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How To: Make bacon fat soap

Soap can be made from just about any kind of fat. Even though fat from bacon, called lard, isn't the finest of fats to use for making soap, it somehow seemed to be the most exciting. Why? Because bacon is amazing. It has an almost mystical power to it and is a food that can be craved to almost no end. I figured what better way use the extra grease I had from cooking bacon then to turn it into soap!

How To: Load fine art paper into the Epson Stylus Photo R2880

If you have the Stylus Photo Printer (R2880) from Epson at home, you probably figured out how easy it is to load paper into the printer. But what about fine art paper? Paper such as Velvet Fine Art and Hot Press and Cold Press loads into the printer slightly different. This video, straight from Epson, will show you how to load these kinds of papers using the rear single sheet guide.

How To: Pick a Brinks number lock easily and quickly

If you've forgotten your combination, or for some other reason want to get past a Brinks number lock, this tutorial shows you how to do it. All you need is a bobby pin. Slide the bobby pin down towards the lock wheels. Then spin the wheels slowly, from top to bottom. As you spin each wheel to the correct number, the bobby pin will slide down a little more. And once the bobby pin is all the way down, not only have you unlocked the lock, you've figured out the combination!

How To: Make a hip hop beat in FL Studio

In this video we learn how to make a hip hop beat in FL Studio. First, load up your drum sounds from the browser to the interface. After this, change the hits on the drums to make the beat sound different. Edit how high the volume is on the snare drum and then change the ghost kick so it's not too loud either. Once you have this figured out, add in the high hat and the shaker patterns. Once you have these added in and you like the volumes that they are at, you will have your very own hip hop ...

How To: Wear a belt with Julie G

In this video, we learn how to wear a belt with Julie G. Try finding belts with different textures, which will add another dimension to your outfits. If you are full figured, wide belts work really well to give your body shape and hide a bigger stomach. Don't wear at your waist, wear at your bust or at your hips. If you have an hourglass figure, you can wear the belt around your hips or below your rib cage. For these body types, it's best to wear around the waist and will cinch it to give you...

How To: Knit a picot cast on for baby sweaters, blankets and other knitted projects

Master knitter Judy shows you how to knit a picot cast on in this knitting video. If you haven't figured out how to cast on yet, you should probably watch her video on that first. This is a sweet edging for the bottom of a baby sweater or blanket. There are many other instances where you would want to use a picot cast on, as well. Learn it with this up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars.

How To: Understand chemical change in chemistry

In this video we learn how to understand chemical change in Chemistry. When you start out, you must first figure out what your cathode and anode is in the equation. Then, read it out to find out if it's oxidized. Once you have this figured out, you can find the conditions of temperature you need to maintain the chemicals. You can figure this out b doing a basic equation for all of the chemicals. Fill this in with the correct information, then the answer will be done. Make sure you understand ...

How To: Evaluate functions by substituting in the variable to the input given

In this video, we learn how to evaluate functions. When evaluating functions, you substitute in the variable to the input given. Once you do this, you will rewrite the equation filing in the appropriate spots with the numbers that you are given. After this, you will evaluate the equation with the proper steps in math. Once you have figured out the problem, you can do this in reverse to make sure you have the correct answer. This is a very easy process and it doesn't take that long. Just make ...

How To: Play "I Don't Love You" by My Chemical Romance on the guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "I Don't Love You" by My Chemical Romance. The basic chords of this song are: C, C suspended, C7, A minor, G suspended, and many others. Once you learn how to do the basic chords in each of the different verses of the song, you will be able to star to play in one fluid song. The fret of the song is tricky to play, so this may take some getting used to. Once you have these figured out, start to add in the lyrics as you go between the different verses. When f...

How To: Create a custom starburst brush in Adobe Photoshop CS5

This is a very popular brush right now and I figured that their may be some people out there who would actually like to see how they are made. So in this tutorial I show you how to create the starburst effect by itself then take it a step further and show you how to make it into a brush that you can use on other projects! Hope you guys enjoy and leave any comments that you might have... Thanks!

How To: Cut your own hair to save money

I was about to cut my hair, as I do about once/month or so, and figured I’d share some of my techniques. Cutting my own hair for roughly the last 10 years now has saved me time, lots of time, money, lots of money, and is way more custom. I have run into issues of bald patches here and there, but it’s always fixable for the most part. However, one time I did create a few too many patches that were too deep and had to have them filled in on a daily basis by my girlfriend for about a week with a...

How To: Save money on food with coupons

Learn from those crazed coupon clippers who've figured out how to buy $500 worth of groceries for 50 cents. You will need Sunday newspapers, coupon websites, accordion folders to store the coupons in, and the store specific circular fliers. Watch this video budgeting tutorial and learn how to save money on food with coupons.

How To: Keep faces together in Maya 8.5

If you think you have all the essential tools figured out in Autodesk Maya 8.5, you probably don't. So, if you want to create awesome 3D animated characters, then maybe you should watch this Maya video to make sure you know how to keep faces together after you already know how to merge, merge duplicate, average vertices, and bridge.

How To: Draw an arrangement of flowers

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an arrangement of flowers. To start this off, you will need to draw lines on the paper where you want each of the flowers to go. Once you get this figured out, draw on each flower individually. After this, add in the detail to the flower to make it look more realistic. From here, fill in the colors to the flowers and then color in the stems on them as well. After this, you will make a box that they are sitting in and color the bottom of it brown for dirt...

How To: Conduct strategic planning retreats

In this video, we learn how to conduct strategic planning retreats. When planning these, you need to make sure you have your priorities planned for the next year. Make sure you choose the right time to go and there are no big changes happening during that time. Pick who is going to go by taking a survey around the company. After you get this figured out, you will need to figure out your agenda. Ask yourself to find out how you are going to get goals accomplished and where you want the company...

How To: Understand the rule of vertically opposite angles

In this video we learn how to understand the Rule of Vertically Opposite Angles. This says that when two straight lines cross it produces vertically crossed lines that must have congruent angles. Because the lines are straight this has to happen. Remembering the rule "supplementary" you will be able to calculate the angle of A and B in the equation. Prove what each of the angles are using the different rules and then move onto the other two angles. Angle C can be figured out by knowing that i...

How To: Divide & multiply fractions with numerous examples

In this video, we learn how to divide & multiply fractions with numerous examples. If you have a normal fraction, you will just multiply across the equation to multiply it. To divide the fraction, you will multiply it by the flip of the fraction. Once you do this, you will have both of these equations figured out. Make sure you reduce the fraction as much as possible by seeing what number goes into both the denominator and the numerator. After you do this, you will have the best possible answ...

How To: Simplify algebraic fractions

In this tutorial, we learn how to simplify algebraic fractions. First you will need to simplify the fractions. You need to factor the numerator out, figure out what A is and what B is. Then, figure out what C is and what the products equal as well. When you have these, you will be able to fill these factorizations into the equation. Rewrite the equation with your figured out numbers inside, then you will be able to solve the equation. Use the rules of PEMDAS to figure out how to solve it, the...

How To: Play the "Nothing Else Matters" solo by Metallica

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the "Nothing Else Matters" solo by Metallica. Start off with playing E, B, G, D, A, and E chords on the guitar. You can play these slowly so you get the hang of how they are supposed to sound. After you have these figured out, start to play them in sections and then together in one set. These are basically the only chords that you are going to use in the entire song, using some in minor or sharp as you continue through the song. Practice each section, th...

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