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How To : 11 Fun & Useful Facts About Java

Coffee! It's so amazing that J.S. Bach wrote a comic opera about caffeine addiction. Meanwhile, more than half of Americans 18 years or older start their day with a cup of the hot stuff. Most of us take coffee for granted, but it's a bean that can surprise you. Read on to unde ...more

How To : Mix a bourbon-based Mint Julep cocktail

In this ExtremeBartending video, we learn how to make the perfect Mint Julep cocktail. Start with a Collins glass. Take four sprigs of mint (it's very important that it be four) and place them in the glass. Add a teaspoon of sugar, and about two tablespoons of water (it's a st ...more

News : 10 tips for planning a Bridal Shower

Tis’ the season…for weddings! At the beginning of October, three of my college pals got married on the same day. This meant a ton of planning, parties, and presents for these three lucky ladies. This also meant that there were many a brides maid needing to make sure their brid ...more

How To : Play dreidel

The dreidel, the small top that's among the most recognizable symbols of the Hanukkah season, is a fun game of chance to play with friends and family. You will need: a dreidel at least two players coins, candies, or other betting tokens Dreidel is fun! Learn how to play Drei ...more

How To : Do the Pass the Ocean square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do a Wheel Thru (Facing Couples) square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Make an upside-down caramelized pear cake

Lots of experiences are more exciting when one is upside-down. Riding the loop on a rollercoaster, for instance, or walking on your hands while doing a handstand. In fact, being upside down is so thrilling that cakes enjoy it too. Take your next baked good on an unexpected fu ...more

How To : Decorate rubber ducky shaped cupcakes

Ernie from "Sesame Street" loved his rubber duckies. In fact, there was seldom a scene in his bathtub - or even outside of it - where he was seen without his beloved bright yellow rubber ducky. We think he may have even loved it more than he loved Bert (just kidding). We love ...more

How To : Properly throw the ball as a catcher in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox with baseball player Max Luckhurst focuses on throwing fundamentals for the catcher. Coach Luckhurst explains the throwing mechanics and throwing runners out with the jab step and the jump turn as a catcher in the sport ...more

How To : Do the DoSaDo square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Flutterwheel square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Four Ladies Chain Across square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Chain Down the Line square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Cloverleaf square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Dixie Style to Ocean Wave square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Girls Fold square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Track Two square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Ends Cross Fold square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do a Triple Scoot Back square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do a Teacup Chain square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Get started with programming in Visual Basic

This beginner's guide is designed for people with little or no prior knowledge of computer languages, who want to learn to program by using the Visual Basic language. If you have some previous programming experience, maybe in another language or from a few years ago, then you ...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 : Make a homemade solar cell with a sheet of copper

With electricity prices rising everyday, homeowners are looking for alternative means of powering their homes. Solar panels are on the top of everyone's list, but there still pretty expensive. But there's a DIY solution that could possibly give you some extra juice (albeit, in ...more

How To : Use the biplane in FarmVille (06/07/10)

This video tutorial shows how to use the biplane to increase your mastery in FarmVille (06/07/10). The biplane is one of the most fun tools available to the FarmVille player, causing all of your crops to become ready for harvesting instantly. This video will teach you how to ...more

How To : Take a lead off base and steal bases in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox will help you develop your running mechanics in the sport of baseball. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to take a lead off base and steal b ...more

How To : Run the bases in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox will help you develop your running mechanics in the sport of baseball. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to run the bases in baseball. Thes ...more

How To : Turn double plays as an infielder in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox will help you develop your infield mechanics in the sport of baseball. These baseball videos are aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. Turning a double-play with good footwork t ...more

How To : Use proper footwork as a catcher in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox focuses on the big three footwork positions for the catcher. Coach Luckhurst explains the Big 3 footwork, the jump-shift, the rocket throw and much more as a catcher in the sport of baseball. This BaseballRox catcher's ...more

How To : Use catcher's equipment properly in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox with baseball player Max Luckhurst focuses on the equipment for the catcher. Coach Luckhurst explains the proper use of the helmet, chest protector, shin guards, cup and catcher's glove in the sport of baseball. This Ba ...more

How To : Improve pitching mechanics in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox with baseball player Jeff Pick focuses on proper pitching mechanics with an emphasis on safety in the sport of baseball. This BaseballRox pitching video series focuses on proper pitching mechanics with an emphasis on sa ...more

How To : Do the Head Ladies Chain Across square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Rig skip baits using a whole fish for fishing

So, you've mastered the knot tying process for fishing, and you already know how to catch bait, so now what? You need to put that live bait to good use... this animated tutorial from Marinews will show you how to rig skip baits using a whole fish for fishing. Catching bait mig ...more

How To : Rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait

So, you've mastered the knot tying process for fishing, and you already know how to catch bait, so now what? You need to put that live bait to good use... this animated tutorial from Marinews will show you how to rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait. Catching bait might jus ...more

How To : Throw a Naked Sushi Party

The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets. According to Steve Levenstein, Japanese Innovations Writer, "a pinata-like 'body' is carefully crafted, then stuffed with edible go ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...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

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