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5 Things You Must Be Able To Do Before You Can Call Yourself An Adult

1. How to sew a button

2. How to sort clothes for the laundry

3. How to clean stainless appliances

4. How to unclog a kitchen sink

5. How to hang a picture

In your opinion, what some other essential skills you need to be able to demonstrate so you can call yourself an adult?

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Leaving the Nest

Top 5 free apps/online tools for students

The iPhone 4

1. Cook’s Illustrated

It features:
• 50 of our all-time best recipes, covering appetizers and main courses, to side dishes, breakfasts, and desserts.
• A timer built-in to each recipe so your iPhone can keep you on task.
• Recipes which come with videos to show you how it’s all done.
• Requisite shopping list feature
• Dozens of taste test reviews for supermarket ingredients

2. Any.DO Task & To-do List

• Perfect for creating a to-do list.
• It also synchronize all tasks with other devices so that the list can be accessed from anywhere.
• Add new entries to the list with the help of touch-based interface, or use your voice to create tasks.
• You can change the priority of your entry, mark a task as completed, or even shake your device to remove all completed tasks from it.
• The Any.Do widget can be added to your home screen for quick and easy access

3. Pocketbook

• It is automatically updated so you don’t have to manually tap in each time you spend.
• Notifications will also pop-up on screen alerting you to when money has come out of your account
• Monitor your spending across all your bank accounts (automatically sync all your bank transactions with the app into a single view in seconds)
• Bank feeds available for Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, ANZ, NAB, St George, Bankwest, Citibank etc.
• It categorises spending into groceries, travel, clothing etc

4. Google Drive

• Online storage tool that lets you keep your photos and documents in one place.
• Perfect for group projects: you can ‘invite’ anyone to edit and view your documents and you can all work within the same document at any time.
• You need to have a Gmail account

5. Written? Kitten!

Sometimes, just a little bit of positive reinforcement is enough to fight procrastination. This program rewards you with the picture of a kitten whenever goals are attained. Who wouldn’t like a cute kitten pic as a reward for hard work 🙂 ?

What apps do you recommend? Have you used any of the ones mentioned above? Share your experience!

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5 Tips for saving and budgeting

Money

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1. Join Arc and enjoy on campus and off campus discounts:

• $5 Boost Juice smoothies on Tuesdays from 3-4pm
• Free upsize on all drinks at Share Tea
• 10% off all purchases at Moochi
• Buy one single adult ticket and get a second one for free at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
• 25% off total order at Eagle Boys Pizza
And that’s just few of them. Want to find out more? Go to this link to see the whole list of amazing discounts

2. Use cash instead of debit/credit cards

There is something that is different psychologically when you use cash instead of a credit or a debit card to pay for something—you realize just how much it really costs. However, it’s a bad idea to carry huge amounts of cash around with you. So try to plan ahead how much money you will need on each day. This will also help to cut back on your impulse purchases.

3. Say no to eating out

Try to start preparing meals in advance at home and consuming the leftovers as well. This will save you a ton of money and plus when you make the meal, you control the ingredients and limit the preservatives, salt, and other unhealthy elements.

4. Stay social on budget

When going out leave your bank card at home. Account for how much money you are willing to spend plus include taxi fare. But if you really want to avoid wasting money, have a day out instead. Consider going to your local scenic walking tracks, beaches or parks. It’s a great way to get out of the house and spending time with your friends without opening your wallet.

5. Remove your credit card numbers from your online accounts

It’s easy to spend money online when you have your card information stored in an account. The best way to break this habit is to simply delete your card from the account. So when you’re tempted to buy something, you’ll be forced to spend the time to first find your card and then type in all the details – and really think about why you’re spending this money.

What about you guys? How do you manage to cut down on your expenses?

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5 How-to & cooking tutorials

1.How to properly slice onions

2. How to cook perfect rice

3. How to butterfly a chicken

4. How to cook sweet potatoes

5. How to cut perfect avocado slices

What dishes do you find the most challenging to cook? Share with us

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5 Everyday Life Tutorials

Struggling with some aspects of your new adult life?

It’s never too late to learn! Watch these 5 short and informative videos and move one step closer to becoming a true adult.

1. How to remove grease stains

2. How to perfect hard-boiled eggs

3. How to change a light bulb

4. How to tie a tie

5. How to cook the perfect pasta

Have you found this useful? What other things you would like to learn on your way to becoming a true adult?

xxx

Leaving the Nest