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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 Build a Cornhole Game

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

"Cornhole," also known as "Baggo," or just "Bags," is a bean bag tossing game popular at many colleges and tailgating events around the country. Players toss bean bags and try to get them into a hole in the board. Follow these steps to create your own cornhole game.

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How to Prevent Air Sickness on a Plane

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

While anyone can get airsick, some people are more susceptible to it, and have problems practically every time they travel by plane. Airsickness is a type of motion sickness, caused by conflicting signals your senses tell your brain. Your eyes adjust to the lack of movement around you and send a message to your brain that you are sitting still. Your inner ear, however, senses the actual movement. The conflicting signals result in nausea, and sometimes vomiting. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to avoid getting sick on an airplane.

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How to Use Headphones on an iPhone 7

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Apple's iPhone 7 lacks the traditional 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, but you still have a couple of different headphone options. You can use the standard-issue pair of headphones from Apple by plugging them into the same port you use to charge your phone, or you can purchase a Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) to enable standard headphone usage.

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How to Use "A" and "An" Correctly

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

It can be a little confusing to figure out where the indefinite articles "A" and "An" are used. Here is the proper way to use them.Note to Reader: A and An rules may differ in different countries. These rules are based in America and may or may not apply elsewhere.

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How to Make Distilled Water

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Distilled water is very easy to make, and there are several methods used to make it at home. When you remove the minerals and chemicals from the water, you make distilled water. People make distilled water for a variety of uses, including drinking, watering plants, filling humidifiers, steam irons and even fish tanks, aquariums and etc.

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How to Run a 4X100 Relay

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The 4 x 100 relay, also called the 400 meter relay, is a sprint relay with four runners. Each runner runs approximately 100 meters before handing off a baton to the next runner. Before running the 4 x 100 relay, make sure that you and your teammates are experienced with sprint running and have practiced the baton exchange. This will help you to decide the order of the your team, and ensure that you run your best race possible!

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How to Make a Burlap Wreath

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

The latest fad in all-season wreaths seems to be burlap. You could, of course, buy a premade one at any number of stores—but where is the fun in that? Instead, why not make your own personalized one and impress your friends—all for a very low outlay in materials and time? Your new burlap wreath will create a unique, rustic decoration in your home and be easily customizable.

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How to Get Rid of Body Odor Naturally

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Unpleasant body odor is an embarrassing problem that can lead to all sorts of social, cultural, and professional issues. Although there are many deodorizing products on the market, many of these contain harmful chemicals whose long-term use is not recommended. Therefore, many people are seeking more natural alternatives for eliminating body odor.

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How to Care for Guppies

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Guppies are one of the most colorful tropical freshwater fish in the world. They are small and relatively easy and inexpensive to take care of. They are a great fish to start with when beginning to build an aquarium, or learning to care for fish. With a properly outfitted aquarium, proper feeding, and careful handling, these fish can thrive.

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How to Make Halloween Eyeball Cupcakes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Looking for a fun Halloween treat? Try making eyeball cupcakes. They are spooky and delicious!

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How to Clean a Down Comforter at Home

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Down comforters are a warm and cozy addition to any bed linen ensemble – but they can get dirty, and they will eventually need to be cleaned. Many comforters come with a label directing you to have the blanket professionally laundered. However, you can also clean a down comforter at home. With just a few simple steps, your comforter can look as good as new without a hefty dry-cleaning fee.

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How to Study for College

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Do you have exams coming up soon? Are you worried about how to study for them? Maybe you could roll through high school half asleep with your hands tied behind your back, but unfortunately college is a slightly different level. Once you know how to tackle studying at the college level, you'll be better equipped to ace your exams.

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How to Calculate the Value of Junk Silver

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

The vast majority of U.S. silver coins struck before 1965 were 90% silver and 10% copper. Junk silver refers to common coins sold at or very near the price of their actual value in silver. To determine the value of these, all you will need to do is calculate the weight of these coins in silver and then multiply that figure by the current price of silver. However, you should also be careful to confirm that you don’t have any valuable rare coins in your collection.

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How to Relieve Symptoms of Gastritis

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed. It can be caused by different things including an infection, drinking too much alcohol, or overusing painkillers. It usually gets better quickly with treatment.

