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Nov 20, 2022

Solitaire Story Tripeaks - Free Online Card Game

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of the Solitaire Story Tripeaks series as the latest free brain games on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

In Solitaire Story 3, the game’s main cute little character, Foxy, will take you on a journey through distant countries, fantastic landscapes, and famous landmarks.

Visit Paris, Berlin, Bali, Italy, Egypt and many more! With an incredible 2750+ levels, Solitaire Story Tripeaks 3 is one of the deepest Solitaire games of all time.

Enjoy Daily Missions, Weekly Air Balloon Challenges, and dozens of new card designs!

If you wish, you can also play the earlier versions, Solitaire Story Tripeaks 1 & 2.

The Solitaire Story Tripeaks games are part of the free online brain games collection. These games are mobile-friendly and should work on your desktop computer, tablet, or phone.

Card games train important brain skills, including concentration and logical reasoning. Play these games often to give your brain a boost!

Like all the brain games on my site, these online games are free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the game page and give these games a try.

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Nov 06, 2022

Whack-a-Mole Multiplayer - Free Concentration Game

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Whack-a-Mole with Buddies as the latest free brain games on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Play whack-a-mole against a friend anywhere in the world!

In the Whack-a-Mole with Buddies game, open a private game room. Email the game room link to your friend.

Then complete against your friend in a timed whack-a-mole game. Whoever gets the most points wins.

Whack-a-mole is part of the free online brain games collection. These games are mobile-friendly and should work on your desktop computer, tablet, or phone.

Whack-a-mole games train important brain skills, including concentration and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost!

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the game page and give this game a try.

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Nov 04, 2022

Vex 7 - Free Parkour Concentration Game

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Vex 7 as the latest free brain games on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Play Vex 7, an online game packed with action and a unique style. Use parkour moves to leap across the deadly obstacles with your stickman. Avoid the spikes, shooting knives, and falling blocks.

Use the double jump potion to go places you couldn’t reach before, and avoid security cameras that trigger laser beams.

The Vex games are part of the free online brain games collection. These games are mobile-friendly and should work on your desktop computer, tablet, or phone.

Parkour games like Vex train important brain skills, including concentration and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost!

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the game page and give this game a try.

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Oct 29, 2022

Garden Tales - Free Match-3 Brain Games

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of the Garden Tales series as the latest free brain games on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Garden Tales games are colorful match-3 adventures with - you guessed it - a garden theme. There are thousands of levels to complete.

The Garden Tales games series are a popular take on the classic match-3 online game. Ever played Candy Crush, Bejeweled, or any other match-3 game? You'll feel right at home with Garden Tales.

Help Willy the garden gnome complete three-of-a-kind of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and flowers. Clear each screen for points and stars and coins.

The Garden Tales games are part of the free online brain games collection. These games are mobile-friendly and should work on your desktop computer, tablet, or phone.

Match-3 games like Garden Tales train important brain skills, including concentration and visual perception. Play these games often to give your brain a boost!

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Sep 22, 2022

Mental Math at the Register

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To stay sharp, look for ways to exercise your brain in daily life. Mental math while you are out-and-about is a great example.

Solving math problems in your head trains quantitative intelligence (Gq). It also requires focused attention.

I play a math coin game at the store sometimes when paying for small purchases. I'll carry an assortment of small coins in my pocket for this purpose.

One such game: "Receive multiples of 25 cents in change."

Recently I bought an Americano at my local coffee shop. That's my favorite coffee drink. Splash of heavy cream and two Stevias. Total owed $2.98.

Time to pay. Not with three one dollar bills. I'd be burdened with two more pennies, and not train my brain.

Instead a mental math challenge!

I prefer the "counting down" method. It's the opposite of the counting-up method used by cashiers to make change.

Here's the thought process. Multiples of 25 cents are zero, 25, 50, and 75. For the coffee I owe 98 cents. The next-lowest multiple of 25 is therefore 75 cents.

I count down from 98, starting with pennies. Dropping from 98 to 95 is three pennies. Now I have options. I can drop 95 to 75 with two dimes or four nickels or two nickels and a dime.

