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How To: Answer to Scrabble Challenge #20

It's sad to say, but I will no longer be writing up anymore Scrabble Challenges. Frankly, I just don't have the time to make them now. And though they are incredibly fun and "challenging" to conjure up, I'm not sure that people are finding them as useful as I had hoped. But really, it all comes down to time. So, unless I have a future craving for puzzle-making, last week's Scrabble Challenge #20 was the last one.

Scrabble Challenge #10: Would You Play a Phoney Word to Win?

A phoney word in a game of Scrabble is basically a non-valid word, either played or considered being played. Why? To fool the other player and go from losing to winning. It's perfectly acceptable in Scrabble play, but only if you don't get caught. If the other player challenges your play, then you'll be forced to remove it and your turn will be skipped. That right there—not fun.

How To: Play inversions of triads on the guitar

As a guitar player, you will be faced with various challenges in your career, and one of those are being able to blend in with your rhythm section without stepping on anybody elses toes. One way is playing inversions of triads to give a fresh and unique sound to your rhythm and lead guitar playing. In this video you will learn about rearranging triad shapes to make inversions.

How To: Unlock 2 achievements in Dante's Inferno on Xbox 360

This video will show you how to get the "Poetry in motion" and "Masterpiece" achievements. When you enter the Fraud Circle towards the end of the game, you will be faced with ten challenges on ten levels. The fourth challenge (the save point is Malebolge 4) requires you to stay in the air for eight seconds. Instead of doing this, keep hitting the two demons until you get a 666 hit combo and the "Poetry in Motion" achievement. This can be done easier with the "Coin Of Plutus" and "Wings Of Fur...

How To: Write left handed

Left handed writing style is not as common as right handed so many people are not sure how to do it neatly. Check out this tutorial for advice on how to improve your grip and posture to make your handwriting perfect. Left handers face many challenges. First of all, most teachers will teach children writing skills more suitable for their right handed classmates, also there are not many left hand specific products on the market, and left handers often have posture problems as they are pushing t...

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube inspired Square One puzzle

So, you can solve the Rubik's Cube, good for you, but what about the Square One? Erno Rubik is nothing compared to Karel Hršel and Vojtech Kopský, who invented the Square One puzzle, also called by its full title, "Back to Square One", or its shorter name of "Cube 21". It's shaped like a Rubik's Cube, but it's cut like a freak show, adding that layer of difficulty that challenges you.

How To: Draw illusionistic stairway steps with balls

Perhaps one of the most difficult technical challenges of drawing is creating illusionistic images, mazes, or steps. Like in the movie "Inception," illusionistic spaces involve a dream-like atmosphere and paradoxes in structure, like a neverending staircase. If you're interested in stretching the limits of your mind, go see "Inception." Just kidding. Do go see it, but also check out this drawing tutorial.

How To: Build a gadget station

Most people have tons of gadgets laying around the house these days, and they all need to be charged. Let the Wood Whisperer take you through the process of building a gadget station for all your favorite electronics. From laptops to cell phones, this gadget station will hold them all. Be sure to watch the entire 12-part tutorial from beginning to end for the whole experience.

How To: Utilize the crossing over piano technique

Playing parts that require more than five fingers on the piano is one of the first challenges that beginning players must learn to overcome. This video by David from Piano Play It teaches us how to use the crossing over technique, in which one crosses their fingers over and under one another without moving the hand. This makes it much less challenging to play seven and eight finger melody and bass parts without leaving the hand out of position.

How To: Light a '57 Chevy in the photo studio

Watch this instructional photography video with Jim Talkington and learn how to light a '57 Chevy in a photo studio. This is a beautiful car, but it prevents some challenges in photographing the shiny paint and chrome surface. In this tutorial, experiment how to set up the lighting. This video is great for car aficionados. Practice these tips and improve your photography skills.

How To: Get More Powerups in Words with Friends to Give You the Best Possible Move Each Time

Words with Friends used to be more like Scrabble, where everyone got a fair game directly in the app with the unofficial honor system in place. Cheaters could always use third-party word checkers, but Zynga has made that less of an issue with its selection of "powerups" in Words with Friends. To adapt to the new game style, you need to stock up on powerups, so others don't have an unfair advantage.

How To: Frost a cupcake with a spatula for beginners

Please do us a favor and preserve your cupcake's modesty by dressing her nakedness up in a sweet parka of strawberry-flavored royal icing. While we're aware of the challenges that frosting a cupcake produces (we've had plenty of occasions when we've ended up with more frosting on ourselves than on the cupcakes), this video lays it out easily for anyone to follow.

How To: Divide variables

This is a helpful video provided by Math Problem Generator. It deals with the complex challenges of dividing variables. The audio is great and provides specific examples of dealing with multiple types of this problem. The video lays out three simple steps. The first being to simplify the coefficient, the second being to divide the variable, and the third being to deal with the results of the division. The information is clearly presented and best of all it's free. I think we all wish there we...

How To: Bake render compositing nodes in Blender

This Blender tutorial covers methods for bake rendering compositing nodes and ways to speed up render times. We will pre-render the objects and save the precious time when rendering animations. We'll discover the challenges that we meet (such as missing specular in the baked texture) and suggest workarounds.

How to Walkthrough Darksiders: The Choking Grounds

You must complete four shadow arena challenges in this level of the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. In the Choking Grounds, there's the Speed Brawl, Aerial Brawl, Venomous, and the Gory End. Once you enter the Chocking Grounds, head straight ahead and into the gazebo-like structure to find Vulgrim. Make some purchases and then set out to venture around this new area. Explore the cemetery around Vulgrim and destroy 7 of the cross tombstones you find here. Now head back by the entrance to these groun...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 20

No need to figure out the 20th puzzle, entitled "The Origin of the Species", in Assassin's Creed 2. Here's the answers! Puzzle wheel: Start by turning the fifth ring right ten times, then turn the fourth ring left twice. Then rotate the third (and first) rings right twice, the second ring right five times and the first ring left three times. Image 1: Highlight the eye at the top of the painting. Code wheel puzzle: Ignore the numbers and focus on the Assassin motto: “Nothing is true, everythin...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 19

Here's the answers to the 19th puzzle, titled "The Fourth Day", in Assassin's Creed 2. Image set: What used to be worshipped by every primitive culture under the…? That’s right, the sun. Pick the five images that focus on it. Image: Find the tiny image of Earth in the lower-left quadrant of the sun. For more info, watch the whole gameplay.

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 18

The 18th puzzle is called "Synapses". See how to solve it in Assassin's Creed 2. Code wheel puzzle: Your first clue is to line up 5 with a single tree-looking symbol. The key here is the weird-looking equation on the left, which offers a hint as to the progression of the symbols.

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 17

Figure out the 17th puzzle, entitled "The Bunker", in Assassin's Creed 2. Code wheel puzzle: Here’s a tricky one; your clues are “<” and “2,” and the only advice you’ll get from your handlers is that maybe there’s “something we can count” on the strange symbols. In this case that “something” is the number of times each symbol bends sharply. Don’t expect consistency across the wheel on this one; just take a look at what symbols flank the blank spaces and pick a shape with the number of bends t...