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How To : Improve any credit score with 3 steps

You should watch this video if you want to improve your credit score with just 3 steps. To improve your credit score: Check your credit report. It is where your score comes from. You can also get a free copy of your credit report once a year at Annual Credit Report. Check it f ...more

How To : Apply exterior caulking

The purpose of exterior caulking is to apply a bead of flexible sealant to fill or cover cracks, seams and gaps where drafts or moisture might get into your house or conversely, where heated or air-conditioned air might leak out. Caulking helps keep your house weather-tight, l ...more

How To : Buy an Electric Guitar

Choosing the right axe for you There are many choices and factors when it comes to buying a new electric guitar. Price, style, quality and comfort are major players. Many new guitarists start off with a box set, one that includes a guitar, amp and cable. These are good for t ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with Lowe's

Mike Kraft of Lowe's shows you how easy it is to install a ceiling fan. Not only will it keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, but also it can dramatically lower your utility bills. Using common household tools, even an inexperienced electrician can ins ...more

How To : Be smart about saving

Horrible at saving money? Creating a savings account to put aside and accumulate money is easier with these strategies. You Will Need: • Goals • Interest projections • Automatic deductions • A web-based bank • Staggered Certificates of Deposit • A minimum checking accou ...more

How To : Green your business

Preserving the environment is not only the right thing to do—it can result in significant cost savings for your business. Step 1: Educate yourself Educate yourself about the local, state, and federal environmental regulations that apply to your business. Step 2: Evaluate you ...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 : Repair your credit

It’s never too late to clean up your credit record – and save yourself thousands of dollars in exorbitant interest rates in the process. Learn how to repair your credit with this guide from Howcast. You Will Need * Frugality * Self-discipline * Negotiating skills * Credit Rep ...more

How To : Make thermal curtains

This video is an instructional tutorial on how to make thermal curtains. Thermal curtains are a low cost method of reducing your heating bill by increasing the R value of your windows with an aesthetic, insulative curtain. Watch and learn how easy it is to keep the cold out an ...more

How To : Make eel sauce

Eel sauce, or kabayaki sauce, is a thick, sweet Japanese sauce commonly served as a dipping sauce for Japanese seafood dishes. This eel sauce recipe is quick and easy... as well as delicious. You Will Need: • ½ c. mirin • ½ c. soy sauce • ¼ c. sugar • Low sodium soy sauce ...more

How To : Take Cold Showers

There are many reasons to take cold showers. It can improve circulation, stabilize blood pressure, improve skin and/or hair, and improve immunity. Cold showers are not easy to just jump into. It does take some time to adapt to the shock of getting into cold water and then stay ...more

How To : Use different drive modes in the 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to use different drive modes in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers a smooth and gentle ride, and new technology lets you tailor the driving experience to your needs. All you have to do is press the button and let the car do the rest. The EV mode le ...more

How To : Play "Flake" by Jack Johnson on electric guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Flake" by Jack Johnson on electric guitar. If you are just starting out on the electric guitar, this is a great song to learn as a beginner. After you learn all the chords on the guitar, you will start out with the intro to the song. From h ...more

How To : Make your home more energy and water efficient

Are your electricity and water bills comparable with that of Raging Waters? Then it's probably the right time to consider how to save on your energy and water bill by taking small steps like assessing where you're at in your home, having an energy audit, and eliminate leaky fa ...more

How To : Heat your home and save energy

In this video, we learn how to heat your home and save energy. Any gaps around the door can lower the temperature dramatically, so make sure you have weather stripping along the sides, bottom and top of the door. You should also make sure this stripping is on your windows as w ...more

How To : Make tasty whipped cream

In this tutorial, we learn how to make tasty whipped cream with Marie. First, put in heavy cream to a mixing bowl, then add in almond extract. Whip this mixture with an electric mixer until you get heavy folds in the combination. Start out at a low speed so you don't get splas ...more

How To : Cook bacon on an electric stovetop

In this video, we learn how to make bacon on an electric stove top. First, having a large cast iron skillet will give you the best results when set on low then heat up to high. Add grease into the pan to heat that up as well. Next, add in some thick pepper bacon and sear the b ...more

How To : Use a Window Insulation Kit

Winterizing your windows is a good idea. It helps you save energy and is cost effective. It can be pricey to hire a professional, but in this tutorial, you will learn how to insulate your windows yourself with a window insulation kit. Window insulation kits are easy and cheap ...more

How To : Play the "Star Spangled Banner" on electric guitar

In this video we are about to see how to play the "Star Spangled Banner" on electric guitar. This is a basic lesson to all the beginners in guitar. It starts with the E string. It travels from tabs 10-7-3 to start off with the anthem and returns back. Now to the next string be ...more

News : $500 Craigslist Car Beats $400K Rally Racers

Bill Caswell, we salute you. You bring true glory to the D.I.Y. world. Jalponik reports: "This is the multifaceted tale of Bill Caswell, a man who bought a crapcan off Craigslist to run against $400,000-plus rally cars in a World Rally Championship race. It is a tale of a gu ...more

News : Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Forget electric cars, quit mixing your at-home biodiesel; just attach one of Dutch John's handy wood gasification contraptions to the back of your car and fuel your transportation with backyard wood chips. Says DVICE, "This old Volvo modified by a guy calling himself Dutch J ...more

How To : Insulate Electrical Outlets & Switches

Prepare all the materials and tools needed for the process. Prepare a circuit tester, an electrical tape, a flathead screwdriver, a pair of scissors, and an electric sealers kit. Then, make sure that you turn off the power at the main circuit box. Place a piece of electrical t ...more

News : Sale Signs Drive Me Crazy & Reminds Me Of Robbery!