I get out three one dollar bills and hand the cashier $3.23. The cash register checks my math: $3.23 - $2.98 = $0.25. I'm handed a quarter. Victory!

I'm glad to get rid of the small coins of little value, especially the pennies. It’s a good way to use up the small change I've thrown into a drawer.

Is this game trivial? No. All mental challenges are beneficial. Even small ones.

They force you to pay attention, to concentrate, to focus. And in this case, to calculate.

Consider the alternative: To passively not use your brain, as when swiping a credit card or handing over three one-dollar bills. Even a little counting-down game is a plus.

If you need practice counting coins, play the free Cash Back money counting game here on my site.

During the course of your day, look around for opportunities to challenge your brain. Be creative and have fun. Stay sharp!

Sep 16, 2022

Why Bother with Correct Spelling?

Some time ago, a visitor asked me why correct spelling is important. After all, misspelled words can usually still be recognized.

What difference does shifting a few letters around actually make?

The answer: Having a single accepted spelling for a word streamlines communication and prevents confusion.

Here are a few reasons why careless spelling is bad:

  1. Misspellings can actually change the meaning of the word. These misspellings are confusing and sometime amusing.

    See the image of "Sweat Tea" above. Yuck, no thank you!

  2. Consider extreme cases where the word is unrecognizable due to the misspelling.

    The reader would have to stop reading and waste time trying to figure out what the word meant. They might even fail to decipher the word altogether.

  3. Spelling words the right way shows you are an educated person. You communicate carefully, with an eye for detail.

    In contrast, poor spelling may cause the reader to wonder if your thinking and reasoning are also inexact. That you are not to be taken seriously.

So there you have it. Three great reasons to be exact with your spelling.

Take the time to memorize the correct spellings of words. It's worth it!

Sep 09, 2022

Trouble Remembering Routes: Your Solutions?

trouble remembering routes

A surprising number of visitors claim they have severe trouble remembering routes. They struggle to recall simple street directions. They become lost in places they've lived many years.

For such people, Google Maps and GPS are not enough. And they are frustrated. Getting lost is not fun!

Trouble with directions has been linked to ADHD and other learning disorders. Traveling a route does require memory and sustained attention. But the cause is uncertain, and there is no magic fix.

Do you suffer this problem? Please share any solutions you've found in your daily life. Send a message through my Contact Me page describing the methods you use.

Once I've gathered solutions, I'll write an article listing the most effective ideas. Learning of creative options that work for others should be very helpful to those everywhere who struggle with routes.

Aug 09, 2022

Retrieval Practice: A Powerful Daily Habit

greek alphabet

Recalling facts helps strengthen memory. You can do this deliberately, as a form of memory exercise. This is known as "retrieval practice."

Choose a set of facts to practice. It can be anything. For example, I recently decided to memorize the Greek alphabet.

Use memory techniques to establish initial learning. For a few minutes every day, recall the information from memory without looking. Recite it out loud, write it down, or do both. This is active recall, also known as the testing effect.

No need to schedule time for this. I fit my recall practice into odd moments of downtime. When writing, I often use whatever is on hand, like a scrap of paper. Afterward I discard it.

Practice daily. Retrieval is a free and powerful memory booster. Give it a try!

Apr 28, 2022

Shaun the Sheep - Free Puzzler Games Online

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Shaun the Sheep Puzzlers as the latest free brain games on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

I've got 5 episodes of the famous game series right here, unblocked, for you to enjoy.

Challenge yourself with fun puzzlers including Sheep Stack, Baahmy Golf, Chick 'n' Spoon, Flock Together, and Alien Athletics.

Shaun the Sheep games are part of the free online brain games collection. These games are mobile-friendly and should work on your desktop computer, tablet, or phone.

Physics puzzle games like Shaun the Sheep train important brain skills, including concentration, logical reasoning, and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost!

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the game page and give this game a try.

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Feb 27, 2022

Bubble Tanks 3 - Free Concentration Game

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I'm pleased to announce the addition Bubble Tanks 3 as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Start with a tiny bubble tank. Defeat bubble enemies and grow your tank in size and power. The longer you play the game, the bigger and more powerful your bubble tank can become!

