Build a Small and Movable Stage

How To : Build a small and movable stage

In this stage design and construction video series, learn how to build one of those small “portals.” Our expert—a director, actor, and producer himself—will show you tips and techniques for building a small, mobile stage that can be set up anywhere you or your acting troupe de ...more

How To : Purify aluminum nitrate by recrystallization

There's a few reasons why you might want to purify chemicals by recrystallization, but the best one could be luminescence glow-in-the-dark dust. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to purify aluminum and strontium nitrate by recrystallization with Dr. Lith ...more

How To : Make frizzy hair straight

This video shows the viewer how make frizzy hair straight. This is done using a straightening iron, a comb and a small amount of hair ‘silicone sealant’. The first stage is to comb the hair and ensure that it is not tangled or matted. Secondly take a section of hair around one ...more

How To : Build a stop motion animation stage

This short construction tutorial video shows how to build a small, simple stage from scratch specifically for animating a claymation or stop motion animation project. Construct the ideal world for your claymation characters or stop motion animation armatures and puppets. All y ...more

How To : College Student's Guide to Shows on a Budget

As a USC student with limited funds, I'm always trying to figure out how to make the most out of my night when I go out. LA is great because there is so much going on for little to no cash if you know where to look. Echo Park/Silver Lake definitely has the most options, see be ...more

How To : Build a simple stop motion puppet stage

Check out this fun animation tutorial video that shows you how to build a simple stage that sits on a table for your animation using a stop motion puppet. It will be a small, compact and easy to make stage. You will need a sheet of plywood and some screws. Follow the step by s ...more

How To : Eat a pomegranate the "right & proper way"

Pomegranates are very delicious fruits. They are very nutritious, too. This instructional video teaches you how to eat a pomegranate in the right and proper way. It teaches you how to eat pomegranate with using a juicer, glass or knife. First you should start crushing the frui ...more

How To : Prepare a Jamaican style red pea soup

In this cooking how to video Tracy shows you how to make some authentic Jamaican red pea soup. This recipe for red pea soup is perfect for a cold day. Follow along with the Jamaican cooking video lesson to learn how to make this delicious red pea soup. Ingredients for red pea ...more

News : Is Open Source Really Insecure?

To go Open Source or go proprietary? There is a common conception that open-source is unsafe and insecure and therefore companies should rather go for proprietary solutions. They think that because software is termed "open-source", that the world can see the vulnerabilities of ...more

How To : Draw Betty Boop

Drawing Now presents this simple video tutorial on how to draw Betty Boop. Begin by drawing an apple shape for her head. In the center of her head draw her part and extend the curved line down to her cheek finishing off with an upturned curl. Next draw the other half of her pa ...more

How To : Treat poison ivy

In this video, we learn how to treat poison ivy. This is for when you are at home and cannot see a doctor right away. First, if you notice that you are itchy and see small bumps, apply soap on the area and let it dry on the skin. This will dry the area if you treat it early en ...more

How To : Make a Caprese salad

See how to make a favorite recipe of most everyone… the Caprese salad. If you like mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, this is the salad for you. Heck, it looks more like a sandwich, but it screams salad. See how to make the Caprese salad. Ripe tomatoes and creamy mozzarella are ...more

News : GMusic-Desktop Client for Google Music

This program makes Google Music a lot easier to use! If you are like me and frequently have the need to skip a song or pause momentarily, then this client will enable you to do this from your desktop instead of navigating to the correct tab and finding the skip or pause button ...more

Gaming : The 9 Best Free Trivia Games for Android & iPhone

Trivia games are a great way to test your knowledge and learn about people and things you never knew of before. They're ideal in a group setting because they can serve as the perfect conversation starter when you're enjoying time with friends, family, or even complete stranger ...more

News : The Fantastical, Flavorful Fiddlehead Fern

Fiddlehead ferns look like something from Alice in Wonderland, or something that you might see when you close your eyes while listening to Pink Floyd and enjoying some herbal refreshment. What they don't look like is a tasty vegetable that's perfect for any spring or summer di ...more

How To : Make Paper Flowers from Old Books

Make flowers that don't fade and also expresses your love of books! What You'll Need Pages from a book that you don't mind cutting up Button Needle and thread Glue gun Pencil Optional: Tissue or colored paper Safety pin Wooden skewer or chopstick Make Flower Outlines Fin ...more

How To : Choose exterior paint schemes with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose exterior paint schemes. Steps: 1. For small, simple Queen Anne home, choose a three-color scheme; large, elaborate Victorians can support up to seven different colors 2. Choose paint colors for three main areas: the ...more

How To : Boost in Modern Warfare 2, the easy way

This video shows the viewer how to boost, gain XP very easily, on ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’. The first stage is to get a friend to join your game. Then search for the Team Tactical game mode until domination appears. Then back out and go to a private match. Change y ...more

How To : Make korokke pan (croquette bun)

Watch this video to learn how to make a tasty snack made from simple ingredients. Peel potatoes; should they have any sprouts remove them. Cut each potato into 2 or 3 pieces. Chop onion finely. Cut horizontally several times; repeat procedure vertically. Chop cabbage into fine ...more

How To : Dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 And Windows 7 Side By Side

