Once you go to the trouble of learning something, you definitely want to remember it. But what’s the best way to do that? University of Edinburgh researchers found a helpful tactic: They told study participants two stories. After one, they let participants rest (but not sleep) with their eyes closed for 10 minutes. After the other story, researchers gave participants a game to play. A week later, participants had better recollection of the story they heard followed by rest. So give yourself a break… for rest… and you’ll do your next presentation without needing notes.