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News : 15 Brilliant Google+ Female Photographers to Circle

In a previous article where I suggested 104 photographers to follow on Google+, I received a lot of criticism because over 90% of the listed photographers were men. While women are currently not a majority on Google+, they are a definite presence, and they are active. Today, I ...more

How To : Embrace the Blur

This is a continuation of a previous post about getting "unfocused" with your DSLR. We all work hard to get pictures that are sharp and have perfect focus. Maybe we’re missing the forest for the trees. Think about mood, color, ideas—in other words, not your gear. There are l ...more

How To : Scream low through proper breathing

This video will show viewers how to scream through several tips and practice exercises which will train your voice. First, practice by doing lots of exercises which involve inhaling hard while making sounds through your throat. Next, do low screams by flexing your stomach very ...more

How To : Teach the BEEF method of shooting in basketball

In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt explains how he teaches the BEEF method of shooting. The work BEEF is an acronym for a ball shooting concept in basketball. The B stand for balance, the E for eyes, the second E for elbows, and the F ...more

How To : Use SPH fluids in Houdini 9.5

Created by Houdini Product Specialist Stephen Tucker, this crash course series focuses on the concept of Smooth Particle Hydronamics and how they work within Houdini. The following videos on Particle Fluids continue working with fluid dynamics in Houdini 9.5 and assume that th ...more

How To : Make nutritious and easy one-dish meals

We all know how it goes: You've just come home from a grueling day at work followed by a grueling drive back, and you're beat. Even the thought of forcing your feet to the kitchen and turning on the stove makes you shudder. So you pick up the phone and order a pizza and buffal ...more

How To : Throw a curve ball with the right grip

In this video, Mike shows us how to throw a curve ball with the right grip. The instructions to be followed are quite simple but also needs concentration on the gripping while throwing the ball. Playing of baseballs leads to a great practice but here you first need to focus on ...more

How To : Draw the female figure

Human beings are one of the hardest things to draw. If you are having trouble drawing the female figure, have a look at this tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to split the human body up into 8 different parts, making it easier to focus on a specific area and draw it. T ...more

How To : Hit the forehand in racquetball

A demonstration of the proper way to perform a forehand stroke in racquetball. This video details proper foot position and other elements of good form with an emphasis on solid hand-eye coordination and good follow-through. A good forehand stroke begins with proper elevation o ...more

How To : Teach your dog to sit

Teaching your dog to sit establishes trust and also creates a foundation for other tricks. Learn how to teach your dog to sit with this dog training video. You Will Need * A dog * Patience * And dog treats Step 1: Call them Call your dog’s name. When they enter the room, mak ...more

How To : Pitch underhanded

Sometimes you will have to pitch underhand - whether you are playing softball, baseball or with little kids - sometimes a lighter throw is necessary. It may seem odd and unnatural to pitch this way at first, but check out this tutorial for tips on how to toss that ball over th ...more

How To : Win back the girl that broke your heart

Heartbroken? If your girlfriend threw in the towel before you were ready, there are a few ways you can try to win her back. Follow along with this tutorial and try to mend your broken heart. You Will Need • Empathy • Professional help • Friends • Pen and paper • Patience ...more

Walkthrough The Saboteur : Prologue, M6: A Sunday Drive

Drive your way to success on The Saboteur for the Xbox 360. You need to floor the pedal in order to follow Dierker in the sixth mission in the Prologue: A Sunday Drive. It's payback time. Hop into the car with Jules and follow Dierker. Don't get too close to him or his paranoi ...more

Walkthrough The Saboteur : Prologue, M2: Better Days

Prepare yourself for more info than you need for winning The Saboteur for the Xbox 360. See everything involving the second mission in the Prologue: Better Days. Sean will flashback to 3 months prior to the opening mission. After the cutscene introduces some new characters, ho ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines: Mission 10

Mission 10 on the Sony PSP takes you through finding the ship for Kyrenia to deliver Alexander's message to the crewmen without being discovered. The path to the Crewman is relatively free of guards if you stick to rooftops as much as possible. Then, leap down to the docks bel ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines: Mission 9

In Mission 9 on the Sony PSP, you just need to recapture Maria. Chase after Maria and her captors. You will end up fighting off these soldiers. Once they've fallen to your sharp blade, Maria rejoins you, and you receive a new objective. For more info, watch the whole gameplay. ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines: Mission 8

