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How To: Preserve your Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern to keep it looking fresh

Carving Jack-O'-Lanterns is actually one of the safest parts of Halloween, despite the sharp knives involved. There are all kinds of techniques and styles, and this video will give you some great tips to help your pumpkin carving. It includes tips for keeping your pumpkin from getting mold and making it smell nice, and also advice on the use of foam pumpkins for those who want to eschew the mess of using the real thing.

How To: Change your automobile battery

Check out this car maintenance video on how to change your car battery in the smartest and safest way. So, get out that socket wrench or crescent wrench and get to work. Take out the auto battery and clean the battery cable connectors for a nice connection to your vehicle's new battery. Then just install the battery.

How To: Make a play-doh heart with your kids

Play-doh is one of the most easiest, safest, and funnest kids toy out there today. It has lasted for years and years and continues to be used to this day. So no wonder it's a toy that teachers across the nation still use in their classrooms. This tutorial will show you how to make an easy heart made from play-doh. Enjoy!

How To: Kill bed bugs with bug hunting dogs & heat

It's looking like heat is the safest and greenest way to deal with a bug problem. The KTLA Morning News (Los Angeles) did a series of segments on this new development with host of the Discovery Channel's Verminators Show, Mike Masterson. ThermaPure is being demonstrated, as are some bed bug sniffing dogs that Masterson's company, Isotech, uses.

How To: Pop a pimple the right way

Don't pick the blemishes on your face, at least until you've seen this how-to video. You shouldn't pop zits because of the high risk of scarring, but you'll probably do it anyway. Watch this video skin care tutorial and learn how to pop a pimple the safest way possible.

How To: Achieve a believable fake tan for summer

We really hope that by now you're not careless enough to head out for a day at the beach without a single drop of sunscreen. While many gals prize deep bronzy tans that seem to make us glow and look skinnier, real tans are horrible for your skin (even if you don't get a sunburn) because anytime your skin changes your it means your skin's outer layer has been damaged and is healing itself by creating more melanin, or pigment. Which is not so attractive, right?

How To: Craft a shrink plastic cherry necklace and accessories

If your little girl loves jewelry making but you're scared she's going to poke her eye out with a wire when you're not looking, sleep soundly at night by teaching her how to craft shrink plastic jewelry. Perhaps the safest and easiest forms of jewelry making, it involves only shrink plastic and a mini oven (which you would help out with).

How To: Feed a pill to a cat or kitten with the pill-popper method

A pill-popper is a great instrument for feeding your pets their require medication. If you have a cat (or kitten), then you know these devices are the way to go! This video shows you how to give your cat a pill using the pill-popper (any brand). You'll want to have your medicine ready, along with your pill-popper and feline friend. It's the safest way to administer pills to pets.

How To: Check the brake pads on a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250

In this tutorial, we learn how to check the brake pads on a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250. First, check the thickness of the brake pads on the car to see if they are thick enough. The rear pad is surrounded by a gold piece called the "shoe" and the rotor. The front pad has to be inspected by laying on your back and looking for the pad to see how thick it is. If the thickness is not enough, you need to replace it as soon as possible. Make sure the brake pads are up to the standards of the owner's ma...

How To: Update iPod Touch and iPhone to OS 3.0 firmware

In this how-to video, you will learn how to update your iPod Touch and iPhone to the OS 3.0 firmware. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes and the firmware copy. Also, backup the contents of your device before proceeding. In iTunes, check for update in the device screen. Next, hold shift and click restore. Navigate to where your firmware is and select it. This will give you an update screen. Once finished, you will have to setup your device again. You can select your backup if you ...

How To: Check moles for potential skin cancer

You might not believe it, with our experience of the great British weather, but more people die of skin cancer in the UK than in Australia. In this exclusive guide, Dr Jessen stresses the importance of being familiar with our skin and any moles we might have, and provides simple and effective ways to check ourselves. He also advises on the safest way to enjoy the sun and dispels some myths along the way. You can’t catch the sun on a cloudy day? Think again. Watch this video tutorial and learn...

How To: Find your Windows product key

In this video, we learn how to find your Windows product key. Start off by going to Magical Jellybean Keyfinder. This website has a download that will find your product key for your Windows program. This is a great and necessary tool if you happened to loose the product key that came with your computer. This is also great for computers that already had Windows installed, and you never had the product key in the first place. Once you install this on your computer, you just open it up on your d...

How To: Do high key video lighting for product photography

This video shows you how to do video lighting for product shots. In order to do this the presenter begins by putting the product on a plate. He has three lights that are placed around the product. 650 watt shooting onto the background. The second light is 1000 watts, with an open face shooting into a soft box. It has a flag to protect the light. The third light has an umbrella giving fill on the background. He then shuts off all the lights except for the background light giving a shot of the ...

How To: Get cheap natural-looking highlights at home

Rather than spending money at a professional salon, learn how to get inexpensive highlights at home. This technique will give you a very natural look with no orange tones. You need a product called Jolen. Mix about 1/4 teaspoon of this powder. Pull your hair back and take small sections about 1/4 of an inch thick and apply product to that section. You should make sure to wear regular gloves as you are applying the product. It is okay if the product mixes with other products. Continue this wit...

How To: Factor special products in algebra

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next big test). With this installment from Internet pedagogical superstar Salman Khan's series of free algebra tutorials, you'll learn how to factor a group of special products in algebra.

How To: Factor two special products of polynomials in algebra

Learn how to factor the special products of polynomials with this free video algebra lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next big test). With this installment from Internet pedagogical superstar Salman Khan's series of free math tutorials, you'll learn...

How To: Multiply Any Number by 11 with a Super Fast Mental Trick

Most of the time, when I’m bored during math class, I play with my calculator to satisfy my boredom. Recently, I've discovered that when multiplying any number by 11, 111, or any number similar to it, that it has a pattern (though I guess everything in math has a pattern). I don't know if this technique is original, because I didn't read anything about this. It's just mere observation. If it’s a tried and true technique, let me know.

How To: Use natural products to clean your home without toxins

We all want to spic and span our kitchen countertops, our tile floors, and our bathrooms. But for the most part we can bet you've been unwittingly using storebought detergent cleaners or bleach. While these cleaners are in fact excellent at removing grime and buffing your dirty floors to a Midas touch perfection, they also come filled to the brim with known cancer-causing agents, synthetic chemicals, and other gnarly, hard to pronounce crap.

How To: Create & work with pivot tables (PivotTables) in Excel

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you've come to the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the nth installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to create and work with pivot tables (PivotTables) in Microsoft Office Excel. Specifically, this video covers the following topics and examples:

How To: Use cross products to solve proportions

To solve a proportion for a variable you should employ cross multiplication. The basis of cross multiplication is the property which states that the product of the numerator of one fraction and the denominator of what it is set equal to is equal to the product of the remaining denominator and numerator. For example if you have x/15=21/45 you simply need to multiply x by 45 and 15 by 21 then set them equal to each other. The result of this is 45x=315. To solve this new problem for x, divide bo...

How To: Jack up a car safely

Everyone should know how to use the jack that comes with his or her car. Try this at home so if you ever get a flat, you'll know where the jack is and how to use it to fix that tire. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to jack up a car safely.

How To: Set up a Panasonic Lumix G1/GH1 for product photograpy

Learn how to optimize a Panasonic G1 or GH1 for product photography. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to shoot terrific product portraits with a G1 or GH1 camera. For more information, including detailed instructions, watch this digital camera user's guide.

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