The next time you go out for sushi with friends, impress your company by fashioning your own chopstick rest using the paper wrapper the wooden chopsticks come in. Keeping the ends of your chopstick off the table surface makes for good hygiene (who knows when was the last time ...more
Chances are you've got a bunch of wooden takeout chopsticks doing nothing but cluttering up your utensils drawer. That's a darned shame, considering that chopsticks aren't just for shoveling food into your mouth—they're actually the best cooking tools a cook can have (plus the ...more
Chopsticks are very easily reusable, yet they always get thrown away. You use them when you get Chinese takeout, then toss them out without even a backwards glance. Next time, you should consider recycling them, because with a bit of creativity you can turn those old chopstic ...more
See how to make a chopstick crossbow in this video tutorial. It's amazing what you can do with chopsticks these days! Making this chopstick crossbow doesn't just require chopsticks, you'll need a miniature clothes pin, duct tape, string, and glue.
Did you try to impress your friends with chopsticks but it didn't work out? Then try making cheater chopsticks the next time you go out for sushi. In this how-to video we show you the step by step process of using and making cheater chopsticks with rubberbands. Follow the chea ...more
If your love for Chinese takeout has left you with a pile of unused disposable chopsticks in your kitchen drawer, then you're in luck. In addition to being a very versatile eating utensil for pretty much any cuisine, chopsticks also come in handy for eating Cheetos without get ...more
Learn how to use chopsticks properly! Impress all you friends the next time you go to an Asian restaurant. The simplest trick to using chopsticks like a pro is to not have your chopstick ends crossing.
In this tutorial, we learn how to style your hair using chopsticks. To start, brush your hair and then combine it into a pony tail. Next, twist your hair and bring it into a bun shape on the back of your head. Now, grab a chop stick and weave it through your hair going in and ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to take some old chopsticks from the Chinese take-out place and rubber bands and create a powerful gun. You will get a step by step on how to make this cool, undercover device. This gun is basically free to make and only takes a couple of minutes. ...more
Swedish advertising company, Rolighetsteorin, recently created musical stairs reminiscent of Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia's beloved FAO Schwartz piano scene in Big. The campaign is for Volkswagen, though I'm fuzzy on the connection between the two. From the campaign site (Goog ...more
Tim Ferriss shows us how to use chop sticks properly. This was filmed in Saigon, Vietnam. He uses the technique of Asia, rather than the Americanized version. This is from the author of "Four Hour Work Week". Chop stick use is common with many Asian cuisines.
Looking for a craft project as easy as it is useful? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper chopsticks holder with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to g ...more
In this video series, watch as Master David Herbert teaches how to use chopsticks as a weapon. Learn the ear strike defense, thrust techniques, groin strike technique, wrist lock strike, ankle choke technique, outside strike defense, inside strike defense, steel chopsticks, ch ...more
This how to video has a unique idea to get rid of hiccups. All you need is a chopstick and glass of water. Watch and learn how to utilize the chopstick and water to cure your hiccups.
Learn how to fold a chopstick rest. All you need is one of those disposable set of chopsticks and you're ready to go! I definitely do this every time I eat at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant. Especially handy if the tables aren't quite as clean as you'd like them to be!
