Due to the downturn of the economy, many smart shoppers have turned into smart crafters instead. Whether it's making crafts for your home or for friends, crafting saves money (we're talking a $2 craft versus a $50 present for a friend's birthday present).
Crab cakes are best when kept simple and light. Try the recipe in this video for an authentic Chesapeake Bay taste. You'll need to gather these ingredients: two eggs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, lemon, bread or cracker crumbs, seafood seasoning, baking powder, parsley, and crabmeat. If you can't make it out to the shore or a nice restaurant (economic downturn and all), check out this video cooking show and learn how to make your very own Maryland crab cakes. And remember-...
Need a hand figuring out how to encourage your baby to make sounds? This video guide from Health Guru will teach you everything you'll need to know. For all of the details, watch this video guide for new parents.
This video gives you some good advice in encouraging good behavior in your children. You'll have to establish that there are some times when negotation is possible and some times when it is not, and establish consequences for both good and bad behavior.
If you're a habitual thrift store and consignment store shopper, then you know that every now and then you'll stumble upon a vintage necklace or ring that has one part that's sooo pretty, but the rest looks pretty tacky or too old. Give new life to the little bits of vintage jewelry you've collected by repurposing them into a brand new necklace.
In this video, we learn how to form a "Mastermind Group" with your wingmen. Make sure you have motivation to go out by finding two to three close friends. These friends will encourage you to go out during the week as friends as well as out to the bars and clubs. Organize information with each other and then motivate each other to go out and get better at getting women. Start motivating yourself by wanting to hang out with your friends and watching them go and get girls. Once you do this, you ...
Freestyle stroke is broken down into dry land exercises that encourage muscle memory of the points in a stroke where maximum strength is necessary. Dr Rein Haljand demonstrates positions to achieve streamline and balance pressure from elbow and hand.
Preserving the environment is not only the right thing to do—it can result in significant cost savings for your business.
Hummus is one of those rare foods that are both delicious and healthy. It's made mostly of beans and tahini, which means it's packed with belly blasting fiber and lots of antioxidants, which deccelerate the aging process.
The bee population is in trouble. Colony Collapse Disorder is a mysterious malady that is decimating bee colonies all the country and could kill them completely, which would leave all of the plants and honey-loving people of the world in serious trouble. This video will give you some tips for encouraging the bee population, which is really one of the most green things you can do in this, the bees' time of need.
Want a fruit smoothie? While we can't recommend asparagus or cheddar-flavored drinks, we encourage you to experiment, using this road map to the ultimate healthy blended beverage. Remember to be creative -- mix a variety of fruity flavors.
You can easily copy the aged look on old brass jewelry and hardware. Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, oxides naturally. But you can encourage the process to go faster by using vinegar and salt water, or a rag soaked in ammonia. Use these techniques to mimic an antique patina.
Ryan Howard is one of the greatest power hitters in the game today. In this video, he breaks down his procedure for setting up in the batter's box before taking a pitch. He encourages young players to develop a batter's box routine like his own to ensure that they are in the proper position every time the stand in to bat.
Check out this music tutorial video that demonstrates how to play a simple guitar boogie in G. This instructional video provides fret diagrams and live action to show how to play a simple boogie in G. This video is aimed at budding fingerstyle guitar players, but can be adapted to a pick. Advanced beginners are also encouraged to watch and learn. Play a simple guitar boogie in G and improve your guitar playing skills!
The economy is rough at the moment, and we all need our jobs more than ever. Check out this tutorial, and learn how to make yourself so valuable at your job that no one would ever want to fire you.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your tired legs, relieving your varicose veins, or simply finding the right pose for meditation, watch this video and learn how to sit in the Swastikasana, or Ausipicious Pose. This pose will strengthen your legs and increase flexibility.
This is a great holiday project that also encourages recycling! Take a few old cereal boxes and repurpose them into either tags (which you can use for gifts) or glittery photo corners that you can attach in your albums or scrapbooks.
Focus on the memories, not the food! This video lists some great ideas, like a Giving Tree that you can put at the kids' table to encourage your children to think about what they can give to others, in addition to being thankful.
In this video, couples issues-expert Dr. Karen Stewart discusses how to maintain and encourage open communication committed relationship. For more information, and to learn more about how to keep the lines of communication open when in a serious relationship, watch this helpful video guide from the folks at Mahalo.
Think your baby might be ready to walk? Looking for a way to encourage those first few baby steps? This video guide from Health Guru will teach you everything you'll need to know. For all of the details, watch this video guide for new parents.
Looking for a quick guide on how to play imitation games with your baby as a new parent? This video guide from Health Guru will teach you everything you'll need to know. For all of the details, watch this video guide for new parents.
Puppies are used to interacting with their surroundings by using their mouth, so it's natural for them to bite a lot. However, that's not necessarily behavior which pet owners want to encourage. This video shows you how to use clicker training to teach your new dog how not to bite.
The riding style demonstrated in this how-to video is very common to take, is legal, and encouraged. If the road is too narrow or there is too much traffic, it might be safer to ride single file to make room for other vehicles. Watch this video cycling tutorial and learn how to ride in a group of bicycles.
Here's a good practical joke to scare friends and maybe even encourage them to quit smoking. All you need is access to their cigarettes and some blanks from a toy gun. Watch this video pranking tutorial and learn how to make an exploding cigarette. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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In this yoga how-to video we explore an easy restorative supported spinal twist. Restorative yoga is designed to offer support and stability to the nervous system to encourage ease and relaxation. Twisting assists in digestion and increase in intuition. Watch and learn how to relax with this restorative spinal twist.
Encouraging your baby's brain growth can be fun for both parents and children. See how to become an active teacher and begin stimulating your baby and promoting brain development.
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VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy, who has worked for several large studios throughout his career, including Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions, introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this five-part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch a boat in two-point perspective.
Pectin, which comes from the cell walls of plants, is used as a primary gelling agent in many james and preserves. Most jam makers go to grocery stores to purchase pectin in powder form, but it's much healthier to make it yourself. Check out this video to learn how to produce pectin from underripe green apples.
Google is the biggest and best search engine on Earth, and if you are a webmaster and want your website to be a big success it would really behoove you to know as much about how it works as possible. The Google Webmasters series of videos and website were created to teach webmasters, SEO professionals, and others how Google works by answering their questions and giving them insights into how they can best integrate and utilize Google's functionality to improve their business. This video expla...
In order to create your own personal yoga sequence and to personalize your yoga routine, you will need to remember to ask yourself about your needs. Remember that you shouldn't just do it as a routine. Having a routine is important, because it will encourage you to do your exercises everyday. However, you have to remember to be in the moment and to give your body what it is asking for and demanding.
No, you're not going to look like a cheesy impersonation of Batman when you don this "bat sleeve" blouse. Composed of wide sleeves that encourage free air flow (always good, especially for sisters with sweaty armpits. Yes, we went there) and a nipped in waist, this blouse is flattering and comfortable at the same time.
The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers run right through Iraq and meet inside the so-called Sunni Triangle. This has been a traumatizing spot for U.S. troops over the past few years, but it doesn't have to be... especially if your playing the board game Tigris and Euphrates.
Use snow tires in the winter. Special patterns in the tread encourage the tires to grip the road better than regular tires. Snow tires are especially helpful if your car has rear wheel drive to discourage fish tailing.
A daily, brisk 30-minute walk boosts brain power, helps control weight, and improves your overall health. And if you commit to doing it with friends, you're more likely to stick with it.
Learn how to cut back plants in your garden effectively to encourage new growth and remove dead and diseased branches. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to prune plants.