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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 Do Jig Fishing

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Jig fishing is a sport that uses jig bait hooks, which mimic prey for large fish. Jig fishing should be done in some kind of heavy cover, where large fish usually hide to wait for their next meal, and not in open water. Be sure to use a heavy-duty rod, strong fishing line, and a good choice of jigs to catch fish.

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How to Buy a Townhouse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Townhouses are good choices for people who don’t want a condo but can’t afford a single-family house. Buying a townhouse is not radically different from buying other types of homes. However, you should think carefully about whether you want to buy a home that shares walls with your neighbors.

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How to Cure a Child's Stomach Ache

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

When your child doesn’t feel well, you want to do everything in your power to help them feel better. Stomach aches are common and they may be caused by any number of reasons. By ruling out emergencies, comforting your child, and providing natural relief you can help ease your child’s discomfort.

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How to Create a Discord Channel on Android

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

This wikiHow teaches you how to create a new text or a voice chat channel on a Discord server, using Android. You need to have administrator privileges on a server to create a channel.

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How to Do Push Ups If You Can't Now

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

If you cannot do a traditional push up now, do not worry. There are a variety of exercises you can do that will prepare you for traditional push ups. If you are a beginner, start with wall, tabletop or incline push ups. Once you have mastered these, move on to knee push ups and positive or negative-form push ups. Additionally, by strengthening the muscles you use to perform push ups, such as your shoulders, pectorals, and abdomen, you will be one step closer to performing traditional push ups.

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How to Read Piano Chords

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

If you understand how to read piano chords, you can sit down and play nearly any song with a basic chord chart – you don't even have to learn a lot of music theory or know how to read sheet music. Chord notations can be intimidating, but they'll make more sense once you learn your scales and understand a little about piano chord theory.

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How to Fade Eyebrows

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Eyebrows naturally start lighter near your nose and get darker towards the tail. When you fade your eyebrows, you’ll enhance this look. Fill in your brows with a subtle fade to achieve nice shape and lift. For a more dramatic look, make a more obvious gradient from the beginning of your brows to the ends. This also create a lovely frame for your eye. Create an ombre effect by lining and filling in your brows with different, matching shades of pencil and powder.

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How to Publish a Book on Amazon

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

You’ve just completed your first book, and you can’t wait to present it to the world. Now what? The self-publishing services offered by websites like Amazon have made it easier than ever for aspiring authors to get their works out there. Once you’ve put the finishing touches on your manuscript, you can browse Amazon’s publishing options to find the format that works best for you, enter key details, set a price and perform other tasks that will put your book into immediate circulation and help you jumpstart your career as a writer.

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How to Take an Autistic Child to the Dentist

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Dentist trips can be difficult for any child. For an autistic child, it may be especially frightening. Here is how to help your child and give them the easiest possible experience at the dentist office.

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How to Befriend a Professor

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Befriending your professor can open many professional doors, especially if you are pursuing graduate studies or post-grad studies. Establishing a good relationship with your professor can make it easier for you to get recommendation letters for jobs or positions after school. It can also enrich your experience in the classroom and deepen your learning. To befriend a professor, start by introducing yourself to them in a friendly, professional way. Then, model good behavior in the class and maintain a good relationship with them over time.

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How to Do a Vitamin C Flush

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for your body. You can get Vitamin C through your diet by eating foods like oranges, red peppers, kale, broccoli, and strawberries. You can also do a flush by buying powdered Vitamin C and mixing it into water (or other drinks), which advocates believe can help with issues like stress, illnesses, and hormonal imbalances. Before you attempt a flush, take precautions and speak to your doctor about any risks and potential benefits. The Vitamin C flush is not safe for everyone and should be done with caution. If you decide to proceed, set up and complete the flush over two to three hours. If you experience any complications while performing the flush, speak to your doctor right away.

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How to Add Nitrogen to Compost

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Compost is high in organic material and can help keep your lawn and plants healthy. Amazingly, you can create compost with things that you would usually just throw away like table scraps, lawn clippings, and dead leaves. Sometimes, however, compost can become nitrogen deficient, and will stop breaking down. If you notice that your compost is not decomposing over the course of several months, it means that you need to add more nitrogen to it. Luckily, there are a wide variety of ways you can increase the nitrogen levels in your compost by adding commonly found ingredients.

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How to Make Cheetos

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Most people are content to buy a package of Cheetos from the store when they get a craving, but you can also make a homemade version in your own kitchen. The great thing about homemade snacks like this is that you can customise the recipe to accommodate different dietary requirements, change ingredients to suit your tastes, and experiment with different cooking methods and recipes until you find your favourite. When you want it to be similar as the regular Cheetos, the key to homemade Cheetos is deep frying the snacks and using a high-quality cheese powder.

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How to Clean Drinking Glasses

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

There are several ways to effectively clean drinking glasses with everyday household products. Wash glasses regularly with warm water and a minimal amount of dish soap, and allow the glasses to air dry. If you use a dishwasher, opt for a gentle cycle and space out the glasses to avoid damage. Use a vinegar solution to clean cloudy residue or streaks. For dark stains, try a bleach and water soak, or use plain toothpaste to gently scrub your glasses.

