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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 Have a Nerf War

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Nerf wars are tons of fun to play with friends and family, or with local nerf players you connected with online. There are many different ways to organize a nerf game, and you can play several of these in one day if you'd like to organize a big nerf war event.

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How to Help a Drug Addict

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

What if you want to help someone who is addicted to drugs, but you don’t know how? There are many misconceptions about how to help a person who has an addiction. You cannot make a person conquer an addiction, and you can’t do the work for him. Your focus will be on offering support in various and creative ways. In order to help a person with an addiction one must understand that addiction is complex. You cannot fix the person; and above all else a person with an addiction is a person first and not just a drug addict as the title of this article indicates. The person’s battle with addiction will certainly be hard-fought, but your supportive action will positively contribute to the person’s journey.

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How to Care for a Sugar Glider

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Are you the proud new owner of a sugar glider? These little marsupials are sweet, cuddly and very sociable, traits that make them wonderful pets. Sugar gliders are omnivorous, so they need a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, and protein. They stay in a tall cage with plenty of branches to climb on, but they like to come out and play as often as possible. Learn how to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for your sugar glider.

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How to Get Wider Shoulders

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Wide shoulders are a desirable physical trait for many men. However, it can be difficult to get this kind of physique. If you are interested in building up your shoulder muscles with strength training exercises, then there are several great exercises that can help to target your shoulders. If you just want to get the look of wider shoulders without the work, then you can also try wearing certain types of clothing to make your shoulders appear wider. There are also some lifestyle changes that might help, such as improving your posture, losing weight, and building up your confidence.

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How to Research a Stock

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Researching a stock is an essential step before making an investment. If your investments are not informed by a solid research process, you could subject yourself to risks that would have otherwise been avoidable. A solid research process involves first learning the basics of the business, including what it does and how it makes money, as well as the economic environment it operates in. Then, it is a matter of delving into the finances of the business to determine its profitability, safety, and how it compare to its peers.

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How to Do Physical Therapy Exercises for the Feet

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The human foot is made of 26 bones and approximately 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is also the part of the body that bears the most weight, so it is not uncommon to suffer from foot pain or diagnosed foot problems at some point in your life. Painful foot problems include bunions, pronation, fallen arches, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis and tight, cramping muscles. You can fix many of these problems by performing foot exercises to stretch the muscles and reduce tension.

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How to Have an Emotionally Healthy Divorce

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Dealing with divorce can be one of the most challenging and stressful experiences of one’s life. It can be difficult to get through a divorce while dealing with the emotions that come along with it. To have an emotionally healthy divorce, find ways to communicate with your ex and take care of yourself. If you have children, help them understand why you're getting divorced, and help them adjust to this new way of life.

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How to Make Paleo Coffee Brownies

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Coffee brownies are absolutely delectable- a smoothly blended combination of coffee and chocolate. If you are gluten or grain intolerant, following the Paleo diet, or looking for healthier alternatives to gluten baking, then this brownie recipe is the perfect choice.

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How to Prevent Migraines

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The best treatment for people who suffer frequent or severe migraine headaches is prevention. There are a number of things you can do to stop a migraine before it starts, which is best done by finding your personal triggers for migraines. Lifestyle changes have been proven to reduce the severity and frequency of migraines in many people. You can follow a few simple steps to find your migraine triggers and help prevent migraines.

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How to Identify Whether Your Child Has Dyslexia

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Dyslexia is the most common of all reading disorders. Many parents notice the learning disability in their pre-preschoolers. Some kids struggle to recognize or create rhymes, to learn the ABCs, or to recognize the combination of letters that made up their names. For children diagnosed in middle-elementary or beyond, parents might describe emotional or behavioral problems that accompanied academic failure. If these problems sound familiar to you, you might be the parent of a child with dyslexia. Although it is an incurable condition that lasts a lifetime, there are ways to help children with dyslexia learn to overcome the challenges of dyslexia and go on to have highly successful lives.

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How to Resize a JPEG

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Resizing your JPEG files can be useful if you need to send a bunch of pictures in an email or upload them to a website. Resizing an image will always reduce the quality slightly, and enlarging an image beyond its original size will always make it look blocky. You can resize images using free websites, the free image editing program on your computer, or with free apps on your mobile device.

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How to Cure Postnasal Drip

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Postnasal drip occurs when excess mucus accumulates in the back of the throat and creates the feeling of dripping mucus. The condition can lead to a chronic cough or a sore throat. The treatments for postnasal drip focus on the cause of the excess mucus, which may be an allergic reaction or non-allergic rhinitis. A visit to a physician to determine the cause of the condition is an important first step to alleviate postnasal drip.

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How to Get Bigger Chest Muscles (Pecs)

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Who doesn't want bigger pecs? To strengthen your chest muscles and make them pop, focus on doing chest-enhancing exercises, using the right workout techniques, and eating a healthy muscle-building diet. Follow along after the jump to learn how to get bigger chest muscles in no time at all.

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How to Train a Cockatiel to Talk

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Cockatiels can make great pets and teaching them to talk can be a great way for you and your pet to bond. A talking cockatiel repeats syllables, making a robotic replication of words or noises you say to it. Your cockatiel's speech will never sound as clear as that of a parrot, but with some work you should be able to understand the words it says to you. In order to get your cockatiel to talk to you, you must first teach it to talk and then work with the bird to reinforce and expand its vocabulary.

