How to Make Chlorine

Green Tea : It Cleans More Than Just Your Body

About ten years ago, Western research figured out that green tea was a nutritional powerhouse. After all, in Asian countries where green tea is consumed throughout the day, cancer rates tend to be much lower, although there are probably other factors contributing to that fact, ...more

How To : Clean Tarnished Metal Using This Common Condiment

Most of you probably spread ketchup all over hamburgers and fries. Some of you may even drink it straight. But did you know that tame (and slightly addictive) condiment in your fridge is also a powerful cleaning agent? Melissa Ibbitson, 19, consumes 3 bottles of ketchup every ...more

How To : Swim a proper freestyle

New techniques may improve a swimming pool workout from Masters coach Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno. Before sticking a toe in the water, consider this advice: * Swim in a pool that's at least 20 to 25 yards long; those pools can usually be found at high schools and some gyms. A 50-me ...more

How To : Make iodine from hydrochloric acid and H2O2

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make iodine from an alkali metal iodide, hydrochloric acid (HCI), and hydroxide peroxide (H2O2). Warning: This reaction makes small amounts of chlorine gas and should be performed outside or in a fumehood. This metho ...more

How To : Caulk a bathroom sink like a professional

Cut out the old caulk with a utility knife. Trim along the sink where the old caulk was located. Scrape out stubborn caulk with a putty knife or a paint scraper. Mix bleach and water mixture. The mixture should be one part chlorine bleach with three parts warm water. Use the ...more

How To : Remove rust stains caused by ironing

Your ironing skills are rusty, and so is your iron. Now you’ve got rust stains on your blouse. What to do? You Will Need * A steel-wool pad * Lemon juice * Water * Cloths or paper towels * Vinegar WARNING: If your fabric is not machine-washable or color-safe, have it professi ...more

How To : Make a Mermaid Tail Costume

Make your underwater dreams come true by turning yourself into a bona fide swimming mermaid. If mermaids did exist, you would be the perfect candidate to transform into the mythical creature. So check out this video tutorial form Little Orca to learn how to make your own merma ...more

How To : 13 Fascinating Uses for Club Soda

Want to make your homemade pancakes and waffles fluffier? To enjoy a restaurant-quality breakfast, simply replace liquids used in the recipe with club soda. Need to prepare a lot of raw oysters by hand before the big buffet? Dunking your oysters in club soda before shucking w ...more

How To : Make silver chloride for a photochemistry test

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make silver chloride for a photochemistry test. They show the chemistry of photography using silver chloride that they make themselves from table salt and silver nitrate. Silver chloride has the interesting property t ...more

How To : Find molar mass

It’s time for science. You are able to calculate the molar mass for a compound using the periodic table and the amount of compound involved. You might need to know this in your everyday life but you will definitely need this in a chemistry class. The molar mass of a chemical ...more

How To : Make homemade kimchi

Kimchi can be spelled in a variety of ways (gimchi, kimchee, kim tee), but what is it exactly? It's a Korean pickled dish made with vegetables and varied seasonings, and it's the most common side dish in South Korea. In this video tutorial, you'll gain the recipe for making ki ...more

How To : Make acid wash jeans

Purchase the necessary equipment for this project. Pumice stones can be purchased at any beauty supply store. Chlorine can be purchased from any household supply store. Sodium bisulfite can usually be found at hobby stores. Obtaining the industrial washing machines for persona ...more

How To : Maintain a swimming pool with Lowe's

Lowe's home improvement expert Mike Craft gives the low down on how to maintain your swimming pool. Pool maintenance is essential for keeping your pool like new and in tip-top condition. You will need some basic materials such as water test strips, chlorine tablets, algae-cide ...more

How To : Bleach your jeans for a stylish faded look

In this tutorial, Tom Howard shows us how to bleach jeans the proper way. This is far better than just placing your clothes in the washing machine the normal way. To do this the correct way, put your water level low (for one item) in your washing machine. Now, make sure the te ...more

How To : Remove mildew stains in your bathroom

Remove mildew as soon as you see it: not only is it gross, the longer the mold is allowed to grow, the more damage it can do to surfaces and even your health. You Will Need: * Rubber gloves * A spray bottle * A bottle of liquid chlorine bleach * A plastic-bristled scrub brus ...more

How To : Vent a fish

Scientific studies have shown that species with large swimbladders, especially bottom dwelling fish such as grouper and snapper, derive an immediate benefit from venting. A venting tool is to be used on fish which are showing classic signs of swimbladder rupture which includes ...more

How To : Paint aluminum siding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to paint aluminum siding. Steps: 1. Rub siding with cloth to check for powdery paint pigment and mildew. 2. Cover ground and nearby shrubs with drop cloths. 3. Test old siding paint for lead using a lead test kit; if lead is p ...more

How To : Care for your body piercing

Prevent infection by keeping your ear, nose, lip, tongue, navel, eyebrow, and other body piercings clean. Step 1 When you’re ready to get a piercing, be sure to consult the Association of Professional Piercers for a trained and licensed body artist. Step 2 Use jewelry that i ...more

OL's Favorites : Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Products

Great Cleaning Products that Won't Leave You Feeling Dirty! After that delicious organic meal you served, you probably head to your kitchen to start washing your dirty dishes. Now before you reach for that dish soap, read whats on the back of its label. That bacteria killing ...more

How To : Relieve the Pain of Sunburns

As a pale white boy growing up in Florida, you learn how to deal with sunburns. Most people will say to take cool showers to relieve the heat, but that only temporarily alleviates symptoms. The problem is that the sun has evaporated the moisture from the skin. The answer to re ...more

How To : Close a swimming pool with Lowe's

The proper steps to close your swimming pool. The temperature in your region will be the key deciding factor on whether to close your pool or not. If you are closing the pool there is certain equipment you will require. A pool brush, skimmer net, pool vacuum, water tests stri ...more

How To : Protect your hair from chlorine and saltwater

Everybody into the pool! Or the ocean! But not before you take measures to prevent your hair from getting fried. You Will Need * Leave-in hair conditioner with sunscreen * Club soda * A clarifying shampoo * A sulfate-free shampoo * A deep conditioner Step 1: Wet hair before s ...more

How To : Deal with city watering systems

Watch this horticulture tutorial video that explains how deal with city watering systems that invariably contain chlorine. Season and sweeten the water for 24 hours before watering the marijuana plants. Check out this award winning video that will help you grow your own mariju ...more

How To : Make eco-chic wedding invitations

This how-to video demonstrates how to make unique earth-friendly wedding invitations that only look expensive. Learn about chlorine free paper, translucent velum, and how to use natural embellishments for your wedding invitations. Start making your own wedding invitations today.

News : Make snails out of cocktail stirrers

Like Michaelangelo and Carerra had marble, this anonymous artist du jour had a plastic stirrer and spare flame. This beautifully intricate design was created by burning plastic. What you see artfully illustrates the chemical process known as thermosetting. Plastic melting emi ...more

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