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How To: Do subtle, natural looking makeup for a guy

Men and makeup have long had an awkward relationship. If you're man enough to admit that makeup would probably make you better looking, or want the man in your life to come to that conclusion, watch this video for a guide from the illustrious web beauty guru Michelle Phan on how to apply subtle, natural-looking makeup on a guy.

How To: Talk to your child about sex

The producers of this film should be applauded for their sensible approach in teaching parents how to talk to kids about sex. The awkward reading of cue cards and embarrassing situations will produce nervous giggles among even the most jaded audiences. This film was produced by some of the pioneers of sex education whose ideas are still being challenged by school boards today.

How To: Start a conversation with a stranger in an elevator

Do you hate that awkward silence in an elevator? Everyone is thinking the same thing.. "How long until my floor comes up so I can get out of this awkward small box I'm trapped in with a stranger?" Well, this tutorial offers advice on how to strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger. Kiss those quiet rides goodbye and maybe make a few new friends! Try these techniques and topics next time you are on your way up to the office, or wherever you are headed in that little metal box.

How To: Remove Iron from Cereal

There's a lot of iron in your cereal, so much that it's possible to isolate and remove it using a little known trick. In the video below, Mr. G of Do Try This at Home will show you his secret to removing the iron content of your daily cereal, using a magnet to show exactly how much of the mineral is in a bowl of bran flakes. It's a little bit awkward, so brace yourself!

How To: Use an external wireless keyboard with an Apple iPad

Given its big-but-not-full-scale size, the iPad's on-screen keyboard can be somewhat awkward to use. Fortunately, it's easy to use an external keyboard with an Apple iPad. And this video tutorial from the folks at MacMost will show you precisely how. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using your own external keyboard with your iPad, take a look.

How To: Align the printhead on your Epson printer

Not aligning your printer before you print is like going to a job interview without brushing your hair: Everything else looks right, but you somehow still look unprepared and messy. Aligning the printhead on your printer will help ensure all text prints out where it's supposed to print out and there's no awkward color blurring with pictures.

How To: Use the focusing tool on a Canon HV20 video camera

The HV20 comes with a manual focus roller, which is a good thing. However, it is a bit awkward to operate. Here is a minimalist friction tool that can be used to accomplish the same task (well, perhaps with enough practice). It is small, portable, cheap, and light-weight. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a manual focusing stick for a Canon HV20 video camera.

How To: Make homemade duck egg pizza with a puff pastry crust

Try your hands at duck eggs instead of chicken eggs. Duck eggs are practically the same, a little bit larger than chicken eggs, but the yolks contains a lot more fat (making them richer) and the whites contain a lot more protein. They're perfect for baking because they make desserts light and fluffy! But forget about dessert— we're talking pizza here.

How To: Tear a thick phonebook in half

In this two part tutorial, learn a very cool magic trick that will have people stunned! In this video, magician Jason Younger will teach you how to rip a full sized phonebook in half! The secret behind this trick is actually a lot simpler than you would imagine, and no one will be able to guess how you are doing it.

How To: Get women by avoiding the 'weirdo zone'

In this video from Inner Confidence, they demonstrate how to not get too into a women's personal space. A way to not approach a woman is to approach her head on. It is much less intrusive if you approach her from the side. The girl in the video says that a man's attractiveness depends on his groundedness. Some guys to not realize they are socially awkward. When guys take this program they are more relaxed and the know what to say. She says a big turn off is a guy who is really feminine. A qua...

How To: Suture a wound with a first aid kit in austere conditions

In a wilderness survival situation, someone in your group suffering a major laceration is a catastrophe. Achieving sterility and suturing the wound closed will both be very difficult to achieve. This four-part video series features a detailed explanation and demonstration of how to use a basic first aid kit to suture a wound closed in an austere situation, such as out in the wilderness. Suturing a wound closed in an austere setting is a last resort, but knowing how to do it could keep you or ...

How To: Make USB air conditioning

Wondering how to most effectively combine ice cubes and a simple USB-powered computer fan into a fully functioning air conditioning system? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a coffee can and USB-powered fan into a simple, but effective, air conditioning unit. For detailed instructions on hacking together your own tin-can AC unit, watch this über-short how-to.

How To: Do easy yoga poses

This video details how to do easy yoga poses for beginners. To start out, assume 'mountain pose' which involves placing the feet at about a hip width distance apart. After the feet are placed, lengthen up through the spine and roll the shoulders back while also tucking the chin slightly back. Arms are then raised upward while inhaling, and lowered while exhaling and in the same exhale lift out of the hips, hinge, then enter a forward bend. Note, it is acceptable to bend the knees in this proc...

How To: Dance with sexy booty shaking moves at the club

Let this video be as integral a part of your pre-club prep as hairstyling and putting on makeup. After all, we know that even if we're looking our sexiest in our six inch Blahniks, once we actually hit the dance floor it becomes Awkward Central. Some gals find their groove naturally, but for others, it takes a bit of trial and error (and maybe some Jack Daniel's) to loosen up a bit.

How To: Read a tape measure like a professional

In this tutorial, we learn how to read a tape measure like a professional. Rulers are awkward and you can't measure something over 13 inches with them. A retractable tape measure will measure as long as you would like and it has different markings on it. It has an inch, half inch, and goes on and on. The smallest is 3 32nd's of an inch. As you become more familiar with measuring the tape measure, you will take more accurate measurements for the projects you're working on. When finished learni...

How To: Keeping a conversation flowing

Marie Dubuque offers tips on keeping a conversation flowing and avoiding awkward silences. She suggests asking the other person about themselves. Everyone loves to talk about themselves, and sometimes if you ask one question they go on and on. Ask about their favorite food, favorite restaurant, how they get along with relatives. Questions about in-laws can lead to some interesting dialog and can get the conversation going better than it was before.

How To: Alter a maxi dress

This video shows how to alter an oversized dress into a summer dress and a scarf. Do you have a dress that is an awkward length? Depending on how tall you are an otherwise cute dress might need some alterations to look best on you. The dress used in this video has a strip of fabric going from the knee almost all the way down to mid-calf. Removing this strip of fabric was easy to do by simply pulling out the stitches. This simple move turned a frumpy gown into a cute sun dress. The leftover st...

How To: Draw Zombie

In this video, the artist shows us how to draw a zombie properly. He is using a computer program to generate a very detailed zombie. He starts off by drawing a vague structure of the character with a very light shading. He draws a very awkward posture to portray the zombie more realistically, along with a torn shirt and jeans. He uses a thicker line to draw the outline, while using a thinner line to draw the little details on the skin.

How To: Add and simplify fractions

Ah, adding fractions. It brings back memories of awkward elementary school yearbook photos with braces and having a crush on our super hot Brad Pitt lookalike math teacher. But we digress.

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