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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 Be Your Own Hero

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Being your own hero is about rising to the occasion and being the best you can be. Striving toward being a hero in your own life means living with purpose and conviction, helping others, and being a leader (most superheroes have side-kicks, henchmen, fans, or followers). You can learn to be your own hero by improving yourself and developing hero-like qualities, setting and achieving goals, and helping others.


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How to Start Jogging

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

The benefits of regular exercise are by now well known and well documented, and running for 30-40 minutes three times a week can be a fantastic way to build stamina and muscle while losing fat. That all sounds great, but how do you get started if you’re new to running? Read on to find out.


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How to Prevent Infant Constipation

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Constipation in infants occurs when the stool becomes hard, dry and difficult for the infant to pass. This typically occurs after the baby begins eating solid foods (around five to six months of age). Infrequent stools are not necessarily a cause for concern as long they are soft and the baby does not have pain passing the stool. You can take measures to help prevent infant constipation by adjusting the baby's diet and daily routine.


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How to Perform Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Progressive muscle relaxation is a systematic technique for managing stress and achieving a deep state of relaxation, originally developed by Dr. Edmund Jacobson in the 1920s. Tensing and then releasing various muscle groups throughout the body relaxes you and has a host of beneficial effects, from helping you to sleep, to lowering pain during childbirth, to reducing anxiety and depression, to easing headaches, stomach aches, and fatigue. It may even help you quit smoking by reducing cravings! For maximum benefit, you'll want to practice a form of progressive muscle relaxation that includes guided imagery and deep breathing.


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How to Spend Less Time on the Computer

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

In our modern world, many people spend too much time in front of a computer screen. Sitting in front of your computer for long periods can increase your risk for high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cardiovascular disease, and the buildup of fat around the midsection. Therefore, it's important to make the effort to tear yourself away from the computer each day. You can plan, organize, and allocate your screen time, make some minor changes, and seek outside help from friends and family members.


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How to Feed Quail

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Quails do not need fussing about when it comes to feeding, but it is good to know if you're feeding them the correct things and that your giving them a balanced diet. Feeding quails often depends on the age, what you're raising them for, and most importantly, how you like to feed them.


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How to Play Pool Like a Mathematician

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Billiard balls collide with nearly perfect elasticity. This means that the kinetic energy in their motion is almost completely preserved, and very little of it dissipates into heat or other energy sinks. This makes pool and billiards a great sport to analyze mathematically. If you have perfect control over how you strike the cue ball and where to aim it, you can always predict what will happen.


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How to Accept Being Shy

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Many people who are shy think of this personality trait as being a negative one. The truth is that it is not such a bad thing. There is nothing wrong with being shy, actually. While people may call you out on it by saying, "Oh, why are you so shy?" and that may embarrass you, there are many benefits to being shy. You have a chance to think before you act. You do not get too close to people who may be untrustworthy, and you are approachable because you are calm in social situations. Since these benefits may not be enough to convince you should accept being shy, the following are some methods you can try to finally be able to love you for who you are - shyness and all.


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How to Charge a Car Battery

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Car batteries stay charged by harnessing the extra power of the car's engine, and most can go for at least five years without needing to be replaced or recharged. But even the best car batteries will run out of power eventually — or lose their charge prematurely when you leave your lights on too long. It can be a serious inconvenience to find yourself with a dead battery, but recharging one can require very little in terms of tools or mechanical experience.


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How to Oppose a Motion to Compel

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

During a lawsuit, each side can request information and documents from each other. This process, called “discovery,” usually does not involve the judge. However, if one side refuses to comply with a discovery request, then the party who made the request can file a Motion to Compel with the court. In order to oppose the motion, you should identify your reasons for not complying and draft a Motion in Opposition.


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How to Make Red Rice

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Given its bold color, red rice definitely makes a statement on any table. Because there are several variations of this tasty side dish, it can also complement a wide variety of main courses. Whether you want to make the spicy Mexican version, the Chamorro Red Rice for a barbecue, or Charleston Red Rice to serve with your favorite Southern main dish, the trick is getting the color right and cooking the rice to the right texture, which is easy to do if you have the right ingredients.


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How to Overcome Dizziness

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Dizziness is a general, non-specific term often used to describe a variety of associated symptoms, such as feeling faint, lightheaded, nauseous, weak or unsteady. If your dizziness is creating the sense that you or your surroundings are spinning, then that is more accurately called vertigo. Dizziness is a common reason for doctor visits and is certainly uncomfortable or annoying to experience, but it's unlikely to represent a serious, life-threatening condition. There are many ways to overcome dizziness at home, but be aware of the "red flags" that signal the need for medical intervention.


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How to Stop Ants Coming Into Your Home

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

On Earth, ants outnumber humans 140,000:1. However, that doesn't mean they need to become guests in your house. You can keep them out by destroying their nest, removing their food sources, building barriers, and baiting their scouts. Read on to learn how to stop ants from coming into your home uninvited.


