise Bread]
20 Memory Tricks You’ll Never Forget [Reader's Digest]
11 tricks and tips to get the most from your memory [Harvard Health Publications]

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Experience Scandinavian Cuisine at Aquavit

September 17, 2014 4:02 pm

Want a special occasion meal that’s unique yet trendy? Make reservations for Aquavit, a restaurant serving upscale, innovative Scandinavian cuisine. Although it’s been around for years, Nordic food is only now gaining in popularity in New York.

Splurge on one of the tasting menus at this Michelin rated restaurant — a seasonal five-course or eight-course chef’s tasting. In-between course samples and amuse-bouches add to the tasting experience. Although the menus change with seasonal availability and inspiration, a recent favorite is the Arctic Bird’s Nest with "eggs" made with goat cheese parfait. For those who want a taste without the expense, stop in for the traditional lunch menu with popular favorites including Swedish meatballs and Scandinavian bouillabaisse. Don’t skip out on the restaurant’s namesake; order a flight of aquavit, a traditional infused Scandinavian liquor.

Dining at Aquavit is always memorable. The elegant ambiance is consistent with the Nordic themed menu. The decor blends modern and rustic, creating a warm and inviting space. The lounge even features chairs and sofas by renowned designer Arne Jacobsen.

65 E 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 307-7311

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The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers: Play Golf in Manhattan

September 3, 2014 4:01 pm

For all the obvious reasons, golfing in Manhattan isn’t very easy to find. That’s why The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers is so valuable to resident golf enthusiasts. Of course, you don’t have to be an accomplished master of the links to play golf here. The Golf 101 course is perfect novices at the sport. The knowledgeable instructor teaches students with a mix of educational advice and humor, making the lesson a joy to experience.The Golf Club even offers a junior golfing experience, perfect for kids of all ages.

The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers offers some great views of the waterfront, too, and the space also has a number of indoor simulators which allow you to play simulated versions of more than 50 different courses year-round.

The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
59 Chelsea Piers
New York, NY 10011
(212) 336-6400

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