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How to Keep Broccoli Fresh

Though delicious and nutritious, broccoli has a well-earned reputation as being somewhat tricky to keep fresh. Stored improperly, broccoli can go from crisp and refreshing to unappetizing in just a day or two. However, with smart storage techniques, you can keep your broccoli fresh for as long as five to seven days (and if you're willing to freeze it, much longer). To start making the most of your

How to Motivate Staff

When the work seems trivial, it's hard to keep employees going. Whether it's because they're bored, they're not invested, or they just don't like their work, you're up against the same beast: a lack of motivation. However, it's not about the work: it's about the environment you create. Create the right one, and you'll have happy, motivated employees, who find it easy to be productive and content.

How to Apologize

An apology is an expression of remorse for something you've done wrong, and occasionally serves as a request for forgiveness, as well. Apologizing for a mistake might seem like an impossible task, but you can get through it by swallowing your pride and putting your best foot forward.

How to Feel Lucky

In a popular and influential study that changed the way many people think about luck, Richard Wiseman gave several subjects a newspaper and told them to count all the pictures. The people who considered themselves unlucky in pre-study interviews averaged several minutes to comb through the paper, counting every picture. The people who considered themselves lucky only took seconds. How? On the seco

How to Install a Video Card

Are your games not performing as well as they do for others? Do you see amazing screenshots and think, "I wish my computer could do that?" Often, getting those kind of results starts with the video card. Upgrading your video card can be a daunting task, especially with so many options out there, but with a budget in mind and a screwdriver in hand, you'll have a beefy new card installed before you

How to Read a Tire

Knowing how to read a tire can give you important information about the type of tire on your car, RV, trailer, or motorcycle. This can be useful when buying replacements for your vehicle, considering tire upgrades, or changing to seasonal tires if you live where winter weather can be an issue. By knowing how to interpret the numbers and letters on a car tire, you can know the speed rating, tempera

How to Turn Heads

Have you ever wanted all eyes to turn towards you as you enter a room? A lot of that seemingly effortless attention getting has to do with poise and confidence. Cultivating the right qualities and presenting yourself in the right ways will go a long way towards turning people's heads!

How to Measure Bed Size

Beds are made in standard sizes, such as twin, full, queen and king sizes. It is recommended that you find a bed size that is at least four inches (10cm) longer than the tallest person who will sleep in it. The following measurements can be taken to ensure you get the right bed size.

How to Begin Running

Running has so many benefits - it relieves stress, strengthens your muscles and makes your body lean. It's hard work at first, but after a few weeks your body finds its rhythm and you begin to crave the feeling of running free. You can start running and build up your endurance with a bit of persistence and hard work in no time.

How to Become a Night Owl

Winston Churchill. Voltaire. Bob Dylan. Charles Bukowski. What do these men have in common other than being political, creative, or philosophical geniuses? They are known for being night owls. Studies show that night owls tend to have a higher IQ than early birds, and this may be because there’s a link between creative output and the dark hours of the night. However, if you want to join this elite

How to Be Chic

Being chic is about being fashionable and about setting trends. You want to stand out from the crowd and have people notice you. Don't worry! You don't have to spend an exorbitant amount of money to look chic!

How to Drive in Icy Conditions

Knowing how to drive in icy conditions is an extremely important skill, especially if you live in a colder climate with harsh winters. Icy conditions can occur suddenly and without warning, so you have to be prepared every time you get in the car once the temperature drops. Bridges are especially dangerous in these circumstances because they ice first due to the absence of warm ground below them.

How to Be Idle

Are you a self-proclaimed workaholic who's always taking on extra projects, despite increasing levels of stress? This article will help you take it down a notch.

How to Crochet a Ball

Crocheting a plush ball is fairly easy. You can make a simple single color ball or get a bit more adventurous by working on a multicolored striped ball. You could even make tiny balls along one row of your current project using a special crochet technique known as a ball stitch.

How to Take Action to End World Hunger

More than three million children died of undernutrition in 2011, many of them in countries that are not suffering from famine or conflict. While you can always throw a fund-raiser and donate some money or cans of food, there are other ways that more effectively solve hunger in a way that is much more sustainable.

