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How To : Throw a Harlem rent party to raise money

Originating in Harlem in the 1920s, a rent party is a fun way to stave off eviction. You will need a place to party, food and drink, musical entertainment, paying guests, party flyers, a hat to collect donations, and lots of beer. Fact: The going rate for a Harlem rent party a ...more

How To : Run a silent auction

Have you ever thought of holding a silent auction to raise money for an organization or charity? It's a great and easy way to raise a lot of money in a short time, making it one of the most effective fundraising methods. In this video, you'll learn how to hold and run a silent ...more

News : YouthSportTravel.com

There is a wonderful site that just launched with the youth sports community in mind. The site is http://YouthSportTravel.com , a collaboration of youth sports coaches and a major online travel brand. They offer arguably the best prices on hotel and motel rooms anywhere. For p ...more

Friday Fresh : Weird and Wacky November Holidays

We all know that November 1 marks the beginning of the madness that is known as the holiday season, but did you know that November is also host to a whole bunch of quirky celebrations as well? If you're not into turkey, there's lots of other, more unique offerings to partake i ...more

How To : Be confident and popular at school

Sick of living life on the sidelines? Ready to make more friends? This tutorial will give you a few key tips to help you achieve popularity. Being popular begins by being happy with who you are. Follow these steps, and people will be begging to be a part of your “in” crowd. Yo ...more

Octodad : An Award Winning Game… From College Students

Fatherhood is difficult, especially when you're an octopus. That is the moral of the 2011 IGF Student Showcase winner Octodad, available for free from its website. This hilarious little title was created by a team of interactive media students at DePaul University in Chicago ...more

How To : Organize a charity bachelor auction

In this video series, let Jenelle Taylor show you how to organize a charity bachelor auction. She will walk you through all the steps: budgeting, venue selection, and finding bachelors. She also offers tips and advice for creating the kind of atmosphere you want at a bachelor ...more

How To : Plow and earn money in FarmVille (09/24/09)

FarmVille hacks, cheats, glitches. How to hack Farmville. Farmville is a Zynga game you play on Facebook. Grow delicious fruits and vegetables and raise adorable animals on your very own farm! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to plow and earn money in FarmVille (09/24/0 ...more

How To : Celebrate Movember with a sweet moustache

Instructional 'Do It Yourself' video on how to craft a sweet moustache. Try out some of these bold facial hair styles to celebrate Movember. Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a charity event held during November each year. A moustache (or mustache) is facial ...more

How To : Make Your Own Granola

Save money and eat healthier by making your own granola at home. Granola can be served for breakfast or as simple and healthy snack. Try it with milk or vanilla yogurt. Ingredients 10 cups large flake oats 4 cups unsweetened flake coconut 1 cup slivered almonds 1 cup hazelnu ...more

How To : Play Safe & Avoid FarmVille Scams

With FarmVille being one of the hottest Facebook games on the market, it's no wonder it's the primary target for scams and virus downloads. Anyone playing FarmVille is at risk, but the primary targets are those looking to improve their gameplay and build their farms and neighb ...more

News : Name your price for 5 games

Name your price for 5 indie games!http://www.wolfire.com/humble This event will run for a week and the money raised will go towards two charities. The Humble Indie bundle is a collection of five indie games where you can set your price! Want to buy the whole package (worth $80 ...more

How To : Negotiate a pay raise with game theory

In this video, we learn how to negotiate a pay raise with game theory. You first need to take into account how much money you are getting an hour with how much you are worth. Make a chart with your boss on there and the other player is you. You will then see if you want to pla ...more

How To : Make your dorm room livable

A few handy tricks can turn your school cell into a cozy suite. You Will Need * A dorm room * An agreeable dorm mate * And some money Step 1. Investigate dorm room Investigate dorm specifics before you spend any money. What furniture is provided? What items are prohibited, ...more

News : Scott Pilgrim The Game First Impressions

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Video Game was released on Tuesday August 10th for the PS3 (Download only, $9.99). It will be released for the Xbox 360 on August 25th for 800 imaginary points. We spent a few hours yesterday on co-op and single player and here are our initial i ...more

How To : Know when to call, raise, or fold in Texas Hold'em

This segment of this ongoing video series gives you a bit more strategy into the decisions you have to make during Texas Hold 'em. They display a situation that is known as "pot odds". This is when the money you have to put in to see the next card is significantly less then th ...more

News : The Odyssey

THE ODYSSEY is an epic adventure, a world first, a race against time, an entire year of living dangerously. Scouse film maker Graham Hughes barking, madcap 12 month adventure!! 12 months, 90,000 kilometers, 200 sovereign states, 5 continents, 1 man and no flights! The Odyssey ...more

How To : Survive unemployment

So you've been given the slip -- the pink slip. Take a deep breath, and do the following. You Will Need * An unemployment benefits application * Job-posting sites * Ways to bring in money * Professional courses * Temp work Step 1. Apply for unemployment If you haven’t alre ...more

Angry Birds : The Big Indie Game Success Story

Angry Birds might be the most visible video game franchise in the world today. It has sold 100 million units, as many as all the Sims games put together. It has been incorporated into board games, birthday cakes, and Israeli sketch comedy shows. And yet, this piece of seeming ...more

