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How To: Cook and carve a simple honey baked ham for Thanksgiving dinner

Not going turkey this year for Thanksgiving? We understand. It's a lot of work for just one meal, but this year's most anticipated family meal can still be as satisfying with something a little simpler— ham! A nice honey baked ham is sure to please even the hungriest of bellies this holiday season, and the best thing— this is so easy you can enjoy a Thanksgiving-quality meal year-round!

How To: Make a simple balloon sunflower out of 2 balloons

his video show viewers how to make a basic sunflower out of 2 balloons. First, you should begin with the green balloon which will make the stem. Make sure that both balloons have some empty space at the ends for allowance of air movement during folding. Make two small bubbles on the green balloon and then twist this together with the yellow balloon which will make the petals. Make 6 rather large bubbles to form the petals. Make a loop with the yellow balloon after all 6 bubbles are made and a...

How To: Make a retro ray gun prop for film or costumes

It's funny how unevenly the real world keeps pace with science fiction. Smartphones have capabilities that Gene Roddenberry never imagine a portable device could have, but guns still use tiny powder cartridges to launch hunks of metal at things. The phasers, ray guns, and blasters of Star Wars, Star Trek, and other sci-fi works have yet to appear. Don't let that hold you back! This video will show you how to make a cool retro ray gun prop that you can use with a Halloween costume or in a film...

How To: Tear a thick phonebook in half

In this two part tutorial, learn a very cool magic trick that will have people stunned! In this video, magician Jason Younger will teach you how to rip a full sized phonebook in half! The secret behind this trick is actually a lot simpler than you would imagine, and no one will be able to guess how you are doing it.

How To: Perform the Aces All Again card trick

Learn how to do an amazing card trick that will impress your friends. The magician starts out with a quick example of a trick that everyone has probably seen and then leads into a more advanced card trick, called All Aces Again. He first performs the card trick then he shows us how the trick works. This particular trick takes a little preparation and no need to shuffle so that even a child with small hands can perform! Once the magician completes the card trick, he shows us how to lead into t...

How To: Make a great green bean side dish

Sometimes simple is the best way to do it, and what is simpler than green beans? Well, they aren't THAT simple, but the concept is easy to grasp. Green beans can make a fantastic side dish to any meal if you know how to cook them right. In this video, chef Jason Hill introduces you to a simple, but delicious green bean recipe with garlic and shallots.

How To: Do a twisted cross stitch

Spice up your repertory of knitting stitches with the twisted cross stich demonstrated in this clever crafter's how-to. The stitch, though it might sound difficult, is much simpler than you would think and can be used anywhere a traditional cross stitch might be. Learn how to do twisted cross stitching with this free knitting lesson.

How To: Tie the woolhead sculpin pattern

Flashback Max from Alaskaflyfish.net demonstrates how to tie the Woolhead Sculpin. There are many sculpin patterns around - muddler minnow, etc. - but this is one of the simpler methods, using sheep's wool. It's not a pretty thing, but they swim well and they'll be popular with the fish.

How To: Disable automatic gain control on a Canon T2i/550D 7D

AGC ruining your takes? This Canon EOS DSLR user's guide offers a trick for disabling it entirely. It's simpler than you might think. So simple, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the process in just over 5 minutes' time. For more information, and to get started disabling auto gain control on your own Canon t2i/550D or 7D camera, take a look.

How To: Make an origami butterfly

Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a butterfly with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own butterflies from a sheet of folded paper. These are great for taping to greeting cards or adding to letters. This shape is a bit advanced so be sure to practice on simpler shapes first. For more information, and to get started making paper butterflies yourself, take a look!

How To: Create a formula timer in Microsoft Excel

Are you looking for a way to make your Microsoft Excel formulas simpler, faster and more efficient? If so, you're in the right place. With this free video lesson from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 2nd installment in his "Excel Formula Efficiency" series, you'll learn how to compare alternative formulas to see which is faster.

How To: Use Merlin positions for smooth steadicam shots

There are a lot of famous steadicam shots where the camera floats just ahead of the actors as they walk along having a conversation. (See just about any episode of "The West Wing" or "Battlestar Galactica.") Perhaps you imagined the cameraman walking backwards, carefully stepping over door frames or other obstacles in order to get this tricky shot. But as you'll see in this video, it's actually a much simpler matter of using a device called a Steadicam Merlin, so the operator can see where he...

How To: Successfully bypass padlocks with a lock pick

For lockpicking, there's tension wrenches and lock picks. There's all kinds of tensions wrenches (or spanners) out there, you just need to find the right one for you and it's best if it were stainless steel. The lockpick should also be stainless steel. To bypass padlocks, all you need is the lock pick though, and it's simpler than you think. With a delicate touch and a little practice, you'll be lockpicking like a pro in no time. Next you'll be picking Master locks, deadbolts, door locks, bik...

How To: Design an icon set in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

This software tutorial takes a look at how to design an icon set in both Photoshop and Illustrator. An icon set is a set of icons that you can integrate into a number of different projects, like a website or a company letterhead, logo and identity set up. Having an icon set readily available for all your project needs will make your workflow faster and simpler. So watch and see how to make an icon set first in Photoshop and then in Illustrator.

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