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How to Stop Getting Too Much Sleep

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

If you're sleeping too much, you're probably not being as productive as you'd like to be. Fortunately, you can take a few steps to change your sleeping pattern. First, it's important to get on a sleeping schedule, so your body knows when it should be sleeping and when it should be awake. You should also learn some tricks to wake up more easily, as well as take some steps to help yourself stay awake during the day.


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How to Countersteer (Motorcycle)

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The basic mechanics of countersteering are performed by every kid who's ever ridden a bicycle. You're already doing it if you're riding a motorcycle. At higher motorcycle speeds, however, it's important to have a basic understanding of the process of leaning into a turn, increasing the acuity of the intended turn. Countersteering doesn't mean turning your handlebars away from a turn - rather, you're pushing on the handlebar to initiate a lean. This push on the handlebar will have your wheel heading very briefly in the wrong direction, and then as a result of the lean of the wheel your bike immediately recovers and heads the direction you want to go. By understanding what countersteering is and how it works, any rider can make more controlled turns at higher speeds, steer away from hazards, and ride with less fatigue.


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How to Uninvite Annoying Relatives

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Weddings, birthday parties, retirements, graduations, holidays and other special occasions should bring you joy, not dread. An annoying guest can threaten the enjoyment of an event by acting inappropriately or starting drama. If you are concerned about the behavior of annoying relatives, you may choose to disinvite them. Before you take back an invitation, carefully consider the ramifications of doing so. Then, have a sincere conversation with your relative. In addition, it may help to know how to manage common scenarios that may arise with annoying relatives.


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How to Cycle Long Distances

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Whether you are racing or touring, long-distance cycling can be very rewarding. In general, it is more important to prepare your mind and your gear for the challenge ahead than it is to exhaustively train your body. The best way to physically train for a long cycling trip is to take a long cycling trip! There are, however, a number of mental and logistical steps that you can take to make the journey go more smoothly.


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How to Transport Cats by Plane

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Air travel is not recommended for pets, unless it is absolutely necessary. In fact, air travel can be hazardous for animals with “pushed in” faces, such as bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats as they may have breathing issues when flying due to their limited airways and stress. But if you are moving to a new country and need to take your cat with you, you may have no choice but to transport him on a plane. There are many horror stories associated with transporting cats on an airplane, but with the right preparation, your feline friend can arrive to his new home safe and sound.


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How to Protect Your Written Ideas and Stories

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Maybe you’ve just written the best story or come up with a winning story idea, but you’re worried that someone will steal it from under you. It’s understandable to be possessive of your written stories and ideas, especially if you are just starting out as a writer and want to protect your work. While the likelihood of someone stealing your work word for word may be small, you can take certain steps to understand your rights, copyright your work, and ensure it is protected.


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How to Dye Leather

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Whether you are creating a new leather item or restoring an old one, leather dying instructions can quickly take you to your finished product. Knowing how to dye leather will allow you to easily change the color of a leather item. Keep in mind that every piece of leather is different and may accept the color a little differently.


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How to Make a Child Feel Valued

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

There is no single, right way to make a child feel valued. A child is likely to feel valued if they are treated with respect, and when an adult demonstrates genuine interest in their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Developing healthy boundaries and being consistent with children serves to nurture their sense of being valued.


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How to Prevent Friends from Posting on Your Facebook Wall

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to stop others from posting to your Facebook wall using both the mobile app and desktop site.


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How to Prepare Healthy Meals on the Go

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Preparing healthy meals on the go can be easy. You can set yourself up for success by making a meal plan, shopping ahead of time for ingredients, and utilizing your weekend to get some of the prep work out of the way. You can then create lunches and breakfasts that are ready to go anywhere as well as easy dinners that will leave you satisfied.


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How to Create Storage Around Staircases

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Multi-level homes offer lots of comfortable living space, but they can also create obstacles when it comes to accessibility. Staircases tend to be narrow and indirect, which makes storing and relocating your belongings impractical. A keen eye for design, however, will allow you to work out ways around these difficulties. By making better use of the area surrounding your home’s stairways, or by repurposing the stairways themselves, you can free up valuable space while also enhancing the visual presentation of a room.


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How to Eat in Islam

Sun, 21 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

In Islam, there are certain types of food to enjoy and avoid, as well as a certain etiquette to follow when it's time to eat. Not all of the expectations are considered mandatory, but by following the steps and procedures accurately, you can eat in Islam correctly and gain the blessings and rewards from Allah.


