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How To : Protect food from animals while camping

Getting back to nature can be an incredibly rewarding experience – unless critters come along and ruin it! Here's how to keep your food from being plundered. To keep your food protected while camping out in the great outdoors, try bringing along a cooler, a cloth or nylon sack ...more

How To : Grow a sustainable garden

The EcoGarden is designed to give back to nature and show people how easy it is to go green in their own backyard. All you need to remember is to plant, feed and protect to grow your own sustainable garden. This how to video teaches you how to care for your beautiful and eco f ...more

How To : Create a realistic leaf animation in 3ds Max

Want to get into the fine, intricate workings of leaf? Leaves are very detailed, and very common in nature, so everybody knows what they look like, how they feel, and how complicated they can be to replicate. But if you're up for the challenge, this video tutorial will show yo ...more

How To : Use a squirrel call

A whistle is really all you need to scout for for squirrels. Squirrel sure is tasty when you fry them up, or whatever, but hunting those little guys can be kind of tricky. Wade Bourne, host of Wade's World on MyOutdoorTV, shows you how to scout for whitetail deer while squirre ...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 : Fold an advanced origami Eiffel Tower

If you've ever visited Paris, then you've definitely wished you could bring the spectacular nature of the Eiffel Tower back with you. After all, it's triumphant, beautifully laced with steel, and hosts a wonderful restaurant at the top. Check out this video to learn how to fo ...more

How To : Perform the coffin on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Perform a backside rail grab on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Perform an off the top on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Build a Basic Birdhouse

How to Build a Basic BirdhouseMaybe you were outside in your back yard and you noticed that it seemed a little lonely and empty. Our maybe you have young kids that love to experience wild life in their own back yard. Whatever reason you have for searching out this article, you ...more

How To : Perform the stall on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Perform the sliding 360 on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Make a hummingbird feeder & food

Catching sight of a hummingbird floating from flower to flower is one of those rare gifts from nature. In this quick and easy guide, use a little bit of science and learn how to make a hummingbird feeder that will attract all the birds in the yard. Hummingbirds are wonderful ...more

How To : Clean a car taillight with Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean a car taillight with Autosol Polish. In this demonstration we use Autosol Polish to clean and restore a car tail light. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices. Materials: Autosol P ...more

How To : Perform the cockroach on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Perform the Quasimodo on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Perform an aerial on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. ...more

How To : Make a 3D lemonade cup card with Stampin' Up!

Dawn Griffith creates a cute card with a 3D lemonade glass embellishment from start to finish. Create a template by making a rough sketch of an 8 ounce paper cup onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. Take the template and either trace it onto a piece of vellum cardst ...more

How To : Polish aluminum alloy car rims with Simichrome

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish aluminum alloy car rims with Simichrome and a buff ball. In this demonstration we use Simichrome Polish and a Flitz Buff Ball to clean and polish a Subaru wheel rim. The tutorial includes detailed work instruct ...more

How To : Cook Rice the Easy South Louisianan Way

It's every home cook's nightmare...burnt on the bottom, mushy on the top! RICE, the simplest of foods, but not so simple to cook...or is it? I'm from South Louisiana (think New Orleans then go further south) where rice is served with everything and cooking it is second nature. ...more

How To : Relax Your Shoulders, Back and Neck

The following is a quick and easy way to relieve yourself of strain in the upper region, a common place of tension. This is going to be accomplished through the art of meditation. The technique literally “relaxes your mind” away from your area of discomfort and puts your atten ...more

News : Hawaiian Surfer Dudes Make Their Own DIY Waves

Anybody who surfs knows there's often plenty of downtime waiting for the perfect swell to come along. So what do you do while you're waiting around? Option 1: Nothing (boo). Option 2: Fabricate your own ready-made waves, via a makeshift current pool hooked up to the Waimea Riv ...more

How To : Understand time travel

Has time travel always sparked your interest? Are you weirded out by wormholes? Flummoxed by your flux capacitor? Strap yourself in for this time-travel primer. You Will Need: •A basic knowledge of the theory of relativity •An open mind •A PhD in Physics (optional) Step 1: U ...more

News : The Many Methods for Hypnotizing Chickens

Chicken hypnotism is pretty mind boggling. We were enthralled when young Ciaran hypnotized a chicken with his infectious little boy charm (and more importantly, the gentle back-and-forth sway of his arms). There are a wealth of videos on YouTube depicting the process—a bonafid ...more

How To : Use perspective in Photoshop

A very important thing to keep in mind when you're creating images from scratch or even putting things into existing images is the concept of perspective. Bert goes back to basics to teach this concept, starting with a horizon line and adherence to the rules of mother nature.

