When you're young, you're doing many things for the first time, and your brain notes them as particularly memorable—so when you look back at those years, they seem to have lasted forever. As you get older, you're having fewer novel experiences, so it's easier for the days to slip by. To stretch time, make new memories—go to places where you haven't been, take a different route to work. You can't harness the time-space continuum, but for now this is the next best thing.
Claudia Hammond is the author of Time Warped
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