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How To: Crochet an alternative double crochet turning chain

This video is for, the more advanced crocheter. The instructor uses terms and demonstrates stitches that will require a basic understanding of crocheting and an intermediate skill level. The instruction given in this video is very easy to understand. The video quality is clear with a close up shot of the needle and yarn. This allows the viewer, to see how each stitch is done. The instructor does the same step many times. This will allow you to practice the same stitch many times without havin...

How To: A look at an alternative to big head phones

Interested in jockeying discs? If so, you'll need a decent pair of DJ headphones. While big, closed-ear phones are the standard, in-ear-canal headphones can be a smart choice to the extent that they don't need to be turned up as loudly as other phones and so can protect your hearing. For more information on using in-ear-canal earbuds while DJing, take a look! And remember: always watch the output level on your headphones!

How To: Make a raw food alternative to nacho chips

Kevingianni shows you how to make some nacho cheese bites for your parties. These are a healthy alternative to nacho platters. Take cashews, peppers, garlic, nutritional yeast and turmeric for color. Mix your ingredients together and refrigerate. Make nacho bites by adding lettuce to a meatless filling adding some vegetable toppings and garnish. Enjoy at a party with friends for this simple raw cook-less meal. It's a quick recipe but you do need a food processor and a heavy duty blender to bl...

How To: New Steam Feature Lets You Save Your Steam Games on Alternative Drives or Partitions

Cheap deals, great games, and a stable, easy-to-use environment are just a few of the reasons why Valve's online game distributor Steam is so popular. That and it's a great place to interact and play with other gamers, which is why it recently broke records with over 6 million active users logged in at the same time. But one thing that Steam users weren't so crazy about was the inability to install games in more than one directory and partition. If you ran out of space, you either had to unin...

News: 3 Unique Alternative Web Browsers for Your iOS Device

A few weeks ago I wrote about Atomic Web as the best web browser for iOS devices, and while I believe it is a superior option, Atomic Web is not the only alternative web browser you can use on your iOS device. There are three more—Dual Browser, iCabMobile, and iSwifter—that are all great options because of their unique features. Let’s check them out.

News: Pee, the Latest Fuel Alternative?

The newest fuel alternative on the horizon? Pee. U.S. researchers have been experimenting with using urine as a method of producing hydrogen. Not only could this virtually free and readily available resource possibly power automobiles, but it could also aid in the clean up of municipal wastewater.

News: Protect Your Dropbox Files from Prying Eyes (+ 2 Alternative File Hosting Options)

Dropbox continues to make headlines with their recent programming blunder which left the accounts of its 25 million customers wide open during a four-hour time span. During the duration, anyone in the world could access any Dropbox profile by typing in any password. And seeing as this wasn't the first security failure, everyone, including the most loyal users are considering dropping the Dropbox.

Realm of the Mad God: A Free Indie Browser Alternative to World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft has been on top of the world for seven years. No other MMO has come close to challenging its dominance of the genre, and it has generated billions of dollars for Blizzard. They have spent a lot of money adding more and more content, to the extent where the full game with all the expansion packs takes up 65 GB of hard drive space. It is a beautiful game; well balanced, and a milestone in the history of the medium.

News: 5 Alternative Uses for Your Xbox 360

Video games consoles have long wanted to be more than just consoles. Nintendo Japan called the NES the Famicom because they wanted to make it the sole family computer. Obviously that didn't work out, and most efforts to make consoles into all-in-one entertainment systems have had similar fates. Sony has done the best job with the Playstation consoles, probably because they have experience with other types of electronics that most video game companies do not.

The Rdio App for Mac: A Desktop Alternative to iTunes

A few weeks ago, I wrote about why I think streaming music services like Rdio.com are better than Apple‘s iTunes Music Store. This week, I follow up with a how-to about Rdio for Mac, a desktop music player that streams music from your Rdio.com account. Even though Apple is introducing new iTunes features, I think you will find Rdio for Mac a much more affordable option—especially if you like to listen to new music on a weekly, or even daily basis.

News: Netflix DVD Rentals Becomes Qwikster… Now What Are Your Alternatives?

It's been a long journey for Netflix users. At first, it was a rough ride as Netflix struggled to find its place in the homes and hearts of movie watchers everywhere. Once monthly subscriptions bumped off the pay-per-rental charges, Netflix soared to great heights, known for their flat-fee unlimited rentals without due dates, late fees, or shipping and handling fees. And it was smooth sailing when streaming services were incorporated into monthly plans, with customers being able to rent DVDs ...

How To: Make a sploof that will hide the smell of marijuana smoke

If you like to smoke marijuana in places where you are not permitted to do so, concealing the smoke and smell of the smoke is key. This video will show you how to make a sploof, an ingenious device consisting only of dryer sheets, a paper towel tube, and a rubber band. When you exhale smoke into the device it will cleanse the air of smoke and smell before it comes out the other end, reducing your odds of being caught smoking dramatically.

How To: Put in temporary tooth cavity fillings yourself at home

Cavities are an unfortunate sideeffect of our sugar-infused society, and getting them filled is time-consuming, expensive, and requires a trip to the dentist. Do you have some serious courage and want your dental work done on the cheap? Watch this video for an amazing guide to filling your own tooth cavity at home using simple and cheap ingredients. It's amazing what you can do with a little DIY know-how.

How To: Use a neti pot to clear your sinuses

So the wife shows me an episode of Oprah with Dr. Oz of the You series of health books. He's showing this thing called a neti pot. It's a watering can for the nose. The thing is put into one nostril and warm salt water is poured through the nostrils cleaning out the sinuses.

How To: Make an herbal liniment

John Gallagher here explains the process of making herbal liniments. We use Comfrey root (1 ounce) 3/4th ounce of valerian root and ½ ounce calendula flower along with 1/4th teaspoon cayenne pepper and 3/4th ounce of ground cinnamon. Pint of rubbing alcohol or grain alcohol along with pint jar, strainer, cheese cloth and a coffee filter will also be needed. All the herbs in required weights have to be mixed. Pour the rubbing alcohol to fill the jar to the top. Stir it then. Always label your ...

How To: Make herbal lozenges

John Gallagher explains the process of making herbal lozenges in which need slippery elm bark powder and licorice root slices both which sooth the irritation of the throat. You need half a cup of water and two tablespoons of honey along with a small bowl and a dough roller. To cut the dough get a bottle cap and store them in a small metal container. Boil half a cup of water and put licorice according to the number of lozenge required and simmer it on a low flame for 10 minutes. Take 2 tablesp...

How To: Make herbal capsules with a capsule machine

Mountain Rose Herbs John Gallagher shows us how to make our own quality powdered herb capsules using a machine in this video. You will need three things to do this, your powdered herbs, zero size capsules and a zero size capsule machine. He shows us the parts of the capsule machine so we can follow his instructions. Find a container to put the base of the machine in, pull apart the capsules, putting the bottom part in the bottom of the machine and the top in the top part of the machine, filli...

How To: Do polyphasic sleeping

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to do polyphasic sleeping. How often have you said, “If only there were more than 24 hours in a day!” By learning to polyphasic sleep—meaning breaking up a night’s sleep into a series of shorter naps—you can squeeze an extra whole day out of the week.