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wikiHow - The How-to Manual That You Can Edit

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How to Coordinate Colors  

Color coordinating can be a little daunting if you've never been introduced to color theory based on the color wheel. The color wheel is a great tool to help you choose colors that go together. Whether you're putting together an outfit or choosing paint colors for your house, use the color wheel to figure out the best colors to suit the occasion.

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2019-10-22 00:00:00

How to Survive in the Woods  

Getting lost in the woods can be a scary situation. Whether you've gotten lost on a hike, your car broke down on a wilderness road, or any other reason, surviving in the woods is difficult, but it can be done. You need to have water to drink, food to eat, shelter to sleep, and fire to cook and keep warm. If you can tend to your basic physical needs, you can survive in the woods then signal and wait for rescue.

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2019-10-21 16:00:00

How to Make Fake Jewelry Silver Again  

While jewelry that's made of pure silver or gold doesn't tarnish, cheaper alloys in fake jewelry will start to change colors and oxidize over time. If you have fake jewelry that's lost its original shine or color, there are easy ways that you can clean and polish it at home. You can either scrub fake silver jewelry w cleaners to remove tarnish or deep-clean it in a baking soda solution. When you're finished, your jewelry will shine like new!

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2019-10-21 08:00:00

How to Make Fresh Mango Juice  

If you're lucky enough to have access to fresh mangoes, create your own sweet mango juice! You can easily customize the flavor and texture of the juice. To make creamy mango juice, blend the fruit with a little milk and sugar. If you want the natural flavor of the fruit to really shine, blend mango chunks with water. For truly unique mango juice, blend in other fruits, spices, or juices. Try several and discover your favorite mango juice combinations!

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2019-10-21 00:00:00

How to Bake Sculpey Clay  

Sculpey clay is a type of polymer clay that can be molded into almost any shape and then hardened in your oven at home. It's a great material to use in jewelry making, sculpture building, and charm making. Baking Sculpey clay might seem intimidating, but if you mold your clay, bake it at the right temperature, and cool it slowly, you can have professional and glossy looking Sculpey figures in no time.

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2019-10-20 16:00:00

How to Make a Halloween Costume  

Some of the best costumes you will see on Halloween are made by the people wearing them. Making your own Halloween costume can seem like a lot of work, but if you select a costume idea that you really love, pick the right materials for the costume, and give yourself some time to make it, you can make a great costume, too.

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2019-10-20 08:00:00

How to Make a Leotard  

Leotards are essential for gymnastics and ballet, but they can be quite expensive! If you want to make your own leotards, you will save money and you may even find that they fit you better. Start by making a pattern using an existing leotard, and then use the pattern to cut out your fabric and sew the pieces together.

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2019-10-20 00:00:00

How to Get Air Quality Alerts from the EPA  

Exposure to polluted air can lead to heart disease, asthma, and other complications. With all of the issues that air pollution can cause, it certainly seems like a good idea to know when there is high air pollution. Luckily, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows you to sign up for alerts so that you know whenever air pollution is high. This wikiHow will teach you how to sign up for air quality alerts from the EPA.

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2019-10-19 16:00:00

How to Make a Wrap Skirt to Fit Any Size  

Wrap skirts are great since you can make one that will be easily adjustable to a wide range of sizes. A wrap skirt is also one of the easiest kinds of skirts to make since it doesn't require special closures or elastic to keep it on. You can use any fabric you like to make your wrap skirt. You'll just need some basic sewing skills and a sewing machine.

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2019-10-19 08:00:00

How to Make a Ladybug Costume  

It's easy to make a no-sew ladybug costume for you or your little one using things you might already have on hand. Create red ladybug wings with black spots using fabric or cardboard and make a simple antennae headband. When you're ready to dress up, just wear the wings over a black shirt and add a few details, such as a ladybug mask or makeup spots. Pair the costume with the antennae headband and have fun!

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2019-10-19 00:00:00

How to Make Espresso Powder  

Espresso powder is most often used by bakers to enhance the flavor of brownies, cookies, and chocolate cakes. You can buy it from specialty stores, but you can also make a batch of your own espresso powder at home. All you need is espresso beans, a baking sheet, and a coffee grinder. Use your espresso powder to amp up baked goods, make a delicious steak rub, and even whip together a delicious hot beverage.

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2019-10-18 16:00:00

How to Style Clothes You Already Have  

Next time you're staring at your closet, thinking, "There's nothing to wear," resist your urge to blow a bunch of money on a shopping spree. Instead, re-style the clothes you already own. Mix and match outfits by layering in new ways and switching your shoes. Freshen up your plain shirts and pants with some rolling, cuffing, and tying and playing with accessories. You can also modify the clothes you own by distressing, cutting, tailoring, or dying. Soon you'll feel like you have a whole new ...

