Life Skills

TaleTown.Org multimedia English short stories & tales on skills, life skills, learning skills & skills management

  • Nell"There you are," said the vet sadly, as his dog trotted out of the room. "It is completely dead and no longer with us."

    "Is that all you're going to do?" the lady was beginning to get pissed off with him.

  • CuminIsha teaches Hosh about Jira - Master Spice Cumin, the magical spice & natural remedy with many health benefits.

    Learning how to cook well & cheaply is easy.

  • Fluffy and IndependentStory with cooking tips: Jira Rice

    Hosh learns how to cook Jeera Rice - cumin spiced rice.

    Isha's quick & easy rice cooking tips & Jeera Basmati recipe

  • Last of her Kind (HDR)If you overvalue your work, the world will likely step in to knock down your price.

    But if you undercharge yourself, it's unlikely that the world will step in to compensate you appropriately.

    You can’t rely on others to value you correctly. It is not in their best interests to do so.

  • The Illusion of LectureInsightful Story: Learning For Success

    Learn to interact with people, learn Math, English, learn to drive, use a phone & computer, but learn them for success.

  • driving testLearning to drive a car is easy if you follow some basic rules.

    Know the road code, use a safe car, maintain following distance, go slow, keep left & indicate...

     

  • kiss me!"There are teachers," Isha answered after considerable thought, "and then there are educators."

    "Perhaps it is time for you to graduate from being one to being the other."

  • Mango LassiStory on Cooking Tips: Luscious Mango Lassi

    Isha teaches Hosh how to make this quick & easy yoghurt drink?

    Tells difference between milkshake, Lassi & smoothie

  • Curry Kapitan Chicken"Why did you wait before putting in the onions?" asked Hosh.

    "Because we want to remove the odor from the mustard oil. Usually 5 minutes on high heat is enough, but you can always tell by the colour of the oil. When it goes pale, it is done. If you were using olive oil, you would only need to wait half the time."

  • Super_Bowl_Infographic_01-31-12Story on Cooking Tips: Marinating Meats Safely

    Marinates are consistently flavored, taste juicier & tenderer.

    But need the right balance of acid, oil & spice!

  • Blitz Oct 2012: Pumpkin PatchMarketing made easy. Marketing concepts defined with funny illustrations like:

    You see a gorgeous girl at a party.

    You go up to her and say, "I am very rich. Marry me!”

  • Nailed To The Tree

    Insightful Parenting Story: Nails In The Tree

    Anger hurts, but you can choose to not get angry.

    An angry boy learns anger management by driving nails in a tree

  • Winter Rice Harvest"Nimbu Basmati is quick and easy to make yet it turns out looking alluring, smelling heavenly and tasting delicious. It combines Basmati fragrance with lime and lemony flavors and we flare up its presentation using golden glows of turmeric."

    "So it uses mostly ingredients that you already know about."

  • Cute highland bullFunny Story: Permission To Drive Car

    How to say No to your kids?

    Retold Bible joke about a minister’s son who was told to get a haircut to drive his father’s car.

  • Sweet SorrowFunny tragic story: Rejecting Rejection

    A necessary survival skill in the modern world.

    How Rosh learns to deal with his New Zealand job rejection letters…

  • Naked woman in the dManage risk by Risk Management.

    Prevent avoidable exposure as risk can’t be eliminated. It can only be reduced.

    Rosh explains risk using a funny management joke.

  • The Crow and the Pitcher"Interestingly again, this wasn’t a one-off bird showing greater intelligence."

    "More than half the birds tested were able to use these three tools in the correct sequence to get to their food..."

  • Roti"Add pressure to the roti sides with a dry cloth or tea towel and within seconds the roti should start puffing up like a balloon."

    "Squash down where you are pressing and turn. Remove from the pan once the Phulka (Punjabi: ਰੋਟੀ, ਫੂਲਕਾ) puffs up. Place on a plate and brush with butter or ghee, if you wish."

  • Lassi with Dahi ki Malai"Kala Namak is a pungent-smelling, sulfurous-tasting salt, used extensively in South Asian cuisines of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as a condiment," she clarified, "or added to chaats, chutneys, salads, many fruits, raitas and other savory snacks."

    "It is still sodium chloride, but with several sulphurous impurities, lending the salt its color and smell. It's actually not black, but a brownish pink when whole and light purple or pink when ground."

  • Money, that's all I Want“If 10,000 pesos is about 20 NZD”, Josh calculated, “he’s just paid a scam artist $160 for a fare that should have been $0.16.”

    “That’s not like taking a 100 pesos for an 80 pesos fare”, Isha was gob smacked by the magnitude of the scam, “that’s taking over a 1,000 times more than was due!”