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How To : Write A Letter From Teachers To Parents

Parental involvement is a crucial ingredient in the success of many children. Teachers know the saying all too well that it takes more than a village to raise a child, for one - it takes parental involvement. Thus, it is important for teachers to reach out to parents in that f ...more

Velveting Meat : The Best-Kept Chinese Restaurant Secret

One of my favorite things about American Chinese food is how easy it is to eat: the pieces are bite-sized, the flavors are addictive, and the meat is always tender and easy to chew. But if you've ever tried to replicate any of your favorite takeout in the kitchen, you've likel ...more

How To : Colon cleanse

In this video, Kameron Gross, an expert in colon hydrotherapy, teaches not only the benefits and effects of a colon cleanse, but also how to perform a colon cleanse. Kameron shows how to setup a chart for a colon cleanse, the food breakdown for a colon cleanse, different suppl ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/28 - 04/03)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Do Kung Fu techniques

Expert Village is proud to present Shaolin Kung Fu Master Bruce Wen, who shares the secrets he learned after years under the instruction of Shaolin Monks. He shows you the meditation techniques you’ll need to discipline your mind to successfully execute Shaolin punches, block, ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/02 - 05/08)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

SCRABBLE, Sex & Wine : How One Man Gets the Girls in Bed

SCRABBLE may seem like a board game for word nerds only, but believe it or not, SCRABBLE can be used to lure thousands of hot women into your bed... at least that's what Clive Worth claims. Now, I wouldn't put much faith in his "words", but somewhere in this world of lonely b ...more

How To : Build a High Efficiency Enchanting Setup

Notes: My guides are setup like old Lego instruction booklets; picture intense/text lacking. Just remember you're building from the ground up, each step is a layer to go onto the previous layer. Any stone block can be replaced with blocks of your choice. Mycelium is used in ...more

News : Minecraft 1.8 Demo

This one is much higher quality than the last video! Feature | Time NPC Village | 00:40 Creative Mode Inventory (Infinite amount of every item!) | 01:01 Rivers, Ravines, Desert Biome | 01:17 Hunger, Experience Points | 02:25 New Bow Mechanics: Zoom-in while charging up | 02: ...more

How To : Roller skate backwards

Skating backwards can be challenging but an instructor from Expert Village shows us two easy ways to learn. Several important things to keep in mind before you begin is to not be afraid of falling, make sure your body is relaxed, and your knees should not be locked. Now, from ...more

News : Creepy Facial Reconstruction of Iceman Mummy

It's tough to figure out what a mummy would have looked like when he was alive; soft tissue of a human body decays, even in ice. But, Dutch brothers Adrie and Alfons Kennis took the challenge. Using techniques that belong to both science and art, they managed to reconstruct th ...more

Inspiring DIY of the Day : Building a Floating Soccer Field

This may feel like a Nike ad (and I suppose technically it is an ad), but it's also a based-on-a-true-story-hollywood-motion-picture waiting to happen... This inspiring short film is part of an ad campaign series called Make THE Difference for the TMB Bank, but it's also a tru ...more

Understanding Electricity : Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla In my opinion, one of the most neglected inventors of all time. The names Edison and Marconi come to mind as familiar, but Tesla? Most think of a car. Few know that Tesla is responsible for alternating current, florescent lights, radar, remote control, generators ...more

How To : Combine Two NYC Penthouses into One

Here's a rich man's problem for you: two NYC East Village penthouse condos and the need for one combined living space. What do you do? Simply add a helical slide! When the homeowners came up with this fun idea for combining their two condos, they contracted architecture firm T ...more

How To : Play "Wind" by Naruto on piano

Written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, "Naturo" is an ongoing Japanese manga series. The plot tells the story of a young ninja named Naruto Uzumaki, who constantly searches for recognition & aspires to become the ninja in his village that is acknowledged as the leader a ...more

News : DIY Papercraft Architecture with Lighting

This is probably the least "Mathy" thing I will ever post. In my opinion, it's impossible to have architecture that isn't mathematical in some sense, so I am posting it anyway. Two years ago, I made a papercraft version of a cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand (It was severe ...more

How To : Build a model train village

In this series of hobby videos, you will learn how to create your own model trail village. Our expert will help you to create a styrofoam base for your landscape, then suggest how to add buildings, cars, even sidewalks and roads to your model train layout. Watch this series to ...more

Cloud Photography Challenge : Magic All Around

Taken with a compact with a tiny sensor. All that is the photo was present at that magic instant. Nothing was added at a later stage. Every year there is a cloud magic day in Costa Caparica. If Asterix and fellow village inhabitants had seen what Lisbon local saw above them th ...more

NYT : Culinary Creativity Fueled by Marijuana?

