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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 Tone Your Abs with Flutter Kicks

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Maybe you're getting a little soft around the midsection, but you hate the thought of doing crunches. The good news is, you don't have to do crunches to get the abs you've always wanted. You can tone your abs with flutter kicks — a simple exercise that can be done at home without purchasing any equipment. To lose weight around your midsection, however, it's equally important to work in some cardio, such as jogging or cycling, and eat a healthy diet.


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How to Make Gougeres (French Cheese Puffs)

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Cheese gougères are essentially French cheese puffs. They are great to serve as an alternative to dinner rolls or as a tasty appetizer. Gougères should be crispy on the outside and soft and cheesy on the inside. Make plenty of these cheese puffs because they are quick to eat and tend to go fast. To make cheese gougères, prep the ingredients and tools, mix your ingredients and form the balls, and serve them while they are hot and steamy on the inside.


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How to Make Yourself Go to Sleep on Time

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Getting enough sleep can be a difficult feat to accomplish in today’s world. Getting through the day tired and de-energized is rough on a person, both mentally and physically. If you struggle with getting to sleep at a reasonable time, there are a few things you can do. By eliminating distractions in your bedroom and creating a bedtime routine that you follow each night, you can help train your body to get ready for sleep at a normal time.


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How to Deal with Failure to Launch Syndrome

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Thanks to a changing economic and social landscape, an increasing number of young adults are living with their parents well into their 20s and even 30s. Financial hardship, lack of motivation, and mental health problems are among the many reasons for this “failure to launch” phenomenon. If your adult child has taken up residence in your basement after finishing college, or if they never left in the first place, there are some steps you can take to help them become independent. First, ascertain that they are really suffering from failure to launch syndrome. After that, establish clear boundaries and expectations, and help your child develop the skills they need to thrive on their own.


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How to Do a Kung Fu Style Full Body Workout

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A kung fu-style workout is a great way to work your whole body. Like any workout, you need to start by warming up. With kung fu, you need to start with exercises that will warm up all your muscles and get your blood pumping. Then, you can move on to working both your upper and lower body. You can actually alternate between upper and lower body exercises, and it doesn't hurt to throw in some jumping jacks or other exercises between movements in your workout.


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How to Make Stuffed Meatballs

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Homemade meatballs make a delicious meal, but if you'd like to make them extra special, stuff them with rich cheese. Combine a basic meatball mixture using ground beef or a combination of beef and lamb. Wrap the meatball mixture around your favorite cheese (like mozzarella), so the cheese is encased in meat. You can then fry the meatballs for a quick and crispy dish or bake them for tender meatballs. Serve the stuffed meatballs immediately, so the gooey cheese can ooze out of them.


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How to Solve the Pendulum

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

A pendulum is an object consisting of a mass suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. The mathematics of pendulums are governed by the differential equation d2θdt2+glsin⁡θ=0{\displaystyle {\frac {{\mathrm {d} }^{2}\theta }{{\mathrm {d} }t^{2}}}+{\frac {g}{l}}\sin \theta =0} which is a nonlinear equation in θ.{\displaystyle \theta .} Here, g≈9.8 ms−2{\displaystyle g\approx 9.8\ {\text{m}}\,{\text{s}}^{-2}} is the gravitational acceleration, and l{\displaystyle l} is the length of the pendulum. Simple pendulums can be used to measure the local gravitational acceleration to within 3 or 4 significant figures.


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How to Reduce Political Polarization in Your Own Life

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Political polarization is at an all-time high in the United States. It seems like just about everyone is picking a side, and rejecting anyone else who isn’t on the same page. This separation can affect meaningful relationships and place a wedge between you and those you love. You don’t have to live with this polarization, however, if you respect other opinions, stay away from the media, and educate yourself on politics.


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How to Stop Giving Unsolicited Advice

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

It is tempting to offer unsolicited advice. Knowledge and solutions take a long time to learn. However, unsolicited advice typically inspires a defensive reaction, since people need to maintain their autonomy in life and decision-making. Unless specifically asked, it is usually better to keep your advice to yourself. Instead, focus on modeling the behaviors you want to see in the world and reflect on the reasons for wanting to share your advice.


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How to Work Out to Prevent Hunched Shoulders

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Hunched or rolled shoulders can result from long days sitting in front of the computer, but a good workout can help you open up your back and strengthen your muscles. Stretching can keep your shoulders and back limber. Strength training can encourage good posture, especially if you work your upper body. Core exercises are important too, as they will improve your general posture and keep your spine straight.


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How to Stress Less About Your Career Path when Preparing for College

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Preparing for college can be stressful. In addition to applications, entrance exams, and interviews, students are under pressure to choose a major and career path. You can reduce your stress levels by putting things into perspective, finding someone to talk to about your possible choices, and avoiding negative and judgmental people. Exploring different career paths can also help you stress less and make an informed decision about your career path.


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How to Make Ice Cream Nachos

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Ice cream nachos make a delightful and sweet treat, whether it's to satisfy a sugar craving or for a simple dessert. The nacho chips are made with tortillas and coated with sugar and cinnamon. Once baked, it's topped with ice cream and served warm.