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2019-10-18 08:00:00

How to Peel a Pumpkin  

Pumpkins are famous for being turned into jack-o'-lanterns, but this type of squash plant can also be used for making many delicious dishes. In order to do so, however, the skin must be peeled off. Pumpkins used for cooking, unlike those used for carving, have thicker skins that cover the fleshy fruit. Peeling the skin off is not a hassle with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife and a little dedication.

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2019-10-18 00:00:00

How to Make Wine Bottle Wind Chime  

Wind chimes are a pretty way to decorate your porch. When the wind blows, they will make a gentle tinkling noise. While you can always buy one from the store, making your own wind chime is easy. All you need is a glass bottle, some ornaments and key rings, and a bit of chain or cording.

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2019-10-17 16:00:00

How to Wear a Gray Suit  

Gray suits are a great alternative to classic navy or black suits. Dark charcoal suits are common in formal occasions and office-settings, and lighter gray suits are great for spring and summer parties. You can pair a dark gray suit with a collared shirt and dress shoes, or match your light gray suit with a solid tee and sneakers. Whatever style you prefer, you'll be rocking your gray suit in no time!

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2019-10-17 08:00:00

How to Get Around Bali  

If you're planning to visit Bali, your best bet is to hire a professional driver and car to take you around the beautiful Indonesian island. You can also hop in a taxi or shuttle bus to make your way between destinations, or ride a bemo or ojek like a local. While renting a car or motorcycle can seem like an exciting way to embrace your adventurous spirit, be mindful of the unpredictable nature of local traffic before getting the keys to a local vehicle. Publicly and privately operated ferries...

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2019-10-17 00:00:00

How to Sit During Zen Meditation  

Zen meditation (or Zazen) is a great way to reduce stress, focus on the present moment, and connect more deeply with yourself and the world around you. The traditional position for Zen meditation involves sitting on a circular cushion (zafu) with your legs crossed in the Lotus position, your spine upright, your hands on your thighs, and your eyes pointed slightly downward. Depending on your needs and circumstances, though, you can use a chair, bench, or rolled cushion for Zen meditation, but do

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2019-10-16 16:00:00

How to Plan a Destination Wedding  

If you're dreaming of tying the knot in a faraway place, you may be concerned about the logistics of making that dream a reality. However, destination weddings are becoming more and more popular and easier to plan. In fact, more than 20 percent of couples now opt for a getaway wedding. With the right planning, you can tie the knot in the destination of your dreams!

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2019-10-16 08:00:00

How to Make Manga  

Manga are comics from Japan with their own unique aesthetic, such as large and expressive character eyes. If you want to make your own manga and maybe be a professional mangaka, the start can be a bit daunting. But don't be discouraged—with a bit of planning you can create your own unique storyline with all of your own cool characters!

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2019-10-16 00:00:00

How to Make a Fidget Spinner  

Fidget spinners are a fun and easy way to keep yourself busy while working, as well as being a great toy to play with and spin whenever. While they're pretty easy to come by, finding a fidget spinner that looks and spins exactly the way you want it to can be difficult. If you want a custom spinner, or just want to make one from things around your home, you can make one in no time at all!

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2019-10-15 16:00:00

How to Dress if You've Got an Hourglass Figure  

The hourglass body type, where your hips and bust are wider and your waist is well-defined, is often associated with curvy sirens like Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe. However, you can still be an hourglass figure if you carry a little extra weight around the middle, as long as the sides of your waist dip inward. To find clothing that suits your hourglass figure, look for styles that accentuate your waist without adding extra volume around your hips. Then, play around with different pieces to fi

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2019-10-15 08:00:00

How to Make Candy Corn  

Candy corn is somewhat time-consuming to make as opposed to buying the premade kind, but the taste of homemade candy corn is well worth the effort for someone who loves the sweet confection! To avoid wasting any candy, half of this candy corn will end up inversely colored, while the other half will have the standard coloring pattern.

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2019-10-15 00:00:00

How to Get Back Into the Gym  

When you're getting back into the gym after a break, the most important step is getting yourself to the gym. Once you've gotten yourself there, it can be tempting to just jump right back into long, difficult workouts, but you'll actually increase your risk of injury and burnout that way. Instead, start with short workouts and light weights, and gradually work your way up. Maintain your new gym routine by staying hydrated, eating well, getting enough sleep, and treating yourself well.

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2019-10-14 16:00:00

How to Dance  

Hate being the one in the corner of the room while everyone else is enjoying themselves on the dance floor? Have an event coming up that will require you to step out to the beat? If a little crisis of confidence or some uncertainty about how to move is keeping you from joining the fun, don't worry. If you take the time to master a few basic moves, you can learn to dance freestyle, do a romantic slow dance, or impress your fellow guests on the dance floor at the next family wedding.

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2019-10-14 08:00:00

How to Make Jewelry with Wire  

Wire is used to make chains and findings for many types of jewelry. The strength, flexibility, and natural beauty of wire also makes it perfect for creating beautiful embellishments on beaded jewelry or pendants. Some artfully wrapped or woven wire can also stand alone as an elegant piece. Master the basics of wire wrapping and wire weaving, and you'll soon be able to create an array of gorgeous wire jewelry.

