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How to Analyze a Scene in a Film

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Analyzing just one scene in a film can be both fun and enlightening! Since you’ll focus on just a short part of a movie, you’ll be able to take a deep dive into the details and get a great understanding of the filmmaker’s decisions. Before you pick your scene, watch the entire film to make sure you understand it. Then watch the single scene several times and take notes to break it down. Finally, you can turn your notes into a formal written scene analysis for a class or your own use.


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How to Block Promoted Tweets on Twitter on PC or Mac

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to install the Hide Twitter Guff extension to Google Chrome in order to block all promoted tweets on Twitter, using Mac or Windows.


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How to Get Whites White

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

White clothes can be hard to maintain, especially since stains are often impossible to hide on white fabric. As whites become soiled and worn, you might consider throwing them away. But think twice before you do! There are several effective ways to get your stained whites clean and whiter, in addition to strategies to keep them bright in the long term. Try pre-soaking techniques with natural ingredients, add in additional products to your regular wash, separate your whites from colored clothes, and air-dry for best results!


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How to Crochet a Loop Stitch

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The loop stitch is a complex looking stitch that is actually very easy to learn. If you are familiar with how to single crochet, then you should have no problem learning the loop stitch. Try using the loop stitch the next time you want to add some furry texture to a crocheted item.


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How to Siphon Water

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Siphoning is a great way of using gravity to move large amounts of water from one location to another. You can empty a pool, clean a fish tank, or prepare rainwater jugs by siphoning. If you are working with fresh water, it’s possible to move water through a siphon using pressure from your mouth. If you are working with a single siphon tube, submerging the tube and draining it is a quick option. However, if you are tackling a larger job, then a two-hose siphon system might be your best bet.


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How to Clean Wood Furniture

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Wood furniture has a classic look that pairs well with a wide variety of decorating styles. But good quality wood furniture can cost quite a bit, so caring for it properly is key. Dusting it regularly is important, but sometimes, dirt and grime may build up. You can make an effective cleaning solution that works on most finishes with dishwashing liquid and water, but if your furniture is particularly grimy, you may need to use mineral spirits. Once your wood pieces are clean, waxing them can help restore their shine and provide a protective film that keeps the furniture looking as good as possible.


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How to Make Red Velvet Ice Cream

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Want to spice up your normal batch of ice cream? Add in some red velvet to give this ice cream a new twist. Its beautiful pop of red velvet and swirls of cream cheese icing make this ice cream an enjoyable frozen dessert to devour on. Makes: About 10 servings


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How to Store Bell Peppers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Fresh, colorful bell peppers are a tasty addition to any meal. If they are not stored properly, however, peppers might go bad before you can use them. It is important to keep both whole and chopped bell peppers in the fridge so that they do not spoil. If you want to keep them fresh for a long time, you can even try freezing them. Just make sure that you throw them out when they become slimy or moldy.


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How to Fight a Forest Fire

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Forest fires are an important element in the lifecycle of a forest. Unfortunately, many forest fires begin as the result of human negligence. When forest fires (also called wildfires) become large and unwieldy, they threaten human life, animal life, and property. If you should encounter a forest fire, contact the authorities right away and get yourself to safety. If you hope to become a professional forest firefighter, you can train to do so. Ultimately, the very best way to fight forest fires is to prevent them in the first place.


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How to Use Setting Powder

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Setting powder is used to help set your foundation and control shine. If you use the tinted kind, it can help smooth out any blemishes and fine lines. When used correctly, setting powder can be very effective. You can even use it to help add volume to your lashes or in place of dry shampoo!


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How to Make an Evergreen Wreath

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Wreaths are a traditional and festive symbol of Christmas that can be displayed on doors, mirrors, or walls. You can make your own in an afternoon (minutes, even!) and make others as gifts for the holiday season.



How to Repair Shoes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

You can save yourself money and a trip to the shoe store by repairing your old shoes instead of buying new ones. With the right tools, you can repair loose shoe soles, holes in your shoes, and unsightly scuffs and stains. By putting in a little time and effort, you can hold onto your favorite shoes for years to come!


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How to Create a New Playlist on YouTube

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to create a YouTube playlist and add videos to it. You can do this on both mobile and desktop versions of YouTube.


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How to Count Knitting Rows

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Counting your rows in knitting can be daunting and confusing, especially if you have a lot of rows to count or you find it difficult to identify your stitches. However, it is often necessary to count rows to ensure that you complete a project correctly. By learning some simple strategies for identifying your stitches and using tools meant to make row counting easier, you will find that counting rows is much easier.