This video shows you how to make a simple chopstick crossbow. You need 5 chopsticks, several rubber bands, tape, and scissors. Start by cutting chopstick to 2 inches. Then take 2 chopsticks and put the 2inch stick in the middle of them. Put the shorter stick nearly in the back ...more
Are you hosting an Asian-themed party soon and need an easy but impressive way to present your utensils (AKA chopsticks)? Then this is the perfect project for you. Using nothing but blue origami tissue paper, you'll learn how to fold an origami chopstick holder. The chopstick ...more
Watch a cute tutorial perfect for everyone. Follow along as Jake Ludington shows you (or your children) how easy it is to use these utensils from the far East. All you need is some wooden chopsticks that come in a paper sleeve and a thin rubber band. The video tells the rest o ...more
This short video series gives you a nice all around tutorial on using chopsticks. Not only does it tell you how to properly hold the chopsticks, it breaks down how to move them and most importantly how to pick up rice! For most beginners, eating rice with chopsticks is the har ...more
Ramen. The staple of every boho and college dorm dweller has a new application. This DIY from Carissa Browing appeals to hipsters, foodies and craftsters, alike. Delightful. Take a 50-cent pack of Ramen. Boil, drain, dry. Now, channel your inner Martha Stewart. It's time to k ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper case for chopsticks Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own chopsticks case. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed ...more
This yo-yo tutorial demonstrates the chopsticks thumb mount. The yo-yo is a toy that dates all the way back to 500 B.C. The manufacture of the modern yo-yo as we know it began in 1928 in Santa Barbara, CA. Today, the international Yo-Yo Open is the biggest yo-yo contest in th ...more
This video demonstrates how to use chopsticks. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to use chopsticks, For Dummies. Using chopsticks is an impre ...more
Hate going to Chinese and Japanese restaurants (and every other Asian restaurant) because you're absolutely frightened of those chopsticks, and you're too embarrassed to ask for silverware? Overcome your fears and finally learn how to use those chopsticks. This video will show ...more
Chopsticks are widely used in eastern countries and suffices as a great alternative to most western eating utensils. Chopsticks may be super cool to use but they can also be quite difficult to handle. This video will show you exactly how to eat using chopsticks properly. A fr ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn both chopstick etiquette and how to use them. This video shows various types of chopsticks. Viewers learn three etiquette with chopsticks; don't point with chopsticks, don't stick them in anything and don't pass food with them. To hol ...more
Mark Montgomery is an award-winning yo-yo artist and a former member of Team Buzz-On and Team Omega. In this video, you will get step-by-step instructions for how to do an impressive chopsticks trick that Montgomery introduced in 2006, then you'll learn "The Wave", a new trick ...more
Don't know how to get rid of the wrapper that comes with disposable chopsticks? Don't throw it away. Watch this how to video and learn how to fold it into a perfect chopstick rest, "Bay Bridge" style. It is a great technique for turning a chopstick wrapper into a chopstick rest.
Invented by yo-yo pioneer Kota Watanabe and further developed by Jason Lee, Spencer Berr and others, the thumb mount is an essential part of modern chopsticks tricks. In this series of videos, you'll see the thumb mount performed in various ways. Part 1 of 3 - How to Do thumb ...more
When sitting down to eat a Japanese meal, you will often be offered a warm towel. This is to be used to wash your hands. You should accept the towel and wash your hands with it. Fold the towel back up to look the way it was when it was given to you. Wait for someone else to b ...more
Impress your friends by using chopsticks the next time you go eat sushi. Watch this how to video it will teach the basics of using chopsticks.
Try using proper chopstick etiquette next time you are in a situation in which chopsticks are involved. If chopsticks are not a utensil you are used to using you may not realize that you are being rude or using them incorrectly. Avoid embarrassing mistakes by practicing prope ...more
Update: After playing around with our new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over the last couple weeks, it occurred to me to see if my DIY stylus would work with these new devices. I'm happy to report that it does, just as expected. Now, the level of functionality you'll get out of it is d ...more
Aluminum foil is one of those things that every cook, experienced or just starting out, has in their kitchen. And while we may think we know how useful this handy material can be, there are hundreds of ways we could be utilizing tinfoil to make our lives a whole lot easier. 1 ...more
White or light-colored dinnerware is a classic: it looks crisp, clean, and elegant. The only problem is that after you've used it for a few years, the surfaces bear a lot of grey scuff marks from forks, spoons, and knives being dragged across the surface. It's tempting to don ...more
Just because a problem is small or superficial doesn't mean it can't annoy the living crap out of you. Others may think you're overreacting, or even have the audacity to roll their eyes, but you're in your own personal hell. First-world problems, white whines—call it whatever ...more
Americans consume over 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips each year, making it one of the most popular snack foods in the United States. If the entire population were addicted, it'd be about 4 pounds per person each year. Not everyone does, though, so it'd be more realistic t ...more