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2019-10-14 00:00:00

How to Prepare for a Massage  

Getting a massage is a relaxing and enriching experience. However, if you've never had one, you'll want to know what you need to do. Don't worry; it's not very difficult to get ready for a massage, and even if you do something that's not quite right, your therapist will likely understand. The main rule is to relax and enjoy yourself!

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2019-10-13 16:00:00

How to Use Egg Yolks  

Many recipes call for egg whites, but they don't always tell you what you can do with your leftover yolks. If you don't want to throw your yolks away, you might be looking for easy recipes that only require the yolks of eggs, and not the whites. By making an egg wash, creating a custard, or mixing up some mayonnaise, you can get use out of your leftover egg yolks and create something delicious in the process.

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2019-10-13 08:00:00

How to Decorate a Wedding Car with Ribbon  

Decorating the getaway car for a wedding is a fun way to greet the newly-wedded couple after the ceremony. Traditionally, the best man and groomsmen decorate the car with ribbons, banners, and other decorations. However, bridesmaids, friends, family, and even the couple themselves can decorate the car. There's no one right way to outfit the car with ribbon, but it always helps to consider the colors and theme of the wedding when planning your decor. In some cases, the car rental company may e...

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2019-10-13 00:00:00

How to Manage Your Team Effectively  

When it comes to business management, stronger leadership skills are essential. Whether you're managing a large department in a corporation or supervising a few employees in a home-based startup, you'll need to know how to effectively manage and encourage your team. Effective management is grounded in open communication and allows you and your team to work well together.

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2019-10-12 16:00:00

How to Wash Outdoor Cushions  

Outdoor cushions see the worst the weather has to offer, and can quickly get dirty, faded, and even moldy if you don't wash them often. If you are struggling to find a way to clean off the cushions, you can use a few common household products to clean them off, remove mildew, and even keep them nice and dry.

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2019-10-12 08:00:00

How to Use a Pasta Machine  

Pasta is a classic Italian dish that is delicious and simple to make. Using a pasta maker is an easy way to make fresh noodles to enhance your pasta dish. By preparing your dough and making your noodles thin enough to cook, you can use your pasta maker like an expert and create beautiful dishes for your friends and family to enjoy.

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2019-10-12 00:00:00

How to Study Engineering  

Being an engineering student is challenging, but the payoff is worth it. With your engineering degree, you can find a fulfilling career in a field that excites you. While in school, it's important to hone your skills in math and physics; these fields are necessary no matter what type of engineer you want to be. You should also pick an engineering specialty and choose a course schedule that aligns with your goals. Since engineering programs are rigorous, it's important to attend each class an...

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2019-10-11 16:00:00

How to Make Chai Latte  

Chai lattes are a delicious take on traditional chai tea. Similar to a latte made with espresso, the chai latte combines frothy milk with a concentrated brew of spiced tea. Making your own chai at home is easier than you might think, and it allows you to customize the spices and toppings to your liking. Chai lattes are perfect for cold winter days or as a delicious after-dinner treat.

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2019-10-11 08:00:00

How to Plant Succulents  

Succulents are beautiful plants that can add some pizzazz to your garden or home. They have a reputation for being a fairly hardy plant, but they do require some specific conditions when growing. For instance, they need well-draining soil because they don't tolerate wet roots well. You can plant succulents in containers or in the garden, but either way, take care to make sure your plants are happy and healthy.

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2019-10-11 00:00:00

How to Improve Your Mental and Emotional Health  

Your mental health and emotional well-being are important aspects of your overall health. In fact, they are just as important as your physical health. Your mental health can be affected by medical conditions such as depression. Environmental factors, such as your job, also make an impact. Your emotional health can be related to your social life, your romantic life, and your own mindset. No matter what your situation is, you can take steps to improve your mental and emotional health. First, make

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2019-10-10 16:00:00

How to Make Steak Fries  

Steak fries are like French fries, except that they are much thicker and typically baked in the oven instead of fried. They go great with steaks, hamburgers, and other grilled sandwiches. There are also countless ways of seasoning them, from a simple dash of salt and pepper to garlic and Parmesan cheese. Whichever method you choose, you are bound to end up with a tasty, delicious treat!

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2019-10-10 08:00:00

How to Find the Value of Old Books  

That old book in your attic may not be worth much to you, but it might be worth a lot to a potential buyer. For instance, a rare first edition of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" was auctioned off for $150,000 in 2011. Even if you don't have this kind of treasure on your hands, once you've identified your copy's edition and publication details, you can assess its market value. Start by examining the book and referencing online resources. If you'd like additional input, enlis...

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2019-10-10 00:00:00

How to Splint a Finger  

Medical professionals use finger splints to treat sprained, broken, or dislocated fingers. It's important to seek medical attention for a finger injury, but you may need to apply a temporary splint in some situations. Assess the injury to determine if it requires immediate medical attention. Then, apply a temporary splint and first aid until you can see someone. After that, follow your doctor's instructions for how to care for the splint and your injured finger.

