There are skills in life that we have learned which most likely weren’t taught at school—something that you could potentially come across at the least expected moment in your life and well, that’s when your universal domestic knowledge would come in and save the day.

So whether it’s jumpstarting a car, saving a choking dog, or knowing how to make the most out of any Google search—you will totally cover it! It’s great to be fully equipped to face any situation that you could possibly find yourself in. People on the internet call it “dadvice”—something that your dad has definitely decided to teach you, but as we know, even the best dads fail to fill in the gap. This popular Reddit community called Every Man Should Know is on a mission to introduce you to anything that your dad could have forgotten to cover.

#1

How To Use Google Effectively

How To Use Google Effectively

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Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

Use duckduckgo, it won't sell your data ;D

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The community has over 480K followers who are always ready to give you valuable dadvice. And although Every Man Should Know is perhaps aiming at a particular audience, we think that actually, everyone could definitely use some necessary life skills regardless.Bored Panda has selected a handful of tips offering you some spot-on skills to sharpen your life resume with. 

Let us know the most valuable life skills you were happy to have in a complicated or not-so-complicated situation or have learned recently and wondered how the hell you have lived all of this time without them. You can share your stories in the comment section at the end of the list.

#2

Rape Can Happen To Men Too, And There Is Zero Shame In Seeking Help

Rape Can Happen To Men Too, And There Is Zero Shame In Seeking Help

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Stacy S.
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1 month ago

Important info.

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#3

How To Save A Choking Dog

How To Save A Choking Dog

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

SAVE OUR BABIES

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#4

Know That Screwdriver Handles Are Shaped So That A Wrench Can Slide Over Them

Know That Screwdriver Handles Are Shaped So That A Wrench Can Slide Over Them

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Yehudit Hannah Cohn
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1 month ago

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#5

How To Jumpstart A Car

How To Jumpstart A Car

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup, really important! Will be useful down the road

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#6

How To Gird Up Your Loins

How To Gird Up Your Loins

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Finally! So many loins girded up incorrectly nowadays.

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#7

Know The Front Desk Call To Verify Your Credit Card Details Scam

Know The Front Desk Call To Verify Your Credit Card Details Scam

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Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

I doubt they are booking rooms for this scam (which would be easily traced, even if they used a stolen card to check in, they'll be on video), they are either hacking into hotel phone systems (which are notoriously insecure) or using a hall or lobby phone.

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#8

How To Sew On A Button

How To Sew On A Button

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

They had me until 8. I have no idea what is happening in 8 and beyond.

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#9

How To Break Down A Door

How To Break Down A Door

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
1 month ago

Is this for robbers???!!

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#10

Recommended Amount Of Times To Wear Clothes Between Washes

Recommended Amount Of Times To Wear Clothes Between Washes

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Ani Archeron
Community Member
1 month ago

Bra - infinite

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#11

The Phonetic Alphabet

The Phonetic Alphabet

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Stephen Lyford
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice "Archer" reference :D

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#12

How To Walk On Ice

How To Walk On Ice

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IcyRedWaffle
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sure if i think like a penguin, I'll start belly sliding across the ice

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#13

What Each Car Dashboard Light Means

What Each Car Dashboard Light Means

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kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

just hope they don't light up in same time

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#14

How To Use The Public Restroom Like A Gentleman

How To Use The Public Restroom Like A Gentleman

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Plz use your foot to flush dirty handle. NOT your hand.

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#15

These Kitchen Cheat Sheets

These Kitchen Cheat Sheets

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Good idea to print this and tape it somewhere in your kitchen

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#16

What The Symbols On Your Clothing Mean

What The Symbols On Your Clothing Mean

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kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

i remember learning that in highschool

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#17

The "Heel Lock," A Way To Lace Up Boots To Make Them Feel Comfortable And Secure

The "Heel Lock," A Way To Lace Up Boots To Make Them Feel Comfortable And Secure

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Who doesn't want comfy feet, right!