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How to Increase Ankle Mobility

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Ankle mobility is crucial for nearly all athletes, as well as anyone simply looking to make getting around on foot a bit easier and more comfortable. Ankle mobility helps create strength and range of motion that can help improve everything from walking to swimming, dancing, and lifting weights. Building better ankle mobility can easily be worked into any training or health routine. Ankle-based stretches can help improve range of motion, while ankle-based exercises can increase strength in the foot, ankle, and calf. You can even assess your mobility with a few simple tests before you start training, and repeat them as you train to track your improvement.


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How to Make Pomegranate Seltzer

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The refreshing pop of carbonation is a nice addition to the sweet yet tart flavor of pomegranate. It’s a good thing making a pomegranate seltzer drink at home is relatively easy to do. The classic pomegranate seltzer won’t take more than a few minutes. For a twist on this seltzer beverage, try a cranberry pomegranate seltzer. Should you want the freshest flavor, make these recipes with freshly juiced pomegranate seeds.


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How to Identify Your Non‐Negotiables in Life

Sat, 20 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Non-negotiables are those beliefs in your life that you would never go against. Having this set of values allows you to live the best life you can, and one that you are proud of. Deciding what these are may be intimidating, but when you talk with others, write them down, and enforce them, you can figure out your non-negotiables and start living your life accordingly.


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How to Set Up a Chicken Coop

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

When first raising backyard chickens, you need to set up a home for the flock. The coop will be a place where the chickens have a sense of security and will roost every night. They will eat, drink, scratch, forage, bathe, talk, lay and run about in the coop. They might even have potential chicks. Before you can purchase your very first flock you need to first set up the coop correctly.


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How to Make a Green Apple Martini

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

This sweet and sour cocktail is a great simple drink to serve at your next dinner party.


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How to Block Calls from Unknown Numbers on an iPhone

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to prevent callers with blocked numbers or who aren't in your contacts from getting through to you on your iPhone.


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How to Travel with Psoriasis

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Vacations should be fun for everyone; however, if you have a health condition such as psoriasis, travel can put a damper on your enjoyment. You may worry about flare ups ruining your plans or having an attack with no medical care. But having psoriasis doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself while traveling. By gathering supplies and taking precautions at your destination, you can travel and enjoy yourself with psoriasis.


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How to Prevent Texting and Driving

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Texting and driving is not only illegal, but it is also highly dangerous. Texting distracts your attention and can lead to accidents. Though people know this about texting and driving, they do it anyway. To help prevent texting and driving, turn your phone off or place it where you cannot get to it, use an app or blocking mode, and think about the risks.


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How to Make Healthy Waffles

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Nothing says “good morning” like a plate of hot, buttery waffles. Watching syrup pool in the tiny pockets and ooze out when you dig your fork in for each delicious bite is truly a treat worth hopping out of bed for. But if you’re like most people, there’s always a nagging doubt in the back of your mind that maybe all that sugar and butter and griddle-fried flour isn’t very good for you. Never fear—by simply swapping out a few key ingredients, you can feel better about your dietary choices without having to sacrifice this timeless breakfast favorite.


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How to Come Out As Transgender

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Coming out as transgender is different for everyone. With time, you'll find patience and confidence in the process. Focus first on coming out to those you trust. Your friends and family may have questions, and not understand what it's like to be transgender. Help them to better understand by being informed and ready to explain what your identity means to you. It's okay to be uneasy about this process, but with a stronger support system, you'll feel more at ease.


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How to Do a Celtic Knot Braid

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Celtic knots are beautiful and intricate, so it is no surprise that many people like to wear them in their hair. They look very impressive and a little intimidating, but they are not so hard once you know what to do. With a little time, patience, and practice, you too could join in on this trend and sport a beautiful Celtic knot in your hair!


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How to Eat Meat on a Lipid Lowering Diet

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

A lipid lowering diet is often recommended for people who have high cholesterol or heart problems. Your doctor may put you on a lipid lowering diet to help reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke, and other health issues associated with high cholesterol levels. A lipid lowering diet often focuses on eating more vegetables, fruits, and grains, as well as healthy sources of protein. Being on a lipid lowering diet does not mean you cannot eat meat at all. In fact, with the right strategies you can include meat in your meals and still maintain a lipid lowering diet.


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How to Breed Quail

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Some quail are hard to get broody whilst others are easy to breed and will often hatch out a lot more chicks than you may have expected. Because of this, it’s good to be prepared and know what you are doing.


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