Defeat the Templars in Mission 8 on the Sony PSP and stop the attacks on the safe house. Altair doesn't really catch a break, although the Safe House assault squad comprises only six Templars. Slay them all. For more info, watch the whole gameplay. This is an Assassin's Creed ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines: Mission 7

In order to escape the Limassol Castle, you simply need to return to the castle entrance in Mission 7 on the Sony PSP. Ignore all the pursuers and just keep running back toward the Castle Courtyard. From there, mosey on over to the Marketplace. Moving forward a bit, Altair no ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines: Mission 6

See how to infiltrate the Limassol Castle and kill Frederick "The Red" in Mission 6 on the Sony PSP. Guards patrol almost every corner of the Limassol Castle Courtyard, and soldiers armed with sturdy-looking shields block the normal route into the castle. Looks like you will h ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines: Mission 5

Find Osman in the Cathedral Square to deliver Alexander's message to him in Mission 5 on the Sony PSP. Make your way to the Cathedral area, at which point the red delivery icon pops up and denotes Osman's rendezvous point. The only problem is that the area is swarming with gua ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines: Mission 4

Learn how to locate the assassinate the Templar Captain of the Guard. Locate him in the Limassol Marketplace in Mission 4 on the Sony PSP. The Templar Captain is as good as dead with his location so boldly announced on the map. A word of caution: if you make a ruckus approachi ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed : Bloodlines: Mission 1

Successfully complete the introduction to gameplay with Mission 1 on the Sony PSP. This is the brief episode of playing the game. See the introduction of the tale and learn the controls of the game. If you don't properly complete this mission, you won't know how to complete th ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2 : Mission 13

Fitting In: Find your way to the, uh, video arcade and you'll get a cut scene introducing you to the next mission. You'll be introduced to a number of new, basic gameplay mechanics, so nothing's too difficult. At first, you'll learn to blend. Simply walk into the center of a g ...more

News : E3 Sneak Peaks of Sony's Next Generation Portable

In just a few days, the biggest expo in the video game industry will unleash the newest games and hardware from all of the major companies. Nintendo is set to unveil its Wii-replacing Project Café and Konami will showcase its upcoming lineup, including new Silent Hill and Meta ...more

How To : Auto Accept Facebook Game Requests With GiftAuto

Auto accept facebook requests and gift back to your friends! In this tutorial, I'll show you how you can auto accept Facebook requests and gift back to your friends. If you're like me and get hundreds of Facebook requests each day - this will be a life saver. You'll be able t ...more

How To : Stay safe driving in fog

Driving through thick fog can sometimes be intensely scray. Luskily we have a how to video for how to deal with situations like these. When you run into fog on the road, keep your head and follow these simple tips to stay safe. You Will Need: • Patience • A cool head Step ...more

How To : Keep your hair healthy

Learn how to keep your hair healthy. Having healthy hair is easier than you think. Follow these simple steps for lustrous locks. You Will Need * A brush * Shampoo * Conditioner * Beer Step 1. Brush hair at night Brush your hair gently at night before bedtime. Focus on sect ...more

How To : Paint texture wrinkles on a Chinese landscape

Start with a fresh piece of rice drawing paper, and then follow the steps shown in the video to make your own brush drawing of a Chinese landscape. This tutorial focuses on adding texture wrinkles to the sides of rocks or cliff faces. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint texture wrinkle ...more

How To : Help your kids have fun while studying

Kids would usually rather play than do their homework, but follow these parenting tips to make studying fun for them. Determine your child's learning style, and tailor homework time specially for them. Remove distractions from the environment so kids can focus on their educati ...more

News : The Ultimate SCRABBLE Word List Resource

To some, SCRABBLE is just a board game to play during family game night or during a casual get-together. Others think of SCRABBLE as a mere hobby. But with any activity, there will always be fanatics—the ones who would rather sell their soul than stop—the ones with a constant ...more

How To : Play "Wish You Were Here" (Pink Floyd) on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the so ...more

How To : Say thank you in Arabic

Basic courtesy is important no matter where you go, so if you are off to an Arabic speaking country, this lesson is essential. A little Arabic can go a long way. The first episode in the Survival Phrases video series will teach you how to say "Thank you" in Arabic, with focus ...more