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2019-10-09 16:00:00

How to Make Bunting  

Bunting is a festive decoration that involves stringing together colorful fabric or paper triangles. It is the perfect addition to any celebration, special occasion, gathering, or everyday setting. Instead of purchasing the bunting at your local craft or party store, you can easily make your own. Gather fabric or paper that incorporates your favorite colors, patterns, or textures. Then stitch together a bunting made of fabric if you are comfortable using a needle and thread, or glue the paper tr

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2019-10-09 08:00:00

How to Make an Edible Bouquet  

Edible bouquets are a delicious and fun way to celebrate a variety of occasions. Whether you're making one for a birthday or holiday celebration, an edible bouquet is a unique and creative way to show someone that you care. With fruit, herbs, or bacon at your disposal, there's no limit to the tasty displays that you can make.

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2019-10-09 00:00:00

How to Paint Glass Jars  

Glass jars have many uses besides canning. Many people like to use them as vases for flowers, pencil holders, or simple decorations. While plain glass jars can look beautiful on their own, painted glass jars can add a touch of color to your home. You can even use specific colors of paint to match your home decor or an upcoming holiday.

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2019-10-08 16:00:00

How to Hike  

There are very few things more pleasant than hiking through the great outdoors. The sun warming your shoulders, nature all around you, and an incredible view before you--trails can truly be paradise. However, hiking can also be dangerous if not done properly. It is incredibly important to prepare for a hiking trip, and to know what to do once you get out onto the trail.

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2019-10-08 08:00:00

How to Wear Oversized Sweaters  

When the weather gets chilly, there is nothing cozier - or more convenient - than popping on an oversized sweater. With proper styling, you can look just as fashionable as you do cozy. Paired with the wrong things, however, oversized sweaters look less trendy, and more like you rolled out of bed and raided someone else's closet. To pull off this look effortlessly, it's all about choosing the right sweater, creating the perfect outfit, and accessorizing.

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2019-10-08 00:00:00

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops  

Cake pops or balls are a great and unique way to indulge cakes without having to modify a recipe. Petite in size, they can be enjoyed by kids and adults for any occasion. Enjoy these for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Makes 48 cake balls.

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2019-10-07 16:00:00

How to Cook in an Indoor Fireplace  

Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying food cooked over an open fire! If you have a wood-burning fireplace in your home, you can grill, skewer, simmer, and cook a variety of different foods all year long. Make sure to always open the flue, and use good safety practices so you don't get injured while you're cooking.

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2019-10-07 08:00:00

How to Play Dominoes  

Dominoes is a classic game that has been around for a long time, and it's not too hard to learn how to play! Two of the most popular dominoes games are "Straight Dominoes" and "Mexican Train Dominoes," and all you need is a set of tiles and a few friends to play with. Have fun competing against your friends hand after hand until someone emerges as the ultimate champion.

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2019-10-07 00:00:00

How to Dress a Newborn for Sleep  

When it comes to dressing your newborn for bed, comfort is only a part of your considerations. The main concern is safety and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Even though you may have put a lot of time (and money) into your baby's wardrobe, the truth is they don't need a ton of different outfits for their first weeks of life. Selecting the right amount and type of clothing, ensuring your newborn's safety, and establishing a healthy sleeping environment will give yo...

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2019-10-06 16:00:00

How to Identify Honey Bees  

Honey bees are very important insects that pollinate flowers and plants of all different varieties. Unlike wasps, they normally stay away from humans unless defending their nest, and they have a very vital role in the ecosystem. It's easy to tell the difference between honey bees, other types of bees, and wasps in nature, as well as differentiate between male and female bees!

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2019-10-06 08:00:00

How to Apply Vitamin C Serum for Facial Skin Care  

If your skin is looking a little dull or you want to mix up your skincare routine, add vitamin C serum. To get radiant looking skin, wash your face and then rub a few drops of the serum into your skin. The antioxidants in vitamin C can reduce inflammation and help your skin repair itself. Remember to apply a moisturizer next and enjoy your glowing skin!

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2019-10-06 00:00:00

How to Cut Jeans  

Jeans are durable, versatile, and the perfect wardrobe staple—but sometimes, you might want to add your own touch to them. For instance, if you love the look of cropped jeans, you can trim the hem of your pants to create a frayed look. You can also cut your jeans into shorts to make them into cutoffs that are perfect for the summertime. If you want to leave the length of your jeans the same, you can also try distressing them to give them a lived-in look.

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2019-10-05 16:00:00

How to Improve Composition in Your Photographs  

There are a lot of elements involved in taking a good photograph, from finding the perfect lighting to choosing your camera settings. However, one of the most important elements of a photo is the composition, or how the image is arranged within the frame. It can take a lot of practice to learn how to compose a picture, but there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind as you get started.

