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How To: Use a multimeter to test common household appliances

If you're doing any sort of electrical work at home, a multimeter is an invaluable tool to have. But as invaluable as it is to have a volt/ohm meter, it is obviously even more invaluable still to know how to use one. And, with this electrician's how-to, you'll learn how to do just that. For more information, and to get started using and reading multimeters yourself, watch this free video guide.

How To: Snell a fishing hook

Captain Jay Howell shows you a good way to make a low-profile fishing knot to attach a hook to a line. This knot is one you've seen on any factory-snelled hook: a Snell Knot. Now, you can snell your own! It's an invaluable knot to learn and a great knot to use for just about any application.

How To: Tat a split ring

This tutorial video will show you how to tat a split ring. Tatting is a technique used to make doilies. The Split ring is really quite easy once you try it. It is invaluable for branching out from one round of a doily to the next, and a chain of split rings make a pretty necklace as well.

How To: Learn 12 bar blues on the keyboard

If you're looking to learn 12 bar blues on the keyboard, this short but simple video will show you the steps. 12 bar blues is an invaluable thing to know as a musician. You can play it on keys, (obviously) and it's been famously played on guitar for more than a century. Once you learn 12 bar blues, you'll be able to play literally thousands of songs, or, have the foundation to right your own. Get learning, and get blue today! Oh I'm feeling so blue...

How To: Create masks with the Brush tool in Photoshop CS4/CS5

The modest brush tool is one of the deepest, most versatile tools in Photoshop. It's not only a terrific painting tool, but it is also invaluable for masking, as this video demonstrates. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instruc...

How To: Reset and purge in Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5

Deke gets things started with a pair of options that can clean out Photoshops plumbing when things get clogged up: Reset and purge. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: Develop a competitive advantage

In this video, we learn how to develop a competitive advantage. A competitive advantage answers the question "what are you best at." You just need to better than your competitors at what you do in delivering value to your customers. Think about why your customers buy products from you. If you have the competitive advantage clearly identified, it will get you the customers that you want and keep the customers that you have. Put the competitive advantage together by thinking about the company n...

How To: Chemiluminescence, oxidation of luminol

In this how to video, you will learn about Chemiluminescence and the oxidation of Luminol. The first solution is Luminol and NaOH. The second is K3 and H202. Luminol is used to detect blood in crime scenes. It reacts with Iron in Hemoglobin. As you can see in the example, it illuminates the chemicals in the dark. This is why it is very useful for crime scenes. It can be used even if the blood is not visible with day light. Thus, it is an invaluable chemical in the name of science and justice....

How To: Use Skype on your Blackberry

Skype continues to be one of the most convenient and widely used methods of keeping in touch with people all over the world. For those of you on the go, having Skype on your Blackberry could prove to be an invaluable communication resource.

How To: Calculate simple interest

Learn how to calculate simple interest with step-by-step instructions using the formula I=prt. Simply defined, interest equals principle times rate times time. The video shows various examples of calculating this formula by plugging different variables into the equation. Although, these calculations can seem hard to follow, the way they are presented is straightforward and simple to understand. The video also explains converting percentages to decimals, which is the cornerstone of applying th...

How To: Pitch a tent in the wild

From BackpackerMagazine comes a video tutorial about an essential skill: how to pitch a tent in the wild. The video takes us from scouting out an appropriate location for the tent, to actually erecting the structure. This is an invaluable skill while camping alone, but is also useful when with a group of fellow campers. The video also shows you how to properly anchor the tent to the ground, which is essential in a windy environment. Everyone should learn how to pitch a tent.

How To: Make painted plates & tiles with ceramic paint pens

Raid the thrift stores and the hardware stores and turn something that's old and useless into invaluable works of art. Armed with markers and your own artistic skills you can change fussy old dinner plates into something worth eating on. Watch this video to learn more about how to make painted plates and tiles with ceramic paint pens. Give the gift of your genius, and spread the smiles around.

How To: Become a better boffer fighter with a foam sword

Becoming better at boffer combat is not a matter of mastering fancy sword moves, it's about being able to force an opening in your opponent's defenses and taking advantage of it without leaving yourself open for a counter-attack. This tutorial shows you precisely how to create these situations and take the most advantage of them.

How To: Use SharePoint 2010's social computing functionalities

Learn how to take advantage of Microsoft SharePoint 2010's new social computing tools. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular content management system (CMS) or a seasoned MS Office professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the SharePoint 2010 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started taking advantage of SharePoint's social computing features yourself, watch this free video guide.

How To: Use a reciprocating saw when clearing out small trees

In this next tutorial, you'll be get some advice about reciprocating saws and chainsaws, and which is better to use in certain situations. Each saw has their own advantages when clearing out certain trees or debris on your land, but using the wrong can can damage the plants and yourself. There are many advantages for both, but in no way is a reciprocating saw a replacement to the chainsaw. So sit back and enjoy!

How To: Take advantage of depth of field in photography

The great thing about photography is that you're able to capture a moment that will be frozen in time forever. There are many different techniques that can be applied to capture specific moments in time, you just need to know which one works best for you. This tutorial describes the depth of field in photography and how to take advantage of it. Enjoy!

How To: Use Document Map to navigate writing in Microsoft Word

This tutorial is a great eye-opener into the world of Microsoft Word. If you thought you could just open Microsoft Word and type, you are not taking full advantage of what the system has to offer. Iain Broome shows you how to use the Document Map feature on Micosoft Word to your best advantage for any writing project. For more video tips on Microsoft Word, search for Microsoft Word on WonderHowTo.

How To: Win a game against the Eagles in Madden NFL 12

The Eagles may very well be the most played team in the Madden NFL 12, and for good reason--they're the strongest team in the game. Don't worry about forfeiting games when you see them on the other side, with this guide from EA Sports you'll learn how to slow down Michael Vick, use a Sugar Blitz for a strong defensive play, and take advantage of their weak lineback and safety.

How To: Place ear drops in your ears properly so that they work comfortably

Ear drops are useful for all sorts of ear problems, but many people don't take advantage of them fully because they find they don't work or are uncomfortable. That is probably because they aren't using them properly. This video by a respected ENT with show you how to place eardrops correctly so that they work and won't get caught on your ear drum and cause the swimmers-ear sensation that scares so many away from ear drops.

How To: Use a light meter to properly light a digital film

A light meter can prove to be an invaluable tool on any film set, allowing you to quickly and efficiently set lights and know the correct exposure values of those lights. Light meters were initially designed for still photographers and cinematographers can easily calibrate them to a given film stock speed for shooting film. But what about today’s digital cinematographer? I’m glad you asked. In this video tutorial you'll see how you can use a light meter to quickly and efficiently light a scen...

How To: Replace washing machine hoses & why

This video explains to the viewer the advantages of replacing washing machine hoses. As well as, rather more importantly, explaining how to complete the process. According to the creator the rubber hoses that are standard to most washing machines are subjected to high pressure water for many years. As they are only made of rubber they are apt to break and start leaking. This can cause many thousands of dollars worth of water damage. The creator recommends replacing the rubber pipes with reinf...

How To: Explore the crossover game content in World of Keflings, Ilomilo, and Raskulls

The achievement system and hard drives of modern video game consoles present an as-yet-underutilized potential for crossover content between games. Microsoft has finally taken advantage, and recent Xbox 360 releases World of Keflings, Ilomilo, and Raskulls contain some really awesome crossover content. Watch this video for a guide to accessing and using all of this awesome and visionary content.

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