Random Essential Skills Everyone Should Master
Great New Things To Know How To Do
If you're bored but feel like being productive, you should learn a new skill. Learning a new skill can help you feel smarter, help in situations where the skill is needed, and give you something to do when you're bored. Following is a list of new skills to learn. Some of them are accompanied with instructions, whether in video form or in website form, as well as written instructions. There are also great products, like how-to books. Check it out!
Skill # 1: Knitting
Everybody should learn to knit, because it's a useful skill and a good concept to be able to understand. Looping and knotting yarn using two simple needles is a good, constructive way to pass some time, and something nice to do with your hands while watching TV or listening to music. Knitting is also a great way to make sweet gifts for friends and family. There are lots of YouTube videos that can teach you to knit, but the best way to learn is from a friend or another person. Grandmas are great for this, but lots of people know how to knit. Try local nursing homes for a great old lady knitting teacher.
If you already know how to knit, try learning to purl or learn some new patterns or cables.
This YouTube video is very clear and concise, and will teach you the basics of knitting. Online videos are a great way to learn a new skill, because you can replay the video if you don't understand something. As one teacher says, "YouTube is patient and repeats itself." Check out YouTube and other video sites for more great instructional videos.
Skill # 2: Driving A Stick Shift
Learning to drive a car with a manual transmission is an essential skill. You can learn from your parents, a trustworthy friend, or another instructor. The beach is a good place to learn how to drive a stick, or you can try an empty parking lot or a big field. It's best to learn in a not-too-populated area, for safety reasons. It may take awhile to get used to using all four limbs while driving, and synchronizing the pressing of the clutch with shifting. This is an important life skill, because you never know when you'll need to be a designated driver, or give a friend a ride in a manual car. Also, cars with manual transmissions tend to be cheaper and get better gas mileage, so learning this skill could save you a lot of money.
Here's a tip:
Don't learn to drive by "accident!"
Skill # 3: Using Photoshop
Photoshop, and other similar picture editing software, are very good to know how to use, even if you don't need to use them in your career. Besides being able to crop photos and edit the color settings, you can use Photoshop to make amusing novelty photos, or paint gorgeous artistic photos. To learn to use Photoshop, you can try free tutorials online (YouTube and other video sites have many great ideas for beginners), or learn from a book or friend. Photoshop is a good program to become familiar with for current jobs or a new career.
If you're already proficient, learn about a new tool or a new fun technique, or if you're already a Photoshop whiz, try mastering Illustrator or InDesign!! If you get REALLY good at these programs, you have a better chance of getting a great job that involves computer-assisted design (CAD)! These programs look great on your resume.
Products To Help You Learn More
These great products can be ordered through these links. Some skills can be easily learned through books, and these are some fantastic hand-picked books (plus Photoshop, the program!).
Skill # 4: Making A Great Salad
Salads are delicious and healthy, and the values of salads are vastly underestimated. Lettuce, cabbage, and other veggies are very good for your long-term as well as short-term health, and they're so tasty, too! Try adding nuts, dressings, cheese, or croutons to add some zest and flavor. Salad recipes are many and varied, and for dieters are one of the most fantastic dishes. See below for some websites with great salad recipes, or make up your own!
If you already know how to make a killer salad, there are plenty of other food categories you could try to master!! How about a fantastic soup or an awesome crepes recipe, or a great potluck dessert! The recipes you could master are endless.
"To catch her, learn to dance.
To keep her, learn to cook!"
Salad Recipe Links!
Here are some great links where you could learn to make a fantastic salad!
- Salad Recipes On Food.com
Food.com has some amazing recipes, and you can search and sort among them. Here's a list of amazing salad recipes that you could memorize and learn. Whip these out at a party, and you'll be instantly popular, and healthy too!
- Green Salads on Allrecipes.com
Check out these amazing green salad recipes! There are some great articles here, as well as amazing salad recipes.
- Salad Recipes on Cooksrecipes.com
Try a few of these delicious salads! There are many categories of salads at this website, perfect for a precursor to any meal.
Skill # 5: Playing Chess
Everyone should at least know the basic rules to chess, and how the pieces move. It's a game that challenges your mind, and even if you lose all the time, you can still have fun and celebrate your own personal accomplishments!
One of the most important things to keep in mind while learning and playing chess is sportsmanship. Learning to respect your competitor and others while playing chess is essential. Try joining a chess club, playing online, or just challenging a friend to a game. If you're already very good at chess, try playing in a tournament! You'll have a great time, and even if you don't win anything, you'll have a fantastic experience, and might even make some friends!
Chess Links - Great websites for learning, playing, and reading about chess!
The perfect place to learn all about chess, and play games with anyone online! You'll have a great time, and learn a lot. Once you know the basic moves to chess, the best way to learn more is to play! You'll learn from your experiences. It's great!
- United States Chess Federation
The official USCF website has some great tips, and a list of chess clubs you can join!
Skill # 6: Face Painting
It's a great thing to learn to do for parties, or you could start a face painting business. Invest in some good, makeup quality paints, and practice a lot. Your artistic skills will be very helpful in learning to paint kids' faces. See the lens below for ideas on how to start a face painting business, or just paint your own child's face for fun.
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