Time: 5 seonds Cost: Free if you’re sneaky Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 15 min Cost: Pretty much zero? Difficulty: Pretty Darn Easy! The Quick Version For this week’s skill I built the world record breaking paper airplane designed by John Collins, and tested it out to see what, from an amateurs perspective, throwing and building that thing was like . I learned that its super easy to build, but tough to make perfect. When you’re throwing the plane super hard, any imperfection on how it was built will make it veer off course or go straight into the ground. I learned something by the end of the video that made fixing […]
Time: 3hrs Cost: $20 Difficulty: Apparently Quite Difficult Tastyness: Stumptastic! The Quick Version “Hey Stephen? Why didn’t you write anything up for this week’s skill?” “Because I’m tired, the post is late, and I’ve been editing for the past 16hrs” “Fair” “I’ll get to it later” The Recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220924/tomato-aspic/ I you haven’t already, subscribe to Alexis’ Channel! DOOOOO IT!
Time: 45 min Cost: $0-Your Life Difficulty: High Worth it: Nooooooooooope The Quick Version Don’t do it, hire a hair stylist or something. Thanks for reading!
Time: 8 hours Cost: $0-$30 Difficulty: Mid-High Chances of Getting Sunburt: 0% The Quick Version “Lock picking is more of an art than a science” -The Art of Manliness I agree The Art of Manliness writers! I would also add that it is an incredibly frustrating art form, one that is quick to pick up, but difficult to master. “But isn’t that like all forms of art Stephen?” Ya I guess so. “I mean, when you think about it, that sentence is redundant. When something is an art form, the fact that it is easy to pick up and […]
Time: 0 Time! Cost: 0 Cost! Difficulty: 0 Difficulty! Coolness at Parties: Maybe Increased!? A Synopsis, and link to the Article I’ve been playing darts from time to time for a large portion of my life now, but have never really seen improvement. Just about every game I won or lost, came down to luck. Like myself, I imagine you would not be satisfied with that outcome. So this week, I decided to learn a simple hack to winning darts against the average human, and ended up testing it over the span of three games. Hope you enjoy! The Article! […]
Time: 6hrs Cost: $5 Difficulty: High Increased Chance with the Ladies?: Unlikely The Quick Version For those of you who are actually wanting to learn how to solve a Rubiks cube, it would be both a waste of my time and yours, if I attempted to explain it in this blog. For that reason, here are two links that do a much better job at explaining the learning process than I would: A step by step video A list of the algorithms you need to solve the cube. Once you’ve gone through the tutorial, I would plan to spend between […]
Time: 1-2hrs Cost: $10 Difficulty: Moderate Likelihood of Male Approval at Parties: Increased The Quick Version Don’t have time to watch a 4min video!? Got business to business!? Chores to be chored!? Cats to be catted!? I hear ya. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with these 5 tips to a successful water bottle flip. Tip #1 You want a water bottle with a firm body, and flat bottom. I found that the Smart Water bottle worked the best. Tip #2 Fill up 70% of the bottle you found. No idea why this is the best percentage…but it just is. […]
Time: 3-4hrs Cost: $3 Difficulty: Moderate Coolness: Greatly Increased Depending on Context The Quick Version I had two takeaways from this skill: Learning how to do this, and to make it look OKAY is fairly easy. To learn how to do it in a way that is worthy for a game of beer pong, will probably take 3-4 hours. Turns out, it was pretty hard to find information on levitating a ping-pong ball with your mouth. If you want to do it with a straw, that’s ezzy peezy That said, here’s what I learned. How to Levitate a Ball […]
From the TEDx Youtube Page After devoting himself to learning a new skill every single week for 52 weeks, Stephen shares invaluable advice to learning anything. In this comedic talk, Stephen explores how we can motivate ourselves to pursue our ambitions and ultimately, follow through on our commitments. A native to Edmonton, Stephen is currently pursuing a degree in psychology from the University of Alberta. In addition to his studies, Stephen has led a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and passion projects to learn from direct experience. 52skillz is a project where he commits himself to learning a new skill […]