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How to Make a 3D Paper Snowflake

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Three dimensional paper snowflakes look beautiful hanging in a window or on a wall. Fun for kids or adults, they are easy to make. Some like them for Christmas, but you may like them any time!


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How to Reduce Inventory Shrinkage

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Inventory shrinkage simply refers to a loss of inventory. Shrinkage typically occurs due to theft, damage/spoilage, or errors by administration. Though inventory shrinkage can be a big problem for businesses which carry goods, the issue can be greatly reduced by putting in place proper monitors and controls.


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How to Help Your Autistic Teen Cope with Wisdom Teeth Removal

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Helping your child through wisdom teeth removal can be a difficult and stressful task. It's hard for a parent to see a child in pain. It can be especially hard with an autistic child, who may feel more scared, struggle to communicate their feelings, and/or feel pain more intensely. Here is how to help your teen cope. This guide is a supplement for professional advice, not a substitute. If you are unsure about anything, talk to your doctor, and follow their instructions.


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How to Heal Your Thyroid Naturally

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

The thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck and is shaped a bit like a bow tie or a butterfly that bends around the bottom of the throat. It is a very important gland, producing thyroxine, a hormone that helps regulate your metabolism, your heart rate and in children, their growth and development. Imbalances in your thyroid can result in an under-functioning or overactive thyroid. You can support your thyroid’s function with proper diet, exercise, and rest and by minimizing the stress in your life.


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How to Take Black and White Photographs

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Taking photos in black and white can produce a very different effect from color photography. Photographing solely black and white photographs involves a different perspective compared to taking colored photography. Thanks to new digital technology, taking black and white photographs is now a much simpler task than it once was, as long as you keep these tricks and techniques in mind.


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How to Forget the Past, Live in the Present and Not Think About the Future

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Dwelling on the past or focusing on the future can make you lose sight of your present life. This can make your life quickly pass you by without enjoyment of the present. If you find yourself focusing too much on past events or trauma, or worrying about the future, there are some methods that can help you learn to live for today.


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How to Pack for a Trip

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

How you pack plays a big role in the outcome of your trip -- if you've ever arrived at your destination only to find your suitcase splattered with the remains of a toothpaste explosion, you know this to be true! To pack for a trip, you have to organize everything you'll need while you're away and pack it all into your suitcase in a manner that reduces space while still protecting your stuff from leaks or other damage. There are also a few specific pointers to keep in mind for anyone traveling by plane or train.


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How to Color White Chocolate

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

To color chocolate, you'll need to melt it first. This is always a tricky process, and even more difficult with white chocolate, which burns easily. If possible, allow extra time to track down the right ingredients and work on a test batch.


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How to Get Someone to Take Over Your Car Payments

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Are you stuck with a lease or loan for a car you just don't want any longer? Many leases, and some loans, allow a new person to assume the remaining term of the lease, taking over the vehicle and the payments on it. This person could be the person you are selling your car to, allowing you to walk away from the transaction without any more payments hanging over your head. This is not simple and you need to take care to ensure everything is fully documented and agreed with your leasing company.


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How to Make Perler Bead Keychains

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Perler beads are a surprisingly versatile craft material. They were originally marketed to children, but have been used to create cute geeky hair clips or "sprites" of video game characters, among other things. Perler bead keychains can be a great way to accessorize a purse, backpack, or lanyard in a unique and inexpensive way.



How to Remove Tonsil Stones (Tonsiliths)

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

REDIRECT Remove Tonsil Stones (Tonsilloliths)



How to Care for a Christmas Tree

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

When you choose to decorate your home with a real Christmas tree, there are steps you can take to keep the tree green, healthy and safe throughout the holiday season. If you love the characteristic aroma of an evergreen tree, then you need to take care of it at the source. It's important that you know to to appropriately choose and care for your tree so that it can last longer and you can be more environmentally conscious.


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How to Gel Your Hair

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Hair gel is one of the oldest styling products around, and can be used to create styles that range from slicked-back to messy and spiky. Applying gel isn't difficult, when you have your ideal hair style in mind. Whether you're simply trying to tame your frizz, or you want to have a particularly dashing look for your next formal event, hair gel may become your new best friend.


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How to Keep Dogs Warm in the Winter

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Does your dog shiver when you go outside for just a minute or does it like to frolic in the snow? During the winter season, many dogs feel the cold as much as their owners do, especially when they are not used to the cold. However, other dogs have been bred to deal with the cold better than any human ever could. In order to keep your specific dog warm through the winter months it is important to think about their breed and their health, while also remembering that it's worth your time to make sure your pup stays nice and warm all winter.


