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Slack 101: Escape the Constant Pings by Configuring DND & Away Settings

There are few apps or services better than Slack for keeping a team both communicative and productive. But it also makes it difficult to escape your job — after work hours and weekends should be yours, not Slack's. If you want to stop the barrage of notifications and messages on your time off, you should make use of Slack's "Do Not Disturb" and "Away" settings.

How To: Calculate the age of the universe w/ Hubble's constant

This is a great instructional video on how to calculate the age of Universe from Hubble's constant. The speed the galaxy moves away from us is directly proportional to the distance from us. Now think of big bang theory. Hubble's constant is equal to velocity over distance. 1 over Hubble's constant is equal to distance over velocity that is equal to time. Time equals to 1over 71. If you change it into all the same units words it is one over 71000 or 3.09x 10 to the power of 22. It is 3.09x10 t...

How To: Create an array constant from cell values in MS Excel

Looking for a primer on how to create and work with array formulas in Microsoft Office Excel? You've come to the right place. In this free video tutorial from everyone's favorite MS Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 10th installment in his series of Excel array formula series, you'll learn how to create an array constant from values in cells. This is a great trick that can save tons of time when you want your array stored in memory.

How To: Make a simple constant current source

In this clip, you will learn how to create a simple constant current source so that all of your appliances are always running on the same current. This clip will explain exactly what this means and why you need to use it as well as how to set it up. Using the LM317LZ 100ma adjustible voltage regulator and one resistor, you can make a constant current source. With the LM317 1.5 amp version, you can make one with higher currents.

How To: Chart assumed constant growth rate changes in Microsoft Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is finance math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 64th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to chart assumed constant growth rate changes in Excel.

How To: Wire a combo switch outlet with constant power

Doing electrical work is one of the most intimidating tasks for a novice home repairman. But if you know what you're doing, the risk is pretty minimal. In this clip, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how wire a combo outlet with power.

How To: Code an HTML email newsletter in PS and DW

Need to make an newsletter for your company or business? It's really not that hard to do, if you know a little bit about HTML coding. Ryan Quintal and the Email Dance House sits you down and shows you how easy it is to make a custom HTML email from design to Constant Contact.

How To: Do the Rebound soccer drill with Nike Bootcamp

Bounce back to full fitness in time for the new season with "Rebound", the latest Bootcamp drill of the week. This one's all about control. Twist and turn with the ball glued to your toe, then knock an inch-perfect pass and accelerate as you receive it back. Constant movement and constant control - two ingredients for next season's complete footballer. Nike bootcamp brings you this pro soccer drill training video. Brush up on your soccer skills and learn how to do the Rebound soccer drill.

How To: Change Mario's speed and make him walljump for a Super Mario World TAS

If you're going to make a really fast TAS keeping your character moving as fast as possible is crucial. This video features two Super Mario World TAS tips: how to use ZNES9 to set Mario's running speed as a high constant, and how to do walljumps impossible in the standard game.

Not everything that Facebook does is in the best interest of its users. Just look at past examples such as social ads, facial recognition, and instant personalization. Users were perfectly fine without these, and they still are. And now there's another annoying problem that Facebook users have to deal with—the ticker.

How To: Replace the sky and make a UFO with special effects for a film

Alien invaders are a constant threat, so it is important that filmmakers continue their long tradition of making educational films like Independence Day to ensure that we know what to do when the invasion comes. If you want to make aliens films yourself, watch this video for tips on using compositing to replace the sky and make an awesome UFO / flying saucer.

How To: Play the blues for beginners

Are you piano neophyte frustrated with your scale drills and constant replay of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"? Learn how to play the blues - no joke - by watching this video.

How To: Improve your strumming on the acoustic guitar

Learn how to easily skim those strings with constant right-hand movement, from Charles Sedlak! Soon that acoustic guitar will seem like your were born with it. A little strumming goes a long way to success.

