Your loved ones are the most important things in life—so make sure you know how to sign the name for each of your relatives! In this lesson from Sign Language 101, Ryan demonstrates how to sign all of the titles, names, and words relevant to your family (including the word “family”). Learning the reasoning behind many of the signs (like those for “girl,” “grandfather,” and “children”) will make mastering this new vocabulary a breeze. Finally, learn which titles/names are gender specific.
Time to sort out your knowledge of Microsoft Excel! In this lesson, Motion Training teaches you how to sort your Excel tables by categories other than cell content, particularly color. Find out how to add icons to your cells, then sort by those icons using Conditional Formatting. See how to sort spreadsheets by 'Likes': fill color, font color, or icon color. This lesson is also a great review in using Excel's data sorting functions, including how to add multiple levels at which data is sorted.
Want to plant a container garden, but don’t have lots of room? Make use of empty wall space and install a vertical garden! Despite the challenges of growing vertically, there are a few products on the market that are capable of providing your plants with the water they need to stay healthy and beautiful for the long haul. Sunset Magazine lets you in on their vertical container gardening product: Plantasy, a grow medium made from peat moss and coconut coir.
New to Microsoft Excel 2003? Unfamiliar with the program and its basic functions and applications, or intimidated by this complex software? This tutorial demystifies the program and teaches you the basics of creating a spreadsheet and chart from a series of data, while demonstrating the advantages of using Microsoft Excel to manage information.
Interested in learning how to use Microsoft Excel 2010? The first in a series, this Excel tutorial covers how to edit and format spreadsheets, enter data, and create basic charts. Motion Training will also teach you simple tips and tricks to help you get started with this powerful software. Although the lesson focuses on Microsoft Excel 2010, the concepts covered can be applied to earlier versions of Excel.
Add some cheer and some cheers-ing to your garden party by serving champagne cocktails! Learn how to concoct this classy cocktail by combining sugar, bitters, and champagne. This video also teaches you how to peel a lemon in order to create a lemon twist that can be used to garnish this (or any) cocktail. Champagne cocktails are a great alternative to a mimosa at a tea party or special shower!
Did you know that transplanting plants at the wrong time of day or into dry soil conditions can send them into shock? For many plants, the trip from the nursery to your container garden can be a stressful experience. Sunset Magazine shows you how and when to transplant so that your plants thrive in their new home.
Whether you have a home business and need to keep track of inventory, or you have to organize data for a report, spreadsheets are a great organizational tool and can help you manage information efficiently. In this lesson, learn how to get started in Microsoft Excel 2003. Guy Badger shows you the basics of data entry and formatting, and teaches you about auto complete and general navigation in the spreadsheet.
Top off your holiday meal with a light and fresh dessert. This recipe for poached pears in white wine syrup from Sunset Magazine yields a fresh, elegant dish that won’t put you out of commission for the evening. Once you’ve let your pears cook in the vanilla, cinnamon, and boozy syrup, serve them with a dollop of sweet mascarpone and an extra drizzle of syrup.
Learning the days of the week and common phrases is helpful when building a foundation in any foreign language, but in order to engage in conversation, some greetings and other useful words are also useful. In this lesson from Sign Language 101, Ryan Moriarty teaches you important signs like “yes,” and “no,” as well as other basics like “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me.” Add these words to your signing vocabulary, and you’ll be ready to chitchat in no time!
A unique take on a holiday classic, this 1966 recipe for Italian chard stuffing remains the most popular ever published by Sunset Magazine. Mix sweet crumbles of Italian sausage with wilted Swiss chard and milky bread to form the perfect texture for stuffing. Learn how to make this perennial favorite just in time for your Thanksgiving feast.
You don’t have to pay for an expensive case to protect your glasses. Make one yourself with this lesson on how to make a glasses holder out of a tie. Even if you’re prone to losing them around the house - use a bright patterned tie and your glasses will never be lost. All you need is needle, thread, scissors, a button and a cheap old tie! It’s a quick and easy do-it-yourself craft that you’ll be telling your friends about.
This Advent Calendar is a gift that kids can make for their parents! This lesson shows you step by step how to make an advent calendar. Think of things you can do to help your parents in December, write or draw every promise on a little piece of paper and put them in the Christmas ornaments. For teachers, the lesson attachment has a link to a free companion document containing writing suggestions and sample drawings. Music courtesy of Davenport Productions, used under license.
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Gearing up for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, it’s important to be ready with a solid turkey recipe for the many feasts to come. Whether it’s your first time cooking a whole turkey or last year’s recipe didn’t cut it, there’s no shame in looking for some guidance. Learn how to butterfly and cook your bird to perfection with a flavorful brine, fresh herbs and spices, and the right grilling techniques in this lesson by Sunset Magazine.
Have you been looking for healthy vegetarian meals that taste good? Korean recipes might be the way to go. Learn how to make a simple and mild soybean sprout soup that beautifully complements this colorful bibimbap recipe with a side of namul, or cooked vegetables. This vegetarian dish still packs plenty of protein, and its colors will make your mouth water. Watch this lesson to learn about Korean foods, ingredients, and culture!
Curious about the vast world of wine? Start by learning the fundamentals. Sunset Magazine walks you through the basics of processed Vitis vinifera, from choosing the best corkscrews and wine glasses to determining tasting notes. You’ll also learn how to aerate vintages and save a half-empty bottle of wine for another day.
What happens if two suspects are taken in for questioning on suspicion of robbery? If everyone is looking out for their own interests, the results might surprise you! Follow along with William Spaniel as he explains this classic game theory scenario. Learn how to decide which outcomes are most likely and what it means for a person to have a ‘strategically dominant strategy’.
Continue with the rest of this series to understand how people behave in increasingly complicated scenarios.
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