30 Days to Faster Thinking: Day 10 – You’ve Got to Have Friends

Welcome to Day 10 of our 30 Days To Faster Thinking, a free guide to help you unlock your potential to more nimble thinking and to strengthen your focus and attention for a better memory — in just a few minutes each day.  

You’ve Got to Have Friends:

The recent brain health science shows that spending time with others is one of the best things you can do for your brain. A 2016 AARP survey found that folks over 40 who were socially isolated complained more about their brain health and felt that their memory was much worse than those with more social ties. Being more social has also been linked to reducing your risk for serious memory loss.

Try This Now: 

For this workout, recall the second person in each of these famous pairs. See how many you can get in 1 minute.

Abbott and ______
______ and Ethel
Lerner and ______
_______ and Hardy
Butch Cassidy and ______
________ and Hutch
Harold and ________
_________ and Shirley
Ozzie and _______
_______ and Jerry
Holmes and _______
_______ and Cher
Simon and ________
________ and Robin
Ben and ________
________ and Ray
Lewis and ________
________ and Felix
Rodgers and ________

Boost It:

Get the most out of today’s tip by making plans with friends to go for a hike, get together for a movie, or even just gab on the phone.