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How to Send Your Heartbeat from the Apple Watch

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to send a beating heart Digital Touch message from your Apple Watch's Messages app. To receive this message, your recipient must have an iPhone or iPad with at least iOS 10 installed.

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How to Clean a Seat Belt

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Seat belts are devices integral to the safety of anyone in a car. Yours also collects sweat from your skin, coffee spills, and food stains. Unfortunately, it is easy to forget the seat belt when cleaning the rest of the car, making stains, smells, and even mold growth commonplace. To clean your seat belt, hold the seat belt out at full extension, apply a light coating of cleaner, then allow the belt to air dry.

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How to Find a Cheap Place to Stay in San Francisco

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

San Francisco is the commercial center of Northern California and can be an expensive place to visit. If you want to stay in San Francisco but are on a limited budget, there are ways you can get free or cheap accommodations. There are many websites, like Airbnb and, that offer reservations for affordable rooms. If you're really strapped for cash, you can try to stay with a friend, camp out, or use a hospitality exchange like Couchsurfing to stay somewhere for free.

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How to Pick Freshwater Plants

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Natural aquarium plants are perfect for freshwater tanks, and some people even have plant-only aquariums! Pet stores usually carry quite an impressive array of plants nowadays, making it easier for anyone to make their tank a bit more interesting. Sadly, not every plant works for every situation, and rapidly dying plants are common. As a smart consumer, read up on how to pick the best plant for your tank!

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How to Save Voicemails from iPhone

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to save an iPhone voicemail message as an audio file using the Voice Memos app.

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How to Use Crop Rotation in Gardening

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Crop rotation is the practice of growing different fruits and vegetables in a different patch of soil each season. Learning to rotate your crops effectively is mostly a matter of careful planning. Once you’ve decided what you want to raise, map out your garden into separate plots and designate one type of plant to each. Every growing season, you’ll move your desired crops to a new plot, introducing them to fresh, nutrient-rich soil where they'll be able to go on thriving.

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How to Explain Autism to People

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

If one of your loved ones, or even you, is autistic, you may find that you need to explain the condition to other people on occasion. Before you can properly explain the condition, it is helpful to learn as much as you can about it. Then, you will be able to explain things like how autism affects a person’s social skills, empathy, and physical behaviors.

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How to Decorate the Wall Behind a Couch

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT

If you have some blank space to work with behind your sofa, your first thought might be to hang up a cheap painting and call it a day. But there are more creative solutions that can make a seating wall the focal point of the room rather than a void to be filled. Sculpted pieces that offer shape and dimension, for instance, can replace traditional framed art. A large mirror or set of mounted shelves can emphasize or create space. You could even paint or paper over the entire wall to make a bold statement without the need to configure dozens of decorations separately.

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How to Check Iron Levels

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

If you suspect your iron levels aren't what they should be, your best course of action is to head to the doctor, where they can test your iron levels. If you can't afford that option, try giving blood. While the technicians won't give you an exact iron level, they do test your hemoglobin levels with a fingerstick. They perform this test to weed out donors whose iron levels are too low or too high. Also, watch for the symptoms of low and high iron to know when to visit your doctor.

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How to Personalize Pens

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Brighten up dull pens by personalizing them with a few colorful art supplies. You can make a neon pen by drawing a design on a colorful piece of printer paper. Pom-poms add flair to pens colored with yarn and tape. If you’re ambitious, try constructing a flower pen with its own flower pot. If you don’t want to make your own pens, you can always order some from a design company. Personalized pens are fun to keep, but they also make for great gifts.

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How to Dye over a Dark Hair Dye

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT

If you try to apply color over hair that’s already been dyed, it’s only going to get darker. To dye over a dark hair dye, you’ll first need to lighten your current hair color. You can do this by lifting the color using special shampoos or color removers — this method will work for lightening your hair color just a few shades. For a more drastic color change, you can use bleach, making sure to use extra caution so that your hair doesn’t become super damaged.

