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How to Clean a Blackened or Burnt Coffee Pot

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Forgetting to turn off your coffeemaker before you leave the house in the mornings or leaving coffeemakers on overnight can have adverse effects on the look of your coffeemaker. Leaving the pot resting on its burner for too long can lead to scorch marks and discoloration at the bottom of your pot. Not only does it look unsightly, but it can also give your routine cup of joe a bad taste.


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How to Explain Racism to a Child

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Explaining racism to a child is not easy. You may be afraid that you will use the wrong words, or confuse the child. This article will help you to understand how to explain racism to a child.


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How to Grade Hair Extensions

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Hair extensions are given grades, meant to indicate their quality. Unfortunately, these grades--starting at A (or 1A) and going up to AAAAA (or 5A) or higher--are not regulated and may not be consistent from brand to brand. Additionally, there is some disagreement about what these grades mean. By learning the specifics of each, you will be able to distinguish between 100% human hair, Remy hair, and Virgin hair. Furthermore, by looking at the length of strands in your hair extensions and evaluating the overall quality of the hair, you can determine the grades of hair extensions for yourself.


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How to Choose a First Knitting Project

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

You'd like to start out knitting! How exciting! There's so many things to knit, but what will you choose? Start reading below for help! Just make sure you know how to knit and purl.


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How to Avoid Traffic Jams

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Nothing ruins an otherwise perfect day like getting stuck in a traffic jam. By planning your journey ahead, however, you can avoid most congestion. There are also a number of technological tools that can help you skirt traffic issues, even in real time. You can also consider changing the times you travel at and transportation methods, especially if you live in an area that is constantly prone to traffic jams. With a little planning, you'll reach your destination without raising your blood pressure.


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How to Make a Balloon Arch

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Balloon arches are a great addition to just about any party or event. They look impressive and complex, but they are actually quite simple to make. You can make a basic balloon arch with regular balloons or a floating one with helium balloons. You can even mount an arch onto your wall using chicken wire. Whichever arch you choose, you are bound to impress your guests!


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How to Establish an Effective Skincare Routine

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

With so many skincare products on the market, choosing the right combination might seem overwhelming, but creating a skincare routine can be fun! To make sure that your routine works for you, you should first consider what type of skin you have. You can then put together a personalized regimen of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, exfoliants, and masks. Within a few months, you will be delighted by your beautiful skin!


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How to Safely Meet a Person You Met Online

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Meeting people online is fairly common, and often works out just fine for everyone involved. Still, there are risks when you get together in person with someone you've met online for the first time. Whether you're on social media or on a dating app, safeguard yourself and your private information from would-be criminals. If you want to safely meet a person you met online, keep your first few meetings public and brief, and always have an escape route.


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How to Get Financial Aid for College

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Getting financial aid for college in the U.S. can look intimidating. However, the process of applying isn't as complicated as it first seems, as long as you tackle one thing at a time. Start by filing FAFSA application to become eligible for federal grants. Negotiate with your school of choice for better aid. After you've done that, you can conduct a thorough, creative search for non-federal grants and scholarships. Consider federal loans and low-interest private loans when necessary, and don't give up.


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How to Use Night Shift on iPhone or iPad

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Night Shift is a feature that Apple introduced in iOS 9.3. Night Shift shifts your display to the warmer end of the color spectrum. The purpose of this is to stop blue light, which affects your sleep patterns. Because blue light is reduced, you can use a device right until you sleep and still have a good night's sleep!


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How to Deal With Overly Competitive Colleagues

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The majority of people want a workplace that is friendly, productive, and enjoyable. However, sometimes workers who have an overly competitive attitude can make this difficult to achieve. If you suspect you're on the receiving end of regular negative treatment dished out by an over-competitive co-worker, by assessing your workplace, learning to cope, and taking steps to protect yourself you can successfully deal with overly competitive colleagues.


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How to Take Action to Reduce Global Warming

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Global warming is largely caused by carbon dioxide emissions. Unfortunately, the modern global economy heavily relies on carbon-based fuels. Because of this, taking on global warming might seem overwhelming. However, there are many things you can do to help reduce its effect. By changing your consumption habits, taking steps to save energy, and organizing with others, you’ll be able to take a real stand against global warming. In the end, you'll not only help save the planet, but you'll have fun raising awareness and making a difference.