How To : Create banners in Photoshop

Banners are beautiful advertising and decor pieces that you can use on your website, blog, or even on printed materials (because those still do exist). Check out this Photoshop tutorial to learn how to create a lovely golden banner that flows back on itself and has believable ...more

How To : Backup All of Your Xbox 360 Data to Your Computer

Flash memory can be a tad unpredictable at times. I have had 4 flash drives die out on me over the last few years, and they usually die without warning. When a flash memory based device dies, the data is likely impossible to recover. Adversely on an HDD, or Hard Drive Disk, ev ...more

Minecraft : I'm Going Home

Back in the Super Nintendo days, playing one RPG after the other, memorizing maps and mazes became second nature if you didn't want to look at the mini map or get lost often. I would make it a point to memorize corners and the overall structure of the dungeon or location, so t ...more

News : It's Not an Interview, It's a Sales Pitch

One of the common mistakes I see a lot of candidates make when they go to an interview is that they think it is a question and answer session. They approach the interview with a mindset that their role is to be prepared to answer a bevy of questions thrown at them. This puts y ...more

How To : Do a bicep curl with an exercise ball incline

Unless you're tightrope walking, stability is quite a fun killer. Relish in the unknown by learning how to do bicep curls with an exercise ball incline. By forcing your core and your back to deal with the bouncy, unstable nature of the ball, you'll have to work those areas in ...more

How To : Recognize Crowd Control - Part 2

In the first part we differentiated the two types of control, mental and physical. In part 2 we will dig deeper into Physical crowd control and analyze examples that are present today. Physical Crowd Control This is the easy one. Wikipedia says: Crowd control is the controll ...more

How To : Deal With Annoying People on Google+ & Facebook

Both Google+ and Facebook are competing for your time and space, and your commitment to one social network. To make their spaces more attractive to you, they've both made it easier for you to deal with people you don't like or don't care for. Ignore People on Google+ In Goog ...more

ASK : A Question from the Bored Housewife

Dear Miss and Mrs. H, I love your blog! Its nice to get two completley different opinions on one subject. I have a couple questions for you both and then need some advice. Well I am a Housewife myself and have been married around 5 years. We don't have any children yet and h ...more

How To : Remove your false nails at home, cheap and easy

In this tutorial we learn how to take off artificial nails at home. You will need: acetone, foil (in strips), finger file, nail clippers, buffer and cotton ball. First, tear your cotton ball into two pieces and completely soak it in the acetone. Now, apply the cotton ball over ...more

How To : Do a Very Basic Ikebana Flower Arrangement

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, dates back to over 500 years ago and is still practiced as a highly respected cultural art form in modern-day Japan. Unlike conventional flower arrangements, which emphasizes the color and bloom of different flowers set in a va ...more

News : Different Types of Photography

Aerial- standing tall above the subject, or shooting from a tall building, plane, etc... Architecture- shots of buildings (no people) Artistic- any shot of a subject where creativity is the number 1 goal. Black and White - aka... B&W, working with no color. Camera Phone- low q ...more

News : Color Your Life

Want to be happy every day? here is some tips and techniques to help you keep the good mood using some Colors =). Step 1 The Green House Have you ever felt happy when you go out to nature, watching trees and flowers, smelling good , adding to that the fresh air. Im not going ...more

News : Smart Chairs With Butt Memory

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka (creator of the crystal chair) is back with a new "shape-shifting" chair, set to debut at Milan Design Fair this upcoming week.  Inhabitat reports: "Made of recycled aluminum, the amorphic chair, called 'Memory,' squishes into a new shape e ...more

How To : Play with a Mobius Strip & topology tricks

This was a three flip mobius strip with one surface that yields a loop with 8 twists. It takes 6 lines to flatten it which leads to 7 zones, one less than the number of resulting twists. I tend to flatten mobius strips as fast as possible and the solution that I get. My rule ...more

Altered Zones Label Profile : Night People

Label Profile: Night-People [Night-People founder Shawn Reed, playing live in Montreal as Wet Hair] By Jenn Pelly MP3: Ela Orleans: "I Know" MP3: Cellophane Spill: "Zaj Mak Ta" If you really want to get inside the mind of Night-People founder Shawn Reed, start with his we ...more

News : The Cosmic Connection

The recent report of the ubiquity of extrasolar planets coupled with the fact that it bodes well for searches for life friendly Earth twins, brought me back to my reading of Carl Sagan's 1966 Intelligent Life In The Universe and later article in Sky & Telescope where he came u ...more

News : If the World Were Made of Pixels...

Texas based artist Shawn Smith brings the digital world to reality with his woodcut pixelated sculptures. The combination of a traditional material (wood) with a contemporary concept results in surprisingly fresh work. Plus, the craftsmanship appears to be impeccable. Check ou ...more

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