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How to Make Gingerbread Houses Using Graham Crackers

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Gingerbread houses are a Christmas tradition the whole family can make together. Instead of spending hours making gingerbread, you can make gingerbread houses using graham crackers to save yourself both effort and time during a busy season. Display your houses on your table or in a decorative corner for Christmas Day.



How to Get Rid of Japanese Knotweed

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Japanese knotweed is an invasive ornamental plant that can be tough to remove. It grows to heights of , and the roots can be twice that deep. Japanese knotweed spreads relentlessly and grows back year after year, meaning you should use a multifaceted approach to eradicate it from your lawn or garden. Don’t despair, however: with a little time, effort, and patience you can get rid of Japanese knotweed for good.


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How to Use a Sharpening Steel

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

If you bought a set of knives, it probably came with a sharpening, or honing, steel. Honing will keep your blades sharper for longer, especially since honing will not remove part of the metal blade like sharpening does. When you use the honing steel properly, you can actually push the blade of a knife back into the correct position. Hold the honing steel vertically and move the knife blade down at an angle. Maintain your sharp knives to prevent damage to the blades.


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How to Crochet the Waffle Stitch

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The waffle stitch is a distinct, textured crochet stitch that resembles a waffle. The pattern is achieved by using a combination of double crochet stitches and front post double crochet stitches. It is an easy stitch to learn as long as you have mastered the basics of crochet, such as how to chain and double crochet. Try making a washcloth, scarf, or hat with this fun textured crochet stitch!


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How to Construct the Tangent Line to a Circle

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A line tangent to a circle touches the circle at exactly one point. The tangent line is perpendicular to the radius of the circle. In maths problems, one can encounter either of two options: constructing the tangent from a point outside of the circle, or constructing the tangent to a circle at a point on the circle.


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How to Fix a Hole in a Shirt

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Discovering a hole in your shirt can be frustrating. Fortunately, you don’t have to get rid of your shirt because of a minor hole. You can fix the hole in your shirt at home using a patch or a needle and thread. By using thread or fabric that matches the colour of your shirt, no one will be able to tell that your shirt had a hole in it.


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How to Remove Stubborn Wallpaper

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Removing stubborn wallpaper can be an exhausting home improvement project. Depending upon the paste that the installer used, it can be resistant to scraping and traditional water-based removal methods. By identifying what kind of wallpaper you are removing, and what method was used to apply it, you will be able to soak or steam the paper and remove it with a putty knife. Taking the time to properly remove stubborn wallpaper will ensure that you do so safely and leave your walls wallpaper and damage free!


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How to Stretch Your Knee

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The knee is a complex joint where many major muscles intersect. While you cannot really stretch your knee, you can relieve a stiff knee by stretching your thighs and calves. If you have stiff knees, you might get relief by stretching all of the leg muscles that support them. Start with gentle movements that work the hip, knee, and ankle joints gradually through their comfortable range of motion, and continue until the big muscles of the thighs and lower leg are well warmed up. You can then do dynamic stretches, followed by static stretches. As you stretch, remember that you shouldn't stretch knee ligaments or twist your knee, as this could cause an injury.


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How to Get Rid of Chicken Mites

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

If your feathery friends are scratching at their ears or shaking their heads a lot, these are signs that they may have mites and most likely that their coop is infested with mites. Most chicken owners will come across this problem and not know how to deal with it. There are a few different choices for approaching treatment.


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How to Print Vinyl Stickers

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

You can easily print your own vinyl stickers at home using a few simple tools. Once you've designed your stickers on the computer using an image editing software, print them onto vinyl printer paper. Laminate your stickers to protect them from water and UV rays from the sun. When you're finished, just peel off the backing on your stickers and they'll be ready to use!


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How to Feed a Snail

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Snails can be great pets. They are especially great for school projects, and for teaching young children how to care for a living thing. Snails are also quite easy to feed, although there are some variations among different snail species. Whether you’ll be caring for land snails, freshwater snails, or both, you can provide a delicious diet that will nourish your pet snails.


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How to Fix Ceiling Cracks

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT

If a drywall ceiling in your home has developed a crack, you can fix it relatively easily. Begin by scraping away any loose paper or debris from the drywall, and then apply a single piece of mesh drywall tape over the crack. Cover the tape with 2 layers of 5-minute mud, and then sand and paint the patched crack. This project should take about 30 minutes (not including 1 hour of drying time).


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How to Make Sure Your Party Guests Have a Good Time

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Throwing a party can be a fun way to create memories with friends and family. You may be nervous about throwing a party, as you want to be sure your guests all have a great time. To host a fun party for your guests, create a party atmosphere that is fun and welcoming. You can also encourage your guests to mingle and chat so they can connect with each other. Be sure to arrange party activities to keep your guests entertained during the party so they can enjoy themselves and let loose.


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