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How To: Look good in pictures with Carson Kressley

Many people suffer from camera-shyness, or a reluctance to have their pictures taken. The reasons vary; some people are generally insecure about their appearance, others feel that their pictures don't match the way they want to be shown. Carson Kressley, from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked, offers the following advice: relax! Tight smiles, defensive body language, and insincere emotions can easily ruin a picture. Try to be spontaneous: if you want to smile, look at ...

How To: Crack the lock on a safe without destroying it or leaving a trace

Safecracking is something that most of us will only come in contact with in the movies, where strange men and women stick their head against safes and twist dials until the safe magically opens. If your interest in gaining entrance to safes that aren't yours goes beyond that, this video will teach you most of what you need to know. It features a prominent lockpicker giving a 30 minutes presentation on non-destructive safecracking techniques.

How To: Play the Miley Cyrus song "The Climb" on piano

Miley Cyrus has already far surpassed the musical fame and talent of her father Billy Ray. For her legions of fans, this video tutorial is here to teach you how to play her song "The Climb" on the piano, based on the AOL live recording of the song that features a more prominent piano part than the recorded version. Practice, and learn how to be like your favorite Disney star!

How To: Make Obsidian and a Gateway to get into Hell in Minecraft

The Halloween update from Notch added many amazing features to the game including Biomes, and more! One of the more prominent, game changing additions were Gateways that lead you straight into Hell. Every step you take in Hell is equal to 16 steps in the outside world. The way you make it is through creating a gateway of Obsidian and igniting the center of it. In this video you will get a tutorial on how to make the Obsidian for the Gateway as well as how to create the Gateway and teleport in...

How To: Change your hard drive icon in Mac OS X

The hard drive icon is the single-most prominent icon on most Mac OS X desktops. As such, you should have some say in how it looks and, as it turns out, you do: In this video tutorial, you'll find step-by-step instructions for changing your hard drive icon. To learn what you'll need to do to change your hard drive, or any other, icon, take a look.

How To: Draw an anime Fox Furry

This video shows how to draw an anime Fox Furry. First, draw the outline of the face, neck and straight-up ears. Then draw the eyes with eyebrows and make them prominent, to look nice and real. Then draw the nose and mouth. Then give borders and shades to ears to look prominent. Then outline and draw the hairs over the head, a little on the face and also side hairs. Then for finalizing the eye part, adding pupils to the eyes to look a little real, and more bordering the eyebrows. Then, draw t...

How To: Make a detailed nose model in 3D Studio Max

The nose is the most prominent feature of the face, and cannot be obscured by sunglasses or hats like the eyes and hair. This two-part video will show you how to add detail to the nose of a 3D model of a human head using 3D Studio Max. You have to have a face already for this to really matter, but if you are up to the task of modeling a basic face in 3D, this video will help you make it look a lot better.

How To: Draw a game character in motion

In this video, we learn how to draw a game character in motion. First draw the outline of the game character and make the body more prominent with details. After this, start to add in darker lines around the outside, then start to shade in the drawing and make the different parts pop out of the page. Next, add in colors throughout the sketch and add in white marks to show the glare on the picture. You will want to keep adding in all the small details to make this picture look even better. Whe...

How To: Use high contrast display settings in Windows 7

Windows 7 provides the high contrast display feature for the monitors. To use this feature go to the desktop. Right click and select 'Personalize' from the menu. This brings up the Personalization window of the 'Appearance and Personalization' option of the Control Panel. Here you can change the visuals and sounds of your computer. Scroll down in that window till you find high contrast themes. Choose one of those themes. When you select them Windows automatically applies the theme to your com...

How To: Paint Pixie Lott from "Mama Do" leopard print nails

Pixie Litt, from Mama Do Nails helps us learn how to get a leopard printed nails. Firstly, using a E.L.F nail varnish in 'Blush', give a gentle coat on the nails starting from the tip of the nails go down to as close to the cuticle as possible leaving some edge space. Now, for the second coat use the brush in the same way but here you will be going down just half way so that it gives a more prominent look for the nails. Now for the leopard print, just use an ordinary black color nail polish f...

How To: Draw cartoon caricatures

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw cartoon caricatures. Start off by drawing the eyes and the eyebrows. Next, draw in the hair on the forehead and then start to make the face surrounding the hair. After this, you will need to draw in the ears and make a note to draw in any prominent features that the person you are drawing has. Make sure to draw larger lips and a small neck, making the head look larger. For men, do the same thing and give each of the pictures a bit of personality! Don't b...

How To: Draw a manga face sideways

In this video, we learn how to draw a manga face sideways. start by drawing a round circle with a light pencil. After this, draw a chin that is from the side view. Next, add on the nose and make the chin look more prominent, like you are seeing the profile of the face. After this, draw on the ear to the center of the face, then start to add in further details. Make the eye and add shading by the nose to make it appear as though there's another eye. Add in eyelashes, then start to add in hair ...