Bubble Tanks 3 is part of the free online brain games collection.

This game is mobile-friendly and should work on your desktop computer, tablet, or phone.

Concentration games like Bubble Tanks 3 train important brain skills like attention span and mental focus. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Dec 05, 2021

Tripeaks Solitaire - Play Free Online

freeware solitaire

I'm pleased to announce the addition of three Tripeaks Solitaire games as the latest free brain games on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

The first game, TryPeaks, is a well-made Tripeaks solitaire game with a basic theme. The second game, Tripeaks Garden, is more elaborate.

In Tripeaks Garden, solve hundreds of levels along with your trusty cat companion. Your cat helps you along the journey of filling your greenhouses with beautiful flowers.

The third game, Tripeaks Deep Sea, provides yet another twist. Explore the mysteries of the ocean!

These are HTML5 Games. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play them. The games should work in your browser automatically.

Card solitaire games like Tripeaks train important brain skills like attention, short-term memory, and mental flexibility. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, these online games are free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Nov 23, 2021

Bob the Robber Platform Game - Play Free

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of the Bob the Robber thief game as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Help Bob find treasure and avoid getting caught. There are seven episodes and many levels to solve.

Bob visits Japan and Russia and even helps save the city! So he's not all bad.

Bob the Robber is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Platform games like Bob the Robber train important brain skills like concentration, logical reasoning, and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Nov 19, 2021

Possible NPH

Throughout my life I have been screened for Parkinson’s, MS, and narcolepsy with no clear results. I have periodic vertigo that makes me fall, weakness

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Nov 04, 2021

Many More Snail Bob Physics Puzzlers - Play Free Online

Snail Bob

I've greatly expanded the episodes of Snail Bob available on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com, to a total of 6 episodes! All are playable from the main Snail Bob game page.

The episodes include Construction Site (the original), Dangerous Forest, Love Story, Winter Story, Fantasy Story, and Island Story.

Snail Bob is a fun puzzler platform game. He gets trapped in various situations, and it's your job to help him escape. You'll need to pull levers, push buttons, and so on in the correct order to allow Snail Bob to pass through obstacles.

Snail Bob is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Platform games like Snail Bob train important brain skills like concentration, logical reasoning, and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Oct 21, 2021

Vex 6 Platform Puzzler Game - Play Free Online

Vex 6

I'm pleased to announce the addition of the Vex 6 game as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Play Vex 6 online for free. This game adds to the existing collection of Vex games #3-5 available on the same page.

VEX 6 is the latest addition in the series of this stickman-parkour-platformer. Jump and slide your stickman through 9 new Acts and 9 new Hard Acts.

Each Act ends with it's final stage to complete: "Vexation." Make sure to collect the coins on your way to unlock 64 different skins for your stickman.

Want to earn extra coins? Come back to VEX 6 every day to complete the daily tasks and play the daily bonus level.

VEX 6 is visually stunning as it's now running on a higher resolution and 60fps!

Vex 6 is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Platform games like Vex train important brain skills like concentration, logical reasoning, and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Oct 10, 2021

Fireboy and Watergirl - Free Puzzle Game, 6 Episodes

Fireboy and Watergirl

I'm pleased to announce the addition of Fireboy and Watergirl as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Play Fireboy and Watergirl online, for free! I've got 6 episodes of the famous video game series right here, unblocked, including Episode #6 - Fairy Tales.

Fireboy and Watergirl is a platform game. Help the two characters Fireboy and Watergirl work as a team to make it through each level. Fireboy can walk through hot stuff, and Watergirl likes water. Avoid the green goo, navigate obstacles, and solve puzzles to reach the exit.

Fireboy and Watergirl is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Platform games like Fireboy and Watergirl train important brain skills like concentration, logical reasoning, and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Sep 10, 2021

Microsoft Bubble - Free Concentration Game

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Microsoft Bubble as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Jump into bubble shooting fun with bright colors, breathtaking backgrounds, and thrilling bubble action. Use skill and strategy to match three or more bubbles of the same color.

