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How To: Convince Others to Follow You Using Your Face

Are you a follower or a leader? No matter how you respond, we all know that leader is a more desirable position to hold. Great leaders typically share a few qualities—confidence, intelligence, and strength, to name a few—but one of the most intriguing is their appearance. With the right facial structure, and some well-rehearsed expressions, you can trick others into thinking you're leader material.

News: The Pixel Exemplifies Google's New Hardware Philosophy—To Do It Right, Do It Yourself

Android device manufacturers may see the new Pixel "Phone By Google" devices as just another competitor, one that likely won't upset their entry-level margins. But that would be a mistake. Pixel is Google's call to action. With Google now offering as near to perfect an Android experience as we've had so far, OEMs that want to keep selling smartphones in a world flooded with them will need to start working for the privilege.

How To: Purify Urine for Drinking with an Emergency Solar Still

It’s called Urophagia—the art of consuming urine. There could be any number of reasons for having the desire to drink your own urine (or somebody else’s). There’s the so-called term “urine therapy,” which uses human urine as an alternative medicine. In urine therapy, or uropathy, it’s used therapeutically for various health, healing, and cosmetic purposes. There’s also those people who drink urine as sexual stimulation, where they want to share every part of each other. And then there’s the o...

How To: Use colorful, textured plastic cups to create a cool film lighting effect

This is a creative idea for a great light effect for any video project. If you're a cinematographer and are open to knew and creative ideas (and cheap!), then this colorful, moving lighting effect is perfect for your film. You'll need three plastic cups, a 5/16-inch metal rod about 2-feet long, gaffers tape, packaging tape, drill and a light. You can get the plastic cups from the dollar store, which won't cost you more than three bucks! They need to be translucent and have the colors you want...

How To: Make a lampshade out of plastic cups with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a lampshade out of plastic cups. First, you will need to purchase clear plastic cups and use a stapler and tape. To start, lay your cups on the ground with the bottoms facing up. Now, take your tape and tape the cups together two at a time, then connect all the cups in a circle. Next, use your stapler to staple the cups together, going two at a time. Start adding more cups around the circle of original cups using the stapler. After you get to two cups wi...

How To: Make a dragon sushi roll

This video demonstrates how dragon sushi rolls are made. Rice is pressed onto a rectangular sushi wrapper. The wrapper is then turned upside down, and fillings are spread onto the other side of the wrapper. The roll is wrapped so that the rice is on the outside. Pieces of seafood are placed on top of the roll and it is garnished with flat strips of vegetable. The roll is covered with plastic wrap and then pressed into place. With the plastic wrap still on, it is sliced into pieces and pressed...

How To: Recycle a plastic bag into a plastic bag bracelet

You don't have to own a Cricut, several volumes of themed scrapbooking paper, pinking shears, and ribbons in each color of the rainbow to call yourself a crafter. More complicated crafts do call for this kind of deep and expensive preparation, but the craft presented in this video practically requires nothing.

How To: Make a Mickey Mouse tie dye t-shirt

Making a Mickey Mouse tie-dye shirt is as easy as can be. First trace a Mickey mouse outline onto a plain white shirt with a pencil. Using plain dental floss and a needle, sew around the tracing you've just created. For optimal results soak the shirt in soda ash (this step is optional). On the final stitch, pull on the dental floss until Mickey's head "pops up". You will need several rubber bands for the next few steps. First tightly wrap some rubber bands around Mickey's head. Add additional...

How To: Remove a popcorn ceiling

Many acoustical or popcorn ceilings that were put in, in the 1970's, contained asbestos. If you are unsure about the contents of the ceiling take a piece and put it in a plastic bag and send it to a lab for testing. Once you know that the ceiling is asbestos free and you are ready to take it down, start by turning off the power to the room. Next put down a plastic drop cloth to cover the floor and furniture in the room and protect it from the water that you will be using in this process. Tape...

How To: Shrink plastic with household materials

In this video, we learn how to shrink plastic with household materials. You will need: tin foil, plastic container, scissors, glove, and colored markers. To start, you will preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Then, cut a piece of the plastic out in a square shape. Next, draw whatever you want onto your piece of plastic. Make it as colorful as you would like to! When finished, put this in the oven using a glove. Make sure it's on the foil when you put it in. Then, leave it in for less than a minu...

How To: Craft a shrink plastic cherry necklace and accessories

If your little girl loves jewelry making but you're scared she's going to poke her eye out with a wire when you're not looking, sleep soundly at night by teaching her how to craft shrink plastic jewelry. Perhaps the safest and easiest forms of jewelry making, it involves only shrink plastic and a mini oven (which you would help out with).

How To: Make your own frosting plug

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to make their own frosting plug for when you need to decorate cakes, cookies, pies, or cupcakes. The first step in making your own frosting plug is to put a piece of plastic wrap onto your counter. Spread it out so that it is in a square shape. Next put a dollop of frosting onto the piece of plastic and roll up your plastic. Next after the plastic is rolled into a tube you can get your plastic bag with your attached frosting plug and c...

How To: Use the Helghast StA52 assault rifle in Killzone 2

Killzone 2 is the latest iteration of one of the Playstation 3's only reputable exclusive series. It's a great shooter, and has many guns that are well-balanced and each offer distinct advantages. If you want to master the game, you'd better know how to use each one properly. This video will teach you everything you need to know about the StA52 assault rifle, the workhorse fully-automatic weapon of th Helghast.

How To: Use the Helghast StA-14 rifle in Killzone 2

Killzone 2 is the latest iteration of one of the Playstation 3's only reputable exclusive series. It's a great shooter, and has many guns that are well-balanced and each offer distinct advantages. If you want to master the game, you'd better know how to use each one properly. This video will teach you everything you need to know about the Helghast StA-14 rifle, a semi-automatic but powerful rifle for medium-range combat.

How To: Tilt-shift photography to create a miniature effect

Kipkay from Make Magazine shows us how to create a photographic illusion, making things look smaller than they really are with tilt-shift photography. Materials needed include rubber plunger, an oversized lens, a plastic body cap, a single lens (or digital single lens) camera, a hot glue gun, a sanding file, and a disposable object for a plastic backing, such as a VHS tape case. With this great tutorial and a little work, create the illusion of a miniaturized world with this photographic tech...

How To: Make a lighted holiday bow

What a unique bow. Your gifts will be beautiful under the Christmas tree. Materials you will need are: plastic wrap, hot glue, LEDs, scissors, pliers duct tape, glue gun and glue, toothpicks and 3 volt batteries. First you take the plastic wrap and cut it about 5 times the size your bow is going to be. Take the end and push it together. Now make one side of the bow, push together, and make the other side of the bow. Keep going back and forth until the plastic wrap is at the end. The left over...

How To: Create a Hello Kitty nail paint design

This video by KlairedelysArt demonstrates to us how to create a Hello Kitty nail paint design. She does this design by first painting it on plastic using any household plastic bag. She clearly explains all of the supplies needed and the demonstration on how to paint the actual Hello Kitty logo is very thorough. All she uses to make this happen is a plastic bag, white nail varnish, black and fuchsia nail art pens, and clear nail varnish. She paints the Hello Kitty logo onto the bag, lets it dr...

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