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Win A Rockin' Weekend in Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and mental_floss magazine want to send you and a guest to "A Rockin' Weekend in Cleveland." You'll get the VIP treatment at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland (April 3-4, 2009). Witness rock history as Metallica, RUN-D.M.C., Little Anthony and the Imperials, Jeff Beck, and Bobby Womack will be honored.

The Grand Prize winner and a guest will be treated to a red carpet experience at the newly reimagined Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland. Transportation, spending money and two tickets to the VIP pre-induction party and the induction ceremony are included. Fifty Runner-Up prizes, including Rock Hall and mental_floss T-shirts, CDs and Rock Hall memberships will also be awarded.

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7 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory
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Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year's resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it's time to start training your brain. The infographic below, created by financial website Quid Corner and spotted by Lifehacker Australia, lists seven easy ways to boost memory retention.

Different techniques can be applied to different scenarios, whether you're preparing for a speech or simply trying to recall someone's phone number. For example, if you're trying to learn a language, try writing down words and phrases, as this activates your brain into paying more attention. "Chunking," or separating long digit strings into shorter units, is a helpful hack for memorizing number sequences. And those with a poetic bent can translate information into rhymes, as this helps our brains break down and retain sound structures.

Learn more tips by checking out the infographic below.

[h/t Lifehacker.com.au]

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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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