The microwave oven is a monumental technological achievement that's saved college students and single people from starvation for decades. Almost 97% of all American households have one, which makes it the most-owned kitchen appliance in US homes right after the refrigerator. ...more
Cheetos fingers is defined as the unpleasant (but mostly pleasant), oddly-colored residue left on the thumb, index finger, and middle finger after ravenously eating through a bag of—you guessed it—Cheetos. It can usually be cleaned up by licking your fingers (my favorite) or w ...more
It's summer and you know what that means: it's time to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you're a barbecuing badass. #1. Make Sure ...more
Fingers are very useful for many things in life—but fingers get dirty. With most smartphone and tablets using touchscreen technology, our fingers have become our greatest technological asset. But if you want to keep your phone or tablet from looking like this: Then you can try ...more
Whether you call it chicken-fried steak, country-fried steak, Milanese, wiener schnitzel, or breaded cutlet, there's something irresistible about a piece of meat that's been treated until it's thin and tender, dredged in beaten egg and flavorful bread crumbs, then fried until ...more
We're all familiar with the sinking feeling that happens when you cruise through a recipe, only to arrive at an instruction that calls for a tool you don't have. Some of the best food hacks (and my personal favorites) exist to combat that problem. Why spend money on a kitchen ...more
One of the golden rules to cooking a Thanksgiving turkey is to place it on a roasting rack before it goes into the oven. Missing this step and cooking it directly on the pan will burn the bottom of the bird, resulting in overcooked, dry meat. Don't Miss: Unlock Your Oven's Se ...more
The drinking straw isn't just there to help you make annoying noises when you get to the bottom of your soda. That little tube of plastic is extremely versatile and can make your life a lot easier with a little know-how. Curious? Read on to find out more. Bendy or straight, th ...more
When you know how to cook it, tofu is a delicious dish in and of itself—truly. Too many people have been subjected to poor quality or badly cooked tofu and told to eat it because it's a "healthy alternative" to meat. Usually what they bite into is a bland, rubbery mess coated ...more
With the upcycling revolution, folks are turning their otherwise useless junk into something functional for the home. Practically anything that you would normally toss or recycle can be reused for a bigger and better purpose. Your milk jugs, chopsticks, toilet paper cardboard, ...more
We've already shown you how to dunk a regular-sized Oreo cookie while keeping your fingers pristine, how to upgrade Oreos into different desserts, and even make them into lazy ice cream sandwiches. Now we're going to introduce you to a few other essential Oreo hacks that will ...more
As a kid, there was nothing more fulfilling than sinking my teeth deep into the succulent flesh of an orange, savoring every drop of juice that wasn't busy sliding down your chin and onto your clothes. While my adulation for oranges never ceased as I grew older, the way I cons ...more
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
Rubik's Cubes are classically frustrating on their own, but what if you want to go that extra mile and make your puzzle impossible to solve? Put it in a jar. Not only will your Rubik's Cube looker cooler, but it will finally stymie your know-it-all friends that come over and ...more
One of my least favorite tasks is crouching in front of the kitchen oven or gas heater, and burning my fingers as I try to restart the pilot light with regular matches. I end up cursing the fact that I don't own extra-long matches or a stove lighter, but then I never go out an ...more
Kale is the new baby spinach: it's taken over salads everywhere, and for good reason. This nutrient-dense vegetable is a member of the brassica family, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, and watercress. Recent studies show that people who eat more brassicas tend to have le ...more
The piano is an intimidating instrument. 88 keys might seem like a lot to work with, but it's really less notes than a guitar. If you've been thinking about starting playing piano or keyboard and need some easy songs to get started on, watch this video to learn how to play six ...more
Deep in the crevasses of the Songshan mountain range, an Indian dhyana master established the first Shaolin Monastery in 477 AD, seeking to spread the relatively new teachings of Buddha at the time. This monastery then bred the Shaolin monks, who are now popular for their incr ...more
Make flowers that don't fade and also expresses your love of books! What You'll Need Pages from a book that you don't mind cutting up Button Needle and thread Glue gun Pencil Optional: Tissue or colored paper Safety pin Wooden skewer or chopstick Make Flower Outlines Fin ...more
Don't leave your tongs out by the grill, as they are one of the most useful and versatile cooking tools to have in your kitchen. In my house, they come in a very close second to chopsticks, which I cook with everyday. Like chopsticks, they make it easy to delicately flip and t ...more
How to make a strong mini pistol crossbow from household materials that fires wooden dowels, pencils and chopsticks. It is pretty powerful and can stick into wood! I'm using an acrylic prod but it would be better if you use aluminum. Video: .
In this how-to video series, learn from Leslie Moselle how to use hair accessories to style your hair. Leslie will show you how to use headbands and stretchy headbands to style your hair, how to use rubber bands to style your hair, how to use a jumbo claw for hair styling, how ...more
Here is a tutorial for knitting ramen noodles with chopsticks, narrated by Carissa Browning. This how to video demonstrates how to knit the basic purl stitch with slippery, wet ramen noodles! This is a creative and unexpected knitting tutorial - so simple & fun. Knit some rame ...more