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How To: Cook Pho Ga like a restaurant chef

The national dish of Vietnam, Pho, is an amazing dish that you can have at any time of the day, preferably in the cold weather! In this video you will learn how to make Pho Ga, a version of Pho with chicken instead of beef. Chef Mai Pham shows you how to cook the Pho the best way and techniques for cutting the vegetables and spices properly.

How To: Purify Urine for Drinking with an Emergency Solar Still

It’s called Urophagia—the art of consuming urine. There could be any number of reasons for having the desire to drink your own urine (or somebody else’s). There’s the so-called term “urine therapy,” which uses human urine as an alternative medicine. In urine therapy, or uropathy, it’s used therapeutically for various health, healing, and cosmetic purposes. There’s also those people who drink urine as sexual stimulation, where they want to share every part of each other. And then there’s the o...

How To: Pan fry sirloin steak with the BBC

In this video, from BBCFood, Chef Barney Desmazery shows us how to pan fry a sirloin steak to medium-rare perfection. First, of course, you need some sirloin steak, about 150 grams per portion. Look for a piece of steak that has some nice marbling of fat and nice color. The pan-frying method we're using to cook this sirloin steak can be applied to any piece of meat. You'll need a dry pan. Rub a bit of oil on the steak, and then add some salt (preferably sea salt) and pepper on both sides. Nex...

How To: Make TCPO (for making glow sticks)

How to make TCPO or bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, used in glow stick reactions. WARNING: This procedure should only be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced chemist. Please refer to the material safety data sheets of all chemicals for their hazards. Synthesis must be performed in a fumehood.

How To: Tag your name using LED light throwies

This is a complex process, but the guys at Graffiti Research Lab have armed you with detailed written instructions and this video on how to create a night writer. This is a more complicated version of their LED throwies that allows you to catch a tag in lights. You'll never need an airpline skywriter again!

How To: Play a word play scam / trick on people

Not all Roman alphabet letters are created equal. Some are used much more than others, as becomes readily apparent in this mind game / brain teaser / scam. It involved compelling people to list words that lack certain letters, without which words all but cannot be made. Watch this video to learn how to play this trick on unsuspecting (and preferably pretentiously wordy) friends or enemies.

How To: Make healthy and filling school lunches

School lunches are either super oily and disgusting (pizzas with a thick layer of oil on top or double cheeseburgers) or far too healthy for any kid to want to eat (lackluster salads with iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, and ranch). This causes a dilemma for kids who want to eat healthy without sacrificing taste.

How To: Make chocolate ruffle cake

Stop serving a scoop of ice cream and put some effort into your next dessert dish! Steal this recipe from Sue McMahon, cookery editor at Woman's Weekly, for a delicious chocolate ruffle cake. To make this ruffle cake you will need about two-and-a-half hours and the following ingredients:

How To: Make cheap homemade cleaning solution for your PC

Are you sick of spending a ton of money on not so great cleaning supplies? Well, if cleaning the screens around your home are the problem, check out this tutorial. In this video you will learn how to make a super effective cleaning solution for your TV, PC, laptop, iPod screens, etc for about a dollar! This couldn't be easier to do, and your screens will be clear and shiny in no time.

How To: Remove permanent marker stains with toothpaste

This shows viewers how to remove permanent marker stains using toothpaste. First, you will want to do this in a bathroom or kitchen. Fill up a cup just barely with water. This should only be about 1 cm deep or full in the cup. Next, you will need to different kinds of toothpaste, preferably one a gel and another the average paste. Now, put the toothpaste into the cup, about quarter size, and use your finger or any tool to mix this with the water. Next, you'll want to put this mixture onto the...

How To: Make venison summer sausage with garlic and peppercorn

To do this sausage you are going to need some venison meat and, preferably, pork, the fat in it helps to bind the sausage. Cut all meat in smaller pieces. Blend tender quick, ground black pepper, garlic powder and ground mustard in a bowl and ad it to the meat before you grind it up. This will mix it better with the meat. After you have grounded the meat, you stuff it into a fiber casing that has been soaking in hot water for about half an hour. Once the casing is stuffed and tied up at the e...

How To: Do the "karate kid" runner's ab workout

Joel Harper from Runners World TV is going to show you how an ab workout properly named the "karate kid". For this ab exercise you are going to need a small medicine ball preferably one with sand inside and you are going to want to place it between your two feet while standing. Now, you want to squeeze the ball with your feet and then jump and try and toss the ball as far as you can into the air. Depending on the health of your knees you can work on flexibility also by after throwing it into ...

How to Make Indian food: Shami kabab

Shami Kabab is a dish that we classify as "Indian Food", however, its originations are found in Syria. These are commonly used as appetizers or side dishes. You will need: -Two pounds of beef cubes, medium sized. Preferably do not use ground meet. -3 medium sized onions. -7 fried red chilies, -4 cloves, one bay leaf, -cumin seeds, -eight cloves of garlic, -and thinly sliced ginger. -Pressure cooker For best results, and to retain the flavor best, do not add water when cooking, the water found...