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2019-10-05 08:00:00

How to Go Green  

Going green is a great way to reduce your environmental footprint and help the planet. Being green is all about reducing how many resources you use, reusing items when you can, and recycling items that can't be reused. If you're ready to go green, start by changing your personal habits and giving your home a green makeover. Additionally, change your habits at work and on the go to be as green as possible

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2019-10-05 00:00:00

How to Fix Suede Shoes  

Suede is a fuzzy type of leather that looks great when worn, particularly as a snazzy pair of shoes. However, it is also delicate, and damage can be difficult to treat. If you notice problems with your shoes, clean them off right away with a suede brush. This will help you begin treating scuff marks and creases. Water damage can only be fixed by adding gentle amounts of water. You can also fix most liquid stains with vinegar and oil stains with cornstarch. Serious damage sometimes cannot be reve

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2019-10-04 16:00:00

How to Defrost Salmon  

Nutritious and delicious, salmon is a highly versatile fish that can be prepared in a variety of ways. While fresh salmon tastes wonderful, frozen salmon can be easily and successfully prepared, too. Whether you're keeping a few extra fillets on hand for future meals or you're saving a fresh catch in the freezer, try thawing it in the fridge for around 12 hours for the best results. For same-day defrosting, pop the frozen fish into a resealable plastic bag and submerge it in cold water for a...

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2019-10-04 08:00:00

How to Make a Good Podcast  

It's pretty easy to start up a podcast and make a few episodes—all you need is some basic audio recording and editing equipment. To make a good podcast, though, requires a strong concept, a dedication to quality, and the enthusiasm to connect with listeners. Seek inspiration from podcasts and podcasters you like, but make your podcast something that suits your passion and goals. And don't forget to have fun with it!

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2019-10-04 00:00:00

How to Toast Pecans  

If you've ever bitten into a baked good only to find a chewy pecan, you know how important toasting nuts is. Gently toasting pecans in the oven, stove, or microwave will intensify their flavor and make them extra crunchy. If you're using the toasted pecans in a recipe, just heat them with a little butter to give them a rich flavor. You can also play around with seasoning them. Try toasting pecans with cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or sugar for a healthy snack that's packed with flavor.

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2019-10-03 16:00:00

How to Paint a Mural  

Painting a mural takes plenty of preparation, equipment, and effort. A mural is basically a large work of art placed directly on a wall. It requires a lot of the same basic techniques as smaller paintings, but on a larger scale. With a mural, you often need to outline your design with a grid and then lay down paint strategically so the colors dry when you're done with them. Murals are often painted in layers, then finished with a varnish to be preserved for long-term enjoyment.

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2019-10-03 08:00:00

How to Make Ravioli  

If you love the taste of handmade ravioli but hate the high cost, make ravioli at home. Mix a simple egg dough that rests while you make a filling. Try a classic cheese filling, a hearty sausage filling, or a flavorful mushroom filling. Let the filling cool while you roll out the dough by hand or with a pasta machine. Then spoon the filling on the dough by hand or use a ravioli mold. Trim or remove the assembled ravioli and boil them for a few minutes in salty water.

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2019-10-03 00:00:00

How to Hang a Bike in a Garage  

Hanging a bike or bikes in your garage is an excellent way to free up some space. It is also easier to do than it might seem. You can hang a bike from your garage's ceiling with either ceiling hooks or a more elaborate rope and pulley system made specifically for bikes. Whichever method you choose, you'll be able to have your bikes hanging up in no time!

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2019-10-02 16:00:00

How to Learn to Play Electric Guitar  

The electric guitar is one of the most commonly played instruments in rock music today. Electric guitars feature in almost every rock genre, from pop to punk to death metal. If you're looking to play guitar but don't have any musical experience, it may seem a little intimidating. However, by starting out with the basics, learning foundational chords, and practicing every day, you can learn to play the electric guitar in no time!

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2019-10-02 08:00:00

How to Maintain a Car  

Doing the right kinds of maintenance on your car will not only help it to hold its value, it will also help to keep it safe and reliable. Regular car maintenance involves a wide variety of projects that may not all be easy to do at home. However, by understanding what needs to be done to maintain your car, you can be better equipped to talk to your local service center about doing the work your car needs.

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2019-10-02 00:00:00

How to Celebrate Oktoberfest  

Oktoberfest, held September 21 - October 6, 2019, is known as the biggest party in the world. First held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, today's festivities take place over two weeks, with every day dedicated to enjoying German beer and food. Whether you're planning a trip to Munich or throwing a party closer to home, celebrating Oktoberfest means surrounding yourself with good friends, tasty food, and plenty of be

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2019-10-01 16:00:00

How to Pack Healthier School Lunches  

Although purchasing a school provided lunch may be easier and quick, packing your child's lunch might be more beneficial. A home-packed lunch allows you to have some control over what your child eats, provides you a chance to send a "little love" with your child to school and will most likely be a little less expensive than a traditional school lunch. However, packing a balanced and nutritious lunch for your child each and every day can be difficult and time consuming. Plus, finding nutritiou

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2019-10-01 08:00:00

How to Dry Up a Wet Yard  

No matter where you live, a hard rain can turn your yard into a mess of mud and water puddles that won't dry. Wet yards happen for a number of reasons but usually stem from poor soil and drainage systems. To dry out the water, check your yard to find the source of the problem. For small, individual patches of moisture, dry your yard by leveling out the soil and possibly planting water-resistant plants. For large-scale problems, look into getting a drainage system like a French drain or dry wel...