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How to Play Shuffleboard

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Shuffleboard is a game that uses a long board and disks. In this game, players attempt to get their disks to the furthest point on the board without going over the edges or crossing the end line. There are four different variations of the game: table shuffleboard, outdoor shuffleboard, deck shuffleboard, and shovelboard. The rules are similar, but there are some important differences.


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How to Work as a Freelance Journalist

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

If you're an independent person who enjoys journalism but doesn't want to be restricted to a single publication, freelancing may be the career for you. As a freelance journalist, you'll have the freedom to work at your own pace and write about topics that interest you. However, being a freelance journalist is also hard work and requires dedication and follow through. If you follow the right steps and take a structured approach, you can land your first assignment and thrive as a freelance journalist.


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How to Recycle Old Computer Hard Drives

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Electronic waste (or e-waste) is a major problem. You can help mitigate this problem by recycling your computer hard drive. Before you discard your hard drive, it is important to make sure all of your data has been removed. Then, once you have removed your hard drive, you can choose between disassembling the hard drive and recycling all the aluminum, or simply sending the hard drive to the manufacturer for recycling.


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How to Obtain a Security Clearance

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

A security clearance is required to access confidential information. If you’re a government employee or work for certain government contractors, then you may need a clearance. Unfortunately, you can’t get a security clearance on your own. Instead, you must be sponsored by a government agency or by an appropriate employer. After you apply, an investigator will perform a background check and review any security concerns that turn up.


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How to Get Rid of Snakes

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Snakes are common in many parts of the world, and if you have a big yard that’s home to a variety of plants and insects, chances are you encounter them from time to time. The presence of snakes indicates an ecosystem is healthy, but having them in your yard can be unsettling and even dangerous, in the case of venomous snakes. For non-venomous snakes inside of your house, you can generally leave the snake alone and it will find its own way out. If you’d like a more hands-on approach to snake removal, use a push broom to shoo the snake towards an open external door.


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How to Become a Dentist

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Dentistry can be an exciting career. You may want to become a dentist because you are interested in oral health and have a passion to help people. Becoming a dentist takes a lot of education, but after you finish your schooling, you will be ready for a challenging and rewarding career.


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How to Make Rock Candy

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Rock candy makes for a delicious science experiment you can do in your own kitchen. Rock candy can form on a wooden stick or a string and you can add colors and flavors to customize your candy in any way you can imagine!


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How to Cope with the End of a Long Friendship

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

All friendships are prone to disagreements or problems at times, but sometimes these can cause irreparable harm. Dealing with the end of a long term friendship can be particularly tough as this person likely knows you well and is very integrated into your life. You can cope with this loss through focusing on your healing, maintaining your current friendships, and practicing self-care.


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How to Wash a Motorcycle

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Washing your motorcycle isn’t just about keeping your sweet ride looking great. If you don’t wash your bike regularly and correctly, you’ll risk damaging its looks and its parts. Giving your dirty motorcycle a bath, however, doesn’t require more than some basic supplies like water, a sponge, and detergent. Polish up details like the wheels and any chrome before you finish, and your bike will soon be turning heads again.


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How to Highlight Your Hair Naturally

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Whether your hair is dark, brown, blonde or red, the process of highlighting brings out its natural bright tones. Spending time in the sun is an easy, effective way to naturally highlight your hair, but if you want to speed the process along, there are other natural ways to boost the golden hues in your hair. Learn how to use a variety of household supplies to achieve a stylish highlighted look.


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How to Clean a Coffee Maker

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Coffee makers are convenient household appliances that can provide you with a fresh cup of java first thing in the morning. However, due to the high levels of moisture, they can easily harbor mold and bacteria. Drip filter coffee makers require cleaning after each use. They also need to be deep cleaned monthly to remove hard water deposits, leftover coffee oils, and other impurities. With a little elbow grease, you can keep your coffee maker nice and clean.


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How to Treat a Bee Sting

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Spending time in your garden or a park is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Of course, you may be subject to a bee sting – a common but painful experience! Treating a bee sting quickly can help alleviate the discomfort. Remove the stinger right away, watch out for signs of an allergic reaction, and then try home remedies or over-the-counter medication to improve the pain and swelling.


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How to Brush Your Teeth if You're Blind or Visually Impaired

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Brushing your teeth is a regular part of dental hygiene that all dentists recommend you should do at least twice a day. For someone who is sighted, brushing your teeth is considered an easy task and can simply be done independently. For someone who is blind or visually impaired, this type of personal hygiene brings up some challenges. This article will provide a few tips to make brushing your teeth a little easier.


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