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How To : Get a ripped chest at home

In order to get a ripped lower and upper chest, without going to a gym, you will need something to prop your knees up. You can use your bed or a chair. To recreate your incline and decline chest press exercises, a modified pushup substitutes for it. Watch your posture and your ...more

How To : 6 Clever Ways to Hide Your Spare Keys Outdoors

If you're ever paranoid about locking yourself out of your house, the worst thing you can do is to hide your spare key in an obvious spot, like under the doormat, under a planter, or anywhere near the front door. One of the most fool-proof ways to hide your keys is to give a ...more

How To : Sew a felt hair scrunchie

The hair scrunchie in this how-to video is so easy to make, even a cat can sew it. You will need a felt sheet of 8" x 8", an elastic string, a cutting punch, a hammer, marking pins, scissors, two big beads, and a cutting mat. Follow along with the step by step instructions in ...more

How To : 11 Cool Ways to Reuse Old Jeans

Do you have a bunch of old jeans that no longer fit you or are too outdated to wear in public? If you are handy with a sewing machine, the possibilities for upcycling your jeans into something crafty are endless. You can update your old denims into a jean tote bag, yoga mat ba ...more

How To : Do a sitting toe touch for your abs

In this video, we learn how to do a toe touch. First, grab a yoga mat and place it on a hard surface. Sit down and rock back pulling your legs in the air. Now, raise your arms creasing your elbows slightly. lower and pull your legs in the air, making your arms touch your toes ...more

How To : Make a bath rug out of towels with Threadbanger

Create a lovelier looking bathroom with a DIY lesson. Learn from Meg as she makes a bath mat out of old towels and goes 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! Learn how to weave towels from an eco-friendly quick tip that shows you how to make a homemade cleaning supply. You can thank T ...more

How To : Make a Sonobe Jasmine Dodecahedron

Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions on How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units, plus some great complex models in his article, How to Make a Truncated Icosahedron, Pentakis Dodecahedron & More. These models use the standard sonobe unit and a ...more

How To : Make a New York sushi roll

This video explains how to make a New York roll. First of all spread rice onto the half sheet of nori and spread the toasted sesame seeds. Then add nigir slices of salmon belly, two pieces of Yellow Thailand, two pieces of seared sesame tuna. Then use a frying pan with oil to ...more

How To : Make a pop-up box card

Connie Brad teaches us how to make a pop-up box card in this tutorial. First, you need to take a scoring board and draw 1 cm increments down the center of it. Now, take a sheet of card stock and score the sheet 2 cm from one end, then continue down until you reach the bottom 3 ...more

How To : Use decorative paper napkins to make tile coasters

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. With the help of some 4-inch square ceramic tiles, turning decorative paper napkins into a set of very polished-looking coa ...more

How To : Do a sexy yet creepy clown/doll look for Halloween

Want to scare the living daylights out of all your friends and family this Halloween? Then dress up like a clown or a doll. Either one will do. Watch this makeup tutorial to learn how to get a "sexy" doll/clown look that's reminiscent of those creepy dool eyes crafted so exqui ...more

How To : Avoid Computer Fatigue (As Best As You Can)

I don't know what I'd do without my computer. I can't do my job without the internet. I communicate with employers, friends, and family through emails, video chat and Twitter. I schedule meetings and plan deadlines. I bank. I shop. I read the news. I play games. I watch my fav ...more

How To : You Don't Need a Recipe to Make Delicious Granola

There are literally hundreds of granola recipes floating around the internet—but I can tell you right now that they're all completely unnecessary. You don't need a recipe to make granola; I've been making granola for years and have never once used one! Just as with any good c ...more

How To : Do floor crunches properly

Learn how to do floor crunches. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Unless you let your gym membership expire 15 years ago, chances are you know what a crunch is. But knowing what a crunch is and doing a crunch properly are two different things. A well- ...more

How To : Roll Your Own Sushi

The next time you are craving sushi, how about making it yourself? All you need is some sushi rice (you CAN use leftover white rice, but this would taste better), sheets of nori (seaweed), a sushi rolling mat and your favorite sushi ingredients. Do the classic California roll ...more

How To : Assemble your 2nd Generation iPod Nano

After you've taken your iPod Nano apart and fixed it, you might want to put it back together. Check this video out to see how to assemble the iPod Nano Generation 2 with narration for each step. Check this tutorial out before you attempt your own iPod repairs! And make sure y ...more

How To : Tighten your lower abs with floor leg raises

Learn how to do floor leg raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You don't see leg raises done as much as crunches at many gyms. Why? Because they're hard, that's why! The floor leg raise is one of the great abs exercises, isolating the lower abs i ...more

How To : Turn your old jeans into a rag rug

Collect all your old and worn jeans, then cut off the hems, cuffs and seams. Sew them all together onto a piece of backing fabric, and you have your own floor mat or rag rug. A great way to recycle old clothes.

