Nifty·Posted on Jan 11, 201419 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In SchoolAlgebra can only take you so far.by Alanna OkunBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. How to do your taxes. turbotax.intuit.com WHAT IS A W-2 IS IT DIFFERENT FROM A W-4 THIS IS LITERALLY WHAT HELL MUST BE LIKE.(Luckily there are programs like TurboTax that will hold your hand all the way through.) 2. How to chop vegetables without stabbing yourself. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF buzzfeed.com Unless, of course, you went to culinary school. 3. How to apply/interview for/get an actual job. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF fortheloveofthedegree.tumblr.com "I don't have a resume but I do have this handwritten list of my favorite tweets." 4. How to flirt/even remotely consider talking to someone you're attracted to. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF sonunakadarataturkcuyum.tumblr.com Step 1: This. 5. All the weird things in your house that you never knew you were supposed to clean. keephomesimple.blogspot.com And how to actually do it. 6. Basic self-defense. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF chiefsplanet.com Hopefully you'll never need to use these tricks, but best to be prepared. 7. How to speak dog. Lili Chin / Via doggiedrawings.net Waaaay more important than English or Spanish or any of those other languages they try to teach you. By Lili Chin (you can buy full-size posters or donate at her website to fund Boston Terrier rescue). 8. How to look like a human when applying eyeliner. Michelle Phan / Via michellephan.com Look, it's math!! 9. And/or how to tie a tie. zazzle.com Mad dapper. 10. One solid party trick. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF dangerjoe.wordpress.com 11. And a foolproof dance move. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF jesungiya.tumblr.com 12. How to get crap out of crap. thumbpress.com 13. One easy, consistently excellent recipe. simplyrecipes.com The cool thing about spaghetti carbonara is that you probably already have eggs, bacon, cheese, and pasta, and also you can marry it and spend the rest of your life with it. 14. How to open a beer with no opener. instagram.com 15. And wine. instagram.com 16. How to salvage your favorite articles of clothing. blog.sockdreams.com So they're not resigned to rag duty or the trash. 17. Basic coding skills. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com WHO ARE ALL THESE TEENS AND WHY ARE THEY APP-MILLIONAIRES. Online tutorials like Code Academy can help you catch up. 18. How to successfully navigate the terrifying minefield that is the entire internet. quickmeme.com The accidental Instagram-like is another common culprit. 19. How to turn anything into a bong. potimages.com Stay in school, kids.