It’s time to face the facts: all the things they teach us at school are little used later in life.
Society, our lifestyle, our technologies and many other things that are closely related to our daily lives have changed rapidly in recent decades, but the school’s curriculum almost never reflects all changes.
As a result, we have the desired degree for a long time, but we often lack practical knowledge that can help us understand the world better. This article discusses 20 things that have never been taught at school.
1. How to cook an edible meal without hurting yourself or setting your house on fire.
Nowadays, dining in restaurants is quite expensive and cooking at home can save a lot of money. Begin your culinary career by learning how to prepare simple basic dishes such as pasta or roast chicken. Do not leave the stove and oven unattended.
2. How to cure a hangover.
If you can not determine your consumption limit, you may need a hangover cure. There are hundreds of hangover remedies in the world and it is impossible to say which one is best.
To find the right one for you, try some of them and find out which one is best for you. Start with strong chicken broth or garlic soup.
3. How to get rid of hiccups.
There are dozens of “guaranteed” remedies for hiccups (none of them include chicken broth or garlic soup).
However, studies suggest that increasing blood CO 2 levels is the key. Inhaling a plastic bag for about 30 seconds is, therefore, an almost safe method to eliminate these annoying setbacks.
4. How to know your drinking limits without having to vomit.
Vomiting at a party is not good (actually, it’s not good to vomit). In many countries, it is considered a sign of the inexperience of the drinker.
To avoid this social error, dilute the alcohol with water and try to use only one alcohol during the night. As soon as you feel dizzy, switch completely to water.
5. How to whistle with your fingers.
This may seem trivial, but in case of disaster or emergency, the key to survival is to be heard. So take your thumb and forefinger in your mouth and practice until you hear a very loud whistle.
6. How to change a flat tire.
What looks like a nightmare to many inexperienced drivers is really not difficult. Simply park your car in a safe place, lift it with a jack (but be careful not to lift it all the way, otherwise the tire will turn when trying to remove the bolts) A little more care so that the tire is completely lifted off the ground.
Take out the old tire and replace it with the new one. Tighten the nuts and lower your car to the ground (but not quite). Tighten the nuts to make sure they are secure and I finished lowering the car.
7. How to have an effective and proper handshake.
It is said that by shaking hands much can be said about one person. When shaking hands, remember to press your hand firmly (but not too tight, remember that you will not try to crush your bones). Also, remember to look into the eyes of the person (not in the hand) while shaking.
8. How to negotiate
Negotiation is a vital skill that is rarely taught at school. Strong negotiation skills can be the difference between paying too much for a car or enjoying an affordable price.
It can also be the catalyst for better grades, police forgiveness (ie fines), business opportunities and even better-paid work!
9. How to network
Life is not about being a “lonely ranger”. You need people and people need you. Unfortunately, connecting with people is an art that most educational institutions do not teach their students.
Networking is fundamental to almost anything, from a mere social event to achieving this prestigious and lucrative career opportunity. It’s good to have skills, but it’s really about who you know … that’s definitely it.
10. How to remove red wine stains from white clothes.
Red and white can be a good color combination, but not when it comes to wine in your favorite white top.
Cover the fabric with a thick layer of table salt. The salt absorbs the wine and can be removed in about an hour.
11. How to do your taxes.
Regardless of which country you live in or what kind of business you run, managing your taxes is one of the least common business-related activities.
This is one of the few cases where it really pays to hire a specialist to do that for you.
12. How to keep a balanced budget.
Paying with a credit card is easier and less painful than giving away cash. However, this can easily get you into financial trouble because you do not necessarily have to see the transaction.
That’s why it’s so important to maintain a budget. With a budget, you can see where your money is being spent. It also provides an effective tool that allows you to make informed financial decisions.
13. How to leave an appropriate tip at a restaurant.
There is no endless discussion about how much money you should leave as a tip, but the generally accepted amount is about 15% of the total, 20% for good service.
14. How to make a good impression at an interview.
It goes without saying that the impression you leave in a job interview can influence your future career and consequently your life.
Before and during the interview, you should do different things, such as: For example, general knowledge about the company you want to work for, smiles, quiet and safe conversations as well as appropriate clothing and hygiene.
15. How to save
The importance of a savings account and the knowledge of its use can not be emphasized enough.
We live in a society that feels too comfortable with immediate satisfaction and apparently has nothing to do with the discipline of saving. Unfortunately, our education system does not do much to change the status quo.
16. How to break up with someone.
When this first date becomes a relationship and the relationship comes to an end. It is true, it is sad and nobody enters into a relationship waiting for it to end.
But the sad fact is that the relationship ends and nobody (definitely not a school) has prepared us for this emotional event. Although the breakup can be quite complicated and complex, here are some quick suggestions. 1.
Be honest. 2. Do the break in person (not on the phone or on Facebook), 3. Do not make a bad guy out of your soon-to-be-ex just because your relationship has not worked, do not make the other person angry (except, of course, be really angry).
17. How to handle the first date.
Even for people who have already made an appointment with someone, the first date with a new partner can be a very stressful affair.
Calm down and act the way you normally do without trying to resemble someone who is not. These are some of the things that will help you to master this important step in your possible future relationship.
18. How to handle the fact that someone has just broken up with you.
It is one thing to start with the separation, but it is quite another thing to be the recipient of this life-changing event. Like separation, it is a complex event involving a variety of emotions.
But you can do yourself a favor by taking your time, going out with friends and crying … yes crying (you’ll feel better later).
19. How to travel at minimum cost.
Do you know what else can help you with a breakup? Traveling Many people still consider travel an expensive hobby, but in reality, it can be surprisingly cheap.
Special offers for charter flights and guest houses, where you can rent a room for a few dollars a night, allow you to get to know foreign countries without putting a strain on your budget.
20. Time management
Time management, another important skill that is rarely taught in our schools (at least not properly).
Of course, it can be argued that the work/study burden is forcing students to manage time well, but given some of the usual habits with the university and even with some students (ie, takeaway every night) lack of evidence.
However, adequate time management is crucial, not only at school but also in life, because the demands of work, family and social life can be overwhelming.