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How To : 11 Weird & Wonderful Uses for Magnets

Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...more

How To : Download & Install iOS 12 on Your iPhone

Apple's latest mobile operating system for iPhones, iOS 12, was released to everyone Monday, Sept. 17, and it's the same exact build that developers and public beta testers received as the "golden master" on Sept. 12, the day of Apple's 2018 special event. Install it to start ...more

How To : Enhance your car's fuel economy

Save gas and keep your fuel economy high on your car. MPG is very important when buying a car, but assuring that you keep your MPG as high as possible through proper auto maintenance and conservative driving.

How To : Insulate your garage doors

This video looks at ways to insulate garage doors to help keep the shop cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. The best way to do this is to insulate the garage doors. This shows you the choices looked at, the pluses and minuses of each, and why the final option was chosen.

How To : Hide your stash inside a candle

In this clip, learn how to mod an ordinary wax candle so that you can store a stash inside it. The best part about this stash box - other than the fact that its easy to make and basically free - is that the candle will still burn normally so no one will ever suspect something' ...more

How To : Construct a shelter out of tarp, string, and trees

If you ever find yourself stranded in the woods, then making a shelter is one of your biggest priorities. ITS Tactical created this detailed and approachable video on how to rig a shelter in woods out of only a tarp, a ball of heavy-duty string, and four metal tent-posts, thre ...more

How To : Drift your car

Car drifting is a very cool, racecar style driving trick. This two part video series will show you how to drift like a pro. Grab the wheel and be careful! Part 1 of 2 - How to Drift your car. Part 2 of 2 - How to Drift your car.

How To : Check the fluids in your car

What runs underneath the hood of your car is pretty important. No, scratch that. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. That is the life force of your vehicle and if you want to make sure you are able to make that car last and use up every penny you have spent on that beautiful piece of machin ...more

How To : Plant a shade tree to help save energy

You may not realize it, but planting certain vegetation around your home can actually help you save energy. Plating trees is also a great way to help add some shade to your home that can bring a cool feel to an area during the hot summer days. So check out this tutorial on ho ...more

How To : Make cotton candy without a machine at home

Okay, so just as a safety precaution before you dive right in and make yourself a batch of cotton candy at home, remember that melting sugar and corn syrup requires very high temperatures, so you could get burned if you're not careful. Make sure you keep a bowl of cool water n ...more

How To : Pull the styrofoam ice-bottom cup prank

Imagine… your friend is drinking an ice-cold soda out of his/her styrofaom cup, and everything's fine, until… it's starts leaking everywhere! It could be utterly hilarious, or disastrously evil, depending on who your target is. The idea of this cup prank revolves around the o ...more

How To : Palm a Coin for Beginners

The key to many coin based magic tricks is proper "palming". In this tutorial, learn the basics of how to palm a coin and open the door for many tricks to follow. The better you are at palming, the more likely you are to make tricks appear natural and less rehearsed. The more ...more

How To : Make a car-mounted rocket launcher prop for a film

Do you want to make your own action movies? Do you feel like your artistic vision would be enhanced by having a car with a rocket launcher on top of it in the film? You aren't alone. This video will show you how to make a car-mounted rocket launcher for $20 dollars out of simp ...more

How To : Recharge non-rechargeable batteries in seconds

This how-to video will show you how to zap charge a non-rechargeable battery with only two wires and a car. Sounds cool, and fun, unless of course you zap yourself. Watch this video circuitry tutorial for more information on this simple, money-saving hack.

How To : Install heat sinks in you XBox 360 to cool it

The XBox 360 has mammoth cooling problems, and people have devised all manner of products and mods that address that. This video will show you how to install one of those products: heat sinks that will cool your motherboard directly. This will keep you XBox a lot cooler withou ...more

How To : Do front wheel drive car tricks

A Ford Puma is used to instruct some cool moves. Learn the handbrake turn, 90 degree turn, reverse flip, Scandinavian flick with liftoff oversteer (similar to power slides). It's like drifting.