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How to Do Yoga at Home

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Attending instructor-led yoga classes outside of your home is an excellent way to acquaint yourself with yoga or deepen a existing practice. However, it may be difficult to find the time or money to join a yoga studio, or you might not have a yoga studio near your place of residence. Whether you have financial, time, or location constraints, or you just prefer to practice yoga at home, you can establish and maintain a strong home yoga practice that can support both your mental and physical health.


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How to Work Night Shift

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Working third shift can be hard to adjust to. The main difficulty is with changing your circadian rhythm. Thankfully there are some techniques you can use to help making the night shift more comfortable to work.


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How to Diagnose and Treat Bacterial Skin Infections in Cats

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Bacterial skin infections in cats, also known as pyoderma, can be caused by either environmental or internal factors. The staph infection is the most common cause of bacterial skin infections. At home, you may be able to diagnose your cat’s symptoms by examining its skin for lesions, pustules, and sores. Your doctor will be able to confirm or disconfirm your diagnosis with examinations, cultures, and blood tests. Treatment depends on the severity of the infection. If it is a mild infection, topical antibiotics and medicated shampoos may be prescribed. If it is more serious, oral antibiotics in addition to topical ones will be prescribed.


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How to Care for a Bird

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Extremely social by nature, birds need company, nurturing and constant interaction. Birds are wonderful both as pets and as visitors to the garden. If you're considering bird ownership, the care requirements include providing good housing, nutritious food and keeping an eye on the bird's health. You'll also need to provide plenty of enrichment and interaction, to keep your pet bird happy and alert. Or, if what you're doing is encouraging birds to your yard to feed, you'll still need to know some care basics to make their visits safer and more enjoyable. This article is intended to give you an overview on general bird care and the things that it pays to think about as either a bird owner or provider of bed-and-breakfast-for-the-birds.


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How to Know if You Can Afford to Be a Stay at Home Parent

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Staying at home and raising your child is a fulfilling experience that allows you to be present in the child's early stages of development. Unfortunately, for many parents, being able to stay home and care for a child while not having a job is financially impossible. There are, however, ways that you can determine if having one parent at home is a viable choice for your family. By examining your expenses and income and making changes to your spending habits and lifestyle, you can determine if you can afford to stay at home with the kids.


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How to Check Your Pulse on Your Apple Watch

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

There are tons of fun things you can do with an Apple Watch, including various options to keep track of your health. If you want to keep track of your pulse rate (heart rate), the Apple Watch has you covered, too.


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How to Diagnose the Cause of Essential Tremor

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

An essential tremor is an involuntary shaking movement that can affect your arms, head, eyelids, or other muscles. You may shake without trying to do so and find you cannot control the shaking once it starts. Essential tremors often occur in men and women over the age of 65. To diagnose the cause of an essential tremor, get genetic tests done to see if it is a familial condition. Your doctor can also run other tests to help determine the cause.


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How to Breed Standard Guinea Pigs

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

If you own Standard Guinea Pigs, which are also called cavies, you may want to breed them as pets or sell them to other guinea pig enthusiasts. Breeding Standard Guinea Pigs is not for the faint of heart because it can be risky and requires a lot of consideration and commitment. For successful breeding, it is essential to thoughtfully pair the right boar and sow and take proper care of them and their litter.


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How to Make Cheesecake in a Jar

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Mason jars are all the rage. From salads to oatmeal, you can make just about anything in a mason jar. One of the most delicious treats to make in a mason jar are cheesecakes. Not only do they make great individual servings, but they also make for a stunning presentation! You can make them in a crockpot or you can make a no-bake version. Whichever one you make, you are bound to end up with something truly delicious!


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How to Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

If you are a homeowner, your biggest monthly expense is most likely your mortgage. By examining the terms of your loan and by working with your lender, there is potential to save and expand your monthly budget. You can lower your monthly mortgage in a variety of ways, including restructuring your loan’s interest rate and removing your home’s monthly private mortgage insurance. To save money over a longer period of time, consider reducing the cost of interest by rescheduling your mortgage payments. Examining your loan’s principal, interest rate, and insurance, you can lower your monthly contributions.


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How to Know if Your Workout Is Too Easy

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It can be hard to tell whether your workout routine is too easy. If you have a regular routine at the gym that you have been fairly consistent with, you should make sure it hasn’t gotten too easy. The first thing to do is figure out whether you are reaching at least sixty percent of your maximum heart rate during each workout. You may also want to observe your level of focus on exercise versus socializing and take note of physical signs such as sweat, heavy breathing and hunger after workouts.


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How to Celebrate Father's Day

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Father's Day has been celebrated for over 100 years. It's also an event celebrated in many countries around the world, although at different times of the year. In North America and the United Kingdom, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Make this Father’s Day the best by giving your dad a day that shows him just how special he is to you.


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How to Make Crayon Candles

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Making candles from crayons is a fun way to use up your old, broken crayons. However, since crayon wax is different from candle wax, you will need to add some regular wax into the mix as well. If you don't, the candles won't burn very brightly, or for very long.


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