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How To: Short Attention Span? Use These Browser Plugins and Mobile Apps to Summarize Long News Articles

Our attention spans have vastly shortened thanks to the Internet and our subsequent procurement of information from it at a rapid pace. It's tough to pay attention to something for a good amount of time, unless it's ridiculously interesting and stimulating. It's gotten so bad for me that I keep checking my phone every ten minutes—I even did it during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

How To: Say "I just ate" in Tagalog

In this video, linguist Bud Brown provides a short lesson on speaking Tagalog. He teaches his viewers how to say that they have just something, such as saying that they have just eaten. There is a conjugation that should be remembered when you want to make a sentence of this form. You have to take the root of the word and double the first syllable of the verb. You then have to add the article "ka" before this verb. For instance, for the Tagalog verb "sabi" which means "to say", you would say ...

How To: Cite scholarly journal articles in MLA format

This video shows viewers how to properly cite scholarly journal articles in the MLA format. In your works cited page, the citation should begin by placing the author's last name first, followed by his first name. If there are multiple authors, all subsequent authors should have their first name first followed by their last name. Placing a period after this, the next item is the title of the article, placed in quotation marks and followed by a period. The name of the scholarly journal is place...

How To: Make sherry braised beef short ribs

Chef John from FoodWishes demonstrates how to make sherry braised beef short ribs. First dice and cook some bacon. Take the bacon out of the pan and put them in a Dutch oven, and cook the short ribs in the bacon grease. Put the short ribs into the Dutch oven and add fresh thyme and one bay leaf. Brown a diced onion in the bacon grease and stir in 3 or 4 cloves of diced garlic and add a little flour and sauté. Add sherry wine and cook until it thickens, and put it in the Dutch oven. Add beef b...

How To: Write an article

In this video, we learn how to write an article. When writing an article, you need to use the proper formatting. This starts with the introduction to grab the reader's attention. Then the middle will elaborate on the introduction with 200 words maximum. The end will give the conclusion and summarize in around 50 words total. Don't give an opinion, just keep it un-biased and let the reader come up with their own opinion. Don't make some common mistakes which include: spending too much time res...

How To: Make a Throwing Knife into a Mini-Harpoon

Greetings, all ye happy miscreants! In my last article, I showed a certain technique for throwing a knife without spin. If you haven't read that article yet, do so now. This article will be useless to you if you have not read my article on proper throwing technique. Anyway, in this article, I will show you a cool trick you can do with my throwing technique.

How To: Turn an old towel into shorts

To recycle an old towel into shorts, fold the towel and cut it into a short leg's length worth of fabric. Cut another piece into a short leg's length worth of fabric. Draw a curved seam on one edge. Stack the towels and pin them to hold the fabric in place. Cut out the seam on both of the towels. Separate the towels and sew up the seams on both of the fabric pieces. Do not sew the top seam and front side seam of the shorts. Instead, sew the front and back side seams together. Thread and sew a...

How To: Cite reference books in MLA format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cite reference books in MLA formats. Citation is a reference to a published or unpublished source. Viewers will learn how to cite an article in an online reference book and an article in a print reference book. The format for the online reference book is:

How To: Create short cello notes

Check out this instructional cello playing video to learn how to create short cello notes. When creating a short note on the cello, divide the note into two sections. This tutorial recommends practicing with a few martele exercises until you're comfortable making short notes on the cello.

How To: Increase the range of a USB Bluetooth adapter with a high performance antenna

Watch this amazing USB Bluetooth adapter hack from Kipkay. It's easy and effective, plus it will work with other wireless devices, too. Bluetooth works on a 2.4GHz short wavelength radio frequency, but it's only effective over short distances. Well, Kipkay's going to show you how to increase the range by swapping out the antenna in the bluetooth adapter with a HyperGain 2.4GHz high performance antenna.

How To: Bypass Paywalls in Safari to Read Any Article on Your iPhone

Paywalls make it nearly impossible to access certain content unless you have a subscription. It's a practice that many news organizations and other online publications use to increase revenue: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Wired, and so many more. But just because a paywall is in place doesn't mean you can't get around it on your iPhone.

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