500 Things Every Teen Should Know Before Leaving Home : After nearly two decades of life and a dozen years of schooling, many teens are ready to leap into the real world. But setting off on their own can still be overwhelming. Enter this handy book, which offers hundreds of practical tidbits on the situations, problems, and emotions that young adults will likely encounter. The advice in 500 Things Every Teen Should Know Before Leaving Home ranges from nitty-gritty information about everyday living to wise counsel for successfully navigating relationships and social situations. Among the topics covered are financial matters, cooking, moving and leasing, emergency situations, etiquette, job hunting, household chores, and adult relationships. Each tip is written in clear, easy-to-follow language, and Fast Facts that are scattered throughout the book give quick bursts of additional information on things like laundry, acne, and recycling.