How To: Draw the character Goku from Dragonball Z

Robert Dejesus demonstrates how to easily draw the picture of Goku in (Dragonball Z) by simply using a pencil This demonstration is created with beginners in mind and also to inspire children to take up drawing. First of all, a thinner, rough profile of the figure is drawn and then followed by thicker shade. The head is drawn from a circle and mended to its real profile as the face begin to appear and the hair is drawn and followed by the neck and torso and the shading is given to highlight t...

How To: Make onion skin Easter eggs

The Simple Chef is going to show you a very easy guide to making onion skinned Easter eggs. All you need is: eggs, onion skins, paper towels, and some twine or string. To begin, you want to take an egg and wrap it in onion skins until it's completely covered and then wrap the egg in a paper towel. Next, you want to wrap your twine around the paper towel and tie it so it holds. Next, you want to place the eggs into a boiling pot of water and cook for about 10 minutes so you have a nice hard bo...

How To: Apply eyeshadow for beginners

This tutorial will show you how to apply basic eyeshadow for beginners, regardless of your skin tone. A lighter eyeshadow should be used on your actual eyelids, ending at your crease, so that this lighter color may be able to absorb other further eyeshadow colors. A darker color should be used on the eyelid crease itself in order to make your eyelid more prominent. A matte color should also be used above the crease, extending towards your brow bone in order to enhance your eyes. For any begin...

Make friendship bracelets: The Egyptian

This video is a tutorial on how to create "friendship bracelets". In particular this style is called the "Egyptian" which is a particular style. You need to make two forward knots on your most left strand, you then do it with the next strand only this time you make a backward knot (two of them.) The most inner color you pick (you must pick four different colors, two strands each) will be your most prominent color. You continue this front knot, backward knot pattern etc, and eventually you wil...

How To: Create a purple smokey eye makeup look

This tutorial is an in-depth look into how to make a purple smoky eye makeup look. Using various layers of eye shadow and fine-tuning, you will be able to add a blended purple eyeshadow look. Following the crease line of your eyelid and emphasizing them will be the highlight of your application, make sure to focus on this line when applying your makeup. Adding blackish-purple eyeshadow more heavily on the outside edges of your eye will make this purple smoky look more prominent, an interestin...

How To: Wear leggings in the winter

This is a fashion collection for the winter for the modern young go-getters. The collection consists of an overall over a full-sleeved T-shirt. The leggings are covered at the waist by the t-shirt and the overalls fitting up to below the hips. The model has finished her apparel with a pair of half boots. To enhance her beauty she has worn a necklace of silver and grey beads. The beads are of large size to make it prominent. A ring of diamonds set inside a flower shaped grey stone is placed on...

How To: Survive a bear attack

Learn how to deal with a black bear or grizzly encounter with Shannon Davis and Ted the Bear. Black bears are distinguished from brown bears by lack of a prominent shoulder hump; a Roman profile or sloping nose and forehead instead of a dished forehead; and shorter, thicker claws for climbing versus longer, more slender claws for digging. Although brown bears are generally bigger, size is not a dependable indicator. Also, fetal position is often recommended as opposed to lying prone as shown.

How To: Use Car Wax on Your Refrigerator

One of the most prominent appliances in any kitchen is the refrigerator. Unfortunately, over time, any refrigerator will begin to build up dirt and grime on the exterior. Watch this informative video to learn the best ways to clean the exterior of your refrigerator.

How To: Perform a full abdomen exam on a patient

This video will teach doctor and medical students how to perform a full abdomen examination. John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH, will show you the whole process, from the first steps of inspecting the abdomen, looking for abdominal contour and symmetry, to auscultation, percussion, and palpation of the abdomen. Some common findings during the inspection phase of the exam could be scars, striae, colors, jaundice, and prominent veins.

How To: Make old cabinets look like new

Cabinets are usually the most prominent feature of a kitchen and greatly determine the room's overall décor. Peeling paint, nicks and scratches, or a dull, dirty finish can plague older cabinets and really sap the pizzazz out of the living space. On the other hand, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for cabinets and breathe new life into the kitchen. A repainting project can also save tons of money when compared to full cabinet replacement, which can easily total several thousands of dollar...

How To: Draw a cartoon dog on your computer

Using just the airbrush in MS Paint you can make a cartoon dog on your computer. Start off by making a circular shape using the airbrush, keep at it until it is dark and prominent and then color in the lower half of the circle, this is the nose. Now start making a line from the bottom of this circle downwards, slowly start curving the line at a ninety degrees angle. At the end of this line attach a semicircle to it so that it is perpendicular to the line. Above this line also make three small...

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