Day of the Dead

How To : Decorate Day of the Dead sugar skulls

Tips for decorating Day of the Dead sugar skulls in this free video series about el dia de los muertos decorations. Part 1 of 9 - How to Decorate Day of the Dead sugar skulls. Decorate Day of the Dead sugar skulls - Part 2 of 9. Click through to watch this video on expertvilla ...more

How To : Do Day of the Dead sugar skull makeup

If you are looking to celebrate the Day of the Dead in style, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn exactly how to apply makeup to your face so you like like the Sugar Skulls, a Mexican tradition. This look is great for Halloween, too, as well as any occasion where yo ...more

How To : Make Day of the Dead paper mache sculptures

In this tutorial, we learn how to make day of the dead paper mache sculptures. First, you will make the paper mache sculptures into different body shapes, then use a sharp knife to carve along the sculpture. Use different paints and colors to make the characters more believabl ...more

HowTo : Make Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

Meet Monkey. Monkey is a sock puppet who likes to cook. In honor of this year's upcoming Dia de los Muertos (November 2nd), Monkey has prepared simple instructions for whipping up a batch of homemade sugar skulls. If you'd rather learn from a person, rather than a stuffed anim ...more

How To : Make traditional Day of the Dead sugar skulls

Sugar skulls, or "calaveras de azucar," are used to celebrate El dia de los Muertos, in honor of deceased friends and family. This video tutorial shows how to make sugar skulls with basic household ingredients. Once you've shaped the mixture into a skull shape, decorate and de ...more

How To : Make homemade Mexican pumpkin seed candy

El Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated on November 2nd in Mexico and by Mexican Americans that commemorates the spirits of those who have died. The celebration consists of bringing your loved ones a dish they liked and sometimes decorating their gra ...more

How To : Create a Dia De Los Muertos sugar skull look

Get yourself ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead by transforming your face into a traditional sugar skull. Show your spirit with this dramatic and attention grabbing look. A beautiful application of makeup with tremendous style. Perfect for Halloween costumes.

Last-Minute Halloween Quickie : 100+ Free Printable Masks

If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more

How To : The 15 Best Sugar Skull Makeup Looks for Halloween

Skull, or calavera, makeup is an obvious choice for Halloween, since Día de Muertos (aka Día de los Muertos or simply Day of the Dead) starts on the very same day, Oct. 31. They are very intricate designs that resemble the decorated sugar skulls that take over the Mexican holi ...more

How To : Transplant Papaya Trees

Papaya trees are very vulnerable to transplantation shock. Seedlings tend to recover slowly and poorly after replanting in a new location under a sunny sky. Many internet articles advise that papaya trees should be transplanted without injury to their root systems. Keeping the ...more

How To : Pull a Twitching Dead Rat Prank

Know someone that's terrified of rats? This twitching dead rat prank is perfect for you then. Great for Halloween or April Fool's Day. You just need a stuffed rat, a rattrap, vibration motor, AAA battery holder with batteries, and a piece of straw. Oh, and fake blood, too! Vid ...more

How To : Tone your body and have glowing skin for a wedding

Whether it's your friend's wedding or your own, it's so important to look drop dead gorgeous on the wedding day. If you're a bride or bridesmaid who's looking to firm up and look like a ravishing, glowing princess, then check out this video for great tips on how to work out wi ...more

How To : Make a faux-bois mounted deer silhouette

Back at the dawn of time, a man's worth was determined by how many dead animals he had mounted to his wall. These days, men still want to be manly but find taxidermy a wee bit creepy. For those who want the coolness of deer bits in their home, this video shows you how to make ...more

How To : Prune hybrid-T roses

John White and Rosemary Maddox Master Gardner will teach us how to prune our hybrid t-roses. To begin, you’ll need a set of bypass pruners, long handles loppers for branches or canes, which are bigger than your thumb. You may also need a pruning saw, 10% bleach solution which ...more

How To : Do five different prom hairstyles

You don't want to look back at your prom photos going, "ugh, I wore that?!" or "oh my god, I look like I have a dead skunk on my head," do you? Make the most memorable night of your high school career memorable in a good way by creating a hairstyle that matches your dress, ma ...more