How To : Draw a "Ready to Fight" pose

Comic artist Mark Crilley demonstrates how to sketch a classic fighting stance, really helpful in your own character or cartoon drawing. Instead of focusing on anatomy, this rendering technique focuses more on style. Follow along with Mark's great artistic advice and make your ...more

How To : Shoot in water polo

Shooting in water polo is a basic skill for attackers. Water polo shot requires good height out of the water, arm position, shoulder rotation, and head stall. Shot strategy is important to building your water polo game. Concentrate on improving your rotation to follow through ...more

How To : Do hip lifts & drops in belly dancing

This video shows viewers who are interested in learning how to belly dance, focusing on the techniques of hip lifts and drops. After slowly shifting your weight from one hip to the other, make sure that your head stays at the same level by placing your hands on your head as yo ...more

How To : Draw a tree using pencil

This video demonstrates how this artist draws a tree using a pencil and paper. After creating the outline of your tree trunk, darken the line and add shading as necessary throughout the tree to add dimension to your drawing. The darker shading is focused on the outside edges o ...more

How To : Create a purple smokey eye makeup look

This tutorial is an in-depth look into how to make a purple smoky eye makeup look. Using various layers of eye shadow and fine-tuning, you will be able to add a blended purple eyeshadow look. Following the crease line of your eyelid and emphasizing them will be the highlight o ...more

News : MPAA - ''SOPA Blackout's Are a Stunt...''

So... The MPAA, who are (obviously) in favor of SOPA, are crying about how the anti-SOPA blackouts are being caused by the ''big corporations'' and any who support it are apparently turning into pawns of said corporations. OK, let's forget about just how much fecal matter the ...more

How To Make A Coil Gun : Turning Electricity Into Velocity

In this article, I'll show you how to build a coil gun. A coil gun is a device that fires magnetic projectiles at high velocities, using electricity. Coil guns require no explosive propellant, therefor can be fired an infinite amount of time, providing that there is ammunition ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : MIMESIS

MIMESIS n pl. -MESISES or -MESES mimicry MIMETIC adj 61 points (11 points without the bingo) MIMESIS is just another term for MIMICRY in the world of zoology, but it's not just limited to the science of animals, it's used elsewhere as well. But no matter where you use the wo ...more

News : What's all the fuss about World of Warcraft?

So what's all the fuss about World of Warcraft? I guess the first question would be 'is there a fuss?' and the simple answer is Yes there is, very much so. World of Warcraft now has over 12 million subscribers, it is by far the most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer onli ...more

News : "Writing for Television" Class

I took a class in the fall entitled Writing for Television at Bentley University in Boston. Much of what I learned has helped me through my first year of creative writing. One of the keys to writing television that we learned in the class was that a television show follows the ...more

How To : Design for multiple browsers

James Williamson for Lynda demonstrates designing for multiple browsers. The most frustrating aspects of web design is constantly dealing with the settle and some times not so settle differences in browser rendering. While they moved to a standard spaced, CSS control presentat ...more

News : Do the Do!

We are embarking upon a new year. As usual, some of us will make "resolutions." There isn't anything wrong with setting goals for the year. It's actually a good idea. It may help focus the energy we bring to life. A karateka may be excused if he or she makes only one resolutio ...more

News : Interview #2

I was able to interview another counselor. I was able to gather some of his opinion on stress. The following are the response I gather. Alejandro, Jessica Advisor Jessica Davis 19 February 2012 English 4 Javier Donaboe Therapist 1) Is stress different between teens and ...more

How to Pick Locks : Unlocking Pin and Tumbler Deadbolts

Lock picking is defined by locksmiths as "the art of opening a lock without the key". There's many ways to accomplish this, but I'm specifically interested in using a lock pick set. Since locks vary in shapes and size, it's better to stick with just one kind of lock at first. ...more

How To : An Extensive Guide to Creating Bokeh Photography

Bokeh (which translates to "blur" in Japanese) is a photography technique referring to the blurred areas of a photograph. Basic bokeh photographs often have one point of focus, while the background falls away into a dreamy, blurred haze. The technique can be taken even furthe ...more

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