5 Skills Everyone Needs To Know

  • 5 Skills Everyone Needs To Know

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    Confession: We had a really tough time narrowing down this list to just five items. In the grand scheme of life, there are just so many things that you need to know. Think of this as a suggestion list, almost like a jumping off point to inspire you to embrace new (to you) skills that are guaranteed to make life easier - and maybe even give you some street cred along the way!

  • Change A Tire

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    Change a Tire. Admittedly, this one seems silly in the age of AAA, but really, how empowering is it to rely on your own brains and brawn to get the job done? Here's a quick, 3-minute video to show you how!

  • Write a Thank You Note

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    Write a Thank You Note. Gratitude is a life skill that extends far beyond ourselves, so naturally, it's high on our list. Feeling tongue-tied? We love these tips on how to write a charming thank you note.

  • Give a Great Toast

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    Give a Great Toast. It's going to come up at some point, so why not be ready? Our favorite toast - short and sweet - for any occasion?: "May the best day of your past, be the worst day of your future."

  • Memorize Your Signature Dish

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    Memorize Your Signature Dish. When company comes, the last thing you want to do is bury your nose in a cookbook while your guests talk amongst themselves. Learn to memorize your signature dish so you can join the conversation while you prepare dinner. And hey, if you're in need of a signature dish, here's one of our favorites!

  • Iron A Shirt

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    Iron a Shirt. We can always use a crash course in ironing, as it makes all the difference in the fit of your clothing. Here's how we learned to iron like the pros!

p.s. Feelin’ extra inspired? Check out our Surprising Ways To Sneak In Exercise.


  1. Clear back in 1986 I insisted that my son give his “instructional speech” for speech class on “how to iron a shirt.” In those days of Generra and Gap 100% cotton shirts old Mom was worn out. Not only did he get an A for the speech, he got to iron his own shirts. A definite win/win for me!

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