News : 9 Easy Exploits to Raise Combat Skills in Skyrim

Skyrim is an enormous RPG recently released by Bethesda. After many long years of waiting (I had 1000's of hours clocked into its predecessor, Oblivion, way back in 8th grade) the game is finally out and it surpasses everyone's expectations—save for removing custom spell craft ...more

News : Indie Games Get Their Own Indie Film

Video games and movies have a history of interaction dogged by failure. Video game movies and movie video games both tend to be terrible. There has never been a good feature film based on a video game franchise. Even documentaries about games, which should be rife given the ra ...more

How To : Start your own independent record label

Starting an independent record label, like starting any other business, requires a well-conceived plan with clear goals. Check out this tutorial and learn how to take your love of music and turn a profit. You Will Need • A business plan • Money • A name • A band or artist ...more

How To : Decorate your graduation cap

Learn how to decorate your graduation cap. Customizing your graduation cap is a way to stand out among the sea of identical, ill-fitting graduation robes. You Will Need * Time * A crafts store * Money * A needle and thread * And artistic flair * Battery-operated lights Step ...more

Metro 2033 : Life

What separates Metro 2033 from other FPS games? Life. There are underground towns, markets, children, music, and so much background chatter than sometimes you can't single out a particular conversation. Most FPS, especially American shooters, are streamlined for Adventure and ...more

How To : Plant a vegetable garden

Grow some of your own food by starting a vegetable garden. You'll eat better and save money. You Will Need * A sunny garden spot * A wire mesh fence * Seeds or seedlings * Flowers * A soil test Step 1: Decide on a garden type Decide between a raised-bed garden or an in-groun ...more

News : Moshi Monsters Rise from Indie Game to Kiddie Empire

Four years ago Mind Candy was a pretty small game company. They were best known for their revolutionary but short lived ARG Perplex City, and had no other successful franchises to fall back on when that ended. Their plan to save it? Start a free online social game for children ...more

News : Do PC Games Need a Press Conference?

Every year at the big video game trade shows around the world, like E3 and gamescon, the big three console makers each do a hot-ticket exclusive press conference to let the media know what's coming for their system. Computer games have no such press conference. Who would give ...more

News : What, Again?

Fads, Fiascoes and Good Stuff in FrontierVille This Week The second in a series of weekly columns. Fads first It’s still St. Patrick’s Day in FrontierVille, but it looks as though its days are numbered. I give it 'til the end of the month. Trees are in full summer leaf and ...more

News : Of Coyotes and Chickens

In my earlier post about long-term strategies I promised I’d ask some of my neighbors who do what I call factory chicken farming (Let 1000 Chickens Bloom) if the coyotes that have shown up will change the way they play the game. The one guy who replied in any detail said that ...more

Dungeon Defenders : Heaven for Hardcore Gamers

Dungeon Defenders is the most exciting craft game on the Fall 2011 release schedule. I got a chance to play it at PAX in August and interviewed developers Trendy Entertainment last month. After more than a year of publishing difficulty and delay, the game finally came out on P ...more

News : A Chileno Smile

One of the reasons I love living here in Northern Chile is the great variety of personalities represented in the people who live here. Truly, the culture we enjoy in Northern Chile is as diverse as the history of this region, and by reason of Zofri and the multinational custom ...more

News : It's Never Too Late - In Fiction That Is

It's never too late--in fiction or in life--to revise - Nancy Thayer, author In life, you get one chance at most things. You get one chance to choose to dance with the person who asked or not. You choose to study in school and pass, or redo or drop out. In most decisions, you ...more

How To : Shoot Day for Night

Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com Those 3 Words We Love to Hear, Day for Night (DFN). What better three words could a director ask to hear? No huge generators, no freezing temperatures, no vampire-style living... what's not to love? Are you perplexed? Well, long ago, ...more

News : The Ultimate SCRABBLE Word List Resource

To some, SCRABBLE is just a board game to play during family game night or during a casual get-together. Others think of SCRABBLE as a mere hobby. But with any activity, there will always be fanatics—the ones who would rather sell their soul than stop—the ones with a constant ...more

How To : Plant and care for Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons must have lime-free soil and that can make them tricky for some of us that garden on neutral or limey soils. Planting in the garden is a waste of time and money. If you want, you can make a raised bed and fill that with acid soil but digging a hole in your garden ...more

How To : Hack unlimited fuel in FarmVille (05/06/10)

This video tutorial shows how to hack FarmVille (05/06/10). At this point, it seems like people are more interested in hacking FarmVille than they are in actually playing the thing. This video will teach you how to use Cheat Engine 5.6 to get unlimited tractor fuel, improving ...more

How To : Avoid traffic jams

With a little bit of planning, you can avoid a lot of blood-pressure-raising traffic messes. You Will Need * Time to plan * Traffic reports * GPS service Step 1: Avoid rush hour If at all possible, don’t drive from six to ten in the morning and between four and seven at nigh ...more

News : The Pitfalls of Kickstarter Projects

"It just ticked me off," he said. In March 2011, Neil Singh paid $50 to back the Hanfree iPad stand on Kickstarter. The project was funded at $35,000, but production stalled, and the delivery estimates kept getting pushed back. Eventually, the project's creator, Seth Quest, s ...more

News : Zently Takes on Venmo with New Bill-Splitting Feature

Zently — the mobile app for renters — is taking on Venmo with its newest feature. Traditionally used to automate rent payments, deliver rent checks for free, and communicate with your landlord, it now allows you to connect to your bank account and split bills with housemates. ...more

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