How To: Back Up Your Gmail Account (5 Ways of Archiving Gmail Data)

Last weekend, some unlucky Gmail users inadvertently had their email accounts wiped out. Actually, it was 0.02 percent of all Gmail users—or roughly 40,000 of the 200 million who use the email service, due to an "unexpected bug" which affected copies of the data. Gmail does make backup files of everything, so eventually everyone will reclaim their email history. In fact, as of yesterday, Google has successfully restored all information from their backup tapes and has started returning everyon...

How To: Buy and care for used reloading dies

Purchasing used products for guns is an economical but possibly dangerous activity if you don't know what you're doing. If you've been thinking about or already have bought used reloading dies, watch this video to learn some simple steps you can take to care for used reloading dies to make sure they work properly and safely.

How To: Identify problems with container plant roots

The problems with container plant roots. when purchasing a container plant be sure to check the root system. Wholesale plant sellers tend to leave the plants in small pots for to long. This can lead to problems with the root system. What you have to look for is to make sure the roots are not coming back up and around the base of the plant thereby choking it. When you are replanting be sure to make the hole in the ground 1and 1/2 to 2 times up to 5 times the size of the root ball. This is how ...

How To: Buy a bikini

Cate Adair, of ModernMom, explains how to go about purchasing a bikini. First, realize that there are stores specifically for Bikinis in which you can buy pieces separately to mix and match! There are also varying bra cups and varying bottoms to pick what you like and what fits you best. A halter is best for support or a band top can be for those who may not have a larger chest. Some tops are even meant to pick up and support the chest, so you can pick these types also! Cait also warns that y...

How To: Install a printer on your Mac

In this video, Gary from MacMost gives some tips on how to set up a new printer with your Mac. Some printers don't work for Macs, so make sure it's compatible before purchasing it, by checking the internet. Check if a USB cable comes with a cable and buy one if necessary. Ignore the CD that comes with the printer, because it probably doesn't have the correct Mac drivers. Leopard or Snow Leopard systems will find the correct drivers for you automatically most of the time. You might need to dow...

How To: Create a plate wall

To build your plate display you will need a plate collection, some plate hangers, and a hammer. A good part of hanging plates on the wall is you can use cracked and chipped plates in your display. To get the plates ready to hang all you have to do is make sure they are clean and measured correctly so that you can get the right hangers for the plates. When purchasing plate hangers go with the smaller size. If the plate is 10 inches buy the 7-10 inch hanger rather than the 10-14 inch hanger. Yo...

How To: Beware of gunk underneath the oil cap when shopping for used cars

If you're looking to buy a new used car, then Eric has a great tip for you to avoid getting scammed— look into the horse's mouth. Yes, that sounds cryptic, but it's a very similar process where you look underneath the oil cap. If it looks smooth like it should, go ahead, think about purchasing that vehicle. But if there's a lot of built-up black gunk on the bottom, do yourself a favor and RUN. That engine is destined for failure.

How To: Make an autumn themed flower arrangement

In this video we learn how to make an autumn themed flower arrangement. Start off by purchasing fruits and vegetables that are fall colors. These colors can be: yellow, orange, light green, and brown. Grab the fruit or vegetable, then remove the inside from it, scooping it all out. Then, grab some fall flowers and cut the stems down on them. Place the flowers into the vegetable center and it will make a gorgeous center! It doesn't take a lot of time or creativity to do this, so it's perfect f...

How To: Use indirect objects & object pronouns in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to use indirect objects & object pronouns in Spanish. When you have a noun that is coming after a pronoun, you will have to change the first word that comes after it. If you are saying "yo compro", then you will use "las" after this, to describe the pronoun that you are purchasing. Indirect objects answer the question of who or what. If you want to say "I buy the flowers for you" you would say "Yo compro las flores para ti". Use these simple rules while speaking Sp...

How To: Make a quick and simple origami envelope

Honestly, we're getting a little tired of purchasing mass-produced cards. Not that we don't adore Papyrus, with its often handmade-like cards and pretty details, but more and more we're finding we enjoy gifting our friends and family something authentic for special occasions.

How To: Wax and edge your snowboard properly

If you're the new owner of a snowboard or plan on purchasing one, an important part of maintaining it is by waxing. Waxing a snowboard is one of the easiest things that anybody can do in order to increase the overall performance of your board. Waxing a board can also prolong the life of the board and reduce any minor damages it accrues.

How To: Create a cheap doily cupcake wrapper

Cupcakes like to get dressed up according to the occasion which they'll be visiting: Evil, spider web-covered cupcake holders for Halloween and prim, delicate lacy holders for spring events. But we know that times are tight and it's not always fun purchasing bag after bag of cupcake holders.

How To: Make an Italian pizza baguette with pepperoni

Oh, how we love pizza. If it weren't for that pesky thing called carbs, we'd chug it every day and wash it down with a liter or two of soda (actually, come to think of it, we DO do that, but only when Aunt Flo comes knocking). So what happens when we're not looking forward to doubling our width but want a nice slice of pizza?

How To: Buy the right jumper cables and jump your car

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to jump start a car. When purchasing a jumper cable, don't purchase the cheapest set. It is also not necessary to purchase the most expensive. Begin by connecting the black cable on the negative terminal of the healthy car. Then connect the positive side of the red cable to the positive terminal of the healthy car. On the dead car, connect end of the cable to the positive side of the battery again, except this time you connect the negative end to a so...

How To: Simulate a shotgun kickback effect

In this tutorial we learn how to simulate a shotgun kickback effect. Start off by purchasing a harness from a department store. Next, take the harness and strap it onto the actor. After this, have the actor put his shirt on and then cut a hole in the back for the hook in the back of the harness. Now, have the actor bend slightly forward, then pull in the actor quickly. Next, have another actor kick or hit something where the other actor would be standing. Combine both of these clips together ...

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