How To: Make it through Vault 34 alive in Fallout: New Vegas

In Fallout New Vegas, if you've done the "Come Fly With Me" quest, or if you've done any adventuring out into the north eastern part of the Wasteland you may have come across Vault 34 on your way to the strip. Vault 34 is infested with Ghouls, the former residents of the vault, turned into hideous creatures from the intense radiation. But this isn't your only worry, there's also a constant ticking of radiation during your stay, so unless you're packing Rad-X and RadAway, your trip won't end w...

How To: Build a wooden house with a concrete wall that is safe from hurricanes

Hurricanes are a constant threat to many Americans, and many homes are not constructed properly to be safe from hurricanes. In other countries with less money, these problems are even worse. This video from the International French Red Cross will show you how you can construct a cheap, effective shelter against hurricanes out of concrete and wood. If your home is unsafe and you don't want to retrofit, you might want to consider one of these.

How To: Build a very basic picnic table

There's no better time to hang outdoors than during the summer. Hanging out indoors can cause you to sweat up a storm and spend quite a bit of money thanks to constant use of your AC.

How To: Get better battery life on DROID smartphones

Battery life is a constant problem with cell phones today, and the Droid smartphones running Android software are no exception. If you want to learn how to get the most out of your Droid battery, then check out this helpful video that provides 8 tips on cutting battery-eating apps and features. If you want more battery life and are willing to sacrifice the cool features of the Droid cell phones, then you have to do these things. Don't let you Droid battery get drained!

How To: Insulate garage doors with foam board insulation for a warmer winter

When it comes to winter weather, the garage should not be neglected, especially if you have a room directly above it. Neglecting to properly insulate and seal your garage doors will create a constant rush of cold air inside, making the garage really cold, in turn making the floor upstairs really cold. This will drive up your gas or electric bill in no time during the winter months. But you can fight higher heating costs with some DIY ingenuity, and Dave Mars will show you how!

How To: Cross one eye or speak with an ech-ech o-o

Want to learn a valuable skill? Well, just watch this video tutorial to see how to cross one eye or speak with an echo.

How To: Perform Paper Chromatography in the Chemistry Lab

Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science.

How To: Perform Thin-Layer Chromatography in the Chemistry Lab

Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science.

Change a Roadside Flat Tire: The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something.

How To: Make fun green slime with borax and Elmer's Glue

The only thing slimier than Charlie Sheen's latest sex scandal is this super sticky and icky green slime, made with borax and some Elmer's Glue. Gain the sticky molasses of experience by checking out this science tutorial on how to whip up a batch of green goo.

How To: Do a seated acupressure massage to relieve stress

With constant Twitter updates, grueling commutes home, and a neverending workday, it's no wonder more and more of us have anxiety and stress on a regular basis. While you may not be able to just call it quits for a week and hit Fiji for some scuba fun, you can relive stress temporarily with a massage.

OK, you're fed up with Farville, you're mad at Mafia Wars and you're done with Facebook gaming in general. Now, you want to remove them from you system once and for all. This video will tell you what you need to do to delete the games and remove them from your profile. Follow the directions which are clearly laid out to take those games off your system and feel like you can breath free again without the constant pestering that Facebook is famous for.

How To: Survive TSA security screenings at airports with these security tips

With the new screening protocols and their full body x-ray scanners, the TSA is taking constant criticism from unhappy travelers. Between the nude images the scanner produces and the awkward pat downs, air travel will never be the same. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for your flight and the TSA security checkpoints.

How To: Draw an urban garden using complex levels

Too often in the hustle and bustle of life we forget to take a deep breath, calm down, and embrace the quiet. Many of us are so wired to the point that the quiet scares us, leading to a state of constant overstimulation in which we develop stress, hypertension, and cardiovascular problems. Doesn't sound so fun, does it?

How To: Count with OR criteria in Microsoft Excel 2010

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 674th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn four different methods for counting OR criteria in Microsoft Excel 2010:

How To: Remove your hair naturally with sugar waxing

Hair removal is never what one would call a pleasant experience, but for women who desire silky, unbushy legs, it's a way of life, and a constant one at that. But typical waxing can strip your skin of moisture as well as cause ingrown hairs.