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2019-10-01 00:00:00

How to Ace the ACT  

If you're wondering how you can best prepare yourself to pass the ACT with flying colors, you're not alone. Many students approaching the end of high school wonder how they can ace the ACT and position themselves to get into good colleges. Even students with excellent grades can get nervous when they think about taking the ACT, since your results can have a large impact on the success of your college applications. Don't worry, though; there are plenty of study tricks and tips you can use t...

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2019-09-30 05:21:42

How to Cut Squash  

There are many kinds of squash, such as butternut and acorn, that have tough, starchy interiors that are hard to cut. If you're making a recipe with squash, you'll have to cut it into strips or cubes so it can cook quickly and evenly. Although squashes might be differently shaped, they can all be cut the same way. Just make sure to practice safe knife skills while you're making your cuts!

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2019-09-30 03:31:04

How to Get Over Your Ex  

Getting over someone you loved can feel like an impossible task, but there is hope! You feel a lot of pain right now because your relationship gave you a boost of dopamine, which is a chemical that makes you feel happy. Now that your ex is out of your life, you're no longer getting that happiness boost. Fortunately, you can work through your painful emotions and come out stronger than before!

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2019-09-29 17:26:39

How to Get Coffee Stains Out of a White Shirt  

Coffee may benefit your health, but it does not benefit your clothes. While a coffee stain can seem especially hopeless on a white shirt, you can easily treat and clean it at home. If you've recently spilled coffee on a white shirt, laundry detergent is a great method to try. For stains that have dried, try soaking the shirt in a vinegar solution, applying a stain stick, or washing it with bleach.

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2019-09-29 04:36:05

How to Seal a Door  

Gaps around your door allow air to pass through, creating drafts in your home. This will reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling and can make your home less comfortable to be in. However, it is quick and easy to seal a door. To do it, determine where your air leaks are and cover them with weather stripping. After you apply the weather stripping, you simply need to ensure that your door can still open and close easily before enjoying the benefits of your newly sealed door.

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2019-09-29 03:47:14

How to Stop Eating Meat  

The decision to stop eating meat is a very personal one. You might be concerned about animal welfare, environmental impacts, or your own health. Regardless of your reason for giving up meat, you'll be more likely to stick with it if you create achievable goals, replace the meat with nutritious food, and find a diet that works for you. Remember that giving up meat will take some adjustment, so don't stop trying if you relapse or crave meat.

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2019-09-28 19:41:44

How to Make a 4 Strand Braided Bracelet  

If you've mastered a basic 3-strand braid and want a bit of a challenge, add an extra strand! Once you get the hang of working with 4 strands of yarn, ribbon, or leather, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to create a complex-looking braid. Make a flat or round 4-strand braid in several colors and then wrap it around your wrist to make a completely unique bracelet.

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2019-09-28 01:30:22

How to Build a Vivarium  

A vivarium is an enclosed, live ecosystem, containing flora and fauna that are typically tropical in nature. Done right, it can provide a burst of living beauty to your living room! Before building your vivarium, decide which single animal species you want to feature, then go about creating the appropriate environment for it. Lay down healthy, well-draining layers of ground cover, and buy and install moisture, heating, and lighting systems. After that, add appropriate plants and microfauna, then

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2019-09-28 01:08:53

How to Make Fennel Tea  

Fennel has been used as an herbal tea for centuries. It has a slightly sweet flavor and can improve your digestion, especially if you make it with peppermint and ginger. Studies have also shown that drinking fennel tea can suppress your appetite, which makes it helpful if you're trying to lose weight. Crush your fennel, boil some water, and enjoy your homemade herbal tea!

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2019-09-27 16:38:48

How to Market Yourself  

You've likely heard that you need to be able to market yourself in today's job market, but actually doing it can feel overwhelming. Whether you're creating your own job or applying for one, knowing how to market yourself will help you be successful. Before you can start marketing yourself, you need to create your personal brand. Then, you can reach out to your audience to promote yourself as an entrepreneur or to apply for a job.

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2019-09-27 04:16:19

How to Clean Old Brass  

There are several ways to clean older brass. For a basic cleaning, you can use soap and warm water to remove tarnish if you simply want to keep brass clean. If you're trying to avoid abrasive solutions or chemical cleaners, you can opt to use tomato-based products, like ketchup or tomato paste, to soak dirty areas before wiping them dry. If you want a deeper clean or to leave a protective coating behind, you can clean old brass with a specialized polish. Always hold a magnet up to a brass item...

