By Steve Calechman
Life is full of mysteries, but between holding down a job and keeping track of who Kim Kardashian may (or may not) be dating this week, you don't have a lot of free time to devote to mastering important, albeit elusive, life skills. That's why we've nailed down some common "How do I do that?" situations and asked the pros for advice -- so you can be an automatic expert.
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1. How to Tie a Neck Tie
The Four-Step Knot
Maybe he's nervous and has temporarily lost his fine motor skills. Maybe you like putting on the finishing touches. Regardless, the best knot is the simple four-in-hand -- especially with button-down collars.
- Facing him, place the tie's wide end around the right side of his neck, letting it hang about 12 inches lower than the narrow end in front.
- Cross the wide end over the narrow end and throw the long piece (still the wide end) underneath, around, and over.
- Pull the wide end up through