Most of us misplace stuff all the time, up to nine items every day. One poll found that one-third of respondents say they spend an average of 15 minutes every day looking for things like keys, phones and paperwork.
The remedy for such knuckleheaded moves: Slow down, focus, think, and make an effort to encode that memory into your hippocampus where it can be retrieved and make your life easier.
Once you’ve mastered the art of not losing your keys, you can start focusing on the more important task of keeping your brain healthy and mentally awake. The good news is that there is much you can do to boost your brainpower, and most of the strategies are the same ones that will keep your entire body healthy.