How To : Use lemons to remove sun spots and acne scars

A lemon a day keeps the skin doctor at bay. You're probably more than familiar with a lemon's antibacterial, antiviral (and even weight loss-promoting!) properties as a foodstuff, but did you know they can also lighten, brighten, and bring a youthful glow to your skin? Full o ...more

News : Dead guy - Barbecue Resturaunt

Requirements: Coroners Gurney - Body Bag- Coroners Outfit w/ name tag - one Chili house and or Barbecue Restuaraunt (preferrably in the boonies at night or day) - Coroners Van Go to a sleezy little joint, chili house, steakhouse, barbecue joint, somethin like that, in full c ...more

How To : Save Your Tomatoes From Rats And Rot

Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine. This summer we have had a problem, which is that SOMETHING IS EATING OUR TOMATOES AND IT IS NOT US! The Beginning Let me start from the beginning. Purchase ...more

How To : Transition Smoothly To Vegetarianism

So you've found yourself opting to be a vegetarian. The transition into a new way of eating and living is not always easy and as a result people often ditch their vegetarian goals and revert back to their previous eating habits. Here are some steps to ensure a successful trans ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Walkthrough Metro 2033 on the Xbox 360

Human life has been wiped out. Extinct for 20 years. Destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. But there are a few survivors on Earth, and they're forced to live in the underground metro systems in the big cities. But it gets worse. There's mutant beasts, communists, Nazi factions, an ...more

How To : Make the Medicinal Aphrodisiac Snake Wine

Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own. Snake wine is made by trapping a small cobra in a bo ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : CARRION

CARRION n pl. -S dead and putrefying flesh 59 points (9 points without the bingo) The word CARRION refers to the dead and putrefying flesh on the carcass of any dead animal. Yes… humans are animals. Carrion differs from plain old dead bodies (cadavers, corpses, LICH, etc.) b ...more

How To : Style your long hair in elegant and romantic curls

On Valentine's Day you should look nothing short of drop dead gorgeous - turned up a few notches. Stray from the everyday ponytail and chapstick by donning this gorgeous, princess-inspired curly hairstyle. This style, specially for long hair, is perfect for Valentine's Day or ...more

Red Dead Review part 1 : Sandbox Gameplay

Red Dead Redemption is hard to pin down in game play and story. The game offers this massive multi-layered world in which the player can roam freely, offering plenty of challenges, beautiful graphics and atmosphere for the player to experience. Yet after some point the whole w ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : GRAMARYE

GRAMARYE n pl. -S occult learning; magic 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Simply put, GRAMARYE is MAGIC, SORCERY, and in some cases, NECROMANCY. But overall, there is very little distinction between the terms. Magic is best described as an OCCULT art that can manipula ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : CREMAINS

CREMAINS n/pl the ashes of a cremated body 62 points (12 points without the bingo) Perhaps one of the creepiest portmanteau words out there, CREMAINS combines CREMATED and REMAINS to clearly describe the leftover ashes from a dead body that was burned. When you're grieving, ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : REVENANT

REVENANT n pl. -S one that returns 61 points (11 points without the bingo) Frankenstein. Vampires. Zombies. These creepy creatures are all examples of the UNDEAD, living entities that are technically dead but still animate. Some of these 'walking dead' feed off blood, others ...more

Tweens 'n' Teens : Charlie St. Cloud

Hey editor Mike here from thesubstream and I would like to welcome our newest contributor to the site, our tweens 'n' teens cinema specialist, my little sister Amanda. We're going to make her go watch all the movies that we don't want to see ourselves and then make her tell us ...more

News : Nomad Surfers Take on Bocas

We found a great collection of reviews on Bocas Surf Lodges  at NomadSurfer. Here's a brief except of their wisdom on the Jewel of the Southwest Carribbean: The best and more reliable swell season is December-February, when wave heights average 3-6 feet during this season, b ...more

News : Our front yard garden on New Year's Day

These are pictures of our garden, as of New Year's Day. Everything looks different now. The grapevines are coming back, and the oranges have finished their season. Our artichoke, sadly, got trampled and didn't really survive the pollution of the large Station fire. Our baby ar ...more

News : Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway (From Your Couch)

Dream of traveling the legendary Tran-Siberian railway, but can never quite get a trip together? Well, now you can do it from the comfort of your living room. Google Maps offers a virtual journey of the 5,752 mile trek from Moscow to Vladivostok. Via The Guardian, "The multi ...more

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