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How to Turn Old Vinyl Records Into a Book Stand

Make use of old vinyl records by recycling them into a book stand! Just follow the easy steps below.

How to Integrate by Parts

Integration by parts is an essential method of integration that any student should know while taking mid to upper-level Calculus classes. Integrals involving multiplication that would otherwise be difficult to solve can be easily put into a simpler form using this method of integration.

How to Stop a Sneeze

Sneezing is a natural body mechanism. In many cultures it is frowned upon as a social gaffe, especially if one doesn't have a tissue handy. Nevertheless, many people will want to stop a sneeze for various reasons, including the world record holder who, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, had a sneezing fit for 977 days, and produced more than a million sneezes.

How to Live Happily

Our modern culture can be a confusing mess sometimes. If you're getting tired of the high highs and the low lows that our media seems to encourage and are looking for something more stable and fulfilling, you can find this true happiness (and wikiHow can help!).

How to Clean and Maintain a Rain Barrel

In an effort to save water and utilize the environment, a rain barrel is an easy and excellent tool for collecting recyclable water. However, proper cleaning and maintenance are necessary in order to keep the rain barrel in prime condition, keeping your water clear and clean, as well as preventing pests from residing in the barrel and your yard. Knowing how to sanitize and patch the barrel will al

How to Kill Vines

Vines are often invasive and can be especially difficult to kill. Persistence is key, but of course, it also helps to know which methods of physical and chemical removal prove most effective against these weeds.

How to Keep Black Clothes from Fading

Faded black clothes can be a remarkably frustrating laundry mishap, but this fading process is not necessarily inevitable. A few essential washing practices can prevent your favorite black garments from losing their color. If those don't prove helpful enough, there are also a few additional tricks you can try.

How to Turn Used Tires Into Storage Bins

Do you have a bunch of old useless tires in your garage? Instead of throwing them away, consider recycling them into something useful! You can repurpose these old tires and build yourself a storage bin to keep those old cluttered tires from piling up in the garage.

How to Use Google Drive for Reading Assignments

When teaching a course, professors often need to assign articles or handouts that are not in a text. Instead of copying the document or putting it on reserve at the library, you can simply add it your Google Drive and share it with the students. Students can download the documents and print them, copy them to their own Google Drives, or import them to Kindles, iPads, and other devices for readi

How to Make a USB Bootable

Have an old USB drive lying around that you don't use anymore? Turn it into an operating install disk for Windows, Linux or Mac, or a diagnostic tool for your PC. Follow this guide to learn how.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs were once a common public health pest worldwide, declining in incidence through the mid 20th century. However, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic, worldwide resurgence since they have now evolved resistance to common insecticides. Bed bugs are one of the great travelers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. Read on to find out how to get ri

How to Care for Flowers

Whether you've been given a bouquet by a very special someone or you're new to gardening and just put in some new beds, wikiHow has your back! Flowers are a beautiful reminder of all of the color and happiness in our life. If you want to enjoy your flowers for longer, get started with Step 1 below or see the sections listed above for more specific help.

How to Create a Filter in Gmail

Gmail contains powerful filtering options that let you automate a variety of different actions for your incoming email. You can set filter criteria to automatically apply rules to specific addresses, certain subjects, emails with specific keyboards, and more. Filters allow you to block emails, sort and label, and even forward to other addresses. See Step 1 below to learn how.

How to Prevent Development of Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world today. By the age of 65, over 90% of people have a cataract. Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become clouded; the loss of vision is gradual and painless, so it can be difficult to know that it is happening at first. While you should always speak to your health professional for guidance about preventing and treating cataracts, there ar

How to Keep Boot Shape Using a Pool Noodle

If you are tired of trying to re-shape and form your fashion boots every winter, there is a “summer” inspired solution that will keep them in shape. From leather to fabric; this method is a tried and true way to maintain boot shape so you don’t have to worry about working on kinks or wrinkles whenever you want to wear them.

How to Calculate Variance

Calculating variance allows you to measure how far a set of numbers is spread out. Variance is one of the descriptors of probability distribution, and it describes how far numbers lie from the mean. Variance is often used in conjunction with standard deviation, which is the square root of the variance. If you want to know how to calculate the variance of a set of data points, just follow these ste

How to Solve the Lnk File Extension Problem in Windows

Lnk is a file extension format that mostly occurs in the Windows Operating System. When there is a Windows Registry error, you can sometimes end up with all your files being converted to a .lnk extension. It spreads among the files like a virus and makes all files inaccessible until you remove it.

How to Shoot Dice

Dice games are criminally under-appreciated. Shooting dice, also known as street craps, is a slightly simplified version of traditional Casino Craps, and is a classic hustle. You can also learn to play Mexican drinking dice, Farkle, and other games that only require you to know a few rules and get a few dice in a cup. Next time you're looking for something to do, dump the board game and keep the d

How to Make Wax Balloon Luminaries

If you love the look of twinkling lights or candles within a clear vase, you can make your own at home. This method may require a little more effort than just picking them up at the local home store, but will be unique and special because they are home made.

How to Put Strings on a Violin

Learning to change your own violin strings will save you from making expensive trips to the shop, letting you keep playing and practicing. It's a good way to get more familiar with the action of your instrument as well, learning to see how it responds and settles in to a fresh set of strings. You can change strings, completely re-string your violin, and select the appropriate strings for the job.

How to Lead

Exceptional leaders ask questions to gain insights, set direction, put the right people in the right positions, and ensure resources are allocated to the highest priority, all the while engaging people to stretch beyond what is comfortable to maximize results. And they do it ethically! It all sounds quite challenging, but you probably know you're a leader by now. Time to channel your energy!

How to Make a Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap

This article will tell you how to make a mosquito trap out of a plastic bottle. The ingredients will charge one trap for 10-14 days. You may want to place multiple traps around your house or property.

How to Live in Peace

If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, acted and inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Peace is not just for hippies! Living in peace is about living harmoniously with yourself, others, and all sentient beings around you. Living in peace is both an outward and an inward process. Outwardly, livi

How to Make a Solar Eclipse in Photoshop

This article will help you learn to make a Solar Eclipse in Photoshop. Solar Eclipse is a very beautiful astrological event. Let's find out how to create it.

How to Find a Lost Friend

Knowing how to find a lost friend can be a simple way to help you rekindle an old relationship. Whether you are looking to catch up on old times, make new memories, or take advantage of the connection and networking opportunity that a reunion can give, you can easily find lost friends by following a few simple steps. If you're looking for how to find someone who is lost or missing, go here.

How to Write Dubstep Music

Dubstep sounds like it was made in other galaxies by robots all gacked out on energy drinks. In a good way. But seriously, where does it come from? How can we regular humans make this stuff? By learning about the gear, the software, and the structure of dubstep songs, you can get started making your own and drop the sickest heaviest bass wobbles this side of the Milky Way. See Step 1 for more inst

How to Make a Tire Foot Stool

Don't just throw away an old tire, repurpose it into something useful such as a foot stool.

How to Sell Books

Whether you've got a collection of books that needs thinning or you've self-published your own book, there are plenty of ways to sell books. Do your best to get your books in perfect condition, do a bit of research, and you'll be well on your way to having cash in your pocket and books off your hands.

How to Check Memory Usage

If your computer is running slow, shortage of memory could be a reason. This handy guide will teach you how to check how much memory your computer is currently using.

How to Freeze Cabbage

While it is possible to freeze cabbage, its structure does tend to break down on freezing. Blanching will help to preserve it better, although it won't be as good as the fresh cabbage. Provided you're okay with that, here is how to freeze a glut of cabbage.


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