1. Brew a perfect pot of coffee

1.煮一壶美味的咖啡

Even if you’re not a big coffee drinker yourself, knowing how to make the world’s favorite drink is guaranteed to come in handy at the office, with friends, or when family visits.

即使你自己不是特别爱喝咖啡,但知道怎样煮出世界上最美味的咖啡也一定能在办公室、约朋友或有家人来访时派上用场。

2. Delegate

2.分配任务

Sure, you could do everything yourself, but should you? Knowing where your time is best spent and where it makes sense to get outside help is one of the secrets to business and personal success.

你当然能自己完成所有工作,但你该什么事都亲力亲为吗?知道最好把自己的时间花在哪儿、什么情况该求助是工作和个人成功的秘诀之一。

3. Deep clean a bathroom

3.彻底打扫卫生间

Knowing how to scrub every nook and cranny of a toilet is step one of getting a bathroom sparkling clean. Then wipe down the counters, mop the floor, windex the mirror, rinse out the tub.

知道如何清理卫生间角落和缝隙是让卫生间焕然一新的第一步,然后擦柜子,拖地面,擦镜子,冲洗浴缸。

4. Cope with change

4.应对变化

You don’t need to fear change, you just need to be prepared for it. Come up with a concrete plan for major contingencies and you’ll save yourself a lot of worry.

你无需惧怕改变,只需为迎接改变做好准备。为重大的突发事件制定一个万全之策,以后会免掉很多烦恼。

5. Open a savings account

5.开设储蓄账户

Saving money is a real skill. Know the different types of savings accounts, pick one that’s right for you, and start socking cash away on a regular basis.

攒钱真的是一种能力,你要了解不同类型的储蓄账户,挑选一个适合自己的并开始定期存钱。

6. Basic first aid

6.懂基本急救知识

In an emergency situation, first aid training can help you keep your cool, stay safe and even save a life.

出现紧急情况时急救培训能帮你保持冷静、保证安全,甚至还能救命。

7. Choose your own happiness

7.选择自己的快乐

It’s not what happens to you that really matters but how you react to it.

发生了什么不重要,你如何应对才重要。

8. Write a thank-you note

8.写感谢的便条

Nothing is more charming or more appreciated than sincere gratitude. Hand write it on beautiful stationery, and it becomes a meaningful token, sometimes treasured for years afterward.

没有什么比真诚的感激更有吸引力或更被人欣赏。在美观的便笺上手写感谢的话语,它会成为一个有意义的物件,有时可以保存多年。

9. Drill a hole

9.钻洞

Basic home repairs like drilling a hole, leveling a picture, unclogging a toilet, fixing a leaky faucet, repairing small holes in drywall and other household fixes will make your life simpler and save your hard-earned cash.

基本的家庭修理,比如钻洞、挂画找平、疏通厕所、修漏水的水龙头、修补干墙上的小洞,以及其他的家庭修理技巧都将使你的生活更简单,还能把你辛苦赚的银子省下来。

 

(翻译:菲菲)