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Survival skills in today's world

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A British survey of 2,000 adults reveals what skills are essential in our modern world- and which ones are basically obsolete. The majority of the skills that made the “must-have” list are tech-related, with “Googling” in the number one spot. Other important life skills include using social media, uploading photos, online banking, hooking up your wireless internet and using Skype.


1. Googling

2. Using a mobile phone

3. Hooking up WiFi

4. Online banking

5. Cooking

6. Turning off the water at the mains

7. Knowing which recycling bins to use

8. Knowing about privacy settings online

9. Using a calculator

10.Using a self-service checkout

11.Searching and applying for jobs online

12.Using Google maps

13.Installing computer programs

14.Using a GPS


16. Re-heating food in the microwave

17. Checking in for flights online

18. Uploading photos

19. Using Facebook

20. Changing settings on the thermostat

21. Booking cheap flights

22. Using a tablet

23. Using a USB charger

24. Understanding public transportation

25. Using discount/daily deal websites

26. Setting up a wireless printer

27. Downloading music

28. Using HDTV

29. Ordering at fast food restaurants

30. Having an Amazon account

31. Knowing how to use an SD card

32. Setting up cable TV

33. Shopping on auction websites

34. Series linking television shows

35. Knowing how to use social media

36. Using Bluetooth

37. Changing the clock on your oven

38. Using Skype

39. Using hands-free devices in the car

40. Working a Smart TV

41. Book movie tickets online

42. Syncing iTunes

43. Using Twitter

44. Transferring money on your phone

45. Connecting the laptop to the TV

46. How to set up an out-of-office email response

47. Using YouTube

48. Downloading movies/torrents

49. Paying for parking on your phone

50. Finding the best prices by scanning barcodes on your phone

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