How To: Maintain and store your tractor properly from Sears

Owning a tractor, is just as important as owning a car. It's an expensive item that needs constant maintenance in order to ensure that it works properly. There are several things that you need to watch out for when owning one.

This video demonstrates how to bathe a cat. It's a cat's worst nightmare. To make it easier, first be sure the water temperature is warm and constant. Put the cat in the tub and get him wet with the sprayers warm water. Protect the cats eyes at all time. Apply cat shampoo liberally and rub it in good. Then apply conditioner to the cats' fur to help detangle and conditon it. Rinse really well with warm, steady stream of water. Then use a warmed up towel to wrap around the cat. This will help d...

How To: Get rid of a runny nose without medicines

The University of Michigan teaches you how to use nasal irrigation to get rid of common nasal sinus symptoms without reaching for those over the counter medications. The best part of nasal irrigation is that it handles conditions that medication cannot - such as post nasal drip and the common "stuffy nose". This can work for most allergies, even if you are already on medication. Water used for nasal irrigation should be luke warm and should contain about a quarter teaspoon of salt into an 8 o...

How To: Prevent indoor lighting problems

Prevent indoor lighting problems with these great tips. -When a window is behind the object, bring lights closer to object or use a reflector using the light from the window to create a 3 point lighting effect.

How To: Use micro-misters for drip irrigation systems

Micro misters allow for low volume of water over a wide area. They give good moisture coverage. Systems can be pulled up, changed and made into what you need it to be. Keep potted plants separate from other plants. They should have their own system. There is a system to encourage growth of root systems of various plants. Shrubs get two emitters in case one clogs up, the plant still has moisture. Having the water at the base of the plant limits weed growth. There is a temporary system to get t...

How To: Make a stop motion video

In this tutorial, from Zappos, learn how to make a simple stop motion video. This process is a lot easier than you would expect and this video is here to give you a step by step.

How To: Shoot a stop-motion animated film

This video will show you how to make a stop motion film using an editing program called Windows Movie Maker. Find a place to film your stop motion movie. Preferably a well lit area where the light source is constant. Set your camera on a tripod and position at the angle you prefer. Place the object you want to use in your film outside of the camera's view, and take a picture. Move your object slightly into the camera's view and take another picture. Repeat this many times, until your object i...

How To: Add an infrared effect to photos in Photoshop

This video tutorial is about adding an infrared effect to an image using Photoshop. First of all, open the image to which you wish to add the effect. After that, create a duplicate layer. Then go to the image option and click on it. A drop down menu appears. From that menu, click on adjustments and from that, select the option channel mixer. In the small window that appears, first tick the monochrome option. The idea of the channel mixer is that the total percentage of the colors must add up ...

How To: Make Smash-Glow Crystals (Triboluminescent Crystals)

Smash glow? What the heck is that? That's exactly what you'll find out… watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make smash-glow crystals (triboluminescent crystals) with Dr. Lithium.

How To: Tether the iPhone into a wireless router

One of the coolest feature of the 3G iPhone is the high speed, always on, Internet connection. Having a constant connection to the Internet is pretty much a must have for any dot com mogul. The main problem with the iPhone is the screen is too small to do any serious Web surfing. Yes, it’s great for Twitter or checking up on emails but blogging from it is an exercise in frustration. Fortunately, there is a way to extend that 3G connection onto your laptop by turning your iPhone into a wireles...

How To: Draw the beautiful Megan Fox with pencils

Megan Fox. She's one of those girls you love and hate, because she's just so damn hot! You may not like her acting skills, but her beauty makes up for it all. But the closest you're ever going to get to Megan Fox is with this drawing tutorial. Merrill Kazanjian shows you how to draw Megan Fox, step-by-step, with pencil. It doesn't matter what your experience level is at drawing. All you have to do is follow the step-by-step instructions in this video. If you give it a try, you might transform...

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