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How To : Master SCRABBLE & Win Every Game

SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more

How To : Find North in Minecraft Without Using a Compass

It's easy to lose oneself when playing Minecraft and easier still to get plum lost. That's why it's always good to have a compass on hand. No compass? No problem. There are, in fact, no fewer than seven methods at your disposal for finding true north in a Minecraft world. Bett ...more

How To : Edit Academic Writing

Summary Editing the academic essay can be a laborious task if you don't first develop a plan for revision. Students struggle with this part of the process because they have been taught that editing and proofreading the essay means checking for grammar. Editing means evaluatin ...more

How To : Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit lo ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Play Better in Counter Strike Source

So You're New to Counter Strike Source? So you're new to Counter Strike Source and you want to improve your gameplay? Great. You've come to the right place. The first step to improving your game is to admit that you are a NEWB or NEWBIE. Do not confuse this with NOOB. A "new ...more

How To : Make a really big slip 'n slide

Hate it when the slip 'n slide runs out? The ride is always too short. To make a really big slip 'n slide, you don't need a big hill, soap, oil or anything else weird. Just get three slip 'n slides, scissors, glue, duct tape, and of course, a hose. Learn how to make a really b ...more

How To : Say "goodbye" in the Shanghai dialect

The World Expo 2010 is here! This year's Expo runs from May until October in Shanghai, China. Shanghai has always been the popular choice for the Expo, so if you want to go, make sure you know how to speak to the locals. At least, the basics anyway. If you plan on straying of ...more

How To : Choose what stays in the system tray

Vanessa from Tekzilla Daily gives us a very helpful video guide on how to edit or tweak icons in the system tray on Windows 7. Typing "notification area" in the search box of the Start Menu calls up the Notification Area control panel. This control panel shows the different pr ...more

How To : Roller furl the jib when sailing

This video shows roller furling of a jib in 5 knots of wind. Mild tensing is kept on the jib's sheet to enable the jib to warp tightly around the headstay. In high wind conditions, this is best done in a deep running reach. The mainsail will tend to shield the jib from the win ...more

How To : Install base boards

This tutorial will talk you through installing base boards. Installing base molding adds dimension to baseboard. It protects baseboards and it is easy to replace. Remove the old molding. Four techniques will be discussed about different cuts you will have to make. 1) end of ru ...more

How To : Make sweet pepper jam for the holidays

The holiday season means you're going to be doing a LOT of entertaining and a lot of going to parties where you'll be expected to offer up a thoughtful hostess gift. While you could always make a last minute run to the store to purchase boxed chocolates or a nice bottle of win ...more

How To : Tie the improved clinch fisherman's knot

The improved clinch knot… why is it improved? Well, the improved version of this popular fisherman's knot includes an extra tuck under the final turn. If you want to learn how to tie the improved clinch knot, just watch this video with Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV. The improved ...more

How To : Always win a card game using a bit of math

Use this rigged game to cheat your friends twice in a row! The game functions just like 31, only this time you'll always win if you follow the instructions in this video. From Revision3: This week we're learning a rigged game that combines principles we learned from both the ...more

How To : Code an iPhone App with XCode

This is a tutorial on coding an iPhone App in XCode. Similar to one of my first blog posts on building a basic application for Mac OS X using xcode 3.0, I am going to explain for beginning iPhone/iPod Touch developers how to build the most basic Cocoa Touch application using ...more

How To : Deal with rocks in whitewater race kayaking presents a lesson on dealing with rocks from Shane Benedict. Rarely is there a line on your favorite creek which doesn’t incorporate at least one ill placed rock. Dealing with rocks and not letting them affect your plan is an important skill to learn ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common washing machine problems

So your washing machine is on the blink? Dirty clothes piling up? You're embarrassed of your smalls and can't face the launderette? Watch this video tutorial to save your blushes and get your machine up and running again in no time... First things first always always always u ...more

How To : Build a mineral oil cooled computer

Build a mineral oil computer aquarium. It cools the system while giving you something to look at. The setup is quite simple -- with a few cuts to the top brackets on the aquarium, and an acrylic panel cut to provide a flat base for the motherboard to rest on, there isn't much ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Organize an Oktoberfest Party

If you’re planning to hold a party this October, what better event to model your event after than Oktoberfest? The German beer festival began in Bavaria, Germany in 1810 to celebrate a royal marriage. Since then, it has been celebrated annually by millions of attendees these p ...more

How To : Make a bracelet with 550 paracord

This video will show you how to make a very useful bracelet with 550 paracord. Once you watch this video, you'll have no excuse not to have any paracord on you. You'll always be prepared; after all, you never know what you could use this for! Just follow these steps: 1. Find ...more

How To : Paddle a whitewater kayak with awareness presents a lesson on Paddle Awareness by Shane Benedict. Rocks aren’t always getting in the way of your kayak, occasionally they’ll do a number on your paddle as well. That’s why this post is devoted to paddle awareness. This particular skill may seem ...more

How To : Polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices ...more

How To : Improve Your Shooting Ability For Soccer

Shooting technique: Locking your ankle and pointing your toes down when striking the ball is probably the most important factor in developing the proper shooting technique. It is probably the hardest skill to learn in soccer, but not anymore because I am here to guide you thro ...more

How To : Snag Prime Seats at an NBA Game

There is no fan experience in professional sports quite like watching an NBA game live. Partly, this can be attributed to the combination of fluid teamwork and jaw-dropping athleticism the players exude in the form of size, speed, jumping ability, grace, and strength. What tru ...more

How To : Pitch a Reality Show Idea to a Network Executive

This how-to is aimed at the uncynical, bright-eyed outsider who wants to become a television producer…the talented person who believes he or she has the ‘it’ to crack Hollywood. The ‘Sammy’ who just arrived in 90210. Hollywood is a land of dreams and riches. It is true that n ...more

How To : Program in Context Free

In my free time, I like to program in an image programming language called Context Free. You can download it at for free. The first thing to know about Context Free is that there are three basic shapes to which the program will understand and respond. T ...more

How To : Play Your Kit in Battlefield Bad Company 2

Are you having problems because the game was released a long time ago and the more experienced players are better than you? Then you should be very excited to find out that I will be giving you some general tips & tricks about the different classes that I have learned the hard ...more

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