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How To: Make an octopus and a squid out of hot dogs for a bento box

Bento Boxes might be the most esthetically pleasing and efficient means of lunch storage on Earth. Part of this is the awesomely shaped food within, originally shaped to fit into the bento boxes but now done with creativity and flair. This video will show you how to cut a hot dog into an octopus or a squid that will fit into a bento box, ensuring extra enjoyment for whoever will be eating your bento.

Do the C-Walk dance move: the V Stepback

The C-Walk, AKA Crip Walk, originated in LA's Compton in the 70's. It is a hip hop dance started by the Crips gang. Originally meant to be a walk, not a dance, it was a way to identify whether you were a Crip. Watch this instructional video to learn how to do the V stepback, a vital move in variations and transitions.

Do the C-Walk dance move: the V

The C-Walk, AKA Crip Walk, originated in LA's Compton in the 70's. It is a hip hop dance started by the Crips gang. Originally meant to be a walk, not a dance, it was a way to identify whether you were a Crip. Watch this instructional video to learn how to do the Cwalk move, the V.

How To: Make vegetable 65

Chef Sanjay shows you how to make vegetable 65 which is mixed vegetables cooked 65 style. What's 65 style? It's an Indian style originally meaning it has 65 ingredients! But have no fear, Sanjay has made it a bit simpler for you.

How To: Choose a perfectly ripe Tommy Atkins mango

Just because the grocery store sells produce, doesn't mean it's all good and ready to eat. Mangos are a particularly tricky fruit to get right… er… ripe. Tommy Atkins mangos the more common mangos, and are usually grown in Mexico (originally Florida). When choosing a Tommy Atkins mango, you need to look for a mango without bruising and with as much color as possible. Green is not quite ready yet. Red is excellent, but a beautiful mix of red and yellow is the best.

Do the C-walk dance move: the Forward V

The C-Walk, AKA Crip Walk, originated in LA's Compton in the 70's. It is a hip hop dance started by the Crips gang. Originally meant to be a walk, not a dance, it was a way to identify whether you were a Crip. Watch this instructional video to learn how to do the Forward V. This move is hard to explain. It's like (for me anyway) going into a sideward V, and then a stepback.

Do the C-Walk dance move: the Heel Toe

The C-Walk, AKA Crip Walk, originated in LA's Compton in the 70's. It is a hip hop dance started by the Crips gang. Originally meant to be a walk, not a dance, it was a way to identify whether you were a Crip. Watch this instructional video to learn how to do the heel toe move. There are many variations of this move, and it can be a bit tricky to learn.

How To: Add Emoticons to Emails and Texts with the Emoji Keyboard on Your iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch

Emoji is the Japanese term for picture icon characters used in electronic messages. Like emoticons the icons have a wide range of characters. Though Emoji has been integrated since iOS 5 the keyboard is not visible. I'm going to show you how to add the Emoji character keyboard to your Apple iPhone, iTouch & iPad. Adding the Emoji keyboard in IOS will give you colorful character, smileys and emoticon keys to use in emails, iMessage messages and chat apps. Upon adding the new keyboard you will ...

How To: Play galloping harmonics on the guitar with Jude Gold

A cool technique on the guitar is Galloping Harmonics, combining the galloping rhythmic figure with harmonics and making it a little funky with some slap guitar, originally made famous by Regi Wooten! In this video, Jude Gold, head of GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) at Musician's Institute completely breaks down the entire process of learning how to get the sound, the feel, and the technique down.

How To: Weave simple paracord 550 bracelets

Paracord, or parachute cord, is one of the most versatile ropes out there. Originally made for parachute suspension during WWII, it is now used for everything from tying knots during a camping trip to weaving sturdy bracelets as a fun DIY project. The tutorial featured in this video is the latter.

How To: Create a neon light text effect Photoshop CS3 or CS4

In this video tutorial, learn how to create a really beautiful, eye popping, neon light "magic effect". Brighten up your asthetic presentation with this cool Photoshop trick, originally found on this blog. This tutorial is constructed using Adobe Photoshop CS3, but please note: This trick does work with CS4, but yields sightly different results. One can download the font used in this tutorial, here.

How To: Make unzipped eyes with makeup

Apply the zipper eye makeup Halloween costume look by gluing real zippers below your eye. This gives a really creepy, skin opening look. Make it more gruesome with fake blood and darker eye makeup. It's originally a MAC makeup look, but many use it for scary costuming or an industrial zombie look.

How To: Draw an edgy tattoo heart by Wizard

Tattoo hearts show you're tough and street smart but are secretly a cuddly teddy bear. Toughen this eternal symbol of love by watching this drawing tutorial on sketching a tattoo heart originally drawn by Ice T (Reckless). With thickly loaded spikes and a smaller heart formed by these spikes below the main heart, this is one guarded spring of affection.

How To: Animate in Adobe Fireworks CS3

Watch this video tutorial to find out how to animate in Adobe Fireworks CS3 (Fw). Fireworks was originally developed by Macromedia for those of you who didn't know. Here, you will learn some simple and basic animation in Fireworks, great for just starting out.

How To: Remove super glue

Superglue (cyanoacrylate) has many uses. Besides the typical household function of sticking things together, it's used in surgical procedures and even in crime labs to develop unseen fingerprints. Originally marketed as Eastman #910 in 1958, this stuff is sneaky and it goes everywhere if you don't keep an eye on it.

How To: Play "Autumn Leaves" by Joseph Kosma & Jacques Prévert on the ukulele

Want to play "Autumn Leaves" by Joseph Kosma on the ukulele? Learn how with this video tab from Glen Rose of Jazzy Ukulele, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords, and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing this great French jazz song (originally titled "Les feuilles mortes") on your own uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Make a hospital bed while it is occupied

In this video, we learn how to make a hospital bed while it's occupied. First, take the top blanket off then take the linens off and make sure the patient is lying on their side. After this, roll the linens towards the patient, then replace new ones where the old linens were originally at. After this, put down a moisture sheet and place it under the clean sheet. Now, put the side table up and roll the patient over and let them know there will be a bump in the middle. Now, move to the other si...

How To: Tie a stevedore's knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a stevedore's knot. Stevedore's knots were originally used in pulleys as a backup system to keep cargo from falling in case the rope slipped. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful stopper knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: Identify problems with vegetable plants

Curtis Smith, Extension Horticulturist with Southwest Yard and Garden, and Rick Daniell, Bernalillo County Horticultural Agent, discuss how to identify problems with vegetable plants in your garden. Gray or white spots on a squash leaf are natural if they do not rub off. Blossom end rot can afflict tomatoes, squash, chilies and melons. Blossom end rot indicates a calcium deficiency during times of vigorous growing during uneven watering. Fertilize when the plants are young. Sun scald can affl...

How To: Do the Two Train belly dance move

Belly dance is originally a form of traditional Arab dance. Most of the techniques of belly dance demonstrate circular motions in the core area of the body (the belly, the hips). Belly dancing is a fun, sensual dance that also builds & strengthens abdominal muscles. In this belly dancing lesson, learn the Two Train move. Follow along with this belly dance tutorial to master this move.

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