First: Your brain. When it comes to your brain, it's the "use it or lose it" syndrome. Memories are stored as connections between brain cells. And you have to keep your brain active to preserve those connections and avoid age-related memory loss. That's the word from Dr. Jeff Victoroff, a neurology professor at California's Keck School of Medicine. He says a few of the best ways to save your brain are to join a book club, learn a new language and do crossword puzzles. You should also stop smoking and moderate your drinking. And he says there's good evidence that the fitter you are, the less memory loss you'll have as you age.
Another thing you should know how to save: Face. Whether you blow a project at work or forget someone's name, what you do next is the difference between saving face and suffering total embarrassment--Charles Purdy, author of the book "Urban Etiquette" says after a big mishap, briefly acknowledge the error and move on.
It might seem easier to forget it and move on, but in the long run it makes people think less of you. You have to show you're better than the error you made.
And one last thing you should know how to save:
A seat in a movie theatre. We've all done it but there are some rules to abide by. John McCauley is a senior vice president at Loews Cineplex Entertainment. And he says if your friend is in the theatre, it's OK to save a seat for them. But you shouldn't do it for someone who hasn't paid for a ticket yet. And you DEFINITELY shouldn't save several seats - that's being piggish--But when you DO hang onto a seat for a friend, make sure you put a placeholder on it like a jacket or a newspaper. If someone demands the seat, offer to scoot down if you can. If not, it's OK to say no, and turn a deaf ear if your friend is close by.