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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.



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How to Diagnose Lupus

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. It primarily affects the organs, such as the brain, skin, kidneys, and joints. Its symptoms often masquerade as signs of other illnesses, so the condition can be difficult to diagnose. It is good to know the symptoms and diagnosis procedures for lupus so that you can be prepared. You should also know the causes so that you can avoid potential triggers.


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How to Remember Dreams

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Theories abound as to why we dream, how we dream, and what meaning we can assign to our dreams. Many people believe that dreams can provide insights into our lives and feelings, but the trouble is, they're notoriously difficult to remember. With conscious effort you can remember more of your dreams and recall them in greater detail.


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How to Feel Confident Before an Exam

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Even a pop quiz generates a little anxiety in most students, and some students find exams completely terrifying. But test anxiety can be decreased by thorough preparation, mental and physical relaxation, and help from others. Knowing that you've done everything you can to prepare can help you feel more confident before going into an exam.


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How to Maximize Workout Benefits

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

For the untrained individual, almost any exercise is beneficial. Integrating a regular exercise routine into your life can help you lose weight, get stronger, reduce stress, reduce health problems, and boost energy. However, many people don't know how to make the most out of their workout. Learn how to maximize your workout benefits with good planning, proper nutrition, rest and a positive attitude.


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How to Improve Your Hearing

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Hearing loss is a common problem as people age, but it can happen at any age if you abuse your ears or don't properly clean or maintain them. The two main categories of hearing loss are sensorineural and conductive. Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is the most common and infers damage to the inner sensing organ (cochlea) or to the nerves that connect the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, SNHL cannot be corrected, although hearing aids and cochlear implants can help. In contrast, conductive hearing loss (CHL) occurs when sound waves are partially blocked when traveling to the very small bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. The good news is CHL can very often be corrected.


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How to Use Chapstick As a Survival Tool

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Chapstick isn't just for protecting your lips. You can also use this popular lip balm for minor medical treatment and protection; for repairing and waterproofing; for fire starting and storage. Be aware that these suggestions may use lip balm in situations where a more effective treatment product is the better' choice. But survival situations call for substitutions and improvisation, and Chapstick is a surprisingly versatile material. Read on to learn how to use lip balm as a survival tool!


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How to Seek a Voluntary Dismissal

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

You might want to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit for a variety of reasons. For example, you might have settled the dispute, or you might want to sue in a different court. In these situations, you can seek a voluntary dismissal by filing a legal document with the court. Depending on your circumstances, you may have to attend a hearing where you explain why you want to dismiss the case. A voluntary dismissal is not available in all situations, so you should read your court’s rules of civil procedure to check.


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How to Bottle Feed a Baby Lamb

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Sometimes, you might need to bottle feed a baby lamb. Lambs may be orphaned if the mother dies in birth or, on occasion, if a mother simply rejects a baby for no discernible reason. You need to begin bottle feeding as soon as possible to make sure the lamb survives. There is certain protocol you need to follow while feeding a lamb.


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How to Begin a New Life

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

To begin a new life, you must envision what it is you want to begin again. Are you starting over after a newly ended relationship or marriage? Have you moved to a new city or country? Perhaps you are starting a new career or lifestyle. Or maybe, you've lost your home because of a fire or natural disaster. In any case, starting a new life will involve making changes. Doing something new is often scary, because it is different and unfamiliar. Beginning a new life takes courage and determination. But, with some hard work and dedication, you can do it.


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How to Make an International Wire Transfer

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Wire transfers are a type of electronic funds transfer. They are usually considered the safest way to transfer funds, especially large amounts, to banks in countries overseas. Most large banks belong to a bank network in Belgium called the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) that helps to verify and process financial messages, including wire transfers. In order to make a wire transfer to another country, you will need to get some information from the recipient and pay a fee to your bank to process the transfer.


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How to Treat a Burn Using Honey

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Medicinal honey is a bit different from the processed, food grade honey you will find on most store shelves, so you should ensure that you have a ready source of medical grade Manuka honey available before you proceed with the burn treatment recommended in this article. Honey has been used for hundreds of years to treat burns and other injuries. Honey's antioxidant and antibacterial properties give it healing qualities. When honey is applied to a burn, it keeps the wound moist, allowing for quick healing and minimal scarring. Use honey to treat first-degree burns and small second-degree burns rapidly and naturally.\


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How to Deal With People Who Put You Down

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

It’s not a good feeling when someone calls you names or insults you. It can hurt your feelings when someone criticizes you, makes fun of you, or puts you down. You can deal with people that put you down so that they stop doing it and leave you alone. You just have to learn to take care of yourself and know how to address it when it happens.


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How to Build Up Atrophied Muscles

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Muscle atrophy is a condition in which the tissues in the muscles start to weaken and waste away. This can occur as a result of lack of muscle use, malnutrition, disease, or injury. In many cases of muscle atrophy, you can build the muscle back up with specific exercises combined with proper diet and lifestyle.


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How to Make Vegan Condensed Milk

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

If you are vegan, or you are seeking a non-dairy version of condensed milk, this recipe provides an ideal substitute. It can be used with a variety of recipes requiring condensed milk, including candies and desserts.



