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How to of the Day

Learn (and occasionally laugh) with wikiHow's, "How-to of the Day". Try a new skill every day after reading these articles with step by step images and videos. Learn new skills, solve everyday problems. From wikiHow, the wiki how-to manual.

Last Build Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:30:01 GMT

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How to Install a French Drain

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

A French drain, also called a curtain drain, is made by placing a perforated pipe in a trench that has been filled with gravel. It is a great option if you want to direct surface water away from your home’s foundation to remove surface water or to prevent flooding. Installing a French drain is a simple job that requires a bit of planning and the right materials. Start by picking a location for the drain that is sloped and the right type of pipe. Then, dig the trench for the drain and put the drain in properly so it can direct water away from your home.

How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Type 2 diabetes often begins with an insulin resistance, which causes the pancreas to overwork itself and eventually start producing less insulin. This low production of insulin can cause the blood sugar levels in your body to drop. There is no quick cure or reversal for type 2 diabetes, but you can take steps to make living with it manageable. Natural treatments like following a balanced, clean diet and exercising regularly can help to keep your blood sugar under control. You can also try taking plant-based supplements to regulate your insulin levels naturally, though you should still take diabetes medication if it is prescribed to you. If you experience any adverse effects while taking supplements or your medication, speak to your doctor right away.

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How to Stay Warm in Cold Weather

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Brrr! When the winter temperatures dip low, living and working in a sub-zero climate can really take its toll. By employing a few tricks, however, you can stay warm despite the cold weather.

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How to Lose Upper Body Fat

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Losing fat from the upper half of your body requires a few different approaches. You’ll need to do some cardio workouts to burn fat. Exercise your chest and arms and your back to emphasize your muscles and get rid of pesky back fat. And eating a healthy diet can make sure your hard work in the gym doesn’t go to waste.

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How to Sell a Wedding Ring

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

There are a lot of reasons you might want to sell a wedding ring. Whatever they are, you want to make sure you get the best price and have a good experience. Prepare your ring for sale by getting an appraisal and having your ring cleaned. You can sell your ring online, but make sure you find a reputable seller. You can also trade in your ring if it’s a diamond ring. It’s a great way to get a new piece of jewelry.

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How to Wash Toms Shoes

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Toms shoes are comfortable and fun to wear, so they're probably going to get dirty from a lot of wear. You can wash them by hand using a simple cleaning solution, or you can pop them in your washing machine. Let them air dry – the dryer can ruin the fabric. If you need to freshen up the leather soles, mix up your own deodorizing powder.

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How to Get Quails to Lay Eggs

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Quails sometimes stop laying eggs due to stress, lack of calcium or minimum sunlight. However, there is no need to worry as this problem can easily be taken care of if you give your quails the proper care they need.

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How to Drive on Black Ice

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Winter driving isn't only about dealing with snow; ice on the road is a real threat. Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it's invisible (the term "black ice" being somewhat of a misnomer, as the ice is visible). However, you can better protect yourself by understanding and knowing how to deal with this winter issue.

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How to Assemble a Senbazuru

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The senbazuru comes from an ancient Japanese legend that says a wish will be granted to anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes. Today, in addition to adorning shrines, senbazuru are gifted at weddings, births, or other celebrations. By folding 1000 cranes, stringing your paper cranes, and hanging them up, you can make your own senbazuru to give as a gift or to decorate your home.

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How to Avoid Texting Your Ex

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Are you worried about caving in and texting to your ex? You may not have superhuman willpower, but there are some steps you can take to make sure that doesn't happen. Minimize your chances of pressing “send” by asking someone else to talk you out of it. Getting some distance from your ex--literally and figuratively--and keeping yourself busy can also help you avoid texting them.

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How to Choose a Yoga Class

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Yoga is an exciting, challenging, and beautiful form of exercise and meditation. Whether you are new or experienced, when looking for a new studio and class, it is important to find one that both fits your experience level and helps you achieve your physical or spiritual goals. Read on for some tips on finding a yoga class that will fit best with your skill level, personality, and fitness goals.

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How to Appreciate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) is one of America's most influential civil rights leaders who dedicated his life to helping others and fighting for racial equality. On Martin Luther King Day (the third Monday of each January), it is appropriate to take some time to reflect on the many important contributions he made to society that continue to benefit citizens of the United States to this day, and that also influence many people around the world. Note: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday created in 1983 to honor Dr. King and his many accomplishments. In 1994, King Day of Service was initiated to transform the federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice.

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How to Obtain a RN License

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Becoming an RN, or registered nurse, is a rewarding job that will allow you to help many people. The first thing you’ll need to do is graduate from a nursing program through an accredited school. Then, you must apply for a license with your state board of nursing and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. With dedication and effort, you can obtain an RN license in 2-3 years.

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How to Build an Igloo

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

While the Eskimo or Inuit word "igloo" can represent many kinds of habitations in a snowy environment, this article describes what most people imagine when they picture an igloo: a dome-shaped structure built from blocks of snow (also referred to as a snow house). A properly constructed igloo can have an inner temperature ranging from to , even if the temperature outside dips to ! Building an igloo is relatively simple, and can be done over the course of a few hours. All you need is the right kind of snow and some know-how, and your igloo will be sure to impress.

