Two Time USA Memory Champion and memory training expert and memory speaker Ron White shares his thoughts on Joshua Foer and the book Moonwalking with Eisntein I must confess when I first learned about the 2006 USA Memory Champion Joshua Foer the story was not told in the greatest light. From more than one person [...]
Much of the English language (and any language I am sure) is simply repeating the same words over and over. The average American will use about 3,000 words, however the dictionary contains about 50 times as many words. What is the benefit of increasing your vocabulary? Well, if you are a student taking the SAT the answer is obvious. However, even if you just want to learn a new language or learn a new subject in school such as anatomy or geology having a larger vocabulary will help you.
When I was 12 years old I signed up to take Okinawan Karate. I really enjoyed weekly learning the same style of karate that Daniel from the movie The Karate Kid took. I learned self defense, the importance of exercise, gained confidence and even learned a little bit of Japanese! Now, to tell you the truth all I learned was counting and on a recent trip to Narita Japan I did discover it is very tough to carry on a conversation with just numbers! With that said, it is fun to learn bits and pieces of other languages and here is a real simple way to learn how to count in Japanese.