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How To: Work with common and preferred stocks 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 62nd installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to work with common and preffered stocks in MS Excel.

How To: Change Online, In-Store, Google Pay, Samsung Pay & PayPal Cash Card Payment Preferences for PayPal

Making a purchase through PayPal is great because you have the option to pay using your account balance, a bank account, debit card, credit card, rewards balance, or even PayPal's own credit product. You need to pick one to be your preferred payment method for each in-stores and online but, unfortunately, changing these preferences can get a bit tricky on your iPhone or Android phone.

How To: Make Your Nexus 7's Brightness Auto Adjust to Your Preferred Levels in Different Environments

When it comes to our smartphones and tablets, we're always on the lookout for ways to beat the oh so common rapid battery depletion problem that affects practically every mobile device. We'll do anything and everything to keep our battery life at an optimum, from turning off certain features (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) to removing widgets and applications that use an exorbitant amount of CPU. One of the most popular and efficient ways of saving battery is to lower the screen brightness. Usually, we...

How To: Switch the Default AirPods Microphone to Stick to Your Preferred Ear

AirPods are not only a great way to listen to music on your iPhone, but you can also use them as a headset for phone calls, videoconference, Siri, voice memos, audio messages, and more. While each 'Pod has a built-in microphone, they aren't used simultaneously, and your AirPods will automatically choose which to use. If you want to only use the mic from one 'Pod or the other, there's a way to do that.

How To: Search YouTube more efficiently with search operators

Searching YouTube is tough, because there's a plethora of content, so sometimes i's best to do an advanced search. This is not to be confused with the "search options" available during a YouTube search query, because those are limited to key features of YouTube, but not specific search terms. Much like Google, you can search YouTube via search operators. Many of the same search operators that work on Google work on YouTube also. Filter your results the way you want, not the way they want. You...

How To: Say 'what is your name' and 'my name is' in French

Meeting new people can be hard for some people, especially if they're using a different language, like French. This video will teach you how to say "what is your name" and "my name is" in French. To ask someone their name, a stranger or someone older than you, ask, "Comment vous appelez-vous?". When asking someone your own age, it's "Comment tu t'appelles?" To answer, say "Je m'appelle" + Your Name. Example: "Je m'appelle David."

How To: Play "That's just the way it is" on the piano

If you would like to play "That's Just the Way it is" on the piano you first should realize this song is in the key of G! The phrase that starts this song first starts with A minor then goes to E minor. Next, go to D and down to a C and to a G then back to A minor. That is the first phrase of the song. Continue to practice this phrase. Now to start the chorus, you should play a G on the left hand and then A , B, G and go to the F on the left hand with G, A, F. When you go to the C it's just D...

How To: Choose the correct size for your snowboard

In this video, Sierra Snowboard gives us some tips on how to select the snowboard that's right for you. Each board comes in a number of different sizes, and most boards come with a size chart specific for that board. These charts can be vague, but are good starting points for selecting your size. One thing to consider is your bossy type. The weight of the rider is the primary factor in selecting the size of a snowboard. You'll notice that the height of a rider is not listed on a size chart. I...

How To: Do a cute and edgy side ponytail

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a cute and edge side ponytail. Start by taking the front of your hair, including your bangs and combing it back. After this, clip the ends of the hair onto the side of the head with a couple of bobby pins. Hair spray the hair after this, or tease it if you prefer. Now, take sections of your hair and make different sized braids until you reach the bottom. Tie these off at the end, then put your hair back into a side pony tail. Make the pony tail on either s...

How To: Simplify complex fractions in algebra

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How To: Enable Gaming Preferred Mode on Google Wifi or Nest Wifi for Smoother Stadia Streaming

Although not quite as common today with the always-connected world we live in, you still might be having bandwidth wars in your home right now. If the internet connection in your area is mediocre, you know the feeling well. Google Stadia recommends having a 25 Mbps connection for playing in 4K, so you can expect to need at least that much to maintain a smooth, high-quality gaming session.

How To: Calculate the value of a preferred stock 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 62nd installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate the value of a preferred stock.

How To: Create a perpetuity preferred stock valuation formula in 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 40th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a perpetuity preferred stock valuation formula in Excel.

How To: Create an engraved text effect in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to create an engraved text effect in Photoshop. First, start a new document in Photoshop and make it as large as you want it. Now, select the foreground color as a dark gray. Next, grab the rectangle tool and draw a shaped layer, making the color whatever you want it to be. Now, go to "layer", then "layer style", and "gradient overlay". Go to the gradient bar and mix light and dark grays or black to make a metal or chrome look as you prefer. After this, write in yo...