How To : Build Ant-Man's Helmet & Suit for Halloween

Ant-Man isn't one of the most famous Marvel superheroes. In fact, with the news of his individual movie came great doubt that the comic book legends could succeed in telling the tiny story of an oddball hero on the big screen. Yet with its humor and unique story, Ant-Man has b ...more

How To : Do vertical leg crunches

Vertical leg crunches work the muscles of the thighs by curling the leg vertically, building muscle mass and tone. Learn how to do vertical leg crunch exercises in this strength training video. Take action: use a mat for comfort, keep legs as straight as you can, focus on crun ...more

How To : Make a traditional Chinese stab binding book

This two-part video demonstrates the ancient Chinese book binding technique called stab binding. If you do a lot of calligraphy, you can use this technique to put all of your sheets together into a really attractive and traditional book. Make sure you line the pages up correct ...more

How To : Do an 8 minute ab workout with Brooke Burke

Brooke Burk with Modern Mom instructs this video on how to do a quick ab work out. Lay down on your back on a yoga mat. Start with 20 basic crunches with your hands behind your head. If you feel it start to hurt your neck, rest your head against your hands. Now do a bicycle mo ...more

How To : Cheat on exams with a hidden coaster

A easy, but effective cheat for exams. You will need a beer mat and a needle. Stick the cheat sheet on the coaster. Then put a pushpin in one corner and stick it under the desk. Now you can pop it up when your teacher isn't watching and slide it under when he is. Fun and easy ...more

How To : Choose a prop gun for your indie film

One of the long-standing problems of guerilla and indie filmmakers is the quest for exactly what kind of prop gun to use in their films. To help guide you through this quest, Mat Nastos takes a look at all of the options open to filmmakers, including blank firing guns, Airsoft ...more

How To : Practice the sprawl drill in wrestling

This is a basic wrestling drill from Barry Davis Wrestling that helps teach sprawling. It is also good for basic conditioning. Wrestling video demonstrations showing collegiate level training strategies. Get an inside look into the moves that will get you to win wrestling mat ...more

Otherworldly : Optical Delusions and Small Realities

Last week in New York, I saw the new show Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities at the Museum of Arts and Design, at Columbus Circle near the edge of Central Park, between Broadway and Eighth. Below is the museum’s description of the show: “Otherworldly: Optical ...more

How To : Cut acrylic on the Cricut Expression

In this video, we learn how to cut acrylic on the Cricut Expression. First, you will need to have an acrylic cutter installed on your Cricut Expression. Now, place the acrylic on the mat and insert the mat into your machine. After this, choose the type of cut you want, then ma ...more

How To : Do a supine leg raise

The supine leg raise is often used to target the lower abs. However, when the legs are elevated from a supine position, the hip flexors become the prime movers, not the abs. Leg raises can put stress on the lumbar spine. Thus, alternative exercises are recommended. It is also ...more

DIY Dessert Sushi : 3 Irresistible, Easy-to-Make Recipes

Being born with a sweet tooth and Japanese blood, my desire for dessert-style sushi is practically written into my DNA. At once delicious and adorable, these one-bite delights are the perfect way to conclude a meal. They're also a killer snack. Featured below are: 1) the Banan ...more

How To : Do a scissor kick ab exercise

The scissor kick is often used to target the lower abs. However, this exercise does a poor job of working the abs. The hip flexors do most of the work. This exercise can be used in a continuum of ab exercises, but it should not be used as a primary ab exercise. Begin by lying ...more

How To : 9 Poppin' Uses for Bubble Wrap

If you're like me, you have a secret dream of living in a house completely covered wall-to-wall and carpet-to-carpet in bubble wrap. Until you have enough of that pliable transparent plastic with air-filled bubbles, there are some truly practical things you can do with the lit ...more

How To : Make and decorate a perky petals tiered cake

In order to decorate a Perky Petals Tiered Cake, you will need fondant, a pastry roller, floral wire, 3 cake layers in different sizes, tracing wheel, floral cookie cutters, a decorating spatula, a mat, royal icing, dowel rods, a knife, cake boards, and a dog-bone tool. Roll ...more

How To : Do an abdominal curl-up exercise

This curl up is commonly used to test abdominal endurance. Many fitness certifying organizations use the curl up as a protocol for exercise testing. This exercise is similar to the abdominal crunch. However, the range of motion is greater than the crunch. First, lie down on a ...more

