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How To : Make a bong out of PVC pipe

Brian and Charles are a do-it-yourself team that call themselves "IngeniousBongs," and they have dedicated themselves to producing a series is instructional videos in which they demonstrate how to construct a wide variety of different smoking devices including bongs, pipes, an ...more

How To : Make spiced chai

A sweet and spicy milk-based tea from India, chai is a tasty alternative to coffee. You Will Need * 7 c. Water * 2 green cardamom pods * 1 small piece fresh ginger root * 2 cloves * A cinnamon stick * 2 bay leaves * 2 tbsp. Loose leaf black tea (such as Darjeeling) * 1 c. Whol ...more

HowTo : Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Life is getting more and more convenient. You can pick up a wireless signal at nearly any coffee shop these days (Starbucks is now officially free in every location across the nation), as well as airports, libraries, hotels and more. However, along with this convenience comes ...more

How To : Steam milk for latte art using soap and water

Latte art is a fun, creative way to spice up your average cup of joe. Watch this video to practice your latte art with steamed soapy water. First, pour a drop of dish soap into a latte making cup. then using the espresso machine fill it with hot water. Use the espresso machine ...more

How To : Use a French press to make coffee

First of all you need to have a French press which you can carry it wherever you are traveling. You only need to arrange for hot water for making the coffee through it. Now you have to go to your coffee shop and order them to grind coffee to French press blend for you. One tab ...more

How To : Make coffee using a French press

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyIh00VonzY] This is an instructional video on how to use a French press coffee maker, or a "press-pot" coffee maker. The instructor tells you that with a French press you don't need to use a filter bec ...more

How To : 10 Unusual Uses for Discarded Eggshells

Many foods do not come in natural packaging that is as useful and versatile as its content. Eggs are an exception. So, the next time you buy a carton of eggs, be sure to hold onto the eggshells after you are finished cooking with them. In the kitchen, you can use eggshells to ...more

HowTo : Hack Starbucks (Employee Leaks $$ Saving Cheats)

For the coffee addicts, Redditor therewillbesnacks shares a wealth of insider tips for cheating the Starbucks system. A dollar here, a dollar there- it all adds up. Below, a few highlights from the thorough posting: "If you and a friend are out and want a Frappuccino, ask for ...more

How To : Make yummy Indian thepla or masala chapati

For thepla you will need, 300 grams of wheat flour, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder. You will also need, 1/4 teaspoon of tumeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 2 teaspoons of oil, and a small bowl of washed and chopped fenugreek leaves. Put the ...more

How To : Stain white paper to look antique

This video demonstrates how to stain a white sheet of paper and make it look antique. You'll need two tea bags (an extra one if the other tears open. Place the paper to be stain on a tissue or newspaper to avoid a mess. Take half a tumbler of hot water and dip a tea bag until ...more

How To : Identify and control problems with pine trees

First of all whenever there is low rainfall and higher heat then there are problems.You shall notice that there are brown colored needles which dry up and then drop of. Sometimes they start at the tip and then move towards the branch. This shows drought and you need to soak in ...more

How To : Make spicy honey wings

Need some wings to spice up the afternoon barbecue? Make some spicy honey wings, which are perfect for any football game. This is definitely a gooey and finger-licking good recipe. Try them out for yourself and see if you don't think they're the best ever. Jason Tremblay, hea ...more

How To : Make Thai iced tea

This is a video demonstrating how to make Thai Iced tea. The presenter explains that Thai tea mix can be bought at a local Asian market. She explains that it costs about 5 dollars. She says that one package can last a long time. Sugar and boiling water, ice and half and half i ...more

How To : Cure a hangover after partying

This video from Breafastindia demonstrates how to get rid of hangover after partying. Hangovers are simply caused by dehydration. There are ways by which you can prevent hangovers. Firstly do not drink alcoholic drinks; but that is not an option for most of the drinkers. There ...more

How To : Make Incredible Coffee At Home With A French Press

Tired of conventional tar coffee in the morning? Why not switch over to a traditional French press for tasty, fresh morning coffee? The most important parts of this method is to ensure the coffee is ground coarse and not fine. Also, you'll notice I heat the water to around 20 ...more

How To : Practice microwave safety

Microwave ovens are an essential part of modern life. It is important to know how to use them safely. Step 1: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions Follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual for operating procedures and safety precautions for your oven model. Never operat ...more

How To : Make a Caffe Macchiato

Learn to please a true coffee connoisseur with a hand-crafted caffe macchiato. Watch this recipe video to learn how to make your own Caffe Macchiato at home. You Will Need * 2 fl oz Of Cold milk * A stainless steel steaming pitcher * A thermometer * An espresso machine with a ...more

News : The Cosmic Connection

The recent report of the ubiquity of extrasolar planets coupled with the fact that it bodes well for searches for life friendly Earth twins, brought me back to my reading of Carl Sagan's 1966 Intelligent Life In The Universe and later article in Sky & Telescope where he came u ...more

How To : Generate Electricity From Kinetic Energy

Piezoelectric Energy In this article, I'll show you how to make a small, wallet-sized device that generates electricity from kinetic energy. The concept is simple: Piezoelectricity is the charge that is produced when certain solid materials (commonly ceramic and crystal) in r ...more