How To: Boil milk

First, find yourself a very large pot with a thick base that will distribute the heat evenly, preferably a stock pot. If the bottom is thin, consider some sort of diffuser. If you don't have one, buy one. They are cheap and you'll be glad you did. They even have them in the grocery store sometimes, for less than $10. Pour in your milk and turn on the heat to medium/high. Bring the milk to a boil over high heat stirring constantly, controlling the foam against boiling over.

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: Shoot a stop-motion animated film

This video will show you how to make a stop motion film using an editing program called Windows Movie Maker. Find a place to film your stop motion movie. Preferably a well lit area where the light source is constant. Set your camera on a tripod and position at the angle you prefer. Place the object you want to use in your film outside of the camera's view, and take a picture. Move your object slightly into the camera's view and take another picture. Repeat this many times, until your object i...

How To: Prepare classic Chicago style hot dogs

Tune into this hot dog how-to video and watch host Scott Herbert get frank about his passion for Chicago-style hot dogs. Also, learn the secret to a frosty root beer float that's especially sweet when made with Whole Foods Market's 365 Everyday Value root beer crafted with cane sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.

How To: Create sexy leopard print eyes

Create sexy leopard print eyes. Fresh Face: Start with what I call a fresh face, which is your clean slate for all of your looks. A fresh face is after you have put concealer and foundation all over the face or only where needed, which ever you prefer. Also groom the eyebrows at this point, if needed, to avoid smudging shadow or liner while trying to groom. Apply a generous amount of loose powder to the eye to catch little stray make-up pieces. Shadow base: Apply a shadow base to give a good ...

How To: Screen print your own t-shirt

This great tutorial by BubzBeauty takes us through the step by step process of screen printing your own t-shirts. Materials you will need include Mod Podge glue to make a stencil of your tee design, fabric paint, thin permeable fabric (preferably Organza), a 12 inch embroidery hoop, and a sponge.

How To: Knit a chunky yarn newsboy cap for left handers

You usually don't hear the words "skater" and "crochet" in the same sentence, but these two rather opposite realms collide within this crochet tutorial. You've probably already seen newsboy caps before: lots of skaters don it because it's cool and also very comfortable. But did you know these skater hats can be made with yarn?

How To: Fold an origami paper pyramid

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial, Ana Maria, Origami artist, will show you how to fold an origami paper pyramid. For this you will need a square piece of paper; preferably colored. Fold the paper in half, open it up and fold in half in the other direction. Open up and fold all corners to the center point of the paper. Now fold it in half in both directions. Open up the last fold and fold one of the edges inwards. Open up again, unfold the adjacent flap and lock the flap down as shown in t...

How To: Gloss your polymer clay pendant jewelry

You'll learn how to gloss/polish your polymer clay pendant jewelry in this video. To do this, you'll need a brush. Preferably, a nice, soft brush. You'll also need your clay pendants (of course), some gloss, and aluminum foil. First, you pour two drops of the gloss onto the aluminum foil. Next, you take your brush, put it in the gloss, and run it across your pendant. This will give your pendant a really thin coat of gloss. Be sure to wash your brush soon after, otherwise the gloss will dry an...

How To: Replace the door check link in a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple maintenance on your automobile, but you may need a few tools. Invest in the basic tools and you'll be prepared for just about any car malfunction you can think of. These tutorials will help get you on your way, as long ...

How To: Make a vegetarian faux sausage roll

Start with some meat substitute, preferably Italian sausage substitute. Then get some pizza dough, mozzarella cheese (or its substitute if you prefer vegan food), butter (or its substitute), fennel, Italian seasoning and adobo. A delicious party food or appetizer dish!

How To: Play 'Never Have I Ever' to break the ice at parties

Never Have I Ever (or I Never, depending on which coast you're from) is a fantastic drinking game that requires no equipment or coordination. Just a preferably mixed group of drinkers with secrets to hide. This video will explain how to play this perfect ice breaker game and get to know your friends better than you ever wanted to.

How To: Make a Lego custom Cip Quad Blaster from Star Wars

The reciprocating quad blaster, or cip quad, is one of the most powerful parts of the Clone Army's arsenal in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. This video will teach you how to make your own tiny replica of this terrifying weapon out of Legos, on a scale where it can be used by a Lego minifigure (preferably an ARC trooper heavy gunner. Arm your Legos properly after watching this video.

How To: Lay a wooden floor at home

Want to lay a hardwood floor yourself? It's easy. Provided, that is, you have all of the following materials: wood panels (preferably with built-in foam underlay), plastic sheeting, duct tape, tapping blocks, a hammer, a crowbar, a straight edge, a miter square, a pencil, string line, some spacers, and a saw. For complete instructions on putting it all together and installing your own custom wooden floor using panels, watch this free DIY guide.

How To: Get a jeweltone rhinestone look with your makeup

This video shows you how to get a jeweltone rhinestone look with your makeup. First, you take "Kryolan aqua color" and mix it with water, and apply the mixture to your eyelid. Next, you use "Jewel Blue" to cover your eyelid. It should look turquoise now, because of the base you applied. Next use the UV pink from the Kryolan UV Palette and apply that to your crease. Now blend the edges. Now you use fuchsia pigment and set it on the base of your crease. Next use a jewel tone purple eye shadow a...

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