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Teddy Roosevelt's Historic Losing Streak Is Over

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After more than 500 losses, Teddy Roosevelt has finally won his first Presidents Race. (Yes, the Rough Rider won the 1904 presidential election, but until today, he had never won the Washington Nationals’ mid-game Presidents Race.)

On the final day of baseball’s regular season, Teddy came from behind to beat his fellow Rushmores – George (Washington), Tom (Jefferson) and Abe (Lincoln) – to the finish line, much to the delight of the near-sellout crowd at Nationals Park.

Teddy fell behind early in the race, which is run along the warning track from the centerfield gate to the home dugout, but he received some help from an unlikely source. A green character designed to look like the Phillie Phanatic emerged from the right-field corner and took out Teddy’s competition. Perhaps the phony Phanatic empathized with Teddy’s plight; the Phillies became the first professional team to lose 10,000 games in 2007.

Teddy’s win capped a joyous week for baseball fans in Washington DC, where fans celebrated the team’s first National League East division title on Monday.

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Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year's resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it's time to start training your brain. The infographic below, created by financial website Quid Corner and spotted by Lifehacker Australia, lists seven easy ways to boost memory retention.

Different techniques can be applied to different scenarios, whether you're preparing for a speech or simply trying to recall someone's phone number. For example, if you're trying to learn a language, try writing down words and phrases, as this activates your brain into paying more attention. "Chunking," or separating long digit strings into shorter units, is a helpful hack for memorizing number sequences. And those with a poetic bent can translate information into rhymes, as this helps our brains break down and retain sound structures.

Learn more tips by checking out the infographic below.

[h/t Lifehacker.com.au]

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