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How To : Grow Cold, Hardy Running Bamboo

Bamboo is easy to grow, but there are a few things you should know before starting. There are hundreds of species of bamboo and they can be roughly divided into either running or clumping bamboos. Almost all cold hardy bamboos are runners and almost all tropical bamboos are cl ...more

How To : Make an Ovitrap Mosquito Trap

Do you have a major mosquito problem? Well, here's a solution used by the military to drastically cut down their numbers. Video: . Step 1: Getting Started. Grab a plastic bottle from your recycle bin. The bigger the better. This concept will work with many types of containers ...more

How To : Make a fiberglass mold layup for car speakers

Check out this video tutorial on how to make a fiberglass mold layup for car speakers. For fresh molds you must put several layers of wax on and I would consider PVA as well if the mold is less then a week old. Always use PVA (or equivalent) on your plug surface before molding ...more

How To : Control Running Bamboo

Most bamboo in the United States is running bamboo, because nearly all cold hardy bamboo is the running or invasive type. The tropical bamboos are mostly "clumpers" and stay in a nice, tight clump. Running bamboos spread far and wide and can be very invasive. I grow many kinds ...more

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

How To : Stay healthy in the jungle

Learn how to protect yourself in the jungle. This video shows you techniques and measures to take to protect against illness. Such illnesses include trench foot or jungle rot from walking in wet climates. Myke also use plants as herbs and medicinal substitutes. Stay healthy in ...more

How To : Stay safe driving in the rain

Worried about your next drive in the rain? Do you feel you & your car are not prepared? Stay safe in a downpour with these tips to handle slippery, wet pavement and reduced visibility. You Will Need: • Quality tires and windshield wipers • Rain dispersant • Awareness of dr ...more

How To : Style wavy hair without any heat

Tired of all the damage heat does to your hair ? Well follow along and learn how to get wavy hair without using any heat. Make sure hair is wet. Brush back into a really tight ponytail. Put multiple hair ties in your ponytail, so that your hair will stay straight. Make sure ea ...more

How To : Plant garden roses in containers

Planting roses can make your home beautiful, but there is more to planting roses than just picking one from your local nursery. Selecting a rose that will stay in scale with the container without much heavy pruning can make all the difference in having healthy, long-lasting, p ...more

News : The 5-Second-Rule Is BS, Say Scientists

There's no reason to waste a perfectly good Cheeto just because it dropped on the kitchen floor, right? The "5-second-rule" makes it fair game if you can swipe it up fast enough (this doesn't apply for liquids or foods with floor fuzz stuck to them.) But, is that errant piece ...more

How To : Properly cut a cigar

This video will show you how to properly cut a cigar. The demonstration cigar is a Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 1066. The video makes the point that there are lots of ways to cut a cigar, and people can do it how they like (some like to simply bite the end off with their teeth! ...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 : Super scrunch your hair

In this video, we learn how to super scrunch your hair. Start off with your hair damp, not completely wet. After this, spray de-tangler into your hair and don't brush your hair out. From here, work a mousse into your hair to create volume and keep the hair firm in place. Scrun ...more

How To : Make movie rain without getting wet

In this tutorial, we learn how to make movie rain without getting wet. First, you will need to get a garden hose that has a spout on it and few pieces of PVC pipe. Connect the pieces of PVC pipe together, then stick the head of the hose to the pipe. Keep in mind that you will ...more

How To : Do Sookie Stackhouse's minimal "True Blood" makeup

The third season of "True Blue" just kicked off last week, which means hot chicks and shirtless guys. Though many of the character spend most of the show rather, um, naked, which takes up most of our attention, next time you watch the HBO series you should also pay attention t ...more

How To : Survive an airplane crash

In the unlikely event you're ever in a plane crash, these tips will dramatically improve your odds of walking away from it alive. You Will Need * An aisle seat, or one close to it * Long-sleeved pants and top, and flat closed-toe shoes * A smoke hood or a wet washcloth Step ...more

How To : Properly sharpen a knife

Food editor Ian Knauer demonstrates a simple method for using a whetstone and a steel to keep your blades sharp. Just follow along and learn how. -What you really need is a whetstone. It should have two sides, one that is coarser grit and another that is finer. -You want to k ...more

How To : Potty train a toddler

Are you a parent to a toddler? Do you need information on how to effectively teach your baby about the potty? Then stay tuned as you learn the effective ways in teaching kids potty training. The 3 stages to potty training is bladder, bowel and night control. The key to masteri ...more