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2019-09-27 01:52:57

How to Melt a Chocolate Bar  

Whether you're making frosting, rolling truffles, or mixing up ganache, melting a chocolate bar is a vital first step. Break your chocolate bar into even pieces and then decide if you want to melt it gently in a pan, in the microwave, or with a hair dryer. As long as you use low heat, you won't burn the chocolate and it will be smooth for your recipe!

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2019-09-26 12:07:51

How to Kill Fleas With Dawn Dishsoap  

Fleas are pests that can multiply quickly if they're not treated properly. However, since the price tag for store-bought flea treatments is a bit high, you can use Dawn dish soap to get rid of them. The best way to do this is to give your pet a bath with the dish soap. Alternatively, if you have a pet who hates baths, you can also use a spray bottle and dish soap to kill fleas cheaply and easily.

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2019-09-26 02:15:45

How to Clean a Cashmere Sweater  

Even though most cashmere sweaters have a "dry-clean only" tag, there's no need to go to the dry cleaners. You can wash your cashmere sweater at home and still have it stay soft and beautiful. In fact, washing your sweater at home will make it softer than when it's cleaned with harsh dry cleaning chemicals. Clean your cashmere sweater by hand or in the washing machine and then let it air dry.

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2019-09-26 02:07:37

How to Organize a Small Apartment  

Whether someone is seeking a more minimalist lifestyle or a small space is all that's in their price range, it's very common for people to live in small apartments. You might be wondering how you could possible fit all your belongings into such a small space. Luckily, with some smart creative organizing, you can maximize the space available in your living area, closets, bedroom, and kitchen.

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2019-09-25 04:02:26

How to Make Vegan Scones  

Fluffy scones topped with jam are a classic for any tea table. Fortunately, you don't have to give them up if you've given up dairy. Swap vegan butter or coconut oil for the butter and use dairy-free milk in place of heavy cream. Once you've gotten the hang of baking vegan scones, try a unique variation by adding your favorite ingredients. Make a savory herb scone, for instance, or mix in dried fruit or spices.

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2019-09-25 03:18:01

How to Rake Leaves  

Raking your lawn is a necessary task when the leaves start to fall. However, there are some things that you can do to make the job easier on yourself, such as getting a quality rake and using the proper body position. You can also make the task easier by waiting until the right time to rake and wearing the proper gear for the job. By combining these techniques, your yard will be leaf free in no time.

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2019-09-25 01:57:46

How to Paint a Driveway  

A fresh coat of paint not only gives your driveway a facelift, but also helps prolong its life by slowing down chipping and cracking due to weather exposure. To properly paint a concrete driveway, you must first ensure that it is completely cleared and clean. Next, fill any cracks, if applicable, so you can paint over them and give the driveway a nice even coat. Last but not least, make sure to use thick masonry paint that will withstand the expansion and contraction of the driveway. Avoid paint

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2019-09-24 10:06:09

How to Make Plum Cake  

If you're looking for a light dessert or tea-time snack, look no further than the plum cake. Plum cakes have a light, fluffy texture and an irresistibly buttery flavor. To make your own cake, pit and slice a few ripe plums. Next, mix a decadently fluffy cake batter. Pour the batter in a pan, arrange the plum slices in an attractive pattern, and bake the cake for about forty minutes.

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2019-09-24 03:11:53

How to Order Wine  

If you panic when the server hands you a wine list, you might feel overwhelmed or put on the spot, especially if you're trying to impress a date. While it helps to have some idea of varietals you enjoy, you should be able to read the list and narrow down the selection. Fortunately, the server or sommelier can help you find a wine that tastes great, matches your meal, and fits your budget.

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2019-09-24 02:02:52

How to Make a Sash  

A sash is an essential accessory for beauty pageants. A sash is also a fun way to identify the guest of honor at bachelorette parties, baby showers, and other special occasions. You can easily make a sash customized for your needs with a few basic craft supplies and a sewing machine.

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2019-09-23 12:07:52

How to Make an Autumn Bunch  

Autumn is a beautiful season with a unique colour palette. Far from the frosty shades of winter or the vivid ones of summer and spring, autumn colours range from warm gold to soft auburn to bright red, and all shades in between. Rather than letting the beauty of this season simply "fall", why not cherish it? Autumn bunches are a pretty, easy and flexible decoration that require no special talents or items. All you really need is the season itself, and a ribbon or two. Because they aren't...

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2019-09-23 03:49:27

How to Fix Your Credit  

Having poor credit is stressful and can result in you paying more money than people with good credit when you go to finance a car or buy a house. However, there's no need to hire a credit repair company that claims they can fix your credit woes. In reality, these companies don't do anything you can't do yourself for free. Like losing weight, it takes time and effort to achieve financial fitness. Work on it a little each day and eventually you'll have a credit score you can be proud of.