How to Make a Study Space

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Do you have trouble studying? Do you doze off in bed when trying to learn about the Middle Ages, or get tied up with distractions around the dining room table when you’re supposed to be focusing on the periodic table? Finding a better study space may be your answer. With the right equipment, some planning and organization, and a personal touch, you can carve out a better studying oasis that might improve your results.


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How to Reverse the Effects of Smoking

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Smoking damages your lungs, reduces blood quality, affects your heart, impairs brain function, reduces fertility, and causes shortness of breath. Tobacco has been shown to cause cancer in virtually any part of the body, as well as an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. Quitting smoking should be the first step in controlling the effects of smoking, but there are many additional choices you can make to help reverse or slow down the damage caused by long-term smoking once you've already quit smoking. Learning how to manage the effects of smoke damage can help you feel better and live a healthier life.


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How to Escape from a Bear

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Bears are among nature’s most majestic creatures, and seeing one in the wild is an unforgettable experience. Get too close, however, and your encounter with a bear can be more terrifying than awe-inspiring. Fortunately, despite humans’ continued encroachment into “bear country," attacks on people are rare, and fatalities are even rarer. Still, bears are immense, powerful animals, and any meeting between bears and humans can potentially turn deadly if you're unprepared.


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How to Use Than and Then

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Many times people misuse the words "than" and "then." Whether this confusion happens because the words are pronounced similarly or because people simply don't know the difference between the words, it is important to know in which situations to choose each word. Follow this guide below, and then you'll be using these words better than anyone you know!


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How to Build a Lamp

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Got an odd piece that you want to display, but aren't sure what to do with it? How about making a lamp? You can make lamps out of almost anything, and they provide décor and ambience, in addition to making great conversation pieces. If your craftsy side is feeling neglected and you want to spark it back into action, here's a perfect project for you.


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How to Ease the Symptoms of Spongiotic Dermatitis

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Spongiotic dermatitis is a skin condition that is generally considered a form of acute eczema. While this form of dermatitis is often painful, it is relatively easy to prevent and treat. Once you have a medical diagnosis of spongiotic dermatitis, you can use home remedies and medical intervention to treat the condition as necessary.


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How to Transfer Files Between Laptops

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Moving your data from one laptop to another doesn't have to be a huge headache - there are several methods for quickly transferring digital data. The number and size of the files you're wanting moved, the types of laptops you are transferring between, and your own technical confidence will help determine which method is the best fit for you.


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How to Succeed in Life as a Late Bloomer

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Novelist Robert Louis Stephenson once said that “to be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.” In other words, the most worthwhile purpose in life is to become oneself, whatever that might mean to you. Individual development can unfold in diverse ways depending on one’s life conditions. So, it would be a mistake to expect personal development to conform to previously conceived expectations for it. Just because you feel like you haven’t reached your full potential by a certain age doesn’t mean you’ll never become what you are most capable of or truly desire. There are endless possibilities of what the mind and body can achieve, even later in life. No matter what your age or social position, you can learn to actively pursue your desires. You might be a later bloomer who is just coming into your own later than those around you.


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How to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

The autumnal equinox is the first day of fall. It is celebrated by many different cultures and plays a significant role in some beliefs. For most people, fall is a time that ushers in harvests, preserving food for the upcoming months, enjoyment of the colors of the changing leaves and beginning to prepare oneself both physically and psychologically for the upcoming colder months. For Keats, the famous poet, fall was the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness". A beautiful season, fall is filled with color, crisp days and provides an excuse to indulge in great foods. And it all begins with the first day of fall––here are some fun ways to celebrate the autumnal equinox.


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How to Deal with an Infected Wisdom Tooth

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Wisdom teeth (third molars) get their name because they’re usually the last teeth that come in, often when people are in their late adolescence. (A few people do not have wisdom teeth at all.) Having an infected wisdom tooth can be very unpleasant and will usually require immediate action. You can take a few steps to relieve the pain until you are able to see your dentist.


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How to Make a Lasagna Using Zucchini Instead of Pasta

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

With the rising number of people trying to reduce or eliminate carbohydrates from their diet, more new low carb recipes are emerging. One way to have your lasagna and eat it too is to substitute the pasta for strips of roasted zucchini. Roasted zucchini holds up nicely in a lasagna dish without the carbs and sugar generated from the pasta noodles, plus it adds wonderful flavor. Additionally, you can chalk up one more vegetable to your daily intake, even if you want to add ground beef or turkey to your lasagna.


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How to Change Your Attitude at Work

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Your attitude at work plays an important role in your productivity and job performance. A positive attitude is conducive to occupational success, whereas a negative attitude is counter-productive. Colleagues and customers don’t like associating with employees who have bad attitudes. Having a positive outlook will also enable you to enjoy work more and feel better about yourself. Therefore, if you do not have a positive attitude, change your behavior to improve your work experience.


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How to Prevent Skin Fungus

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT

If you've ever gotten a yeast infection or athlete's foot, you may not have realized that you actually had a skin fungus. A fungus is a group of organisms that make spores. Fungi, the word for more than one fungus, live most everywhere and usually don’t cause infections or skin growths. But, you may occasionally get fungal growths on your skin, like ringworm, athlete's foot, jock itch, or vaginal yeast infection. Don't worry. Fungal infections on the skin are not life-threatening and don’t usually cause significant harm or damage. And, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of getting a skin fungus.


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