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#18

How To Tie The Bowline Knot

How To Tie The Bowline Knot

The Bowline Knot Is Said To Be The Most Useful Knot Ever. So here's how to tie it

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Nevits Yibble
Community Member
1 month ago

Bonus... how to correctly pronounce it: "Bowlin"

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#19

How To Buy A Used Car

How To Buy A Used Car

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Look for any water leaks, or water marks. This indicates that the car is a Lemon. Not Good! Water damage is irreversible. It may have been in a flood.

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#20

How To Make The Most Of A Nap

How To Make The Most Of A Nap

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mph seti
Community Member
1 month ago

What about a 180 minute nap?

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#21

How To Set Up A Camp

How To Set Up A Camp

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Hanneke Legerstee
Community Member
1 month ago

The little wooden wall behind the fire is very important as it directs the fire to your shelter and isolates it from warming the rest of the forest!

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#22

Popular Overseas Tourist Scams

Popular Overseas Tourist Scams

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

Full image: https://imgur.com/nPruAGy

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#23

Poker Hands

Poker Hands

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

I still remember winning a $100 bucks in a game of Black Widow :D

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#24

Know The Warning Signs Of Suicide

Know The Warning Signs Of Suicide

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago

I display most of that just having to put up with some anti maskers around here...

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#25

How To Remove A Leech

How To Remove A Leech

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Klay Bird
Community Member
1 month ago

If you have it, salt works great to get them to let go * ! * and they can be used as bait.

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#26

Arnold's Six Rules To Success

Arnold's Six Rules To Success

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Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

"Ignore the naysayers", except if they are trying to give you constructive feedback. Then listen to them and make your own decisions. But don't listen to those that are irrational and mean.

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#27

How To Pack For Hiking

How To Pack For Hiking

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Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

Sleeping bags and mats can be kept outside too. Sleeping bags often have waterproof containers for that purpose, it helps when there isn't enough space in your bag.

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#28

How To Move With Friends

How To Move With Friends

If you’re asking friends to help you move, have everything packed and stacked and ready to be loaded before they show up. Pay them with food and drinks. You should be completely ready to go even if you hire company movers, because you pay more the longer it takes to get you moved.

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Cinnamon
Community Member
1 month ago

Pivot

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#29

How To Get Your Truck Unstuck From The Mud

How To Get Your Truck Unstuck From The Mud

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Karin
Community Member
1 month ago

Very cool! I didnt know this!

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#30

Types Of Firewood

Types Of Firewood

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

With EPA stoves moisture content should be 16-20%, Oak splits will take 2-4 years to season. I heat primarily with wood, I also try to keep 3 years ahead CSS so I always have a supply of seasoned wood. I burn different species depending on outdoor temperature so I don't waste high BTU wood when I just need to take the chill off. Never take someones word for it when buying firewood that they say is 'Seasoned". Moisture meters are cheap, check it yourself.

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#31

How Marginal Tax Rates Work

How Marginal Tax Rates Work

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Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

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Way too complicated, just go to www turbotaxsucksαss com ;D

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#32

How To 'Roadie Wrap' Wires

How To 'Roadie Wrap' Wires

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Ellen Ranks
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1 month ago

"Overworked, Underpaid".... hilarious! Watch it.

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#33

The Different Types Of Eggs And How To Make Them

The Different Types Of Eggs And How To Make Them

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Tye Dye Llama
Community Member
1 month ago

Never had soft-boiled eggs! Are they good?

Just saying
Community Member
1 month ago

Need to have them with soldiers - i.e. toast buttered and cut into strips then dipped in the egg yolk as you eat.

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BeenElle
Community Member
1 month ago

Why does the over easy picture show a broken yolk? That’s a flipping failure.

N G
Community Member
1 month ago

You dont scoop out the insides of a soft boiled egg with a spoon! You dunk toast soldiers in it!

Eva Verde
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes you do scoop it out with a spoon. The whole world doesn't have to do things exactly the same way as you guys do them in the UK.

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Glynna Bowood
Community Member
1 month ago

Runny yolks- OK runny whites- ugh!

Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Dunno. We've had eggs in boiling water for 15 minutes, they were still raw. Of course, husband thinks "bubbles" means boiling. I'm trying to teach him that no, 212F means boiling. Sigh.

