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Have you ever inexplicably forgotten your PIN in front of the ATM? Or drawn a terrifying blank in the middle of an important speech? We bet you regularly type in the wrong website passwords too. Same.

If your memory just plain sucks, there are a host of scientifically proven techniques you can employ to combat your chronic forgetfulness. Here are seven of the best, with extra tips that will help to make this newfound knowledge stick.


Do you feel like your mind freezes during exams? Do you find yourself thinking 'I really can’t do this'? Does your heart race fast or do you find it hard to breathe during exams? Most people feel anxious when taking an exam, but research shows that some people are more likely to suffer from exam anxiety than others. So why is this? And what can you do to calm your nerves? We have some answers for you.


It's currently "crunch time" at schools and universities around Australia, which means plenty of students are starting to have exam-induced freak outs. If you or your son/daughter are in the midst of a study cram, there is a simple, science-proven remedy that will help to bring stress levels down. It involves whiskers. And fur.


Exam time is quickly approaching for HSC and university students. While study is at the forefront, nutrition is often the furthest thing from students' minds. However, a healthy diet plays a vital role in attaining optimal academic performance during the rigours and challenges of exam time.


With HSC exams coming up, students will be preparing to sit a range of different exams, from English to music to biology to languages. For study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) there are two sets of tactics for preparation: the usual, well-established ones; and the lesser-known but evidence-based approaches that have a powerful impact on learning.


When your teachers are writing multiple choice or True/False tests, they're supposed to keep things as random as possible. However, as the BBC points out, there is a pattern in that randomness, and knowing what it is might help you get through your exams.