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How to Tie a Scarf Around the Neck

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Tying a scarf is simple, the hard part is choosing which style you're going to sport on your occasion. For over ten different ways to tie a scarf, continue reading.

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How to Understand Depression

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Depression can be described in many ways; at its core depression involves the experience of an extended period of sadness or a loss of interest in life. To really understand and be able to talk about depression, one must get a sense of what depression feels like, know how it is caused, and understand how its expression may vary across the sexes.

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How to Become a Citizen of France

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

If you’re contemplating moving to France, you might want to consider obtaining French citizenship. A French citizen is entitled to permanently live, work, and vote in France, and has access to government-offered public benefits. French citizenship also entitles you to certain rights and privileges in the other European Union countries, such as being able to live and work in any of these countries without the need for special visas or applying for a work permit. This article explores various ways to obtain French citizenship.

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How to Check and Add Power Steering Fluid

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Most cars except some electric and hybrid vehicles have a hydraulic power-steering system that enables the driver to turn the steering wheel without a great deal of effort. The power-steering system consists of several items: a rack and pinion connected to the front wheels; a piston inside the rack and pinion, which is moved by pressurized fluid from the power-steering pump that helps to turn the wheels; and a cylinder containing fluid mounted on the pump or remotely mounted for easier access. (If there isn't enough fluid, steering becomes more difficult and either the pump or rack and pinion could be damaged without fluid to cushion them.) Therefore, it's important to check power-steering fluid levels on a regular basis and add fluid when necessary.

How to Cheer Up a Friend

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

It can be difficult to watch a friend deal with painful things. This could be anything from a death of a family member or loved one, an illness, a breakup, or even a failing grade in school. While you can't always cheer your friend up, there are some things you can do to make sure she knows that you're there for her and to help distract her from her pain.

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How to Prevent Low Platelet Count

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

A very low platelet count is also called thrombocytopenia. Platelets are tiny, colorless plate-shaped cells that help the blood clot when your body's tissues are damaged, allowing the formation of a scab that provides the framework for healing. For people with thrombocytopenia, minor scrapes, cuts or bruising can become major injuries because the bleeding is difficult to stop. Your doctor can usually determine whether you have low platelet count through a physical exam and blood test. Fortunately, there are certain practices that can help keep platelet count at a healthy level.

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How to Get Into Graduate School

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Applying to graduate school can seem like a daunting task. Unlike in high school when guidance counselors were available to help you through the process, it feels as though there are so many confusing details of the graduate school process! This guide will help walk you through how to apply to graduate school and get in.

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How to Make a Hanging Spider for Halloween

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Spiders are a classic Halloween decoration. This simple and fun project can be done quickly and can't fail to attract attention as it hangs in a doorway or window.

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How to Love Reading

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

In this day and age, many people do not read for pleasure. There are many reasons for this. Some may believe that reading takes too much time or effort. Others may never have enjoyed reading at school and can’t imagine doing it for fun. Some may simply never have encountered an environment that fostered a love of reading. However, reading can greatly enhance your life experience, and there are ways to make it even more enjoyable, whether you do it frequently or just for school or work assignments. As George R.R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones books, once wrote, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one.”

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How to Clear a Sinus Infection

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Your sinuses are cavities in your forehead and face that serve various functions, including moistening the air you breathe and producing mucus to help trap and expel pathogens from your body. Sometimes, the sinuses can’t fight off the pathogens, leading to the familiar symptoms of a sinus infection: inflamed and swollen sinuses, increased mucus, headache, cough, congestion, and sometimes fever. Depending on the cause of your sinus infection, there are different ways to treat it. Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses) will usually clear up on its own, but you can help speed the process and reduce your symptoms with some at-home care.

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How to Sell Items on Craigslist

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Ready to make some extra cash and get rid of that imported beer can collection? This article will show you the best way to position your formerly priceless possessions to sell on Craigslist. Read on!

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How to Do Zipper Face Makeup

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The zippered face makeup look is a frightening (and disgusting) look for Halloween! If you are looking for something that will scare and impress your friends, then this is a great choice. It is pretty simple to get this look. You just need some special makeup items and a zipper!

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