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How to Do a Wall Push Up

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Exercising is very important if you want to have and maintain a healthy body. Push ups are an excellent way to strengthen the muscles in your arms, shoulders, and chest, but conventional push ups off the floor are too difficult/strenuous for many people. Using the wall instead of the floor makes it easier to lower and lift yourself, allowing you to build muscle strength without the risk of back pain or falling on the floor. Whether you are pregnant, have arthritis, chronic pain, or just haven't toned your muscles enough for standard push ups, doing wall push ups are a great alternative to get you back in shape and feeling your best.



How to Get Rid of Static in Hair

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

When your hair is plagued with static, you might find it impossible to hold and maintain a decent style. Before you give up completely and hide your locks with ponytails and hats, try a few of these suggestions for getting rid of that excess frizz and static.


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How to Talk to Your Spouse About Having Children

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The decision to have children is huge and it is not always easy to bring up in a relationship. Direct, honest, and respectful communication is the best option, but even if you both want to start a family, you will need to discuss readiness factors. If it turns out that your partner does not want kids now or in the future, then you may need to consider other options, such as not having children or seeking marriage counseling.


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How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Affiliate marketing gives you the opportunity to earn a commission by selling products or services offered by other companies. It's a great way to supplement your income from the convenience of your own home. Fortunately, it's also easy to become an affiliate for companies that are household names.


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How to Install the Arabic Language on Android

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

You can change your Android's display language to Arabic from the Settings app. From here, you can also change the keyboard settings so that you can type with Arabic characters. If you use "OK, Google," you can adjust the voice settings to recognize and speak Arabic.


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How to Concentrate on Your Homework

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homework got you down? If you're having trouble concentrating, you can learn to strategize properly to finish up your assignments the right way. Learn how to prepare for a homework session, stay focused on your work, and do your homework efficiently.


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How to Do Acupressure

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Acupressure is an Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) with roots in ancient Chinese medicine. Acupressure uses the basic concept of chi: the energy that flows through the body following lines called meridians. These meridians can be accessed at specific points that allow one to manipulate the flow of energy.


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How to Enunciate

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Enunciation is a skill everyone could benefit from practicing, especially before a public speech, a singing performance, or just a crowded, noisy gathering. With enough practice, anyone can change, mumbling, mispronunciations, or lightning-speed chatter into a clear, vibrant voice.


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How to Escape from Being Tied Up

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Most of us go through our day-to-day lives experiencing little or no personal danger. However, in the unlikely case that you do find yourself in a threatening situation, it’s smart to know how to respond and defend yourself ahead of time. Should you find yourself attacked and tied up, whether from military action, a kidnapping while outside of your home or traveling abroad, or aggressive home invaders, you’ll need to know how to escape from your bonds. It’s important to not panic when you’re tied, but focus on loosening or cutting free from your bonds.


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How to Befriend a Wild Cat or Kitten

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Many cities are full of stray cats and it is estimated that there are over 70 million stray cats in the US alone. Many municipalities are unable or unwilling to take any action, beyond capturing a few cats to euthanize them, due to a lack of time, money, and interest. Because there is little help to stray cats and their risk of death from injuries, disease and poor nutrition, you may feel compelled to help a wild cat or kitten yourself. This process may take some time, so you need to be patient, but it can be very fulfilling to befriend and help a cat in need.


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How to Integrate

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Integration is the inverse operation of differentiation. It is commonly said that differentiation is a science, while integration is an art. The reason is because integration is simply a harder task to do - while a derivative is only concerned with the behavior of a function at a point, an integral, being a glorified sum, requires global knowledge of the function. So while there are some functions whose integrals can be evaluated using the standard techniques in this article, many more cannot. We go over the basic techniques of single-variable integration in this article and apply them to functions with antiderivatives.


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How to Feel Beautiful on the Inside

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Public opinion may have some say in who is labeled as "beautiful" on the outside, but inner beauty takes on a whole other meaning. Feeling beautiful on the inside has more to do with your character than your appearance. Learn what beauty means to you and have the confidence to live by your own rules starting today.


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How to Do a Sun Salutation

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Sun salutations, or surya namaskar in Sanskrit, are an integral and flowing sequence, or vinyasa, for any yoga practice. There are different variations of sun salutations. You should start every yoga practice with several rounds of sun salutations to warm yourself up and help gain your focus, or drishti, for your practice. Anyone from experienced yogis to beginners can enjoy the benefits of practicing sun salutations.


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How to Live With Someone That Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.)

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which a person becomes obsessed with a certain aspect of live they feel is dangerous, life threatening, embarrassing, or condemning. A loved one’s OCD can often influence communal living spaces, daily routines, and the practicalities of everyday life. Learn to cope with someone who has OCD by recognizing the signs, developing supportive interactions, and taking time for yourself.


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