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How to Paint Vases Casting Colorful Shadows in Watercolor

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Glass is a challenging but fun thing to paint. Since glass is transparent and watercolor is a transparent medium, it is the perfect choice to capture the play of light on glass objects.


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How to Get Rid of Plantar Warts (Verrucas)

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Warts are small and thick benign growths on the skin that are caused by human papillomavirus or HPV. Plantar warts occur on the bottom of the foot, which makes them very uncomfortable to walk on — it feels like there is a stone in your shoe. They are often on the area of your feet that experiences the most pressure, which may drive the wart to grow flat but deeper under the skin. Most of the time plantar warts do not require the care or treatment of a physician. Following a few simple steps at home you can treat the warts you have and prevent more from occurring.


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How to Do a Coffee Hair Treatment

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Coffee can do more than just perk you up in the morning--research shows that coffee can stimulate hair growth while increasing shine and adding depth to dark hair. But you won't see these effects just sipping on a cup of joe--follow these instructions to learn how coffee can make your hair glow.


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How to Clean Up Your Desk

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Many people get their most important work done at a desk. However, if your desk is messy or disorganized, it can be difficult to focus or to keep track of your important projects. Once you do a big cleaning of your desk, you should be able to keep it clean fairly easily. However, first you need to go through everything on your desk and find a new way to organize all of it.


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How to Analyze Yourself

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Self-awareness is about knowing who you are at your core, such as values and beliefs, and it is also about knowing your behaviors and tendencies. Being aware of yourself is an important first step in knowing you are as a person. Building self-awareness is one way to go about analyzing yourself including your beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and reactions. There are many ways to learn how to analyze yourself.


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How to Make Peppermint Tea

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Peppermint tea is a delicious and relaxing beverage that has numerous health benefits. Whether you are preparing it from a tea bag or using fresh leaves, peppermint tea can be made in a matter of minutes. Make a steaming mug of peppermint tea on a cold winter night, or whip up a batch of iced peppermint tea for a summer party and enjoy the invigorating taste of peppermint!


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How to Do a One Armed Push Up

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Are you bored with your workout routine and want to spice things up? Or maybe you just want to impress friends? Why not challenge yourself with one-armed push-ups? The one-armer is just like the classic push-up but, of course, with half the support and double the difficulty. You may need to work up to it — just build up strength with elevated and “self-assisted” push-ups before trying the real deal.


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How to Deal With a Drug Addicted Family Member or Loved One

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

When someone abuses drugs, it affects everyone he or she knows. These effects are often felt most by family members and loved ones. Addiction can have emotional, psychological, and financial effects on those closest to the person. If you are in this situation, there are things you can do to both support your loved one and take care of yourself. Although learning to deal with addiction is a long process, it will be worth it in the end.


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How to Stop a Cat from Pulling Its Hair Out

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Cats are fastidious when it comes to keeping their coat in tip-top condition. However, sometimes they go too far, pulling an excessive amount of hair out. This can lead to the cat having a ragged appearance to his coat or even having bald patches. To stop a cat from pulling its hair out you need to get to the bottom of why it's doing it in the first place. The answer to this is unfortunately not always obvious or straightforward.


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How to Keep a Sharp Mind and Good Attitude

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

No matter your age, there are times when memory lapses seem to get you down. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your mind sharp, which can also help improve your attitude. Keeping a sharp mind also enables you to figure situations out more effectively and make wiser decisions as you age. There are numerous ways to keep your mind sharp while keeping a positive attitude.


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How to Woodburn

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Wood burning, also called pyrography, is the process of drawing a picture on a piece of wood with a hot brass tip. Not only is it a great way to relieve stress, it's also an eye-catching artistic pursuit, and looks great in a wide range of homes. Wood burn for yourself, to hang on walls, or for others, as a gift. Whatever project you pursue, you'll want to familiarize yourself with wood burning basics before starting.


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How to Eat More Vitamin B

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Vitamin B is actually a complex of eight different vitamins. All are involved in helping the body break down food to make energy, but various B vitamins also help to ward off headaches, to support the immune system, and to ensure healthy pregnancies, amongst other things. A balanced diet will typically provide you with your daily allowance of each kind of Vitamin B, but there may be health benefits from consuming additional B vitamins.


