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How To: Make incredibly simple chocolate truffles

Eric demonstrates how to make simple chocolate truffles from his home kitchen. The ingredients you need to make these truffles are: chocolate pieces (whichever sweetness you desire) heavy cream, butter, some type of flavoring (a liquor or an extract), and also a topping to roll the truffle in when it is done (powdered sugar, nuts, cocoa powder, etc.). You begin the process by putting your chocolate pieces in a bowl with the butter. Then you heat up the heavy cream to boiling. Pour the boiling...

How To: Control cut a selected card to the top of the deck

This video shows how to perform a simple magic card trick where you will be able to control cut a card to the top of the deck. After determining which card will be the one which is used, the trick may be done in one of two ways, one in which the spectator places the card back into the deck, and the other where the magician does it. Certain grips must be used on the deck, which are demonstrated in the video. You should make sure in both cases to have your pinky discreetly hold the place where ...

How To: Make bleached skinny jeans from old ones

ThreadBanger demonstrates how to make recycled bleached skinny jeans. First, put on the jeans and if they are too big, pinch them at the back and mark them with tailor's chalk. Fold under the jeans at the bottom and mark the desired length with the chalk. Open up the seam of both pant legs with a seam ripper. Seam rip the back part of the jeans and the top band. Cut along the chalked lines. Redraw the seam and pin the pants. Sew along the chalk lines. Use pinking shears to cut away the excess...

How To: Cook steak fajitas using flank steak

Steak fajitas start with marinating the meat with 3 cloves of mashed garlic, one tablespoon of vegetable oil, one teaspoon of dried cilantro, one teaspoon of cumin, one half teaspoon of red chili flakes, and one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Add the juice of two limes and one quarter cup tequila to the marinade. Put the whole flank steak int he marinade, and then place the container in the refrigerator to marinate for twenty four hours. The other ingredients for the fajitas are two jalape...

How To: Use Swype to text on your Omnia II cell phone

In this tutorial, learn all about Swype. Swype is an app that you can add to your cell phone to make texting and e-mailing lightening fast. Say goodbye to tap texting - with Swype you just let your finger glide on the keyboard until it creates your desired word. Check out this clip and learn how to install and use Swype on your Samsung Omnia II cell phone (that is running Windows Mobile).

How To: Hack Google Search to find things more quickly

Though the Google home page may appear simple, its search tool is anything but. This quick clip from the folks at CNET TV demonstrates a number of the search engine's most obscure and most useful features, all certain to help you to find your desired information more quickly. For specifics, and to get started using these great search hacks yourself, give this guide a look.

How To: Make a chili cheese nacho casserole with Betty

Nachos are a great snack food but did you ever think you could eat them for dinner? Well, in this tutorial, Betty shows us how to make her chili cheese nacho casserole, and it is so tasty you may never eat 'normal' nachos again! This is a great way to get rid of that stale old bag of Tostitos in your pantry and turn it into something fantastic. Ready? Vamenos!

How To: Hack an elevator to go directly to your floor

Going up? This video will teach you how to hack an elevator, making it go directly to the desired floor without stopping. If you're ever in a hurry or, heaven forbid, a genuine emergency and need to get to the bottom or top floor quickly, you'll be very happy you watched this how-to video. Learn how to enable the "express mode" in most any modern elevator with this great pushbutton hack!

How To: Make a fresh healthy mung bean sprout salad with Betty

In this clip, learn how to make an absolutely delicious salad using two of Betty's favorites: mung bean sprouts and fresh raspberry vinaigrette dressing. This salad is power-packed and contains a ton of protein, vitamins and minerals and is practically calorie free! If you are watching what you eat or just looking for something fresh and healthy for summer, give this recipe a shot. Enjoy!

How To: Place and crop images with Adobe Illustrator

If you're using Adobe Illustrator CS4, you know that cropping an image can be less than a simple task. This how-to walks you through the steps, not only showing how to place and move the image, but also how to crop it to the desired sized. Unlike Photoshop which allows you to work directly with pixels, Illustrator treats all images as whole objects. SO, watch this video and end the frustration that Adobe Illustrator can bring when you're cropping an image.

How To: Weigh and attach the head to your reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to weigh and attach the head to your reborn baby doll. First, insert the stocking into the head, leaving the remaining out. Then, pour in large glass beads until the head is your desired weight. After this, tie the stocking as close to the beads as possible, then cut off the additional fabric. From here, you will fill the head in with soft filling until it's completely full. After this, you can apply the cap and glue around the base of the head. When this is dri...

How To: Hack Age of War 2 with Cheat Engine (01/08/10)

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to hack the flash game, Age Of War 2. Users will need to download the Cheat Engine program for this process. Begin by starting the game. The game should start with 2500 gold. Then pause the game and open Cheat Engine. Click on the Process computer icon and select the current web browser. Now type "@500" into the Value box and click First Scan. Then deduct your amount of gold, type in the new value and click on Next Scan. There should only be 1 result ...

How To: Chop up an onion without tears

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut an onion without crying. Users will need to cut out the bulb of the onion. Begin by cutting out about 1/3 of the entire diameter of the onion. Cut it around the root part of the onion and take out the bulb part of the onion. Then remove the brown layer of the onion and cut down from the end point to the root point of the onion. Continue cutting the onion to your desired cut. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in cooking, a...

How To: Use punctuation when texting with Swype on your cell

You might be confused when using Swype and need to use punctuation marks. Have no fear! It is actually quite easy. Swype is a revolutionary new app that is available for lots of newer smartphones that allows you to type messages without ever lifting your finger from the keypad. You literally "swype" from letter to letter. Check out this clip for info on how to include proper punctuation marks in your texts.