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How to Teach Creative Writing

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Creative writing is one of the most enjoyable types of writing for students. Not only does it allow students to explore their imaginations, but it helps them to structure their ideas and produce writing that they can be proud of. However, creative writing is a relatively difficult type of writing to teach and offers challenges to both new and seasoned teachers alike. Fortunately, though, with some work of their own, teachers can better develop their own abilities to teach creative writing.


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How to Love Yourself

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Improve your inner voice by thinking positively and avoiding perfectionism. Don't call yourself names or assume the worst. Exercise self-love by listing your positive attributes and reflecting on them daily. Consider visiting a therapist. Repeat positive affirmations daily and do things you enjoy. Lastly, consider practicing loving-kindness meditation.


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How to Clean a Refrigerator

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Every so often, a refrigerator needs to be cleaned from the inside out. The shelves have to be washed down from milk spills, and food must be tossed out if it has outlived its shelf life. Though it's not the most pleasant task, knowing how to do it efficiently and effectively will save you plenty of time and hassle.


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How to Work Your Back Muscles at Home

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The back is a major muscle group in your body, and targeting it with effective exercises can burn calories and boost your metabolism. Even if you don't have the time to get to the gym or can't afford a membership, you still can get a comprehensive back workout at home. Some of the muscle groups you'll want to work include the trapezius in your shoulders and upper back; the latissimus dorsi (lats), which run from your armpit to your mid-back and down the outside of your ribs; the spinal erectors, which run the length of the spine; your rotator cuffs in the back of your shoulder; and rhomboids between the shoulder blades mid-back. You can target all of them by performing basic exercises in your own home using your own body weight, some simple and inexpensive equipment like dumbbells or elastic bands, or even while doing regular chores around the house.


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How to Crochet a Snowflake

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

If you love crafts and want to spruce up your holiday season with homemade decorations, a crocheted snowflake can be a lot of fun. Although you should have at least a basic understanding of crocheting before attempting a snowflake, the process of making them is quite relaxing once you get the hang of it. Once you figure out the process, making these snowflake decorations can be done fairly quickly, so you can make multiple to gift to friends and family.


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How to Memorize Flashcards Effectively

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

When learning new information, or preparing for a test, flash cards can be a great way to review lots of information quickly. They are easy to make, and easy to use because you can take them anywhere. There are many good ways to help you memorize your flash cards, and you can help yourself all along the way from learning the information to acing the test. Making your flash cards the right way and practicing good study habits while using them will help you get the most out of your work.


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How to Make Sushi Sauce

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

At its most simple, sushi is delicious. With the addition of sauces, sushi can be divine. Try serving your sushi with a traditional teriyaki or ponzu sauce. Or add a little heat by making a Korean spicy sauce. You could also add creamy flavor by making a spicy mayo or ginger mayo sauce. For a refreshing flavor, try a carrot ginger sauce that will also add a pop of color to your sushi plate.


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How to Conduct a Workshop

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Learning how to conduct a workshop is important for educators, business leaders, scientists, and other professionals. A successful workshop provides participants with new skills, information, and a sense of accomplishment. The ideal workshop also provides opportunities for participants to interact and learn actively.


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How to Recognize HPV in Men (Human Papillomavirus)

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is probably the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI), infecting almost all sexually active people at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are more than 40 strains of HPV, and only a few of them lead to serious health risks. The virus is undetectable in men who do not have symptoms, and may lie dormant for years before causing any issues. For this reason, it is important to examine yourself regularly if you have ever been sexually active. Most infections clear up on their own, but tell a doctor about your symptoms anyway to rule out cancer caused by HPV.


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How to Fall Safely

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Falling can pose a serious risk of injury, even if it is only from a standing height. Depending on your age, health and fitness levels, the severity of those injuries can vary. However, there are a few techniques that anyone can use if they find themselves falling to help reduce the impact and prevent injury.


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How to Stop Spending Too Much Money

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Do you find yourself spending your paycheck or your allowance as soon as you get it? Once you start spending, it can be difficult to stop. But overspending can lead to piles of debt and zero savings. Stopping yourself from spending money can be difficult, but with the right approach, it’s possible to stop spending money and save it instead.


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How to Make a Fleece Tie Blanket

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

You've admired fleece tie blankets and throws because they are soft, warm, and comforting. What's not to like? But maybe you feel you have the room/ability/physical capability to make one. Here are some instructions that will help you get around many obstacles that people may find limiting.