With graduation season creeping up on us once again, I have been thinking about some of the things my mom made sure I knew how to do before I left for college. At the time, I did not understand how thankful I would be she taught me to do these things on my own, but once I was on my own, I finally realized how lucky I was she did.

5. How to iron

4. The proper way to tie a Windsor knot in a tie

3. How to use a needle and thread.

2. The more time a dude spends telling a lady (or asking her to confirm) how great he is or how great he looks, the less you come across as either.

And coming in at number one, the importance of holding back a lady's hair when she's throwing up.

If life was this simple....