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How to Make Baked Oatmeal

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

There are a lot of ways to make oatmeal. Most common is cooking it in the microwave or on the stove, but did you know that you can bake oatmeal in the oven too? Unlike cooked or microwaved oatmeal, baked oatmeal has a firmer texture, making it easy to cut and serve on a plate. It is perfect if you have to make a lot of food for a lot of people.

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How to Be a Preppy Girl

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Preppy style is extremely popular for young people across the world. It combines fun prints with bold colors to create a modest and classy look for young adults, and it’s extremely easy to make the style your own! You can become a preppy girl easily by dressing in the preppy style, focusing on your personal hygiene, and having a positive attitude.

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How to Report Black Mold

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum) is a greenish-black mold that can grow on certain materials like fiberboard, paper, dust, and lint when there is excessive and constant moisture in the area. All molds are potentially hazardous to people’s health and should be treated the same regarding removal. If you have detected mold in a building you do not own, you should contact your landlord, supervisor, or government agencies.

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How to Change the Notification Sound on iPhone

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to change the sound your iPhone makes when you receive text, calendar, or app notifications.

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How to Eat Whole Grains for Health

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Whole grains are grains that haven't had their bran or germ removed. They are rich in nutrients, fiber, complex carbohydrates, magnesium, selenium, and potassium. Making daily decisions to choose whole grains over refined grains can have a profound effect on certain medical health conditions and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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How to Use the Alexa App

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to use the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android phone. You may have already used the Alexa App to set up your Echo or customize its settings, but the Alexa app can be used to make Alexa calls and messages, control music playback, as well as see more detail for the questions you ask Alexa.

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How to Store Wine Glasses

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Because of their fine material and delicate design, wine glasses need a little more care than normal dishes when it comes to storage. Whether you decide to store your wine glasses in a cupboard or a rack, your main goal should be to keep them free from dust and residue while minimizing breakage.

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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the Garden

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Your garden is already the greenest part of your home, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. Taking steps like planting tree cover to lower your household energy usage and switching to handheld gardening tools can cut down on the amount of harmful gases you produce and help pave the way for a greener planet. You might be surprised by how big a difference even small changes can make.

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How to Customize Clothes

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT

There are tons of creative and fun ways to customize your clothes to make them look unique and represent your own personal style. If you're interested in adding a few touches of flair to an article of clothing, you can do things such as use fabric paint to create designs, sew patches onto jackets, or add lace to shorts or tank tops. For an entirely new look, try turning t-shirts into crop tops or old jeans into a pair of stylish shorts.

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How to Order Off the Starbucks "Secret" Menu

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

While the Starbucks Secret Menu isn’t a real menu that Starbucks employees are required to learn, they’re almost always happy to create your unique drink if you’re able to tell them the ingredients and steps involved. Know the details of your order ahead of time and be able to give some quick, concise directions to your barista. With tons of secret menu items to choose from, you’re sure to find a drink that’s perfect for your taste buds.

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How to Ask for a Divorce

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Making the choice to get a divorce is a difficult one. First, think about what's going wrong, get advice, and see if you and your spouse can work things out. If you still choose to get a divorce, prepare yourself for a very delicate conversation. State your desires honestly and directly, without playing the blame-game. After that, take the next steps to proceed legally and get the support you need to move forward.

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How to Promote Your Twitch Stream

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Streaming on Twitch for hours and only having a couple viewers show up can be frustrating. Fortunately, by promoting your stream and adjusting your streaming strategy, you can attract more audience members and grow your following.

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How to Hang Floating Shelves

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

There are several ways to hang your floating shelves using different types of hardware. You can choose to use brackets specifically designed for floating shelves, making them invisible to the eye. You can also build your own hollow shelf and then slide it right on to a wooden cleat. Lastly, there's the option of using figure-eight fasteners to hold your shelf up on the wall.

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How to Avoid the Health Risks of Vegetarian Diets

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Many people become vegetarians for religious, cultural, ethical, or health reasons. For the most part, a vegetarian diet is nutritionally sufficient. It can also reduce the risk of many chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, or cardiovascular disease. However, a vegetarian diet must be planned appropriately to ensure that you're getting the vitamins and minerals you need. It may be necessary to take a multivitamin or other nutritional supplement to avoid the health risks associated with vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

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