How To : Do the pilates stomach series

The Pilates Stomach Series is also known as the “fabulous five,” because of the wonderful way the five movements tone the tummy. You will need a mat, floor space, and some flexibility. Pilates tip: If at any time your lower back comes off the mat, bring your legs higher as you ...more

How To : Make hand-made postcards

Post cards aren't just for vacations. This video from Piece of Craft shows how to make hand made post cards any time you want to send a nice greeting to a friend. You will need a cutting board, glue, tape, a cutting mat, scissors, makers, pens, pencils, paper, and inspiration ...more

How To : Make a primitive wilderness loom

Staying warm is important to making sure that you survive. Whether it be the end of the world or you find yourself lost in the wilderness, keeping dry and warm is key to survival. In this two part tutorial find out how to make a primitive wilderness loom and a mat to sleep on. ...more

How To : Tone your butt with lying down hip raisers

You don't need a pricy gym membership or a personal trainer to achieve a celebrity-worthy body. In fact, all you really need to tone up at home is a yoga mat, a few good exercise videos, and some weights. After all, your own body is often more than enough to act as its own res ...more

How To : Disassemble your 5th Generation Video iPod

Before you begin repairing your Video iPod, get all of your tools and equipment ready to go, like your anti-static mat, your ESD bracelet, and some screwdrivers. Then, start fixing your broken iPod. To reassemble, just follow the steps in reverse order.

News : Here's How Much Damage Samsung's Galaxy S7 Can Take

We already know that Samsung's Galaxy S7 is one of the most versatile smartphones ever made, complete with edge-to-edge displays, water resistance, and a huge battery. But what's versatility without durability? How much punishment can the Galaxy S7 take? Let's play a game of S ...more

How To : Use the Cricut Expression to make a gift bag

Mona from Cup Cakes Creations demonstrates the use of a Cricut Expression machine to make gift bags. She starts with the smaller gift bag found on page 115 of the instruction book. It gives the option of putting holes in the bag. She sets the machine to cut two 5-1/2" bags out ...more

How To : Create a blur in Final Cut Pro

You can learn how to create a blur to hide someone’s face in Final Cut Pro. The travel mat luma merges the top layer with the bottom layer and the black area is transparent.

How To : Get bigger buttocks through simple exercise

BeforeAndAfterTV teaches you how to get bigger buttocks through simple exercises. You can do these exercises pretty much anywhere. All you will need is a yoga mat. Here is how to get started: lie with your back against the mat, put your hands against your sides, head back and ...more

How To : Build an Awesome Sandbox from Wooden Pallets

How to build a sandbox / sandpit using pallet wood. Using pallet wood is a really easy way to make a sandbox / sandpit and to top things off they're free! This is another one of my reclaimed wood projects that was a heap of fun to make. Like all pallet projects, it is a good i ...more

SPLOIT : How to Strip Off MetaData in Images Using Python

NOTICE: Ciuffy will be answering questions related to my articles on my behalf as I am very busy. Hope You Have Fun !!! Hello Guys, Welcome to my tutorial and in this tutorial, We are going to talk as well as know of the possible dangers of metadata in our day to day images. ...more

How To : Do construction paper weaving with your kids

This is a project to keep your kids entertained. It is also a great way to practice hand eye coordination and motor skills. The materials that you are going to need are; construction paper and something to cut the paper with.Depending on the age of the child you can use 3 colo ...more

How To : Work your abdominals with leg swings

Learn how to do leg swings. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This classic floor exercise gives a tough workout to your abdominal muscles, with a particular focus on your lower abs. It's also a great "no excuses" exercise, meaning you can do it just a ...more

HowTo : You Killed Kenny Doorstop

Instructables user BrittLiv uses a moldable silicone called sugru to sculpt this awesome doorstop of South Park's miraculously indestructible Kenny McCormick. You Will Need: orange and black sugru flesh, white, brown and black paint, paint brush rubber floor mat, the thinner ...more

How To : Sew a spiral shaped hair scrunchie

The hair scrunchie in this how-to video is so easy to make, even a cat can do it. You will need a felt fabric square of 20 by 20 cm, an elastic string of 30cm, a cutting punch, a hammer, marking pins, scissors, two big beads, and a cutting mat. Watch this video sewing tutorial ...more

How To : Perfectly bind a book with two different methods

Demonstrator Andy Hirsch offers a tutorial on how to perfectly bind a book using two different methods. The first method is with binding clips the second with a binding jig. You will need and cutting mat, X-acto knife, paint brush, ruler, binder clips and binding glue. Use use ...more

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