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Soil Science: How Microbes Make Compost to Feed the Soil

Are you looking for a little microbe magic? Think composting. Composting is a great way to reuse food and plant waste that you would otherwise throw into the trash, which would just end up in a landfill somewhere. During the composting cycle, microbes reduce this organic waste until it can be fed back into the soil as rich, crumbly compost. When returned to the soil, compost feeds plants and improves the nature of life underground. Sound like a great idea? It is — and it's easy.

How To: Here's How to Compost if You Are an Apartment Dweller

Being a city dweller does not mean you cannot save the planet — or your food scraps. Climate change and resource management are big issues. Composting in any size space is not only possible, but it gives you a chance to reduce greenhouse gasses and reuse food scraps. Right now, about 40% of all food in the US goes to the landfill. In addition to planning meals and using your food in creative ways to reduce the amount that goes to waste, you can compost.

How To: Make your lawn more environmentally friendly

Eric with Real World Green explains how to make your lawn more environmentally friendly. First, let your grass go dormant in the summer and don't water it as much. When you mow your lawn, consider using a push reel mower. A mower with a gas engine pollutes more than modern cars do. If you are going to use a gas engine mower, keep the blades sharp for a more efficient job. Use a mulching mower, because yard waste takes up a lot of space in landfills. Consider tearing up some of your lawn and p...

How To: Refill printer ink cartridges

There's a reason why printer companies want you to recycle your old printer cartridges. Because they can be reused. It cuts costs and saves them money, but you can save money, too. You don't have to keep buying new cartridges, you can recycle your used ones yourself by simply adding more ink. It could save you a ton of money on printer costs.

How To: Use wood chips in the garden

Chopping up downed trees and sending them to the landfill isn't ideal. It's better to use them as firewood or have them chipped up and use them as mulch material or for a walkway. Never combine woodchips with the soil because they rob the soil of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium but they're great walkway material and will gradually break down providing nutrients for the soil.

How To: Perform the "serenade of the kings" card trick

This card trick is called Serenade of the Kings. Make two piles of four cards. The first pile contains all kings, and we set these face down (except for the leader king in front) on the table in a star shape. The other pile contains four black spot cards that help us do our magic. Burying the kings into the black spot cards, one by one, shows that they disappear into the pile with a little twist and shake. Now we place the kings and black cards in four different piles of two, but once we pick...

How To: Do the "Jack the bounty hunter" card trick

This card trick is called Jack the Bounty Hunter. After a series of cuts, placements, and sorting, Jack the Bounty Hunter ends up adjacent to a card the spectator picked earlier in the trick. Brief synopsis of the procedure (you need to see the video for the full explanation): First, you set a Jack aside. Then you make two piles of 15 cards and set them aside. The spectator gets a pile, and you get a pile. Cards are cut. The spectator picks a card from the remainder of the deck. The spectator...

How To: Perform the Last 3 card trick

For this tutorial we are picking three Aces because they are the easiest to remember. Make 4 piles of cards. First pile is ten cards. Second pile is 15 cards. Third pile is 15 cards. The last pile will be 9. Take the Ace of Spades (the example card),put it on one pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the Ace of Hearts (another example card), put it on the second pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the last Ace put it on top and put the last pile on top of that one. Stack the...

How To: Perform the "tell the truth" card trick

This video shows you a mind-reading card trick. This particular trick requires 8 cards: 4 kings and 4 queens. First, the subject is asked to memorize one of the 8 cards as they are laid out before the subject, face-side up. The cards are picked up and sorted in various ways and the subject is asked a series of questions. The questions are always asking whether the card the subject memorized is in a certain group that the trick performer presents. The card in question always is in the group th...

How to Do card tricks: "Mismag822" card trick revealed

This is a video tutorial in the Magic & Parlor Tricks category where you are going to learn how to do card tricks: "Mismag822" card trick revealed. This is really easy for beginners. Ask someone to tell you a number from one to ten and count up those many cards from the deck and place them face down on a table. Now count out the same number of cards two more times and put them on the table. Then ask them to place the rest of the pack on any one of the piles. Next ask them to pick up any one o...

How To: Build a compost pile for dummies

The video starts out with the narrator explaining the benefits and uses of a compost pile. He then begins to demonstrate the steps to start a compost pile. He lists the ingredients and demonstrates how to mix it up with a pitchfork and shovel. He advises to put brown organic matter such as wood chips, leaves, sawdust, etc. as the first layer in the pile. Then add a layer of green organic matter such as grass clippings. A layer of kitchen scraps or manure can be added. He then shows how and wh...

