Write down these words: Newspaper, jelly, orange, bicycle, timber, asphalt, rain, bear, sunglasses, vacation, car, pictures, money, glass, table, salt.
Now, instead of just trying to force the words into your short-term memory, lets try the linking system. Take 2 or 3 of the words at a time and link them to an image.
For instance: I went out to get my newspaper, but it was covered with jelly that tasted like orange. I looked across the street and saw a kid playing with what looked like a wooden bicycle on the sidewalk.
Just imagining that sequence will remind me of the first 6 words. Try it out for your self. I am also posting a youtube video for those of you that want to learn more. Don't really know when I'll post my next update, but I promise I wont be gone forever. Stay sexy and have a nice day :)