20 Things Everyone Needs to Know

I’m usu­ally quite scep­tic­al about sim­il­ar lists, but The Inde­pend­ent’s 20 Things Every­one Needs to Know struck me as actu­ally use­ful as each list item is authored by a pro­fes­sion­al who works in that field.

And when you’ve got an art­icle co-authored by the likes of Don­ald Trump, Jen­nifer Capri­ati and Larry King, how can you pos­sibly res­ist?

  1. How to change a tyre
  2. How to sleep
  3. How to build a fire
  4. How to shine shoes
  5. How to make a Mar­tini
  6. How to apply lip­stick
  7. How to nego­ti­ate
  8. How to scramble eggs
  9. How to hang a pic­ture
  10. How to ask for a rise or pro­mo­tion
  11. How to use chop­sticks
  12. How to iron a shirt
  13. How to shave
  14. How to hit a ten­nis ball
  15. How to listen
  16. How to ask someone out
  17. How to learn a for­eign lan­guage
  18. How to shake hands
  19. How to buy a dia­mond
  20. How to con­duct a back­ground invest­ig­a­tion