Earn coins and add power-ups to solve tricky puzzles. Unlock new and exciting levels with unique objectives and majestic mountainsides.

This is the official Bubble game by Microsoft and is free-to-play online here.

Microsoft Bubble is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Concentration games like Microsoft Bubble train important brain skills like focus, concentration, and attention span. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Sep 02, 2021

Atari Pong - Free Focus Game

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Atari Pong as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Atari Pong is a table tennis arcade game featuring two-dimensional graphics. This is a replica of the classic Pong, one of the first computer games ever created.

This is the official Pong game by Atari and is free-to-play online here.

Atari Pong is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Arcade games like Pong train important brain skills including concentration, visual perception, and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Aug 27, 2021

Math Magic Battle - Play Online Free

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Math Magic Battle as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com. Defeat monsters with your math skills!

Choose the right answer to an addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division question. This casts a spell at the attacking monster.

If just one monster reaches you, the game is over. So to earn a high score, you need to be fast and accurate to destroy every monster before it reaches you.

This is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Math facts games like Math Magic Battle train important brain skills including memory, quantitative reasoning, and mental arithmetic ability. Play games like these often to give your brain a boost!

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Aug 21, 2021

Fruit Ninja - Play Online Free

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Fruit Ninja as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

This page has three different Fruit Ninja games you can play for free. Choose whichever you like best.

In case you've never played Fruit Ninja, the concept is simple. Various pieces of fruit fly across the screen. Use your katana knife to cut the fruit in half for points.

This is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Fast-paced games like Fruit Ninja train important brain skills, including concentration, reaction time, and visual acuity. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Aug 12, 2021

New "Bug Report" for Online Games

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If you run into a bug in one of the online games, please report it. The new Bug Report page allows you to do just that.

A "bug" is any problem that causes a game to not work as intended. The game could be broken, or there might be a technical issue, like an in-game ad that fails to load.

It's important to report such bugs. This gives the game developer a chance to fix what's wrong, so future players hopefully won't run into the same issue.

Click the link below to visit the Bug Report page. Have a look at the new form, in case you ever need it.

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Jun 18, 2021

Kyodai Butterfly Mahjong Upgraded to DELUXE Version

kyodai mahjong

For those who love the Butterfly Mahjong game, I've got good news. The game has a new Deluxe version!

This version includes a daily gift box. The box gives you free goodies, including shuffle, hint, and freeze-the-timer power-ups.

You can now earn coins as you complete levels. Use the coins in the new in-game Shop to purchase beautiful backgrounds for the game. You can even buy colorful butterfly wings.

Click the link below to visit the updated game page.

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May 31, 2021

Microsoft Jigsaw - Play Free Online

microsoft jigsaw

I'm pleased to announce the addition of Microsoft Jigsaw as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

This is the official game created by Microsoft Studios and is free-to-play online here.

This free Microsoft Jigsaw puzzle game includes over 2,000 jigsaw puzzles for you to solve! Solve these puzzles online in your browser anytime.

Puzzles are grouped by category, including Patterns, Locations, Objects, Nature, and more. You can also search for puzzles by keyword, like "rabbit" or "bridges".

This is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Jigsaw puzzles train short-term memory, spatial orientation, and concentration. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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May 01, 2021

Vex 3, 4 & 5 Games - Play Free Online

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Vex 3, 4 & 5 as the latest free brain games on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

In Vex, you are a simple stickman trying to escape the traps that surround you. Run, jump, slide, and climb your way through each level. Three different versions of Vex are available on the new Vex Games page.

Use the WASD keys or Arrow Keys to run through the levels, avoiding the traps and obstacles. You can even earn trophies!

This is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Stickman escape games like Vex 3, 4 & 5 train important brain skills including logical reasoning, concentration, and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Apr 29, 2021

Microsoft Jewel - Play Free Online

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Microsoft Jewel as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

This is the official game created by Microsoft Studios and is free-to-play online here.

Match 3 or more identical jewels in a single move to make a match, and watch as they magically disappear. Drag, click, or tap a jewel to move it vertically or horizontally in the direction to complete a match.

To earn the most points, fill up the color meters to complete each level and add score multipliers to your next board. The game ends when you run out of moves.

