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How to Learn Speed Reading

Whether you're hitting the textbooks in philosophy class, reading long-winded emails from co-workers, or just reading the morning newspaper, chances are at one time or another you've wished you could read a little faster. Follow these instructions to train yourself in faster general reading, extreme speed reading, or skimming. Keep in mind the last two will not let you absorb as much information,

How to Make a Kusudama Flower

A pretty kusudama flower can be made by folding five or six square pieces of paper. If you make twelve flowers, they can be assembled into a beautiful kusudama ball. Even if you use colorful sticky notes, the result is very impressive and can be used for decorative purposes or even worn as a temporary brooch.

How to Serve Court Papers

When you take legal action through a small claims court against an individual or organization in the US, you must file a petition with the court. The party on the opposing side of the case, called the "respondent," must be told about the case before it can move forward. The action of telling the respondent about the case is commonly known as "serving papers."

How to Use Google+ Hangouts

From meetings to movie nights, Google Hangouts allows users across the world to video chat, collaborate, and share with ease. There are a lot of features packed into the Hangouts application, so follow this guide to start getting the most out of your Hangouts.

How to Not Be Obsessive

Whether you're obsessed with a certain person, obsessed with video games, or just can't seem to control obsessive thoughts (and we'll cover all three), realizing there's something that's taking over your life is not a good feeling. However, most obsessions are phases – once you decide to do something about it, it's only a matter of time until your mind fills itself with other thoughts, distraction

How to Delete History on Android Device

Much like a computer's web browser, your Android device's browser will keep a list of all the websites that you visit. This can make returning to important websites easier, but can also cause embarrassing or potentially dangerous situations. If you're worried about someone looking at your history, or you are planning on selling or donating your Android device, see Step 1 below to learn how to clea

How to Make a Tutu

Tutus make great costumes and are a fun addition to any regular outfit. Buying a pre-made tutu can be expensive, especially when making your own is so cheap and easy. Try your hand at both these sewing and no-sew variations of a homemade tutu.

How to Install a Chandelier

Chandeliers are an attractive lighting option, and basic installation using a strong, existing ceiling support should take an hour or so. Be sure to take the extra time to install an appropriate support as described below if your chandelier is heavier that your previous light fixture. An assistant is recommended to make this process faster and easier.

How to Upload Photos to Instagram

Instagram is great for editing and sharing the photos you take, but what about your old photos? Shouldn’t they be able to get some Instagram love as well? If you want to upload and share your old photos, you can upload them from your mobile device.

How to Avoid Meltdowns

Are you autistic, or are you a caregiver of an autistic child? Do you feel that you (or the child) are experiencing too many meltdowns? While meltdowns are an inevitable part of life, it is possible to reduce the number and severity of meltdowns experienced.

How to Measure Boot Shaft

When you consider purchasing a pair of boots, knowing the boot shaft measurement can help you figure out whether or not the boots will fit on your calves correctly. Measuring the boot shaft yourself is a good idea, but even if you are purchasing boots online and are unable to measure them, you'll still need to know how this measurement is taken so that you can determine if the boots will be a good

How to Crochet a Butterfly

Crochet butterflies can be used for a variety of purposes, including appliques and similar decorations. There are different ways to crochet a butterfly, so you should choose one that matches the look you're interested in.

How to Delete Pictures on an iPad

Do you have too many photos clogging up your iPad's storage space? Cleaning out your old photos can free up a lot of room, but the process can be a little confusing, especially if the photos were synced from your computer. See Step 1 below to learn how to delete any photo off of your iPad.

How to Dye Jeans Black

A comfortable pair of jeans is a terrible thing to waste. If you have a pair that has lost its luster, one of the best ways to renew denim is to change the color. You can dye light or dark wash denim to black using supermarket dye and boiling water.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Roller Coasters

Fear of roller coasters usually comes down to one of three things: fear of heights, of being in an accident, and the fear of being enclosed in restraints. With the right approach, though, you can learn to control these fears and start enjoying the rides for the exciting and safe thrill they offer. In the late 90's, a Harvard Medical School professor was hired by a theme park to develop a cure for

How to Make a Paper Origami Fox

Learn to make a paper origami fox following these simple instructions. The numbered corners may make it easier for you.