How To: Diagnose and treat hemorrhoids

Around half the UK population will develop piles at some point in their life. In this exclusive guide, Dr Jessen explains the causes of hemorrhoids and dispels some myths along the way. He also discusses treatment options – from over-the-counter creams to surgery – and advises on the best way to prevent piles occurring in the first place. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to diagnose and treat hemorrhoids.

How To: Shuffle poker chips

This video shows you a neat way to keep you occupied while playing poker, shuffling poker chips. This is done with an even number of poker chips. You take these chips, cut them in half and put both piles next to each other. Grasp the two piles with your fingers using your middle finger to lift the middle of them. While doing this you push the piles together with your other four fingers. If you're doing it right you should get a clean shuffle with alternating chips from both piles.

How To: Perform the "Out of Order" card trick

This is a video tutorial on how to perform the "Out of Order" card trick. For the trick, you need a deck of cards. The effect of the trick is that after showing the deck to the spectator, the performer deals out the deck into 3 piles. He collects all the piles and makes a new deck. Then he cuts the cards and deals out the deck in the same way one more time. Then he makes a new deck and deals the cards into 12 piles. Every 13th card is an ace and all the piles have all the numbers together i.e...

How To: Perform the ultimate professional jazz aces card trick

This video shows the viewer Andy Fields ‘Ultimate Professional Jazz Aces’. The trick starts with 4 queens’ face down on the table. Next 4 black cards are selected. Seemingly these cards are made to change places with the queens’ one at a time. This is supposedly done simply with a flick of the wrist. After all of the queens have been swapped the viewer is led to believe that the queen must be lying face down in a pile and that the black cards must be in the magicians hands. However on closer ...

How To: Perform the four aces card trick

Impress all of your friends with some card magic, or as others like to say, card manipulation or card trick. You don't need to be a magician to learn the illusion of magic with a deck of playing cards. See for yourself how easy it is to learn... watch this video tutorial to see how to perform the four aces card trick, where you pick cards randomly out of the deck, put them into four piles and reveal four aces on the top of each pile.

How To: 4 Cheap & Easy Ways to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink Without Any Nasty Chemicals

Oh, boy. A stopped-up drain. It'll inevitably happen with any home plumbing system and your kitchen sink is no exception. That clog won't go away on its own and will require immediate attention to keep any standing water from rising. But you don't have to resort to calling an expensive plumber or using a bottle of hazardous chemicals. Using simple kitchen staples or common household objects, as well as some determination, you can unclog your kitchen sink on your own without paying a dime.

How To: Perform the Christ Ace card trick

kammagic shows you the Christ Ace card trick. You start off with a regular deck of cards and choose 4 cards, these should be signed, and split the deck into 4 piles. Place each card into a pile then put all the piles on top of each other. After the first two cards are revealed, you can ask the member of the audience what their card was and using letters as cards, spell that out. You will get to their card. For the final card simply turn the deck and reveal that there's only one card facing do...

How To: Build a backyard quarterpipe for snowboarding

In this video, our author, Jimmy Jacobs, shows us how to build a quarter pipe. He shows use many ways to grip the shovel to form our quarter pipe such as “the granny” or the “railroad”. Please make sure your shovel has a sharp tip, otherwise this will be difficult. From here, just repeatedly hit your pile of snow with the sharp tip of your shovel to smooth out the surface. It is important to note that you it helpful to build your pile first, instead of trying to smooth the snow before...

How To: Make fertilizer

The one thing that can make your home garden flourish is by taking care of it and meeting the needs of your plants. One of those needs is great fertilizer. And the best fertilizer comes from the heart, not the store. Get great results in your garden by making your own fertilizer and compost at home.

How To: Pull pranks at the bar using only matches

Matches may not be the ubiquitous part of every person's going-out equipment that they once were, but they are still useful both for lighting fire if you don't have a lighter and for pulling these two hilarious bar pranks. The first is a simple counting game where you manipulate your victim into making piles of matches of sizes you guess correctly, because you rigged the game. The second involves challenging the victim to make six equal half of eleven using a pile of matches. Both are funny, ...

How To: Make compost for your herb garden at home

Compost is a very important part of your garden. In order to create the compost you need five very important ingredients: air, water, heat, nitrogen and carbon. You can introduce air circulation by crossing branches. Water your pile so it does not dry out, but you do not want to water it too much so that it gets mushy. your compost pile has to be warm in order for it to compost. You can get nitrogen by using green things from your garden like weeds and grass, and you can get carbon by using h...

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