This is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Jewel-matching games like Microsoft Jewel train important brain skills including visual acuity and concentration. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Apr 24, 2021

Microsoft Minesweeper - Play Free Online

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Microsoft Minesweeper as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

This is the official game created by Microsoft Studios and is free-to-play online here.

Microsoft Minesweeper is a browser-based version of the classic minesweeper puzzle game. This game has been part of Windows for more than 20 years.

This game includes three versions of difficulty - Easy, Medium, and Expert - and fun Daily Challenges.

This is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Puzzle games like Microsoft Minesweeper train important brain skills including problem solving, thinking speed, and mental flexibility. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Apr 18, 2021

Microsoft Sudoku - Play Free Online

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Microsoft Sudoku as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

This is the official game created by Microsoft Studios and is free-to-play online here.

Microsoft Sudoku is the classic sudoku puzzle game. It has advanced features such as Notes and Hints.

This version includes two modes, Regular sudoku and Irregular sudoku. Each mode has four levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert.

This is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Tile games like Microsoft Sudoku train important brain skills numerical ability and concentration. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Mar 05, 2021

Classic Atari Asteroids - Free Online Focus Game

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Atari Asteroids as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Atari Asteroids is the classic space-themed multi-directional shooter arcade game. Control a single spaceship in an asteroid field. Watch out for the enemy flying saucers!

This is the official Asteroids game originally created by Atari and is free-to-play online here.

Atari Asteroids is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Arcade games like Atari Asteroids train important brain skills including concentration, visual perception, and reaction time. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Feb 20, 2021

Microsoft Mahjong - Play Free Online

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of Microsoft Mahjong as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Microsoft Mahjong is the classic tile-matching game, now updated with Daily Challenges, a new look and feel, and over 40 puzzles!

Enjoy gorgeous graphics and relaxing sounds, with multiple visual themes to choose from. This is the official game created by Microsoft Studios and is free-to-play online here.

This is an HTML5 Game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

Tile games like Microsoft Mahjong train important brain skills including attention, short-term memory, and mental flexibility. Play these games often to give your brain a boost.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

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Feb 12, 2021

Microsoft Ultimate Word Games - Play Free Online

microsoft word games
I'm pleased to announce the addition of the Microsoft Ultimate Word Games collection as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Microsoft Ultimate Word Games includes three excellent, well-made brain games - Wordament, Word Twister, and Crosswords. These games were created by Microsoft Studios and can be played free here.

With multiple ways to play each game mode and Daily Challenges, Microsoft Ultimate Word Games is a great way to exercise your brain and relax while having fun!

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

For a list of all the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Games like Wordament, Word Twister, and Crosswords train important brain skills including memory, verbal fluency, and information processing. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Jan 22, 2021

Rummikub - Multiplayer Tile Game - Play Free

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I'm pleased to announce the additional of Rummikub as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Rummikub is a multiplayer tile game that goes back decades. Since the 1950's, it's been played as a physical board game by millions around the world.

Now you can play Rummikub against friends and family online in your browser, for free!

Rummikub is played with mahjong-like tiles, but it's akin to the Rummy card game. Place your tiles in runs and groups, and be the first to use up all your tiles. The game is easy to learn but challenging to win.

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically. For a list of all the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Tile games like Rummikub train important brain skills including attention and cognitive flexibility. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing. Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Dec 05, 2020

Microsoft Solitaire Collection - Play Free Online

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I'm pleased to announce the addition of the Microsoft Solitaire Collection as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Yes, this game was created by Microsoft Studios. The five solitaire games included are quite nice.

The games are Classic Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks card solitaire.

Not only that, in this game there are Daily Challenges where you can win coins and earn monthly badges. And there's a Star Club for winning gold stars and unlocking special packs.

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

For a list of all the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Card games like solitaire train important brain skills including attention and cognitive flexibility. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Nov 28, 2020

Flash Games Fixed! (for Now)

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Some good news. The Flash-based brain games like Scrabble Sprint are working again.

An observant and helpful visitor, Pat R., pointed out to me that one of the HTML5 games also had stopped working. That got me thinking...