How To : Make brownies in a waffle iron

Is your waffle iron collecting dust? Plug it back in and use it like never before by whipping up a batch of brownies. You Will Need * 1/2 c. butter * 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate * 3/4 c. sugar * 2 eggs * 1 tbsp. water * 1/2 tsp. instant-coffee grounds or 2 tbsp. brewed coffee ...more

How To : Make a 4-Element Table with PVC Pipe

Now, I know what you're thinking... "I need an extra sexy coffee table that is like no other." OK, Maybe not. Maybe you're thinking, "I need a conversation starter that doesn't have to do with economic injustice, Left/Right political paradigms or health insurance. I need it ...more

DIY Blacksmithing : Forge Your Own Steel at Home!

Metal is a great material to work with. It's rigid, tough, malleable and conductive, but sometimes the part we need doesn't exist in any store. In order to create custom pieces, you need to either melt the metal and cast it in a mold, or heat it until it's soft enough to shape ...more

How To : Make hot ice from scratch

To make instant hot ice or sodium acetate, first pour two jugs of vinegar minus one cup into a large pot. Then, slowly add baking soda to the mixture and stir it. When the vinegar and baking soda no longer react, stop adding baking soda. Next, add the rest of the vinegar to th ...more

News : Concoctions

This is a game for however many people would like to participate. The game is simple. Everyone plays a hand of poker, whoever has the lowest hand has to make a concoction. The person who loses has to role two dice. Each die and the six numbers on it corresponds to a different ...more

How To : 5 Simple Ways to Perk Up Your Morning Joe

Ahh, coffee. That first sip of hot goodness in the morning is glorious, isn't it? There are days when you need it straight up: No extras, please. But what about those moments when you need a little something else? When that flavored French vanilla, hazelnut mocha, blah blah bl ...more

The Science of Frothing : How to Make Your Own Milk Foam

Once upon a time in America, there was coffee and there was decaf. That's it. No capuccinos. No espressos. And certainly no Starbucks. Coffee was just coffee, something that you bought at a gas station or donut shop. If you made it at home, it was either in a metal pot or inst ...more

Food Tool Friday : Make Fast Espresso on the Go

Coffee lovers take their beverage of choice seriously. Some even go out of their way to find their own kopi luwak (cat poop coffee) just to see if it lives up to all the hype. While you may not be that adventurous, chances are you'd love a gadget that created a delicious shot ...more

How To : Hijack Mom's Crock-Pot for Some Easy Holiday Hooch

What's the best part of the holidays, other than gorging yourself on food until you're physically able to hibernate? Imbibing delicious, hot drinks that are spiked to the gills with liquor. But when you're hosting the party and you've got twenty million things on your to-do l ...more

How To : Golden Milk Is the New Fall Superdrink

There was once a time when everyone scoffed at the turmeric tonic tea sold at the coffee shop I work at. Funny, because as of recently, we seem to be selling out. How can this be explained? Beyoncé must have been spotted buying turmeric beverages on the cover of some celebrity ...more

How To : 10 Clever Ways to Cook Out Without a Grill

Whether it's the start, middle, or end of summer, it's prime-time grilling season. If you find yourself without a grill, however, it may seem as if half your summer plans of swimming by the pool while stuffing hot dogs in your face could be ruined. But have no fear as all is ...more

How To : 3 Amazing Non-Coffee Uses for Your French Press

My French press is one of the most important tools in my kitchen. It's indispensable, and it's no small exaggeration when I say that I use it on a daily basis thanks to my coffee addiction. However, it gets used for a lot more than just my morning cuppa (and my second morning ...more

How To : 6 Delicious Ways to Cook with Coffee

No offense to water, but if I could survive on coffee alone, I would. I swear I'm not addicted... I just really, really, really love the taste of a cuppa joe, whether it's hot, cold, frothed, milked, flavored, plain, whatever! And while my favorite thing to do with coffee will ...more

How To : Naturally Deodorize a Stinky Garbage Disposal

Things smell, and whether or not those things smell good or not is up to you. For lingering food odors on your hands, try using stainless steel or coffee grounds to remove the stench. To de-stink smelly jars, use mustard and water. For cutting boards, use lemons and salt, and ...more

How To : 11 Excellent Ways to Reuse Your Empty Coffee Cans

After you've completely emptied out your coffee can of its coffee beans, put your caffeinated high to good use by getting crafty and productive with the empty vessel that now lies before you. You can use an empty coffee can to bake bread, keep toilet paper dry on camping trip ...more

News : Get Steamdrunk with Steampunk... Wine?

It wasn't that long ago that we started seeing a variety of beers catering to the Steampunk crowd, so why not some wine? I was at home last night, minding my own business, when one of our friends brought over a bottle of wine that practically screamed "Steampunk!" I mean, I s ...more

Soil Science : How Microbes Make Compost to Feed the Soil

Are you looking for a little microbe magic? Think composting. Composting is a great way to reuse food and plant waste that you would otherwise throw into the trash, which would just end up in a landfill somewhere. During the composting cycle, microbes reduce this organic wast ...more

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