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2019-09-23 03:03:39

How to Clean Nubuck Boots  

Nubuck is a kind of leather that's sanded and soft. It's similar to suede, and looks elegant on boots. The only downside is that Nubuck picks up dirt easily, so you have to regularly clean your Nubuck boots. You can remove light scuff marks and stains with a nail file, a cleaning gum, a pencil eraser, or baby wipes. To get at heavier stains, use soapy water, a suede brush, and white vinegar. Prevent future damage with a waterproofing spray.

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2019-09-22 16:29:01

How to Plant Garlic in the Fall  

Garlic is a beloved part of many dishes, and can be readily found at most grocery stores. You can take your cooking to the next level by planting and growing your very own garlic. Even if you don't have a lot of gardening experience, you will find that garlic is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow.

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2019-09-22 04:27:54

How to Remove Hair Dye from Skin  

Stained skin is an unfortunate risk that comes with dying your own hair. Fortunately, it's easy to remove stain from your fingers, hairline, ears or anywhere you dropped dye. Loosen the pigment with more hair color, baking soda, or a household product before you rinse it away. If you work before the dye sets, the stain should wash away quickly. If not, just repeat the method or try another one!

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2019-09-22 01:20:23

How to Practice Gratitude  

Although it may not always be easy, being thankful for the good things in your life can be a rewarding practice to pick up. Practicing gratitude has been shown to have real health benefits, boosting people's mood and their personal sense of well-being. You can practice gratitude every day by adopting an attitude that is grateful and open. You can also actively practice and share gratitude with others, and with yourself. Practicing gratitude will require only your attention and there are many sim

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2019-09-21 06:52:51

How to Make Eyeglass Cleaner  

Getting dusty, smudged lenses is an inevitable part of wearing glasses. Fortunately, it's easy to mix up your own cleaner that cuts through dirt and grime. You can make a small bottle of portable eyeglass cleaner that uses rubbing alcohol or witch hazel. If you're concerned that the rubbing alcohol could damage protective coatings on your lenses, wash them in soapy water and dry them with a microfiber cloth.

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2019-09-21 04:24:26

How to Do a Coconut Oil Hair Mask  

Coconut oil is a wonderful natural ingredient that can hydrate your hair while simultaneously making it soft and shiny. Some studies also show that it can help repair split ends, encourage new hair growth, and combat dandruff. Make a mask for your hair out of ingredients you probably already have in your cupboards to give your locks some much-appreciated TLC. When you're done, use a simple egg wash to rinse away the oil and leave your hair looking smooth and healthy.

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2019-09-21 03:54:20

How to Win at a Claw Machine  

Claw machines can be a lot of fun to play and even more fun to win. However, if you've ever played a claw machine before, you know how hard actually winning a prize can be sometimes! Luckily, once you know how to study claw machines and go for the best prizes, you can make it a lot more likely for you to win at claw machines.

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2019-09-20 03:59:34

How to Save an Overwatered Plant  

When you're trying to take good care of your plants, it's easy to overwater them. This typically happens to potted plants because the water can't drain away from the roots. Unfortunately, overwatering can drown your plants and kill them. Luckily, you may be able to save your overwatered plants before it's too late by drying out the roots.

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2019-09-20 03:15:44

How to Wear a Blue Suit  

Blue has become a very popular color choice for suits. There are many different shades of blue, making the color versatile throughout the year. You may be confused at first about what to pair with your suit, but dressing up is as simple as picking a shade of blue and selecting other clothing to match it. Pick darker colors for more formal settings and save lighter colors for informal ones. Include a tie, shoe, and accessories to complete your outfit. With proper coordination, you can wear a blue

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2019-09-20 03:13:12

How to Use Green Tea on Your Face to Achieve Prettier Skin  

You probably know that drinking green tea is good for you, but did you know it can help your skin? You can use green tea to make your own skincare products and you can add it to your favorite cleanser to help your complexion and fight acne. With your green tea toner, face mask, cleanser, and steam treatment, you can have brighter, clearer skin with just 1 treatment.

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2019-09-19 16:47:40

How to Know When Your Dog is Sick  

Just like their owners, dogs can become ill with anything from a minor virus to something more dangerous with serious complications. Since your pet cannot tell you what's wrong, you should keep an eye out for certain symptoms. Always consult with your veterinarian if you ever suspect your dog may be ill.

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2019-09-19 03:02:09

How to Make an Origami Fish  

Fish are colorful, fascinating creatures, and you can make your own origami version right at home. All you need is a square piece of paper. Origami paper will be the easiest to work with, but you can try other types of paper too. Start by making the base for your fish, then fold the tail and fins, and voila! You can add your fish to your origami animal kingdom, along with an origami bird, wolf, and whale.

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2019-09-19 01:26:58

How to Do a French Knot  

French knots can look like a complicated way to add texture to embroidery, but they're really simple. Bring your needle up through the fabric and wrap the embroidery floss around the needle a few times. When you push it down into your fabric and bring the needle through, you'll see a delicate dot. French knots are great for filling in embroidered images or creating patterns so it's a useful stitch to know.

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2019-09-18 08:10:49

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