It turns out the problem was an SSL issue with the Flash games directory. (The HTML5 game she mentioned happens to live in the same directory.)

I repaired the SSL problem, and voila the Flash games can be played again. Thanks, Pat!

Keep in mind, this fix doesn't affect the End-of-Flash date, December 31st, rapidly approaching. The browser companies and Adobe plan to turn internet Flash to "Off" permanently that day, sadly.

After December 31st, the free HTML5 brain games will continue to work, of course.

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Nov 25, 2020

End of Flash-Based Games in Sight

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This is a quick post on the state of online Flash-based games. As you may have noticed, some Flash games on my website such as Scrabble Sprint have stopped working in the last couple days.

NOTE: On many of the Flash game pages, I've already posted a second (or even third) game in HTML5 format that can be played instead. For example, now playable from the Scrabble Sprint page are the free HTML5 Wordmeister and Outspell Scrabble games.

With regard to Adobe Flash, nothing has changed on my end recently. So I suspect the browser companies and Adobe may have begun to shut down internet Flash early, in advance of the December 31st deadline.

Those companies have been planning for years to remove Flash from the web. The time has finally come. For more background, see this page.

As a replacement, play the free online HTML5 brain games instead. Many of these games are quite excellent!

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Oct 25, 2020

More Free HTML5 Brain Games Online

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As we draw closer to the end of Adobe Flash games on the web (December 2020), I continue to replace as many as possible with HTML5 versions. The HTML5 brain games do not need a browser plug-in like Flash games do. That means HTML5 games work in most browsers automatically.

Recently I've migrated the Wheel of Fortune game and Millionaire TV Show game to HTML5. Give these games a try!

On a side note, I've also updated the online UNO Card Game to have a "Multiplayer" feature.

You can still play UNO against the computer as before. But now you can set up a private online game room where you can play against your friends. Or, play a Quick Match against a random opponent from around the world.

Times of change can be difficult. It's frustrating to have to say goodbye to a favorite Flash game. But there are many cool HTML5 games, too. I hope you keep an open mind as you explore them, because HTML5 is the wave of the future for web games.

For a list of all the free HTML5 brain games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to any game page and start playing.

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Jul 20, 2020

100 Large Free Sudoku Printables

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I've added 100 more free Sudoku printables to Memory-Improvement-Tips.com. A marathon of puzzle making. Whew!

Sudoku is one of my favorite number puzzles. Apparently lots of other folks enjoy sudoku, too. I've gotten lots of requests to make more free printables.

These new sudoku printables are a large size for easier reading and annotation. The solutions are available as well.

The puzzles come in four levels of difficulty: easy, medium, hard, and very hard. There are 25 of each.

I hope you enjoy these new sudoku printables!

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Jul 08, 2020

Memorizing World Capitals Example

For this post, I'll share an example of a powerful yet simple memory technique I call "visualization and association."

I'm using this technique to memorize the world capitals. There are about 200 of them!

Qatar is a small country in the Middle East. Its capital city is Doha.

For this method, what I want to do is create a silly mental image that associates "Doha" with "Qatar". It's important that the image be strange or unusual, because that makes it stick in memory.

To do this, I ask myself what those two words sound like or remind me of. To me, Doha sounds like dough. Qatar, which is pronounced "cutter," reminds me of scissors.

To associate the two, I imagine myself cutting through some bread dough with a huge pair of scissors. Have a look at the attached image, and you'll see exactly what I mean.

Creating memory images in this way works surprisingly well. The next time you want to connect any two facts in your memory, give it a try!

Apr 19, 2020

Snakes & Ladders - Free Online Board Game

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I've added Snakes and Ladders as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Play this free online game in single-player mode against the computer or multiplayer against real people.

If you don't like snakes, no worries. This game can also be played in Chutes and Ladders mode, where instead of snakes there are playground slides.

This online version is the same board game you may remember playing as a child. To win, be the first player to move your game piece from Square 1 to Square 100 by rolling a number cube.

Along the way, land at the base of a ladder for a shortcut to the top; or, if you land on the mouth of a snake or chute be sent backward down the board.

