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13 Things You've Gone Too Long Without Knowing

But there's no day like today!

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4. When it gets awkward talking to someone new, remember the FORD method for making small talk.

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F = Family (Ask about their spouse, kids, and siblings)

O = Occupation (Ask what they do and how they like it)

R = Recreation (Ask, "What do you do for fun?" or "How do you usually spend your weekends?")

D = Dreams (What have you always wanted to do? Where have you always wanted to go?)


5. If you ever get lost in a city, look at the roofs. Most satellite dishes face south if you're in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Or, like, just GPS yourself because it's 2015. But if you want to spend a sexy night in, you can use the immensely popular webpage to see which direction the satellite dishes point in your neighborhood.


10. If you save your Powerpoint presentations as .pps instead of .ppt, they'll open directly into presentation mode.

This will save you those awkward moments when you're inevitably trying to figure out how to launch slideshow mode. (It will also close as soon as the slideshow ends.)