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How To: Make a Cardboard Captain America Shield for Halloween

As if Captain America: The First Avenger wasn't awesome enough, Marvel hit us with Captain America: The Winter Soldier this year, and it was even more spectacular than its predecessor. Grossing nearly $260 million in domestic sales, it's safe to say America loves Captain America and we'll probably get a heavy dose of Captain costumes this year for Halloween. Anyone can buy a costume from the store, but what will help set you apart from everyone else is a badass DIY Captain America shield, unm...

How To: Complete Your Captain America Avengers Costume with One of These DIY Shields

So you've decided to go as Captain America for Halloween and you've got everything from the helmet to a sweet pair of red boots. You've even managed to get your hands on some Super-Soldier Serum (or a realistic set of inflatable muscles), so you've got the physique, too. But what's missing? His shield! In order to make your Captain America costume legit, you cannot skip the shield. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to make yourself a DIY shield—so you can fend off enemies and look good doing it. ...

How To: Draw Captain America

I sketch Captain America in a fast way. I go over how I draw him. With the recent avengers craze, I had him on my mind. Good for people who like fantasy art, comic art or fantasy illustration. For the full explanation: http://howtodrawfantasyart.blogspot.com/

How To: Hey, America—You're Drinking Your Tea Wrong!

Tea has been around for thousands of years, and as a result, tons of customs and ceremonies have sprung up around its consumption. Some cultures take their tea plain, while others put things in it. Sometimes there are special tea-holding vessels, other times not. Maybe there will even be special foods meant to be eaten with tea. However, in America, our appreciation of tea has waned. For many, iced tea is their biggest source of tea consumption, and it's imbibed with no ceremony whatsoever in...

How To: Say "Welcome to America, Now speak Cherokee"

Check out this instructional language video to learn how to speak Cherokee. In this lesson, learn how to say the phrase "Welcome to America...Now speak Cherokee" in Cherokee. This video provides romanized letters as well as letters from the Cherokee alphabet. This video is great for beginners who want to improve their Cherokee language skills. Practice by learning how to say the phrase "Welcome to America, Now speak Cherokee."

How To: Draw Captain America

In this video, learn how to draw Captain America. This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of drawing a realistic looking superhero. Gain knowledge of anatomy and dynamics in the positioning of a realistic figure. In a few simple steps you will be on your way to drawing this classic comic book character with the help of artist and illustrator, Xia Taptara.

How To: Use slang from 19th century America

Check out this instructional English language video with Moujan Z. as she talks about slang in 19th century America. This was a colorful period for the American vernacular with references to agriculture, the Civil War, and the frontier. Any ordinary sentence can suddenly be turned into a fun parade. Practice your 19th century American slang with this English language tutorial.

How To: Draw Captain America in an action pose

In this video, we learn how to draw Captain America in an action pose. Start out by drawing the torso, then the rib cage and pecks. Continue to draw the outline and small details of the rest of the body. Draw in arms gong out of the body so that they are spread apart, then draw in the head. Draw in lines for where the muscles are, then start to draw in the mouth, nose, lips, eyes, and other facial features. Once you do this, start to add in even more details of the outfit that the body has on...

How To: Mix America's classic Manhattan like a pro bartender

The Manhattan is one of America's classics. It originally was based with rye but now predominately uses bourbon as the base. Rye is quite a bit more dry and there are a lot more smokey woody tones in it where as bourbon is slightly sweeter and carries vanilla tones. The vermouth used in this recipe was Ponti Rosso. It has some spicy notes that complement the sweeter flavors very well. If you want to use a really good vermouth, use Carpano Antica Formula. Any high quality bourbon such as Maker...

How To: Style a high messy bun for African America hair

Kay demonstrates how to create a bun hairstyle using a few easy steps. She shows how this hairstyle can be accomplished using only a few tools, such as: hair grease, a bristle brush, hair bands, and paddle brush. She demonstrates how to start it by smoothing your hair with grease first, then brush hair, putting it up in a pony tail, stopping on the last loop, and smoothing with a bristle brush. A hair band completes the look. Kay calls this style the "mushroom". She shows how to arrange the b...