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How to Write a Cover Letter

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Cover letters. As much as they require more work, cover letters are a great opportunity to cover qualifications we can’t fully explain in our resumes. In addition, they help personalize job applicants to enable them to come across more as real people to potential employers. If you throw together a cover letter in the hopes that nobody will actually read it, you might be missing a chance to land the job. To take advantage of a cover letter's full potential, follow these steps below. You’ll find advice on formatting, reviewing, and researching cover letters. You will also find links to three free samples, which you can copy and adapt to your own personal cover letter.

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How to Enjoy the Moment

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Whether you are in school or a working adult, you probably feel like life is rushing past you from time to time. In your day-to-day life, it's easy to get distracted with thoughts about what you need to do after work/school, plans for the weekend, and errands you'll need to run. Or perhaps you get swept up in the past, regretting some decision you made, wishing you had said/done something differently, and thinking about what your situation might be like if you'd made different choices. These types of thoughts can inhibit your ability to be present and enjoy what you're doing in the here and now. Learning how to be mindful and more aware of yourself and your surroundings can help you enjoy the moment, no matter what you're doing.

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How to Say Happy Birthday in French

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The most direct way of saying “happy birthday” in French is “joyeux anniversaire,” but there are actually numerous ways to give someone birthday wishes in the French language. Here are a few different methods you might find helpful.

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How to Stop Being Insecure, and Just Love You

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The more and more we get addicted to social media and the more and more life seems to be about expensive handbags and shiny cars and pretty faces, sometimes it seems downright impossible to love ourselves. We become insecure in who we are and what we have to offer and unable to see that we're no different than anyone else. However, insecurity can be just the motivation you need to become a better person. Grab a hold of it and don't let it go – face it, accept it, and you'll be on your way to self-acceptance and love.

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How to Treat Hand Eczema

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Eczema may cause pain and discomfort on any part of your body, but eczema on your hands can be even more of a problem. Whether your eczema is caused by an irritant, an allergen, or genetics, there are certain steps you can take to help treat it. One of the first things that you should do is see a doctor to make sure that what you are experiencing is eczema. Your doctor can also perform a test to determine what irritants or allergens may be causing your eczema. After the cause of your eczema is known, your doctor may recommend corticosteroid cream, antibiotics, cold compresses, and changes in the products you use on a daily basis. Keep reading to learn more about how to treat hand eczema.

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How to Start a Car in Freezing Cold Winter Weather

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Freezing cold weather can take a toll on car batteries. That's why it's important to be prepared for the winter season and the car trouble that might ensue. Read after the jump to learn what to do when your car won't start and what you can do to prevent this problem beforehand.

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How to Perform a Basic Accounting Audit

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

An accounting audit is the process of examining a company's entire financial situation, with an emphasis on ensuring compliance with relevant reporting standards, and promoting adequate cash handling policies and internal controls. In most countries, regular audits by outside firms are required for publicly traded corporations. In contrast, small businesses are typically not subject to as rigorous a set of reporting standards and controls and therefore are often not subject to mandatory audits. Learning how to perform a basic internal accounting audit on your own small business can provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your company's financial strengths and weaknesses.

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How to Discipline Yourself

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Do you have a habit of putting certain things off until the last minute? Do you find it hard to stick to most things you plan to do? Maybe you want to do something more regularly, like studying for an upcoming test or working out in the gym. Whichever area(s) are lacking discipline, try not to lose heart. Fixing this issue starts with making a plan to improve your discipline.

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How to Heal a Broken Toe

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The toes are comprised of small bones (called phalanges), which are susceptible to breaking when exposed to blunt trauma. Most broken toes are called "stress" or "hairline" fractures, which means a small surface crack that's not serious enough to misalign the bones or break the skin's surface. Less commonly, a toe can be crushed such that the bones are completely shattered (a comminuted fracture) or fractured such that the bones radically misalign and stick out through the skin (an open compound fracture). Understanding the severity of your toe injury is crucial because it determines the type of treatment protocols you should follow.

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How to Eat Clean for Life

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As the size of waistlines grow across the globe and the rate of disease increases, many people are seeing the benefits of eating healthy. Having a clean diet can help you maintain a healthy weight and protect against medical conditions such as heart disease or cancer. If you didn’t grow up eating a clean diet, which consists of “real” or natural and whole foods that are minimally processed, it’s not too late to change your habits. By reflecting on your eating patterns, replacing “un-clean” habits, and maintaining them throughout your life, you can reap the many benefits of consuming a clean diet for life.

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How to Overcome Depression

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Suffering from depression means more than just dealing with a bad week or even a bad month. Depression is a weakening condition that can make it impossible for you to enjoy your daily existence. If you are plagued with feelings of overwhelming sadness, loneliness, worthlessness, and cannot imagine that things will get any better, then you may be suffering from depression. If you want to know how to overcome your depression and enjoy your life again, follow these steps.

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How to Care for a Tooth Filling

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Dental fillings help restore the form, function and aesthetics of damaged or decayed teeth. When you get a tooth filled, you need to take special care of it in the short and long terms. By properly caring for your oral health, you can minimize the risk of of further cavities and also prevent damage to your current fillings.

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