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 : Patch a flat tire on your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to patch a flat tire on your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. ...more

How To : Make a homemade green tea facial toner

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a homemade facial toner. First, make a cup of warm green tea and wash and dry your face. Once your tea is done, pour into a dark bottle and then add in five drops of lavender oil and five drops of geranium oil. These oils should be 100% p ...more

How To : Perform CPR on your dog

It's a moment most of us prefer not to even think about, let alone prepare for. One second your dog or cat is in the yard playing and the next it's suddenly down. Maybe Fido's been hit by a car, maybe he has simply collapsed, but in that blink of an eye all that matters is try ...more

How To : Use dock spacers for your Mac OS X dock

A cool way to organize your Mac dock is with spacers. By using spacers, you can separate like applications into groups, or order them by usage.. however you want! This helps to keep you organized and in control of your Mac so that you can find your favorite programs quickly an ...more

How To : Use Spaces on a Mac OS X

Spaces is a very cool feature that is included with all newer versions of Mac's OS X. With Spaces, you can organize your programs and keep your desktop clutter free. This program is similar to Expose, but instead of having your windows open on the desktop, Spaces minimizes the ...more

How To : Create custom particles in After Effects

Are you getting better at using After Effects and finding that you want to create your own custom particles instead of using the default ones? Then this video is for you. It will show you how to create custom animated particles which can be used to create all manner of cool ef ...more

How To : Stop sudden unintended acceleration by your Toyota

Popular Mechanics' Senior Auto Editor Mike Allen shows you how to safely stop your car if you become the victim of sudden unintended acceleration. DO • Brake. Brake once, don't pump or ride the brakes. This will only heat up the brake pads, potentially overheating them and ma ...more

How To : Install a short-throw shifter on your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a short-throw shifter on your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ...more

How To : Install a strut brace on your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a strut brace on your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilat ...more

How To : Install a stereo in your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a stereo in your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. W ...more

How To : Dance V & V variations in C Walk

This video will teach you the basic move of the C walk: the V. It will also teach you lots of cool variations and how to put them together. This is a step by step on how to move your feet properly to keep flow and look fresh dancing to hip hop and rap. This is a great street d ...more

How To : Make potassium permanganate with Dr. Lithium

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make potassium permanganate with Dr. Lithium with potassium nitrate and manganese dioxide. WARNING: This experiment deals with very high temperatures in glass equipment. Face shields and protection against shattering ...more

How To : Create an infinite flipping origami square

Flip, flip, flip, flip to infinity! This crafty how-to shows you how to create a super cool, origami square that can flip over and over again! A clear, concise video, teaching you how to make this little project that's sure to keep your hands busy for ages!

How To : Make convertible jockey box to keep your beer cold

In this how-to video, KipKay shows you how to create an awesome convertible jockey box. It's perfect for keeping your beer cool and cold, perfect for a hot and sunny summer day. Get the directions here and just follow along with Kipkay. Once you get your equipment in place, yo ...more

How To : Wax a new or unwaxed surf board

Mr Zog's Sex Wax shows you how to wax a new or unwaxed board. Make sure your board and wax are cool or it will flake. Start off going across the stringer, than go parallel to the stringer to begin to get bumps. This is key to an easy ride, like tires on a car. Wax a new or unw ...more

How To : Chip with the grip

Rickard Strongert explains that to chip with the grip, you must first have a wide set-up and low down grip. You also need to keep your wrists back and bent. You should bend your legs as much as you can and practice. While this shot may not be legal, it still looks cool. Chip w ...more

How To : Origami a car Japanese style

Fold an origami car. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a car Japanese s ...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 : Make homemade red onion mustard

Stop buying your mustard at the store and learn how to make your own homemade mustard, red onion mustard to be specific. This red onion mustard is a really nice accompaniment with grilled meats and smoked seafood and meats. Watch the video recipe now. This is super easy. Todd ...more

How To : Replace the fuel filter in a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Pass a California DMV Driving Test

If all things go well, you'll only have to take your road test once. That's the goal: to ace your test on the first try and then start driving on your own. Granted, it's a nerve-racking experience, but keep in mind that the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to ...more

How To : Change your dead car battery properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to change your dead car battery properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. W ...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 : Keep a dog safe in cars

Contrary to what most people do, letting your dog stick it's head out the window is not a safe way of transporting your animal! Check out this video for some tips on how to safely travel with your dog. You don't need to leave your four-legged friend behind when you take a roa ...more

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