How To : Get rid of frizzy hair

Banish the frizzies for good with these styling tricks. You Will Need: * A good cut * Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner * Anti-frizz serum * Silicone spray * A hot oil treatment * A blow dryer (optional) * A round brush (optional) * A flat iron (optional) Step 1 Wear your ...more

How To : Clean window blinds

Wash your window blinds with a minimum of mess. Howcast presents you with tips on how to effectively clean your window blinds. Blinds can be tricky to clean, so pay attention. You Will Need: * A dust cloth or a vacuum with a brush-head attachment * Towels or a drop cloth * A ...more

Altered Zones Label Profile : Night People

Label Profile: Night-People [Night-People founder Shawn Reed, playing live in Montreal as Wet Hair] By Jenn Pelly MP3: Ela Orleans: "I Know" MP3: Cellophane Spill: "Zaj Mak Ta" If you really want to get inside the mind of Night-People founder Shawn Reed, start with his we ...more

How To : Paint Your Nails with Loose Glitter

Sparkling glitter nail polish is always a popular favorite but buying different bottles to get different colors is a waste of money. You can paint your nails with pure loose glitter in just a few easy steps. Things You Will Need Bottle of clear nail polish Tube of loose glit ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/15 - 02/21)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Roll Your Own Cigars at Home

Cigar Rolling Instructions: Separate Leaves Separate your dried tobacco leaves into those designated for filler, binders, and wrappers, saving the most pristine for your wrappers. The filler leaf is usually a blend of different types of tobacco, but if you’re growing your ow ...more

News : Lipstick for Dummies

Jezebel is back with another beauty basic: how to achieve a flawless, perfectly applied lipstick look. Lots of questions were posed, and hundreds of user answers sifted through. Sampling below, click through for all of Jezebel's selected tips. Prefer to learn via video? Scrol ...more

How To : Apply eyeliner on the upper eyelid

This video shows you how to apply eyeshadow on your upper and lower lash lines to look like eyeliner. You would need a Q-Tip and any color eyeshadow that you like - though the instructor recommends dark eyeshadow so it will look the most like actual eyeliner. You take your Q-T ...more

How To : Kayak

Be it the ocean, a lake or a river, there is no better way to enjoy the water and nature than by kayaking. Like all outdoor activities, being prepared and knowing how to use your equipment will help insure you have a great time. Kayaking is both great fun and great exercise. ...more

How To : Hair Chalk

In this video, we show you how to add some green to your hair (or any colour for that matter) using chalk. It is simple and won't damage your hair or your clip-in extensions. Video: . What you will need: Soft Pastel Chalk (oil based products will stain your hair) Water (it's ...more

How To : Make Your Own LUSH Bath Bombs at Home

It has become a popular and must-have beauty essential—the bath bomb. Not only does it bring an aromatic and calming feel to bath time, but it also leaves your skin soft and will make you smell wonderful for a whole week! Vasseur Beauty—a bonafide YouTube beauty guru—with hel ...more

How To : Keep Your Sandwiches from Getting Soggy

I'm a firm believer that a sandwich is the ultimate food. It's filling, but not heavy; it has carbs, protein, veggies, and sauces; and it's easily customizable. Add that all up and you've got the absolutely perfect lunch. Yet like most great things in life, there's a “but” th ...more

Inside Out : DIY Sadness Costume & Makeup for Halloween

Sadness won over the worried world with her downtrodden, mopey attitude in Inside Out, the widely popular animated film from Pixar and Disney. She's relatable, helping us to connect with all of our bouts of tears, sour attitudes, and blue feelings—and this Halloween, you can e ...more

How To : Tell if You Have a Cold or the Flu

Have the sniffles? Yes. Does your head hurt? Yes. Coughing? Yes. Could you have influenza? Yes. How do you know the difference? With these symptoms, you could also have a cold. In the US right now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that flu season is ...more

How To : 5 Must-Know Tips for Better Home-Baked Cakes

It's very easy to get your hands on a good cake. These days, a store-bought cake or even one made from boxed cake mix will usually be pretty good. Heck, make the first simple recipe you find on the internet, and it's likely to taste fine. Don't Miss: The Secret to Making Del ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Whiten Clothes Without Using Any Bleach

Whites are the hardest color to keep looking bright and new after just a few months' time. Your sweat and oils quickly become stains, and colors from other clothes will eventually bleed into the fabric, discoloring your bright whites into something merely whitish. But before y ...more

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