One of the easiest ways to play blackjack and be a consistent winner is to play like the dealer plays.
You may find more people will complain at the tables if you do so, but why would you care? You will win, more consistently, over a period of time if you always play like the dealer. Try it at home, online, or live in the brick and mortar casinos on a "slow day," but make sure you try it because it works.
It is the simplest way to play with nothing to count, absolutely no tens or fives or anything else to remember. If you stop and think about it, here is why this "system" will be the only method you will ever need:
How many times does a dealer show a two and make a strong hand?
How many times does a dealer show a three, flip a 10, and make a strong hand?
How many times have you split 8-8 against a dealer's face and had two losing hands instead of one?
How many times have you split AA against a dealer's face and hand two losing hands instead of one?
It really is amazing how the dealer can pull a hand out with starting hands of 12,13,14,15, even 16. It happens because it is supposed to happen, due to the number of low cards in the deck and other factors.
Try this system out and see if you play any better than you have in the past. Remember, if you try this system or any other, do it consistently and with this one it means you play like the dealer each and every time. Just hit till you get 17 and stand.