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How to Buy a Car That Money Is Owed On

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Buying a car from a private seller who still owes money on the car can be complicated. The seller will not be able to transfer the title of the car to you until the loan is paid off. A lien will remain on the car until the loan is paid off, and as a buyer, you do not want to be held responsible for that lien in addition to what you pay for the car. By taking certain precautions, you can ensure that you will not find yourself with an unexpected financial burden.


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How to Jump Rope for Weight Loss

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Don’t have time to head to the gym after work, or not motivated enough to commit to an exercise class every week? Head to your local sports store and pick up a jump rope. Jumping rope burns up to 13 calories a minute, and is great for a quick workout on the go.


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How to Grow Grape Vines

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Grapes are certainly a multi-purpose fruit, being used for wine, baked goods, jams, and for eating fresh off the vine. With their ability to grow in many places around the world, they are a great addition to any garden.


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How to Set Windows 10 to Automatically Update Your Time Zone Based on Location

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Do you commonly move between time zones but hate that your Windows 10 computer doesn't update your time to adjust for these time differences? Well, with a flick of a few switches, you can have your computer adjust for these differences, much like any cell phone.


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How to Avoid Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It can be extremely painful, interfere with routine daily activities, and diminish the quality of life in the sufferer. The plantar fascia is the wide, flat piece of connective tissue that supports the sole of the foot from the heel to the toes. If this becomes torn, overstretched, or ruptured, the tendon may become inflamed in a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Preventing plantar fasciitis, as well as avoiding further injury once it does develop, can help to keep you on your feet and active.


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How to Help Your Friend Who Is Being Abused

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

If your friend is being abused, you may feel as though leaving is a simple decision, but for many that have experienced it, leaving can be difficult and even dangerous. Make sure that your friend knows you are them to support them and help them to determine what they can do in order to stop or escape any further abuse. If your friend is a child that is being abused by a parent or teacher, inform another adult immediately, but if your friend is an adult, it’s important that you give them the power to make the change necessary to end their abuse.


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How to Paint a Bike

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Have you ever found an incredibly good deal on a bike, or seen an old bicycle that you really wanted to have but didn't like the color or the paint was all chipped? Or if you just wanted to make your bike more original (by painting it neon colors). Don't lose hope. Here is how to paint an old bike frame with a professional-looking finish.


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How to Learn Dutch

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Although many Dutch speakers are well versed in foreign languages (especially English, German, and French) learning how to speak their native tongue will give you access to the hearts, minds and culture of Dutch speakers, both in the Netherlands and around the world. Dutch is not an easy language to learn, as it contains many sounds and constructions unfamiliar to the English-speaker. However, these challenges make mastering the Dutch language all the more rewarding. Begin with Step 1 below to get started on your language-learning journey.


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How to Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40 in the United States and other countries. About as many people die each year from SCA as die from Alzheimer's disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, house fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined. However, with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an AED, survival rates increase to 38%. Learn how to treat sudden cardiac arrest so that you will know what to do in an emergency.


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How to Write a Business Case

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

A business case provides justification for a proposed business change or plan, and typically outlines the allocation of capital and resources required to implement the proposed business case. A successfully presented business case can act as an impetus for moving forward with a new, alternative plan of action, or it may simply provide a consistent message, or unified vision for future business decisions and operations. A well-drafted business case will expose major or implementable solutions for conquering a business problem, issue or goal in order to provide decision makers with multiple options to choose from.


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How to Love Unconditionally

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Love is hard to define. From poets to psychologists to everyday people, the endless effort to explain what love is and means beyond “you know it when you feel it” has led to innumerable results. Making things even trickier is the concept of unconditional love, which some say is the only true kind of love, while others call it impossible. To believe in unconditional love, and to actually love unconditionally, requires a great deal of thought, action, and faith. Only you can decide if and how you can (or should) love unconditionally, but the following article will hopefully assist you on that path.


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How to Melt Chocolate

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Chocolate is easy to melt if you use the proper technique. It is also very easy to scorch, turning it crumbly and grainy, or to ruin it with the accidental addition of water. However, if you apply gentle heat and keep stirring regularly, you can melt chocolate into a smooth mixture fairly easily. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time (double-boiler): 5 minutes Total time: 5-10 minutes



How to Enjoy Being Alone

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

If you're reading this you're probably really bored and, at the moment, have no one to be with. Whether you long for a boyfriend or girlfriend, or miss your family and friends, this guide can help you cope with living alone. Keep in mind that humans are indeed social animals, but that doesn't mean that we can't be perfectly happy outside of society too.


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