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Attention, Please!

Libi Astaire

Misplaced your keys? Can’t remember what you were supposed to pick up at the grocery store? Before you panic, certain that early dementia has set in, consider this: Many people confuse poor memory with poor concentration. What’s the difference between the two? Is it possible to improve one or the other — or both?

 

My Sister's Keeper

As told to Rhona Lewis

Last year, when my 17-year-old sister came home from her first meeting with a top psychiatrist, I became her keeper.

 

Tell Me a Story

Yehudis Sofer and Faigy Peritzman

The women sitting in front of me were engrossed in heated debate, their opinions punctuated by gestures and exclamations. From the bits and pieces I caught, the situation sounded thorny. A moment before one of them alighted, they both concluded, “It’s a great story. So well-written. I hope it ends happily.…” My jaw dropped. They were talking about a story? That debate was based on fiction? How does an author convey such reality and credibility when a story is simply the fruit of his imagination?

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