Is it possible that creativity in the kitchen could be accredited to marijuana use? Stoners are certainly known for relishing the art of yummy food. Certainly not all chefs are potheads, but the New York Times presents an interesting portrait of those who are. Check out their ...more

News : Self building village in Minecraft

Today, I made a dirt house... with redstone! This is my self building village, including a self building dirt house as requested :) If you have any more requests, leave a comment below! Texture Pack: Sphax PureBDCraft 512x Shaders: OPTIFINE? HD and Sonic Ether's Unbelievable ...more

How To : Make your own Christmas village

Don't know how to decorate your tree? Watch this video and learn how to make a beautiful Christmas village to put under the tree. Its sure to be the talk of your Christmas party. Artist Jeremy Edsall shows how to construct the first of several handcrafted Christmas village pi ...more

News : Angry Clones Are Taking Over the App World

In December 2009, Angry Birds was released to the public. The iPhone and iPod touch were the first to take on the demand, then a devoted HD version for the iPad. Since then, it's transcended iOS devices to appear on Android, Nokia, Palm phones, and many others. Next, it broke ...more

News : New England Theme

New England theme - Limited Edition items! Update 8/5 Buildings Costal Mansion, Costal Hideaway Decorations Goldfinch Birds, Costal Picnic, Cliff II, Hydrangea, Cord of Wood Update 8/3 Mystery Game Mini Stallion, Pygmy Marmosets, Babydoll Sheep, Mini Goat, Mini Donkey, ...more

How To : Use BearShare to download music

In this video series, watch as computer, internet and software expert Matt Nichols teaches how to use BearShare to download music. Learn the basics of BearShare software, how to download BearShare, how to install BearShare, how to search for songs to download, how to download ...more

News : Mosquitoes Annihilated By Death Ray Laser

Laser gun + killing mosquitoes = lots of little boy fun, but what's it all about? Quite possibly the most entertaining, thrilling, and well, downright life-saving presentation at this year's TED conference was Intellectual Ventures' mosquito death ray. The mosquito death ray ...more

How To : Install a sprinkler system

In this video series, landscaping expert Fernando Chavez teaches how to install a sprinkler system. He teaches what tools and materials are needed, how to design a sprinkler system, how to maneuver around cement, corners, and curves, how to lay sod, how to install sprinkler he ...more

News : Paint a Mountain, Save the World

55-year-old Peruvian inventor, Eduardo Gold, was one of 26 winners of the "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition of 2009. His winning plan? To whitewash a mountain in order to restore it to a glacier. Some consider it a simple yet brilliant solution, others consider it fo ...more

How To : Read sheet music

In this video series, watch as professional musician Eric Williams teaches how to read music. Learn about the musical alphabet, what sharps and flats are, what half steps are, what a musical staff is, how to read the bass clef and treble clef, what ledger lines are, what quart ...more

How To : Wax at home

This video series from Expert Village teaches you everything you'll need to know about waxing at home. There is even a video with tips for men. Watch and learn how to wax each part of your body with these videos.

How To : Raise baby chicks

In this video series, watch as farm animal and husbandry expert Dr. T. K. Roy teaches how to raise baby chicks. Learn how to protect baby chicks from predators, how to select eggs for incubation, how to build a baby chick brooder, how to use a chick feeder, how to transport a ...more

How To : Make hemp jewelry

From amongst our village of experts, we have chosen sewing master Karen Weisman to demonstrate three different styles of beaded hemp bracelets. She talks you through each step in the creation of square and spiral knots as well as a combination of both. By following along with ...more

News : The Hopsicle is a Beer Push Pop

Frankly, I think it sounds pretty unappetizing, but to some the hopsicle may be the perfect drunken summer treat. Diablo Royale Este (a Mexican saloon in NYC's east village) has created the ultimate adult popsicle. A beer is injected with simple syrup and lime juice, and a wo ...more

How To : Walkthrough The Smurfs (1994) on the SNES

The Smurfs. The Super Nintendo. Together, they're a nostalgic combination of our youth. Hanna-Barbera and 16-bit video games. There's nothing better than taking a trip down memory lane… and kicking its butt! This series of videos gives a walkthrough for The Smurfs video game ...more

How To : Use Svengali magic cards for basic tricks

Our popular Expert Village card trick professional Malik Haddadi tells you all you need to know about the Svengali deck in this series of magic videos. He begins with prepping the cards and quickly jumps to tricks sure to impress your audience. Pick a card, any card from one p ...more

How To : Make a decent Naruto headband

In this video, we learn how to make a decent Naruto headband. First, get a paper plate and figure out how big you want it, draw on the template so you can see it through the paint. Then, apply metallic paint with a paint brush using the template you drew as a guide. Next, you ...more

HowTo : Make Beer Popsicles

A little over a week ago, we featured the Hopsicle, a drunken summer "beer push pop" being served at Diablo Royale Este (a Mexican saloon in NYC's east village). We speculated the HowTo behind it seemed simple enough, but lucky for us Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn have gone a ...more

How To : Trim your mustache

From pirates to playboys to Village People, there are as many types of mustaches as there are types of men—but all of them need a good trim every once in a while.

Ninja Saga Tutorial : User Interface Maps

Map Tutorial for Ninja Saga Kage Room Where you can engage in graded missions and special events Academy Where you can buy and learn Ninjutsu, Taijutsu and Genjutsu Shop Where you can buy and sell weapons, costumes and items Style Shop Where you can customize your hair sty ...more

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