Do Sale Signs Bother You? My main man ran over a large rock with our lawn mower taking a chunk out of the blade. I heard it hit and the mower stopped dead in its rotation. The mower now has this grinding sound and I don't know better... but I have a feeling that a few teeth o ...more

News : Fully Articulated LEGO Arm Mimics Human Movement

LEGO technic builder Sariel presents a mighty impressive weekend project: a motorized LEGO hand that emulates actual human movement. This feat of plastic engineering runs on a combination of electric motors and pneumatic valves. Says Sariel, "The most complex part of the arm ...more

How To : Use a digital tuner to tune your guitar

Guitars will need to be tuned continuously to ensure that it is tuned for the correct scale and notes so your music makes sounds the way you intend. If you haven’t been playing forever, you will probably need the assistance of an electric tuner to find the note. This video wil ...more

News : The GOP Race

It seems the Republicans aren't happy about Obama. But then again, they never will be. As the time for re-election draws near, the Republican Party is scrambling to chose their candidate who will beat Obama. So far, Mitt Romney (we'll discuss the candidates soon) has somewhat ...more

How To : Make Ginger Cookies with Hubert Keller

These ginger cookies are known for their rich, strong flavor resulting from the combination of spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. If you are one of those people who prefers their cookies...well, uncooked...feel free to skip the last few steps. The dough might just be ...more

News : EL Wire Basics

EL Wire is a bit tricky if all you want to do is glow. But there's a lot to know about the technology, as well as helpful information to get you addicted to it. EL Wire is a thin copper wire that gives off a beautiful glow when an electric charge is applied. There are 10 color ...more

How To : Prepare country style green beans

This is the country way to prepare green beans. The recipe is easy and delicious. Buy approximately a pound of fresh green beans. Wash the bean very good and either snap off or cut off each end of the bean. You can either cook your fresh green beans whole or you can snap them ...more

How To : Make a potato powered calculator at home

Need an electric outlet and don't have one? No batteries on hand, either? Well, then you should use the next best thing - potatoes! In this tutorial, learn how to make that old science fair staple - the potato powered calculator! Check it out, it really works! You Will Need: * ...more

How To : Make custard pie

Try out this sweet dessert pie for your after dinner treat. Just watch the full video to see the recipe for this delicious custard pie. Just like grandma used to make. Sure to be a favorite. Bea shares another family recipe favorite, handed down from her mother. Generously to ...more

How To : Use the Gold Medal X-15 Cotton Candy Floss machine

This video demonstrates how to make cotton candy using the Gold Medal X-15 machine. Plug in the three-prong chord in its own independent jack. Use a heavy duty three-prong extension cord if needed. Remove the clips from the net and spread the net around the inside of the pan, ...more

How To : Bake & frost a carrot cake

This how-to video is about how to bake and frost a carrot cake. Ingredients required: 1)Grated carrots 2)Confectioner sugar 3)All purpose flour 4)Vegetable oil 5)Granulated sugar 6)Light brown sugar 7)Four eggs 8)Chopped walnuts 9)Fresh milk 10)Baking powder 11)Baking soda 1 ...more

How To : Take care of leather hiking boots

Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV.com shows you how important it is to take care of leather hiking boots. Leather boots are expensive, and they should be treated like an investment. This means giving them proper care to extend their life and receive the greatest use and value for yo ...more

How To : Tune an acoustic guitar accurately

Learn how to tune your guitar using a Korg tuning box. To accurately tune your guitar, you will first need to locate a correctly tuned instrument to provide a reference note. A piano or electric keyboard will work if one is available. (You have to know the names of the keys to ...more

How To : Learn the basics of a pressure washer

Pressure washers are a great way to clean a brick patio - if you do it right! The pressure washer can harm the surface you are cleaning or even yourself. The basic operation of the pressure washer is to take the low pressure from you garden hose and increase the pressure with ...more

How To : Improve Life by Getting More Done

Sometimes a person can feel life is getting you down - you don't feel productive, or there's not enough hours in a day to do everything you need. You might not feel motivated to get up in the morning or to go to work anymore, and sometimes one might ask oneself "Is this all th ...more

How To : Get Natural, Sparkling White Teeth on the Cheap

You Want White Teeth Without Expensive Over-The-Counter Products? Here's An Inexpensive, Effective Solution. Everywhere you look there are products for whitening teeth. You could spend a fortune on products you have to use everyday. This tutorial will show you a natural, inex ...more

News : Plastic Kills?

BPA: Why Plastic Ain't Good For You BPA or Bisphenol A is in many of the products we use. Everything from Ziploc bags to shower curtains, we are exposed to BPA all the time. If you're living the organic life hardcore already, you've noticed Nalgene bottles are out and have b ...more

How To : Grill the perfect tender & juicy steak

Before you throw your next steak on the barbecue, see what grilling experts do to ensure that it turns out tender and juicy. Watch this video to learn how to grill the perfect steak. Step 1. Start with a clean grill Clean the inside of your grill and the grate with soap, a b ...more

How To : 16 Tips for Staying Awake When You're Tired

While there's an art to surviving the all-nighter, there's also an art to staying awake throughout the day when you're operating on little to no sleep. In 1964, the record for sleep deprivation was set by 17-year-old Randy Gardner, who stayed awake for an incredible 264 hours ...more

News : Organize Yo'sef! Part One

It’s that time of year (in the U.S. anyway) when people are focused on getting organized -- or rather wishing they were organized. Being organized is great, it affords physical space, mental space and all but insures higher efficiency. But wishing and doing are two entirely di ...more

How To : How Anyone Can Retire Early & Wealthy, Part 1: CDs

I'm pretty sure that it's a universal dream for everyone in the world to retire early. Who wants to to be stuck with the rest of the country and retire when you're almost 70 years old? You heard me right, 70! Most people can't go out and do the things they love to do by the ti ...more

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