How To: Make colored bath salts at home

In this video, we learn how to make colored bath salts at home. First, gather some rock salt in your home and place it into a large mixing bowl. You can also use Epsom salt if you prefer. Next, grab some natural essential oils in any smells that you prefer. Add a few drops into your salt, then mix together. You can also place the salt into a plastic bag, then place in a few drops of food color and scent, then shake it until it's completely colored and scented. Pour this into a jar and layer t...

How To: Tape your hockey stick properly

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly tape a hockey stick. Start at the base of the stick and start to tape down the blade. Try not to have too much tape overlap. Keep taping until you reach the end of the blade, taping over the toe if you prefer. If you have a rounded toe, you will have to use scissors to cut the tape, then fold it tightly at the end so no tape is hanging loose. Now, flatten the tape out with something hard and flat. To finish, store this in a cool and dry place and enj...

How To: Style a Gokudera wig for a cosplay costume

One of the most distinctive parts of the anime-style characters that most cosplayer prefer is the spiky, multicolored anime hair. Most people need a wig to execute one of these styles in real life, and this video will show you how to do it! The example in the video is a wig for Gokudera from the manga Reborn!, but these lessons can be applied to lots of other anime wig styles.

How To: Play arpeggios on the guitar as a beginner

In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn how to incorporate simple arpeggios into your guitar playing. Regardless of your preferred style of music, if you want to be great, you'll need your head and hands on the same page. And there's no better way to get your head and hands on the same page than to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one.

How To: Use a melodic-percussive strumming style on guitar

In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn how to play guitar with a melodic/percussive strumming style reminiscent of old Neil Young. Regardless of your preferred style of music, if you want to be great, you'll need your head and hands on the same page. And there's no better way to get your head and hands on the same page than to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one.

How To: Create an image gallery (slideshow) in Flash CS4

Slideshow is such a dirty word. Most people immediately think of boring family reunions or 1980's corporate meetings when they hear it. That's probably why web designers prefer using the term image gallery to refer to their slideshow-like works. This video will teach you how to make an automatic image gallery using Flash CS4, which is a slideshow where the images advance automatically on a timer.

How To: Perform the "Metamorphosis" card trick

Got a deck of standard playing cards? Looking for your next great illusion? Prefer that it be Kafkaesque? Look no further. In this free video magic lesson, you'll learn how perform the "Metamorphosis" card trick. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown, and to get started impressing your friends and family with this great trick, watch this prestidigitator's guide.

How To: Cook crab legs with James Hayduk

Every sailor will tell you, there's nothing tastier than fresh crab legs. They're easy to make and only take a few minutes. All you need to do is boil the legs and add a little flavor and the rest takes care of itself. So, get a bib because it's about to get messy and check out this tutorial for making delicious garlic crab legs!

How To: Beat a polygraph or lie detector test

AntiPolygraph.org's George Maschke speaks with Nick Frost about how to fool a polygraph (lie detector) test in episode 5 of the tongue-in-cheek 2003 television series Danger: Incoming Attack. Note that the anal sphincter contraction, discussed as a polygraph countermeasure, while effective, is no longer recommended by AntiPolygraph.org, and alternative techniques such as mental countermeasures or tongue-biting are to be preferred.

How To: Make money-saving standing reptile plants

Reptiles come from a variety of biomes, but certain reptiles, like snakes and lizards, do prefer a wet, tropical environment with lots of tree and bush cover. Because they feel more at home in this kind of environment, you must try to simulate their preferred surroundings when you take one home as a pet.

How To: Prepare a pork chop before cooking

In this tutorial, we learn how to prepare a pork chop before cooking. You can use this method no matter how you are cooking your pork. Whether you are grilling, baking, or frying this method will make your pork chop more tasty! First, grab your pork chop and slice on the side where the most fat lies. Slice lines on the side close to each other, then sprinkle the pork with different flavors. You can use salt, pepper, garlic salt, and many other different spices that you prefer. Spice up both s...

How To: Add a title in Pinnacle Studio

In this tutorial, we learn how to add a title in Pinnacle Studio. First, click drag and drop your movie into the movie screen and then click on the "edit" tab. Now go to the left hand side and click on the "text" button. Go for a standard title, or whichever you prefer and click and drag that into the video screen. It will now be in front of your video. Double click the video screen and then edit the text to say what you would like. Next, click out of this and add a transition from the right ...

How To: Use the Cool Noodle Tool to make noodles at home

In this video, we learn how to use the Cool Noodle Tool to make noodles make from thai coconut, auzzhini, jicama, daikon radish and yellow squash. First, grab a half of a coconut and your noodle tool. Take your tool and scrape the inside of the coconut and you will have coconut noodles in no time! Do this for all of your different vegetables, whichever you prefer. Place all of your vegetable noodles into a large bowl and you can now prepare these with any sauces that you prefer. This tool mak...

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