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

For a list of all the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Simple board games like Snakes and Ladders do train important brain skills including attention and visual perception. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Apr 12, 2020

Play Backgammon, Chess, Checkers Darts, Dominoes, Rummy, and Other Games with a Friend in Multiplayer

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At the request of a visitor named Donna, I've added multiplayer instructions for online HTML5 brain games such as Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Rummy, and Tic-Tac-Toe.

Most of the HTML5 multiplayer games on this site were created by CodeThisLab, a game developer in Italy. However, the games didn't come with instructions on how to set up a private game room. A private room is how you play against a friend on two different computers.

My new page explains how to set up such a game room. It's actually easy, only four short steps. I've included screen images to illustrate the process.

During these crazy days when many of us are stuck inside, this is a great opportunity to get social through online gaming. If you enjoy board and card games, why not invite a friend or distant family member to play you in Backgammon, Connect 4, or Checkers, for example?

The games on my site are free, and the multiplayer feature is free too. I hope you find the new multiplayer instructions page helpful.

For a list of all the free multiplayer HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page. Look for the bolded "Multiplayer" heading near the top of the page.

Click the link below to visit the new instructions page, and then give multiplayer a try.

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Mar 25, 2020

Best Study Skills - Free PDF Download

Best Study Skills

I've made available a free PDF copy of my popular article, The Best Study Skills - Five Strategies Every Student Should Know. To view and download the PDF, go to the article page and click the new "Free PDF Version" button next to the title.

Feel free to share the PDF with anyone. You can use it for any purpose except sell it.

The article is worth reading closely if you are a student or other learner interested in powerful ways to remember what you are studying. Teachers should find valuable insights as well. These study skills are based on techniques described by Dr. Ken Higbee, psychologist and education researcher.

Why the PDF now? A community college in Pennsylvania asked me recently whether they might use the article in their curriculum. I agreed as I usually do to such requests, but then realized there wasn't an obvious way for them to print out a cleanly formatted copy.

So over the last couple days I dived back into the article, completely updated and revised it, and created a free PDF copy that anyone may download and use. Enjoy!

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Mar 07, 2020

Free Easter Crossword Puzzle - Print or Solve Online

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Today I've added a free Easter Crossword Puzzle to Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

This puzzle can be solved online, interactively, or you can print it out and solve it on paper.

Either way, it's great fun, and the solution is available if you need it. I'd say this crossword is easy to moderate in difficulty.

Want more? For a list of all the free crossword puzzles, see the Easy Printable Crossword Puzzles page.

Like all the brain games on my site, this online puzzle is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new page and give this game a try.

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Mar 03, 2020

Bubble Pop Adventures - Free Concentration Game

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I've added Bubble Pop Adventures as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Bubble Pop Adventures is a well-made bubble-shooter game. Throw colored bubbles one-by-one up to the top of the screen to pop groups of like-colored bubbles.

This game has many variations depending on which level you're on. You might have to deal with wooden bubbles, for example, or clear bubbles that you must change to colored before they'll pop.

Not to mention, this game includes an infinite number of levels! So you'll never run out of levels to play.

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

For a list of all the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Concentration games like Bubble Pop Adventures train important brain skills including attention and reaction time. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Feb 14, 2020

Sokoban Colours - Free Online Brain Game

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I've added Sokoban Colours as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Soko-ban means "warehouse keeper" in Japanese. Your job in this game is to move the boxes scattered around the warehouse to their appropriate locations.

This particular Sokoban game was created by Chris Fortey, a web and software developer in the UK. Chris generously allowed me to post his game on my site.

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

For a list of all the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Sokoban warehouse games train important brain skills including navigation and logical reasoning. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Feb 11, 2020

Mahjong Dimensions - Free Online Brain Game

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I've added Mahjong Dimensions as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Mahjong Dimensions is a 3D version of mahjong. Instead of flat tiles as in regular mahjong, the "tiles" in this game are actually the faces of a cube.

Match pairs of cubes for points. Concentrate and work fast, though, because you're on a timer!