News: Until Project Rainfall Succeeds, We Must Hack the Wii for Xenoblade Chronicles in North America

For as much money as they've made from North American video game audiences over the years, Japanese game developers don't seem to have very much faith in them. Dozens of great titles from their 40 years in the industry have appeared in Japan and across Europe, oftentimes even in English. But they never make it over to America, like Mother 3, Last Window: Midnight Promise, Dragon Force 2, and Tobal No. 2 (that one didn't even hit Europe).

Level-5: The Biggest Indie Game Developer in the World Invades America

Most stateside gamers have probably never heard of Level-5. If they have, it's more than likely due to the charming and maddening line of Nintendo DS puzzle games, Professor Layton. Some might even remember Dark Cloud and its sequel from the early days of the PlayStation 2, and all eight of you PSP owners in the U.S. might recognize the epic Jeanne d'Arc. These games alone make Level-5 a noteworthy company, but they've quietly surpassed "noteworthy" status to become one of the largest and gre...

News: 20 Worst Drinks in America

So your mom may have told you not to spoil your appetite with that chocolate chip cookie you were eating before dinner, but did you ever think about what that energy drink your sipping on looks like in terms of its sugar content? The article "20 Worst Drinks in America" takes a look at what is hiding in that sinfully sweet soda. You may not ever dream of eating 6 Krispy Creme glazed donuts in one sitting but thats how much sugar you are putting in your body when you have a 16 oz Rockstar Ener...

News: Operation Rainfall Fails to Secure Great RPGs for America... For Now

Different genres of social media have changed the world, but they are not omnipotent. In most cases this is a good thing, but not in the case of Operation Rainfall. It has been a purely well meaning social media movement that should have led to a great boon for the North American gamer public, but instead has served as a reminder of how stone aged Nintendo of America's (NOA) corporate thinking remains.

News: Why Does America Call it Soccer?

Nobody anywhere calls the sport "soccer". But here we are, the only ones in South Africa that do not call it some variation on foot and ball. And of course, if you've pondered this before, you are probably equally befuddled that the game we call football is not even played with one's foot in the first place. American football ought to be called handball...

News: South American teams doing great.

Hey now! Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay are doing very well in their respective groups. The are all expected to qualify to the final 16. In fact, they are doing better than any other continent. Europe's top flight teams are disappointing, as are the host African nations.

How To: Enjoy (Cansei de Ser Sexy's) São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, one of the largest cities in the world with 18 million inhabitants, is known as much for its traffic and pollution as for its culture and music. Equally dense and sprawling, São Paulo can be daunting for first time visitors. Follow Luiza Sá, the guitarist of São Paulo electro-pop stars CSS, or Cansei de Ser Sexy, as she takes us on a tour of the group's hometown in this video. Learn the foodie hotspots, the places with the best caipirinhas, and the unmarked, uber-hip boutiq...

How To: Bring your Filipino spouse to Canada

In this video, we learn how to bring your Filipino spouse to Canada. There is a legal process that must be followed so your marriage will be deemed legal in Canada. First, you will need to gather all of your documents, which include: marriage certificate, birth certificate, and more. Then, you must get the documents authenticated by taking them to the proper place in the Philippines. You must also pay the fees to get these turn in and finished, then you must obtain more documents that are req...

How To: Bring your Cuban spouse to Canada

In this video, we learn how to bring your Cuban spouse to Canada. First, you need to have the correct documents which prove your identity and marriage status. You will also need marriage certificates from previous marriages stating that they are dissolved. After this, you will need to have them notarized, then travel to Cuba to obtain new documents for you and your future spouse. The authorities will direct you to the appropriate offices, then you will need to pay the fee for filing these pap...

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