How to Glaze Pottery

Pottery glazes are complex mixtures that fuse to pottery when placed in a high temperature kiln. Glazes are responsible both for decorating the pottery and for creating an attractive glossy surface that protects the pottery from wear and water. While glazing can be a long and involved process, it is not too hard to learn, and results will improve with practice. If you don't have access to a kiln,

How to Entertain a One Year Old

Whether you're babysitting your niece or you want to get your new baby happily across the state to grandma's house, you're going to want to keep your child entertained! There are lots of great ways to do this, depending on what you have available and what you're trying to do. In this article, you'll find that wikiHow has covered all the bases, giving you great ideas whether you're going in well pr

How to Grow Poppies

Poppies are versatile, show-stopping plants that include several varieties, from the big, bold Oriental poppy, which can grow as tall as 4 feet (122cm), to the demure Alpine poppy, topping out at about 10 inches (25cm). Poppies are tough plants that can thrive in any well-draining soil, although these tips will teach you how to grow them to encourage a healthy, blooming flowerbed. Once you have fl

How to Remove Permanent Pen from a Whiteboard

If someone used permanent marker or pen on your whiteboard, you may have to try several methods before the stain is removed. Fortunately, most ink marks can be removed with household products or with ingredients easily obtainable from drug stores.

How to Channel

With practice, channeling transmissions from the unseen world of the subconscious can be a moving and powerful experience. Whether you want to deepen your insight into your own nature, or you want to reach outward for communications from beyond, you can learn to limit the scope of your investigation, achieve a trance-like state, and locate a guide to aid you in your journey, helping keep that jour

How to Turn off GPS on the iPhone

Turning off GPS on your iPhone is very easy, and if you aren't using it, it may help improve your phone's battery life, and also making sure that hackers or someone can't view your location, as well as other apps seeing where you are!

How to Overcome Fatigue

It's a simple fact of life: from time to time, almost everyone has to perform when they're feeling tired or unmotivated. However, if you consistently feel like you lack the energy to perform your daily duties, you're not dealing with ordinary tiredness — you're dealing with full-blown fatigue. Fatigue can have many causes, but the good news is that with a few simple lifestyle changes, most people

How to Crochet a Triangle

As long as you know a few basic crochet stitches, you should be able to crochet a triangle without much difficulty. You could use a triangle stitch if you want to create a triangle pattern throughout a larger work, or you could create individual triangles using both row and round methods.

How to Make Cinnamon Bun Bread

This version of cinnamon bread is perfect for a side breakfast treat or dessert. It goes along well with coffee, tea, or any hot drink. Here is how to make cinnamon bun bread. Serves: 4-6

How to Entertain People

Entertaining people is an art. To truly entertain people, you don't need to juggle, tell knock-knock jokes, or do back-flips. Though these things can work in small doses, the best thing you can do is to be attuned to what the crowd needs and to keep people interested in what you have to say. Whether you're entertaining guests in your home or just cracking people up at a bar, the most important thi

How to Make an Angry Face Online

If you want to express emotions online, look no further than your keyboard. Emoticons use punctuation to express emotion and emoji are more sophisticated pictures and faces that express emotion. If you want to let others know that you're angry or upset about something, there are a wide variety of angry emoticons and emoji to choose from.

How to Make Tart Cherry Juice

Tart cherry juice has recently been deemed one of Mother Nature's most effective pain remedies. In addition to being tasty and natural, it can increase total antioxidative capacity, reduce inflammation and lipid peroxidation and aid in the recovery of muscle function. You can buy versions in stores, but why bother when you can make it yourself? See Step 1 below to get started on making a batch on

How to Become an Astrophysicist

Astrophysics is a demanding field, but if you have a passion for the stars and love unraveling the mysteries of the universe, it can also be a highly rewarding career path. You will need plenty of education and formal work experience before you can land a permanent position, though.

How to Retract a Resignation Letter

Regardless of your reasons for submitting your initial resignation letter, you might find yourself in a position where you've rethought the matter and really want to stay at your current job. Retracting a resignation letter does not always work, but there are ways you can go about it that will improve your chances of success. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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