How To: Use Google to easily convert kilos to pounds

The video describes how to convert any unit of weight to any other unit. The example used here is conversion of pounds to kilos. Going to the Google homepage, the desired conversion should be typed in the search box directly, e.g., "150 pounds in kilos". Click the "Google search" button and Google will use its built-in converter to give the result, in this case, 150 pounds is equal to 68.0388 kilos. This, if it is ones own weight, will of course make anyone feel better, because kilos look les...

How To: Slice up a fresh pineapple

Brian demonstrates a simple method of cutting a pineapple in this entertaining video. He starts reviewing some pineapple research. Pineapples are named after pinecones! Brian also discusses the concerns of eating pineapple for people with certain health conditions. First twist and pull off the flower top of the pineapple. Then cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple so that they are both flat surfaces. Then cut off the skin of the pineapple, retaining as much of the flesh as possible. Use...

How To: Cook classic grilled chicken with the BBQ Pit Boys

This video teaches individuals how to cook classic grilled chicken using a BBQ pit. The first step is to begin mixing one cup of vegetable oil and two cups of vinegar. The next step is to add your favorite chicken rub and mix it all together with a pinch of pepper. The instructor marinates his chicken for four hours before cooking. The next step is to put the marinated chicken into the BBQ pit grill to begin cooking. The instructor notes it only takes about 10min to seer both sides of the chi...

How To: Create shiny, reflective & vector text in Illustrator

Learn how to create shiny, reflective and vector text in Adobe Ilustrator. Open a new file in Illustrator. Select pixel dimensions and orientation. Select the text tool and enter desired text. Ungroup the text. Select a portion of the text. Use the gradient editor to select a swatch and change the angle. Adjust the drop shadow. Create a reflection of the text using the horizontal reflect command.

How To: Apply eyeliner with MakeupGeek

This beauty video demonstrates how to apply eyeliner. If you are just beginning to wear makeup, you may be overwhelmed by the many types and brands of eyeliners out there. Depending on what look you want to achieve, you will want to use different eyeliners to get that desired result.

How To: Create a party hairstyle for long hair in 5 minutes

My Fat Rocket Hairstyling ideas demonstrates this party hairstyle for long hair. Divide the hair into a few section before beginning. Pull a curling iron through the hair strand in a downward twisting motion. Move the curler through the hair slowly so the hair curls up at the ends. Using the right motion, a hair straightener can also be used to create the curls. Some strands of hair may need to be processed more than once. Use hairspray to secure the look. For a more sophisticated look, after...

How To: Tie up or truss a chicken for roasting

First of all keep the chicken under the running water and then pad it dry. Then you have to remove the neck, inner portions and the fat from the abdominal cavity. Now season the inside of the chicken with salt and pepper by standing it up inside the bowl. You can now add the desired spices. In this case you can use garlic cloves and lemon pieces. Now close the abdomen cavity and lay the chicken on the cutting board. Wedge the wing tips under the wings. Close the neck cavity by wrapping the sk...

How To: Make a basic Jeopardy game in MS Powerpoint

This video demonstrates how to make a basic Jeopardy game in Microsoft PowerPoint. First, choose a background color by clicking Format on the top bar menu. Select Background and choose the color you wish to have. Click Apply To All to apply it to your entire PowerPoint presentation. Then, click Insert on the top bar menu and select Table. Fill in the number of columns or rows you wish to have for your table and then click OK. In this example, create a 2x2 table. Make a title for your game by ...

How To: Make bacon from scratch with Karen Solomon

Karen Solomon shows how to make bacon. You need 2 1/2 to 3 pounds of pork belly with no skin or bone. Rinse the belly with water and pat really dry. Mix ingredients for cure which includes 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses, 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, 2 tablespoons kosher salt and 1 teaspoon curing salt. Curing salt may be obtained at local butcher shop or online at Sausage Maker. Curing salt helps preserve the color of the bacon and ensures no spoilage. Mix ingredients un...

How To: Make soap cupcakes with soapy whipped icing

In this video, Anne Marie teaches us how to make soap cupcakes with whipped frosting! This recipe will make 16 soap cupcakes, which is perfect for parties. For the cupcake base you will need: 40 oz white melt & pour soap, 1 1/2 oz vanilla select fragrance, 1 1/2 oz vanilla color stabilizer, 6 ml canary LabColor (diluted), SoapyLove scalloped round mold and spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. For the soap frosting you will need: 16 oz white melt & pour soap, 8 tbsp natural castile liquid soap, ...

How To: Make Asian vegetables with soy sauce gravy with Betty

Chinese food is delicious, but it isn't very healthy and can be quite expensive. In this video, Betty adds a Southern touch to a traditional Asian dish and makes vegetables with a soy sauce gravy. The veggies are good for you and filling, and the gravy gives them a nice, hearty texture. Enjoy this dish anytime, and if veggies aren't enough for you - toss in some chicken or seafood, or even noodles and create your own delicious meal!

How To: Prevent Acne with Doctor Recommended Treatments

Acne develops when pores become blocked with dead skin cells and oil. They usually disappear over time but sometimes they leave a scar. When those blemishes form white blood cells rush to the surface to help heal the area. But occasionally a scar forms. Popping and picking can send bacteria further into the skin and increase the blemish and it greatly increases the likelihood that a scar will appear. Nodules and cysts are more severe blemishes and have an increased likelihood of leaving scars...

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