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

For a list of all the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Card and tile games like Mahjong Dimensions train important brain skills including concentration, pattern recognition, and spatial recognition. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Feb 06, 2020

Memory Problems: An Accident Devastated My Life But My Memories Returned

This is a true story from an anonymous visitor about profound memory loss from an accident that led to radical changes in her life. Yet through a miracle there was redemption. Eventually her memory returned, and she fully recovered!

This visitor experienced an accident, head trauma apparently, that led to a complete loss of her adult memories. As a result, she lost her fiance and the rest of her former life. But she never lost hope.

Though the doctors had labeled her a "hopeless" case, her memories all came back when she returned to her former country. There is an important lesson here for anyone who has experienced memory loss.

I encourage you to read the full story. Click the link below to visit her story page. Feel free to add supportive comments and thoughts by posting in the Comments section at the bottom of her story.

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Feb 03, 2020

Soccer Penalty Kicks - Free Online Concentration Game

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I've added Penalty Kicks as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

In this game, it's you versus the goal keeper with the crowd watching. During a penalty kick, one player lines up 12 yards from the goal and tries to score with a single kick.

Here you get 15 penalty kicks per round. Your objective is to earn as many points as possible. My personal high score is 1,450. See if you can beat it!

Missed shots or saved shots aren't worth any points, of course. But good, great, and excellent shots earn you hundreds of points.

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically.

For a list of all the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Concentration games like Penalty Kicks train important brain skills including attention and visual perception. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime.

No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Jan 29, 2020

Slope Game - Free Online Concentration Game

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I've added the Slope Game as the latest free brain game on Memory-Improvement-Tips.com.

Slope is a downhill endless racer game. You are a giant ball hurling down a track set high in the air.

Stay focused, or you'll fly off the path or crash into an obstacle!

Each time you play, go for maximum distance. Try to beat your own distance record, and don't forget to collect lots of jewels along the way.

This game includes a Shop where you can spend your jewels on power-ups and cool-looking balls. Power-ups include shields, jewel magnets, and x2 jewel bonuses. Balls include the basketball, baseball, billiard balls, beach ball, and even the planet Earth.

This is an "HTML5" game. That means you don't need the Adobe Flash Player or any other browser plug-in to play it. The game should work in your browser automatically. For a list of the free HTML5 games on this site, visit the Free HTML5 Brain Games page.

Concentration games like Slope train important brain skills including attention and visual perception. Like all the brain games on my site, this online game is free to play anytime. No logging in, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the new game page, and give this game a try.

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Jan 21, 2020

Absorbent Learning: Gain and Remember More Knowledge

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Wish you could learn more but can't find the time? Maybe you actually do have the time but don't see it.

In his article, Absorbent Learning: Techniques to Gain More Knowledge & Remember It Afterwards, guest author Eric Travis shares a key insight: we all have white spaces in our everyday lives where we could be learning.

Not only that, but learning during your white space time is easier and possibly more effective than the typical "studying" we engage in during active learning.

Click the link below to read Eric's article and hear in his own words about the white spaces method he developed while hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail.

His technique allowed him to memorize the Periodic Table, the list of Presidents in order, the capitals of all the countries in the world, and how to say Thank You in 50 languages. And you can use it too!

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Jan 17, 2020

More Multiplayer Brain Games Added

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I've added three new online multiplayer games to the HTML5 Brain Games collection on my site. If you enjoy competing against real players, check 'em out.

Multiplayer adds intensity to certain games. An example is Minesweeper, which is slow paced when played solo. In multiplayer mode, you are forced to think quickly. Other players are right there clearing the board at the same time for points!

The new multiplayer games are Cribbage, Minesweeper, and Speed Cards. To access these games, first go to the HTML5 Brain Games page. You'll see a "Multiplayer" listing at the top of the page.

Click the link for the multiplayer game you want to play. This opens the game's page. On that page, click the "HTML5/Mobile" link under the picture of the game.

Like all the brain games on my site, the online multiplayer games are free to play anytime. No logging in to my site, no registering. Just go to the game page and start playing.

Click the link below to visit the HTML5 Games page, where you'll find links to all the Multiplayer games.

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Published: 02/07/2007
Last Updated: 06/11/2020

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