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How to Make a Diorama

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

A diorama is a fun way to build an exciting scene in a small space. They usually display a historical time period, a nature scene, or a fictional situation. Dioramas allow a lot of room for creativity and innovation. Whether you are making it for a school project, a base for a model, or just for fun, building a diorama is an easy and enjoyable project!

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How to Purchase a Home Warranty

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

A home warranty can help you cover the costs of repairing home appliances and maintaining plumbing, electrical, and heating systems. As a homeowner, you may consider a home warranty if you don’t want to have to worry about paying out of pocket for normal wear and tear on your home. Start by choosing a home warranty that fits your needs. Then, research home warranty companies to find one that suits your budget. Make sure you review the terms and conditions of the warranty before you buy it so you know exactly what you are paying for.

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How to Have an Easy Labor

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Giving birth can be an intense, but rewarding experience. You may wonder how you can make your labor less strenuous so you can enjoy it. Do exercises that will strengthen your legs, pelvis, and hips early in your pregnancy so you have the stamina for labor. You can also get support and information on labor from your doctor, midwife, or doula so you know what to expect. Then, when the time comes, focus on staying comfortable and relaxed during labor so your birthing experience goes smoothly.

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How to Block Promoted Tweets on Twitter on iPhone or iPad

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to block promotional tweets on the Twitter app for the iPhone and iPad. Promoted tweets are paid advertisement tweets and while it's not possible to block all ads in the official Twitter app, you can hide specific individual tweets, block accounts that promote tweets, as well as opt out of personalized ads. Opting-out of personalized ads won't remove ads from Twitter, but it will prevent Twitter from collecting data to target you with personalized ads. The only way to block all Twitter ads is to use a third-party app that doesn't contain ads—but most of those apps aren't free.

How to Make Voice Calls on Signal on Android

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to make voice calls using the Signal Private Messenger app on Android. Signal is a free open source encrypted communication app that maintains your privacy. If the person you are calling also uses Signal, the call will be secured with end-to-end encryption that doesn't go through a central server. If the person isn't a Signal user, a standard call will be placed using your phone's default calling app.

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How to Make Water Candles

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Water candles look impressive, but they are surprisingly easy to make. The combination of water with a few decorations creates a pretty, shimmering light. The trick behind these candles is creating a floating wick out of thin plastic, and adding one secret ingredient to the water.

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How to End a Toxic Relationship

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Toxic relationships can feel like you're lugging a huge sack up a hill: the longer you try to do it, the heavier the burden becomes. Once you realize you're in a toxic relationship, take steps to relieve yourself of that burden by ending the relationship. Be upfront about what you want, so the person clearly understands that you want to end things. Set limits so you don't get pulled back in. Then, care for your emotional health and well-being so that you can have healthier relationships in the future.

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How to Deal with Severe Anxiety

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Experiencing severe anxiety can be very unsettling, making you feel panicky or terrified for no obvious reason. The symptoms of severe anxiety may be so intense that you find it hard to lead a satisfying life; however, you definitely can by taking the right steps. Cope with your severe anxiety by working with your healthcare providers to develop a proven treatment plan. You can also improve your quality of life by implementing self-soothing strategies, supporting your physical health, and reaching out for support.

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How to Make Ice Cream with Snow

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Snow days can be fun but exhausting when the entire family is stuck at home. Treat the kids and yourself with a delicious treat. Step outside and help your family make their own "snow cream", a seasonal homemade ice cream perfect for the freezing weather. Keep the supplies handy and experiment with different flavors to make sure everyone has fun and is satisfied with their very own snowcream!

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How to Deal With Bad Medical News

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Receiving bad medical news can be devastating and you may not know the proper way of dealing with it. Perhaps you were told you have cancer or an incurable disease, and are having a hard time understanding what to do and how to cope with the news. You are most likely going through various feelings and emotions and just want to make sense of what’s happening. While worrying is natural, there are ways to cope and go forward with your life.

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How to Reduce Radon

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the soil due to the breakdown of uranium. It is a leading cause of lung cancer, so it’s important to contact your state radon office to obtain a test kit or find a professional to test the radon levels for you. While the best thing to do is to install a professional radon reduction system, you can take some preliminary steps by sealing cracks and openings in the building as well as increasing the ventilation.

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How to Cite a Website in Text in APA

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Doing in-text citations for a website in APA style for an academic paper or essay can be confusing, especially if you are not sure how much information you are required to include. There are different requirements for a website where you know the date the content was published and the name of the author, and for a website where you do not have this information. Creating a citation for a website, even if you don't know the author or you don't have the date, can be done in just a few short steps.

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How to Open a Door with a Credit Card

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

If you forgot your key again and wish you could get into your home without it, you may be able to use your credit card to do so. Just keep in mind that this technique only works on doors that have a simple knob lock with a spring-latch or a slanted-latch. To open your door, wiggle a card into the gap between the door and the door frame. If this doesn’t work, resort to an alternative solution.

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