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Word Nerds Unite : Planning a SCRABBLE-Themed Wedding

Wedding themes are no rarity, but a SCRABBLE wedding? I never would have guessed, until I came across "10 Ways to Incorporate Scrabble Into Your Wedding" at CasaSugar. Now, I'm one of the biggest SCRABBLE nerds out there, but I could never see myself getting hitched amongst SC ...more

News : A Free Steampunk Horror Short Story

Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...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 : Watch the 2011 Super Bowl Commercials Online

It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Create a graduation gift card with money holder

June is graduation month, and while for a lot of youngsters that means leaving one phase of their lives behind in order to pursue newer and greater things at college/the workplace, for their relatives and friends that means cards, presents, and money. Watch this tutorial to l ...more

How To : Use "live" as a verb & adjective in English

Paul, an English teacher, gives a lesson on the difference between the word "live" as a verb and as an adjective. To make to "v" sound when saying the word, the lower lip has to touch the teeth. "Live" as verb is an action, so you say "I live in Minneapolis". The singular form ...more

How To : Slipping out of zip ties

You're a prisoner of some dangerous people, and they tell you to hold out your wrists so they can bind them together using zip ties. What you do next could mean the difference between life and death. This tutorial from the folks at ITS Tactical will teach you how to strategica ...more

How To : Fold a super easy and quick origami seashell

This seashell origami craft is amongst the easiest you will ever fold. Yet just because it's quick and simple to make doesn't mean it's not pretty. If you're a fan of all things ocean and aquatic life, then these little seashells would be adorable pieces to place on your tabl ...more

How To : Kill Cockroaches in a Green Way

Cockroaches are one of the most durable and and irritating forms of life on Earth. Many turn to toxic chemicals to get rid of them, but that's not very green is it? This video will give you some eco-friendly tips for preventing infestations, trapping insects, and disposing of ...more

How To : Make a lean, mean low calorie mojito

Don’t pass up on this festive favorite because of the calories; just mix yourself a lighter version mojito. You will need: 4 fresh mint leaves 4 lime wedges 1 1/2 low-calorie rum some club soda a Collins glass a muddler or a spoon crushed ice 1 sugar substitute Did you know? ...more

How To : Shop for an eReader

These days, eReaders are everywhere. For die-hard book nerds, eReaders offer the convenience of a full library without having to sacrifice shelf space. Sure, there are the paper buffs who swear that you just can't take an eReader with you into the bathtub, but when's the last ...more

How To : Conceal acne like a professional makeup artist

Unless you're genetically blessed - and we mean SERIOUSLY genetically blessed, a la Halle Berry, you will get pimples in your life. In fact, you will get many of them, especially in your teens and twenties. Luckily, you can still look fabulous even when your skin isn't feelin ...more

How To : Make churros with thick chile-spiked chocolate

These ain't your Disneyland churros, or really like any churros you've had in your life. Churros, which are Spanish doughnuts consisting of fried potato dough, originated in Spain but are now extremely popular in the U.S. The fried dough is usually tossed with mountains of cin ...more

How To : Make an origami Japanese princess for beginners

What little girl doesn't want to be a princess? Sadly though, after we grow out of our Disney stage we soon realize that life isn't one big fairy tale - in fact, it's quite the opposite. But that means we long all the more for our dashing knight on his steed coming to rescue u ...more

How To : Start your term paper research

Katherine Miller teaches the secrets of starting your term paper research by using concept mapping method. Use a large sheet of paper and a marker to map out our ideas. First take an example like "Succeeding at college and grades" and write down the factors affecting your goal ...more

How To : Balance a Checkbook

Keeping track of your money and expenses is one of the hardest things to do in life, not to mention one of the most hated things. But it's also one of the most important things. Making sure your finances are in order means keeping track of them. So watch to see how to balance ...more

How To : Tie your shoes with one hand.

An amputee shows the way to tie shoe laces with one hand or one arm. He has no prosthetic help meaning he doesn't use a hook. This can be a huge challenge in life for persons with missing limbs or in need of adapted living situations. Shoelaces are tough enough with two hands, ...more

How To : Draw roses step by step

Drawing Roses that look great isn't difficult, but it will take a little attention to detail. Apart from that it's as simple as putting your pencil to the page. Step 1: If you draw from life, or draw from a photo, I suggest starting the same way - outline the major shapes of ...more

How To : Do Smith machine single palm up inverted pull ups

Learn how to do single palm-up inverted pull ups on a Smith machine. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You get to keep your feet on the floor for this modification of the classic pull-up, but it's plenty hard even so. Positioning the pull-up bar low, ...more

How To : Do mock military pull ups on a squat rack

Learn how to do mock military pull ups on a squat rack with your feel on the floor. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits These military pull-ups push your back muscles to their limit; modifications mean you can work up to the hardest level in stages. Mu ...more

How To : Sculpt your shoulders with cable reverse raises

Learn how to do cable reverse raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You may not be able to see the backs of your shoulders when you look in the mirror, but that doesn't mean they don't need strengthening to balance out your shoulder development. U ...more

How To : Do power cable chest presses with front lunge

Learn how to do a standing power cable chest press with alternate front lunge. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Add difficulty to the standard cable chest press by doing it with power out of a forward lunge. Not only does this add a leg-strengthening ...more

How To : Tone your shoulders with tube reverse flys

Learn how to do tube reverse flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For a variation on the classic reverse fly, use tubes attached to a fixed point. Tubes provide constantly increasing resistance as you your flexion increases. More intensity means mo ...more

How To : Work your abdominals with leg swings

Learn how to do leg swings. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This classic floor exercise gives a tough workout to your abdominal muscles, with a particular focus on your lower abs. It's also a great "no excuses" exercise, meaning you can do it just a ...more

How To : Do stability ball dumbbell skull crushers

Learn how to do stability ball dumbbell skull crushers. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Don't let the name scare you away from this tried-and-true triceps builder. Proper focus on technique and use of appropriate weights will keep you from bonking y ...more

How To : Do flat bench dumbbell power press drop set

Learn how to do flat bench dumbbell power press drop set. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Combine the difficulty of a drop set with the challenge of adding speed and power to each dumbbell press for a killer chest workout. Muscles Worked Chest Starti ...more

How To : Do single-leg flat bench standups

Learn how to do single-leg flat bench standups and sculpt your body without weights! Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Single leg flat bench stand-ups improve strength and balance evenly in each of your legs. This exercise develops quadriceps, hip flex ...more

How To : Play Better in Counter Strike Source

So You're New to Counter Strike Source? So you're new to Counter Strike Source and you want to improve your gameplay? Great. You've come to the right place. The first step to improving your game is to admit that you are a NEWB or NEWBIE. Do not confuse this with NOOB. A "new ...more

How To : Form hydrothermal quartz

How can hot water form beautiful quartz crystals? This mine is red Georgia clay, with veins of minerals running through it. The veins are hydrothermal. Hydro means water. Thermal means heat. So the veins were caused by hot water. But how could hot water form quartz crystals? ...more

How To : Hold a squat and do a single cable wide pull down

Learn how to do hold a squat while doing a power single cable wide pull down. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For this exercise you'll stay in a deep squat as you do wide pull-downs with controlled speed and powerful force. Doing pull-downs while in ...more

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