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How to Create a Woven Ponytail

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

A woven ponytail is a great way to add a little flair to your favorite ponytail style. You can opt for a simple style that only requires you to pull two stands of hair through your ponytail. Twisting sections of your hair over an existing ponytail gives you a slightly more complex look, or you can try a more intricate design that incorporates two types of braids. No matter what type of woven ponytail you try, your hair will look amazing!

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How to Find a Good Real Estate Agent

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Whether you're buying or selling a property, a quality real estate agent is vital to make the process run smoothly. Seek out an agent with excellent credentials and references. Meet with a handful of agents to make sure any questions you have are answered. Watch out for potential red flags. Agents who charge very low costs or only work part-time may not be reliable.

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How to Make Breadcrumbs

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

If you're looking to use up stale bread or need breadcrumbs for a recipe, it's easy to make breadcrumbs at home. Make soft, fresh breadcrumbs by processing fresh bread in a food processor. Or bake them in the oven to make dried breadcrumbs. You can also toast and grate slices of bread if you don't have a food processor. Consider sauteing breadcrumbs in a little oil to make extra crunchy breadcrumbs. Regardless of how you make the breadcrumbs, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

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How to Sour Milk

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

When you open the fridge and find sour milk, it's usually bad news. But the truth is that sour milk can actually be a handy ingredient in a variety of baked goods and savory dishes. You don't want to use milk that's actually spoiled, though, so knowing how to sour milk yourself can definitely come in handy. By mixing a little bit of acid into your regular milk, you can help thicken and curdle it so it has a tangy taste. You can even do the same with a can of sweetened condensed milk, though you need a little water to thin it out.

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How to Grow Crabapple Trees

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A crabapple tree is a flowering tree that adds lovely color to any landscape. In the fall, the tree also produces edible fruit and often offers attractive fall foliage, which gives it multi-season appeal. You can grow a crabapple tree from seeds or purchase a young tree at a nursery for planting. The most important step in growing a healthy tree, though, is ensuring that it receives full sun and is watered thoroughly.

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How to Increase Driving Visibility in Rain

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Driving in the rain, especially after dark, can cause dramatic declines in visibility. The best ways to improve driving visibility in the rain are to turn on your headlights and your windshield wipers. Stay away from large vehicles that leave a large spray in their wake. Keep your headlights clean and clear, and change windshield wipers that are aged or deteriorating.

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How to Bathe a Pet Quail

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Quails can sometimes get dirty from time to time, considering they are ground-dwelling birds. Although the likelihood that you will need to bathe your quail is slim (as they are capable of keeping themselves clean), you might have to step in to help your quail keep clean. This article will teach you how to bathe your quail.

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How to Build Big Side Delts

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Shoulders can be difficult muscles to build. Some people find it’s easy to get the size they want in their chest and arms, but still struggle with their deltoid muscles. To build big side delts, do exercises that isolate and specifically work those muscles. Make sure you're working the muscles to fatigue. Design your training regimen so that you're doing your shoulder work early in the week, when you're well rested.

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How to Claim Land

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

In the U.S. there are a few circumstances where you can file a claim on abandoned, unclaimed, and currently owned land. Check with your state’s abandoned land division to find land previously held by owners who died without heirs or have failed to pay property taxes. You may also be able to claim land based on the laws of adverse possession (a.k.a. “squatter’s rights”), provided you meet specific requirements. In any case, you must be prepared to pay associated fees and officially register your claim in order to become the legal owner.

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How to Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

While Rock, Paper, Scissors is commonly thought to be a game of chance, it actually isn’t! Depending on whether you’re playing an inexperienced or experienced player, you can observe the patterns of your opponent, take advantage of statistical tendencies, or mislead your opponent to successfully win at Rock, Paper, Scissors.

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How to Avoid Contributing to Traffic Congestion

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

If you drive frequently, traffic congestion can be a major daily headache. With a few simple driving techniques, however, you can be part of the solution. Being a safe driver can help speed up the flow of traffic, but you can also take alternative transportation, such as buses or bikes. You can even plan your route and trips strategically to reduce the time you are on the road, helping relieve the burden on other drivers.

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How to Do Geode Nail Art

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Geode nails are one of the most popular looks of the season. Inspired by geodes, they are a combination of drab, stony gray and glistening, shimmering purple. Because of their organic nature, there is no right or wrong way to do geode nails, and they are perfect for those who don't have a steady hand. They take a while to create, but the results are well worth the time and effort.

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How to Soothe a Baby Who Has Colic

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Crying is a natural occurrence with a newborn, but a baby who seems to cry constantly may have colic. Colic can cause newborns to wail for several hours a day for up to three months, then just stop as suddenly as it appeared. Unfortunately, the best medical advice is to be patient and “wait it out,” and the evidence for the many colic remedies out there is largely anecdotal. But anecdotal evidence may do when your baby has been crying for five hours nonstop!

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