What skill can learn right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life?
Is a Quora thread that goes beyond the usual "life hacks" (though it has them, too) to include some neat skills [Quora requires registration, but links go to direct sites]
. Learn to read Korean
, eat a chicken wing properly
, fold a t-shirt
, become a better Google searcher
, crack an egg with one hand
, whistle with your fingers
, learn to speed read
(the most popular answer), use the peg system to remember things
, and learn to change a tire
Some text-only ones, with credit:
From Himanshu Yadav
: phones charge twice as quickly in airplane mode.
From Karen Opas
How to tell if you are about to buy a juicy orange or grapefruit, no matter what the skin looks like:
Pick up the orange or grapefruit. If it feels light, it's not juicy and will taste rather woody.
Go through the bin picking the ones that feel heaviest compared to oranges or grapefruits of a similar size. They'll be the tastiest ones.
From Vinayak Pathak
In Firefox/Chrome/Safari (don't know about IE), you can take the cursor to the URL bar by typing Ctrl+L.
In the same browsers, you can take the cursor to the google search bar by typing Ctrl+k.
CTRL+tab to change to next tab. Ctrl+Shift+Tab for the previous tab.
Actually all the effects of "tab" key can be reversed by "shift+tab"
In most text editors (including the web based ones, such as Gmail compose), you can delete one entire word by pressing Ctrl+Backspace or Ctrl+Delete.
In most text editors, while moving the cursor using the arrow keys, you can skip entire words with Ctrl+Rightarrow and Ctrl+Leftarrow.
And the following for Windows computers (thanks to Fajar Marta for suggesting these):
Windows + D to minimize all windows.
Windows + E to open windows explorer.
Windows + L to lock the computer