Dual booting Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and Windows 7 is fairly easy. If you don't believe me, just read on! Get Windows 7 First thing's first! Ye can't install Windows 7 without an installation disk, can ya? So if your PC did not come with Windows 7 pre-installed, grab a ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Stage your bathroom & bedroom to sell your home

Ilyce Glink discusses the way to make your house more marketable by improving the look of your bathroom through furnishings and potentially coordinating this with your bedroom. She also proclaims that this can be done with small purchases! She discusses how the bathroom can be ...more

How To : Professionally operate puppets

In this video, Paul Louis, a professional puppeteer and puppet builder discusses the difference between puppets intended for theater and television and how they are different both in appearance and operation. For a puppet on stage, stitching is acceptable to be seen on the out ...more

How To : Fold an origami mandala heart

To fold an origami mandala heart you need to follow the steps below. First cut 2 triangles out of the paper you have, fold one of the triangles in half. Then, unfold the folded in half triangle and fold the top of the triangle down about two thirds of the paper. In this stage ...more

News : Planning a Scavenger Hunt Based on Age: Part 2

Our first look will be at scavenger hunt beginners. The youngsters. The ones some people say shouldn't even be doing a scavenger hunt (and maybe they're right). If you dare to put on a treasure hunt for people who can't tie their shoe, here is what you need to know. Five year ...more

How To : Make Ghanaian Peanut Brittle

Make Ghanaian Nut Brittle with the Hairy Bikers In this video diary, the Hairy Bikers - David Myers & Simon King - will recreate one of Ghana’s little known secrets: Peanut Brittle. Ingredients To create Ghanaian Peanut Brittle you will need: 240g Castor sugar 1 tbsp Butte ...more

News : Art as a Weapon

Although most religions have inspired a variety of art, Buddhism seems to have a special relationship with the arts. Something about the endless circle of birth and rebirth seems to intrigue the minds of artists. Of course even if the art is not directly related to Buddhism, t ...more

How To : Repair Vehicle Dents Using a Hammer and Dolly

The hammer and dolly method is probably the easiest repair technique for dents, but it requires that you have access to both sides of the panel being repaired. However, newer cars have many areas that do not allow you to use the hammer and dolly method. There are two technique ...more

How To : Work with Polymer Clay for Beginners

Polymer clay is an exciting arts & crafts medium. Actually, "clay" is a misnomer; it contains no true clay, but rather consists of tiny particles of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) combined with plasticizer, which is what makes it malleable like clay. What makes it so "exciting? Wel ...more

How To : Tile & waterproof a shower

This video shows you how to tile and waterproof a shower. Stage 1 Use dunlop shower waterproofing kit. (Containing water poof primer, coating and tape) -Mark a line at the height of 1 meter above the shower way on the wall. -Brush the primer over the marked area vertically, wa ...more

How To : Create Beautiful Houses in Minecraft, Part 2

Part 2 Welcome back! In my last post I talked about the exterior aspects and techniques of building a great looking house, and now we shall focus on the interiors. Interiors There are a few important prerequisites to look at before starting the interiors of a house: The ge ...more

How To : Make a Gaara Gourd from Naruto

Are you into Gaara? If so, why not make one of his gourds? Materials you will need: Big balloons PVA Scissors Needle & yarn, or string & a pencil Bucket Newspaper (lots) Red ribbon or cotton fabric Yellow & brown paint Black paint Kitchen roll Sponge Metal eyelets (possibly) ...more

A Beautiful Death : 1,000 Melting Icemen

First, I have to apologize—this is really old news. But when it comes to Nele Azevedo's Minimum Monument project, it's well worth digging into the archives. It's one of the most amazing street art installations I've ever seen. The image above shows an installation displayed b ...more

Starcraft 2 : Ghost of the Past trailer

Besides the great game play that made Starcraft great, there is also an equally excellent storyline that goes with it. This why Starcraft stands out so much from other strategy games. Anyone that played the original Starcraft probably still remembers the betrayal and Kerrigan' ...more

News : Tiny Apartment Shapeshifts into 24 Different Rooms

Space is tight (not to mention expensive) in Hong Kong. What's the solution? Architect Gary Chang has come up with an ingenious design: a small, 344 sq. ft. "accordion" apartment that can transform into 24 different rooms, simply by employing the use of sliding panels and wall ...more

How To : Make a rotating SWF logo in Photoshop

This video shows how to make a rotating SWF logo in Photoshop. Choose any desired logo that will be used later in the SWF file. Save the logo to the desktop. Use any kind of editing pogram. Make sure we only have what we want showing the area coloured with small squares is inv ...more

How To : Create an Epic Build in Minecraft

Minecraft is not just a game. It is a creative tool. Over the past year and a half countless epic builds, servers, and community projects have been undertaken. I'm sure some of you have seen the one-to-one scale recreation of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek or the epic ...more

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

How To : Deal with a noisy neighbor

Is your neighbor creating a ton of racket? Suffering in anything but silence? It can be hard to approach a noisy neighbor without starting a big riff. Follow these steps to get the quiet you deserve. You Will Need: • Manners • Legal knowledge • Your lease • Curtains • Ar ...more

How To : Make a Simple, Tileable Timer in Minecraft.

The Customizable timer Ever wanted to make a simple timer that ranged from 5 minues to whatever you wanted? It's actually fairly simple! In this tutorial I walk you through every step of the way and have a video to show you it in more detail. You can make this timer anywhere ...more

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