How Stuff Is Made

How To : Use a broken umbrella to make a tote bag

Broken umbrellas are all over the place. Blame it on the rain? Planned obsolescence is more like it—meaning the stuff is made to break. Carrying groceries never looked so good and reuseful. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started ...more

How To : 9 Ways to Hack Your Life with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil must be sent from the gods themselves, because this stuff is made of miracles. If you ever wondered why your mother always has it around, it's because she's smart enough to know the countless uses for it. Whether you need a beauty remedy, help with weight loss, or ...more

How To : Make Your Own Charcoal

Hello, all. In this article, I will be showing you how to make one of the most useful products known to man. I am talking, of course, about charcoal. You might be surprised at just how many uses this stuff has. You can use it to purify your drinking water, replace your aquari ...more

How To : Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks ...more

How To : Master SCRABBLE & Win Every Game

SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more

How To : Make an Android doll at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an Android doll at home. First, print out the Android logo from the internet, making it large enough to make a doll. Now, cut out the print out with scissors cutting out the different sections individually. Next, place the cut outs onto a ...more

How To : Make sparks without matches or a lighter

How to make sparks without matches or a lighter If you camp a lot there is a good trick for making sparks without matches or a lighter. The biggest key to making a fire is to be able to do it when stuff is damp and wet. Lighting a fire in damp circumstances can be hard. You ca ...more

How To : Add a focal point with light in Photoshop

The video is basically about how to modify the focal point of the image. When the image has some stuff on the background and when you want the viewers to focus more on one particular area and making the rest of the image darker, you need to modify the light values of the image ...more

How To : Make cheddar stuffed tater tots at home

Potatoes and cheese, a match made in heaven! For this recipe, you will need: 2 medium peeled russet potatoes, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 4 ounces of cubed cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste and canola oil for frying. Make cheddar stuffed tater tots at home. Click th ...more

How To : Make a delicious baked stuffed lobster

Perfect for an elegant dinner party, or just a romantic night in. Even if you've never cooked lobster before, this tutorial makes it easy. Stuff it with lobster, crab, shrimp and scallops and then bake it with butter and lemon. Make a delicious baked stuffed lobster. Click thr ...more

How To : Make Sure Your Dinner Party Is a Success

Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more

How To : Make felted capelets from sweaters

Though this isn't quite fit for winter wear, you can surely wear this in the spring, summer, and fall, during those times when it's warm with a brisk breeze that might send small shivers down your spine (perhaps a few goosebumps). These are stylish capelets made from old felt ...more

How To : Do more with the Sidebar in the Mac OS X Finder

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to do more with the Sidebar in the Mac OS X Finder. Learn about the Sidebar devices, the Sidebar shared, the Sidebar places, and the Sidebar search for. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s ...more

How To : Use the basics of the Mac OS X Finder

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to use the basics of the Mac OS X Finder. Learn about the Finder basics, the Sidebar, view buttons, and Quick Look. Mac OS X. It's what makes a Mac a Mac. Mac OS X is the world’s most advanced operating system. Built ...more

How To : Extract explosive Manganese Dioxide from batteries

Making your own explosives is fun stuff, but getting the many different materials that you need can be tricky. This video will show you how to extract Manganese Dioxide from alkaline batteries, which you can then combine with hydrogen peroxide to create oxygen gas, which is ve ...more

How To : Install some custom case mods on an XBox 360

Modding you XBox 360, or whatever your console of choice may be, is a fun way of making your expensive toy your own. This video will show you how to install some cool mods: a Talismoon Whisper Max fan upgrade, LED strips for your drive door, and a clear fan tunnel. This is all ...more

How To : Make goop out of Elmer's glue

You wouldn't think it would take much to make "gloop" from Elmer's glue but, as it happens, it's an art. And with this family-oriented video tutorial, you'll learn just how to make the goopy stuff for yourself. For more information, and to get started making icky, sticky gloop ...more

How To : Make deep dish Chicago-style stuffed pizza

Chicago is famous for their deep dish pizza... but what happens if you don't live in Chicago? Make your own deep-dish stuffed Chicago-style pizza with help from this cooking tutorial. Master the art of pizza making and never call out for delivery again!

How To : Build a laser security system

Got a mystery to solve? Somebody’s been making off with your stuff, and you don’t have a clue who it is, do you? Here’s your chance to catch them in the act. In this how to video you will learn to make a DIY laser security system.

How To : Make slime with Borax and glue

Usually our 5-Minute Projects involve soldering and LED lights and other such electronic accoutrements, but this week we decided to skip the fancy stuff in favor of an old-school science project: making rheopectic slime from Borax and glue. This is a pretty safe experiment eve ...more

How To : Cut a pretty flower food garnish from a carrot

You want to know the real reason you pay so much money to dine at four and five-star restaurants? Well, the quality of the food is obviously a factor. But the biggest discrepancy is quite simply the presentation. Order something as simple as pan-seared tuna with sesame seeds a ...more

How To : Make Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you handle it? I'm not entirely sure I can, but my taste buds are definitely curious. Soft, doughy chocolate chip cookies stuffed with Nabisco's sugary sweet Oreos. This joins the ranks with: deep-fried trick-or-treat candy, deep-fried butter, deep-fried cheesecake... you ...more

How To : Create a feminine twisted French braid updo

French braids are timeless hairstyles that make you look elegant and put together whether you're simply headed for Biology class or you're assembling a beautiful hairdo for a wedding. But don't you ever feel the need to spice things up every once in a while? Take a gander at ...more

How To : Make a vegan turducken for Thanksgiving

Okay, first things first: Turducken, as you may be able to guess by the name, is a delicious (and usually carnivorous) dish made of turkey stuffed with duck that's been stuffed with chicken. You may think that, as this dish usually contains three kinds of meat, that it is uns ...more

How To : Make an easy turducken for Thanksgiving

What the hell is turducken? Well, as the amalgam of a name will tell you, it's a delicious dish made from turkey stuffed with duck that's stuffed with a chicken. So if you're a carnivore who sometimes can't decide between having turkey, duck, or chicken for dinner, simply ser ...more

How To : Replace both filters on a Dyson DC25 easily

If you own a Dyson DC25 and haven't replaced or cleaned the filters, then check out this video. It's important to clean the filter on your vacuum cleaner because not only does it help to keep dust and other particles out of your motor, it also makes sure that none of that stuf ...more

How To : Cook delicious stuffed flank steak for Moms

The Family Circle Test Kitchen brings us this demonstration of how to prepare a delicious Stuffed Flank Steak. The stuffing is made by combining a package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained, some crumbled blue cheese, a jar of roasted red peppers, drained and chopped, some ...more

How To : Write a complaint letter to get free stuff

How to Write a Quality Complaint Letter Describe how the problem or issue makes you feel, so that the person reading the letter can relate on a personal level. Be sure to use proper grammar. Use spell-check or have someone else proof read your letter. Use a cordial greeting ...more

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