Taibhse Sealgair
Community Member
1 month ago

If you're in the US, most diners (Mmmmm, Waffle House) will also recognize Over-Medium. Which will make the yolks just a little less runny.

Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

They missed the 계란찜, like, steamed eggs? Don't know the English name, sorry. Very common here in Korea. Very tasty too, don't know how to make it, though. (Wouldn't need it now too, since I have to watch my protein intake)

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Delicious frittata with basil <3

Rain runner
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Fun fact - Frittata got to denmark. Was some how trans-morfed into "frikadeller". And are kind of like sweedish meatlballs.. Yum yum...

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
1 month ago

Over easy, better known as break the yolk and die!

Rannveig Ess
Community Member
1 month ago

Chef's hats have 100 folds in them to signify the 100 ways you can make eggs. There are videos that show all these methods. Most are kind of dumb and not much different than the next but several are pretty interesting and yummy.

Martha Higgins
Community Member
1 month ago

You forgot shirred eggs.

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
1 month ago

i enjoy fully cooked poached eggs. I just hate the feeling of having a raw egg feeling if you have a yolk that spills out when you cut it

Tami
Community Member
1 month ago

We poach eggs in a bowl in a veggie steamer setup.

Sofiia Melnikova
Community Member
1 month ago

reading this made me sooo hungry

Yehudit Hannah Cohn
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, yeah--I'm going to print out this one!

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm weird about eggs. If I even think about a chicken while I'm eating an egg it's over.

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
1 month ago

Wrong. If you want perfect soft-boiled eggs every time, boil a pan of plain water till it comes to a gentle boil. Turn off stove. Gently crack the egg into the water. Cover the pan. Wait 3-4 minutes, depending on how set you like your yolk, then remove with slotted spoon. Perfect every time.

BeenElle
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s poaching. If you’re cracking the shell it is not soft or hard boiled.

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Donna Leske
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1 month ago

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Hard boiled 12 minutes? No way, 20 minutes at least once heat is turned off.

Joanne Haywood
Community Member
1 month ago

20 minutes? It’ll bounce when you drop it.

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#34

How Well Your Steak Is Cooked

How Well Your Steak Is Cooked

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Daria Z
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1 month ago

Mmmm.... steaks 🤤

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#35

How To Cuff Your Shirtsleeves

How To Cuff Your Shirtsleeves

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Lucy Skinner
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1 month ago

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Bisexuals listen up!

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#36

100 No-Equipment Workouts

100 No-Equipment Workouts

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Katrina B.
Community Member
1 month ago

It would have been nice if they'd put a link to it...

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#37

How To Dry Wet Boots With Hot Rocks

How To Dry Wet Boots With Hot Rocks

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Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

How long do you need to keep the rocks in your shoes before taking them out and reheating/replacing?

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#38

What Suits And Shoes Go Together

What Suits And Shoes Go Together

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kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

keep it black and you'll be fine

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#39

Classic Cocktails And How To Make Them

Classic Cocktails And How To Make Them

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Stephen Lyford
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1 month ago

A gin gimlet should be on this list.

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#40

The Recommended Inches Of Ice On A Lake Before Walking Over

The Recommended Inches Of Ice On A Lake Before Walking Over

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago

Really? A duck? Who cares if the ice breaks under a duck. Use a fat squirrel or something ffs.

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#41

The Different Cuts Of Beef And Best Way To Cook Them

The Different Cuts Of Beef And Best Way To Cook Them

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MΣMΣ KIПG
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1 month ago

i saw lion and was like )_)

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#42

How To Properly Shine A Pair Of Shoes Or Boots

How To Properly Shine A Pair Of Shoes Or Boots

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earringnut
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1 month ago

Works well with women's shoes as well.

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#43

How To Safely Cut Down A Tree

How To Safely Cut Down A Tree

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me
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1 month ago

I don't trust myself with an axe

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#44

What Type Of Screwdriver To Use

What Type Of Screwdriver To Use

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

My work would be so much easier if there were just the two old standards, Flat head and Philips.

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#45

The Best Way To Hold A Burger

The Best Way To Hold A Burger

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Kay blue
Community Member
1 month ago

Turning it upside down helps, especially at McDonald's where the Big Macs have aige of their own.

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