How to Stop Being Superstitious

Have you become a slave to superstitions? Do you run to the other side of the street when you see a black cat? Do you cringe any time you accidentally step on a crack, or feel convinced that your day will be ruined because of it? Have you ever cracked a mirror, and felt devastated that your life was going to be horrible for the next seven years? If this sounds like you, then it's time to break tho

How to Cure a Heartache

Sometimes you'll be deeply in love with someone only for them to stomp on your heart. Being rejected, whether by being broken up with or because they didn't want to date you in the first place, can hurt as much as a physical injury. The process towards healing can take a little while, but it's a journey that you'll need to go on.

How to Be Obedient

Obedience is something of a touchy topic, because it can easily morph into something abusive. However, that doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with cultivating obedience towards your parents, towards your authority figures (like teachers or bosses), or even towards your faith (if you have one). Remember, obedience is something that should be freely given. If the object of your obedience (lik

How to Wear Tall Boots

Tall boots can look chic and attractive when worn correctly. Slender, snug boots make your legs look especially long, and when paired with skinny bottoms and a loose top, the elongating power of the boot is only amplified.

How to Cure a Baker's Cyst

A Baker’s cyst (also known as a popliteal cyst) is a fluid filled sac (cyst) behind the knee that causes tightness, pain, or knee stiffness which may worsen when you move your leg around or during physical activities. If you have a baker’s cyst, scroll down to Step 1 to learn about how you can get rid of it with both natural and medical remedies.

How to Make Easy Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Love mozzarella sticks but don’t want the fat and calories from having fried mozzarella? Bake those mozzarella sticks and enjoy the same goodness, but without the additional oil.

How to Grow Ginseng

Used in herbal medicine for thousands of years, high quality ginseng roots still fetch hundreds of dollars per pound, and patient growers can harvest large quantities using the "wild-simulated" growing method. The method described below requires seven years of growth before the harvesting, but produces high quality ginseng and lessens the chance of widespread crop death. While you can also cultiva

How to Eat Quail Eggs

Quail eggs are gaining a following, as more and more people begin to enjoy the pretty shells and high mineral and protein content. You can purchase quail eggs at farmers’ markets, Asian markets and some specialty markets. They can be cooked and eaten much like chicken eggs, or used as a garnish for fancier dishes. The cooking times should be adjusted since the average quail egg is just 9 grams, an

How to Make a Nakamura Lock Paper Airplane

This is how you make an amazing paper airplane called "The Nakamura Lock." Don't throw it too far. You just want to give it a slight, light push straight ahead of you. Then let it go. If your folds are exact, your plane will go up to .

How to Calculate the Dividend Payout Ratio

In finance, the dividend payout ratio is a way of measuring the fraction of a company's earnings that are paid to investors in the form of dividends rather than being re-invested in the company in a given time period (usually one year). In general, companies with higher dividend ratios tend to be older, more established companies that have already grown significantly, while companies with low pay

How to Kill a Tree Stump

If you have a tree stump in your yard that’s producing new shoots, you’ve got to kill it or it may just keep growing. A half-dead tree stump is an unsightly obstacle that won’t go away on its own. There are four main ways to kill a stump: you can soak it with a salt solution, burn it, shield it from the sun or chop it up. After it’s dead, you can remove the stump and fill in the hole.

How to Get That Guy to Fall for You

Do you get butterflies when that certain someone comes your way? Are you looking to show that guy that you're a great catch? Never fear! There are some good ways to get him noticing you through flirting, wearing the right things, and listening to what he has to say.

How to Make a Butterfly Origami

Origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding, dates back centuries. Origami creations range from simple and delightful to complex and astounding. Origami butterflies are an easy beginner project, making them a perfect children's activity. All you need is a piece of square paper, and with a few folds, you'll have an ethereal paper creature! Give your butterfly as a present, attach one to gift wrappin

How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation

No matter what the topic, a PowerPoint presentation can help you communicate an idea to an audience. Learn the basics before proceeding. These methods will teach you how to create a presentation from a PowerPoint template or create a fully customized presentation. Here are some steps to get you started.

How to Make Lavender Oil

Long loved for its delightful fragrance and beauty, lavender oil may also be used to soothe injured or itchy skin, aid sleep, or simply create a pleasant massage oil. The lavender-infused oil or balm below are excellent choices for home recipes, as they are easy to make, can be used with any amount of lavender, and result in a ready-to-use product. You may choose to make a lavender essential oil i


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