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How Many Life Skills Do You Have?

Everyone should know how to do these things. Right?

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  1. Check off all you can do...

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    I can sew.
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    I can tie a man's tie.
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    I can make a meal without a recipe.
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    I can build a fire.
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    I can bandage a wound.
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    I can navigate with an IRL map (NOT Google Maps).
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    I can measure a piece of furniture to know if it fits in a space.
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    I can change a tire.
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    I know how to check oil in a car.
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    I know the proper way to fold a fitted sheet.
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    I know how to do laundry.
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    I know how to iron a shirt.
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    I know how to stop a toilet from overflowing.
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    I know how to set up a wireless network.
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    I know how to use Excel.
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    I can create a basic website/blog.
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    I know how to craft a résumé.
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    I know how to cook eggs at least three different ways.
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    I know how to use chopsticks.
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    I know CPR.
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    I know how to perform the Heimlich maneuver.
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    I know how to calculate a tip.
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    I can do a push-up.
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    I can swim.
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    I can drive.
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    I can ride a bike.
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    I can do basic math in my head.
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    I can do long division on paper.
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    I can keep a plant alive.
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    I can make pasta without under- or overcooking it.
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    I can tie a proper knot.
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    I can open a champagne bottle.
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    I can drive a stick shift.
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    I can use both a Mac and PC.
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    I can parallel park.
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    I know when fruits and vegetables are ripe.
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    I can assemble Ikea furniture by myself.
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    I know what to do if you spill red wine on carpet.
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    I know what to do to remove blood stains.
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    I know how to jump-start a car.
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    I know how to read and understand nutrition labels.
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    I know what to do if I get in a car accident.
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    I know how to budget. (Well, doesn't mean you actually FOLLOW it, but you get how to...)
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    I can write letters with few spelling and grammar errors.
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    I can bargain at a flea market.
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    I can carve a turkey or chicken.
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    I know how to operate a fire extinguisher.
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    I can use a sewing machine.
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    I can successfully bake a cake with a recipe.
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    I know how to properly set a table.
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    I can adjust my Facebook privacy settings with ease.
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    I know how to treat a bee sting.
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    I understand what goes in the recycling versus trash.
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    I know how how make a soft-, medium-, and hard-boiled egg.
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    I know how to back up my information.
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    I know how to update my phone.
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    I understand how to manage/store my music and photos.
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    I know how to use an electric drill.
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    I know how to hang a picture.
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    I can install something — like a shelf or curtain hooks — into the wall.
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    I can braid hair.
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    I can throw a football.
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    I can set up a barbecue fire.
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    I can cook meat to a desired level (rare, well-done, etc).
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    I know how to make a mixed drink.
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    I can do my taxes.
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    I can change a diaper.
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    I understand how to throw a punch.
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    I can actually throw a punch.
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    I can negotiate a raise.
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    I can figure out which direction points north without a compass.
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    I can navigate the subway without having to ask for help.
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    I know how to send someone a large file.
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    I know how to use Twitter.
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    I understand what a 401(k) is.
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    I understand how the stock market works.
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    I understand the terms of my health insurance program.
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    I know what an abnormal mole might look like.
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    I can change a lightbulb.
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    I can read a text and recall the most important details.
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    I can do an pretty decent dive into a pool.
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    I can ski.
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    I can recognize (but not necessarily speak) languages like Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
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    I know how to clean the filters in my vacuum.
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    I can replace a vacuum belt.
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    I know how to paint a room.
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    If named a state in the U.S., I could describe where it is.
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    If named a country in Europe, I could describe where it is.
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    I could draw a basic map of the world.
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    I know how to play sudoku.
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    I know how to polish silver.
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    I know how to eat a lobster.
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    I can fix a leaky faucet.
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    I know how to use the internet — beyond Google — for finding things.
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    I am good at finding exactly what I'm looking for online.
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    I can wrap a gift (and it won't look like someone with no fingers wrapped it).
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    I have been able to get around in a foreign country by myself with ease.
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    I can remove a splinter.
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    I know how to properly clean (the exterior) of my computer and electronic devices.
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    I understand how a mortgage works.

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