Have some fun!
Engage your brain this week by putting together a jigsaw puzzle! The key to doing it in record time? Focus on the border last, says Valerie Coit, whose team is a repeat winner of the puzzle competition at St. Paul, Minnesota’s Winter Carnival. “For a lot of people, having the edge together is an essential first step, but that can slow things down,” she says. Her speedy trick: Sort all of the pieces by color—it makes it easier to complete smaller sections of the puzzle.