Tag: Life Skills

5 Basic Cooking Skills

If you’ve been following our Food Glorious Food section you’ll know there are loads of great recipes and tutorials for creating your own healthy dishes. We wanted to help you get to grips with some of the other basic cooking skills so that you could start creating even better dishes of your own. So check…
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Learn to Wire a Plug

We’ve been sharing loads of life skills that we think would be handy for you all to learn over the last few months and another key skill we thought would be good for you all to be able to do is to rewire a plug socket. Check out the video below from B&Q and you’ll…
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Learn Sign Language

Being able to communicate with others is a skill we often take for granted. But what if you were in a situation where you wanted to talk to someone who was deaf? Yes, maybe they would be able to lip read to help you communicate but wouldn’t it be better if you were able to…
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Wrap A Gift Like A Pro

You know that feeling you get when you unbox a new iPhone or other electronic gadget, as you slowly lift the lid off and then peel away the temporary screen protector, it almost adds to the magic and theatrics of getting a new piece of technology. High end electronics makers know this, so they have…
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How to Tie Knots

At Youth Online we love finding resources that teach you guys different skills that will help in different areas of life. One of the most versatile life skills you can develop is the ability to tie different knots (just ask our friends at the Scouts!). With that in mind we have found this great site…
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Get Into Birdwatching

Here’s another activity you maybe hadn’t thought of whilst on lockdown but why not take the opportunity get into bird watching or nature watching. It can be relaxing and really educational as you learn the different names of the birds in your garden or whenever you are out and about on a walk or exercising.…
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How to Sew On A Button

You know we love a good skill for life here at Youth Online and this post is no exception. Check out the video below that teaches you step by step how to sew on a button. You’ll never be stuck again when your button comes off your shirt or trousers. If anything just watch the…
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Research Your Family Tree

Have you ever seen someones family tree drawn out with all the different people listed and who they were married to and when they were born or died. Genealogy (the fancy term for researching peoples families) might not seem like the most fun of activities for everyone and we get that. But in this case…
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Thank You Notes

It might seem strange that we are encouraging you to all get involved in writing thank you notes or letters. However, it’s been proven that there are a whole host of benefits to writing thank you notes from improved life satisfaction, increased happiness and reduced feelings of depression (check out the details of this study…
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Create Your CV

With some extra time on our hands now can be the perfect time to create or update a CV to help you sell yourself to potential employers. Maybe you have just finished your GCSEs or A-levels and you aren’t sure about the next steps to take or whether University or returning to school is right…
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