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Art is subjective; there are no rules, and there is no authority for what is good—other than yourself. In this wirework jewelry lesson from B’Sue Boutique, learn how to make an unconventional charm bracelet. These free-form pieces are unique to each artist, and require only balance and flow, and that you like how your creation looks. You’ll need some Beadsmith silver wire, a form to wrap around, some beads and charms, pliers, nippers, and most importantly, creativity.
Indulge your inner mad scientist by experimenting with and creating shapes out of magnets and ferrofluid, a black liquid present in the earth's crust. Discover the science behind this magnetic rare earth, hear how to make your own ferrofluid at home (including a portable version encased in water), learn how to alter and complicate your ferrofluid designs, and get tips on how to tidy up after your project (as every good mad scientist should).
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.
Need a great gift for a cold climate? Crochet fabulous fabric! Part 1 of 2, this lesson from Yarn Obsession teaches a variation on the single crochet cluster stitch. The cluster combines single crochet and chain stitches, and creates a lovely lace effect and rich texture. This step-by-step demonstration is easy to follow and will have you crocheting merrily away before you know it!
If you’re hitting the beach, why not hit the waves? Part 1 of 8, this lesson from Canggu Surf School introduces you to the basics of surfing. Learn about the parts of a surfboard (nose, tail, rail, deck, din, and leash), the surf break, and different kinds of tides. See how to position your body, legs, and arms on the surfboard, and get step-by-step instructions on how to paddle. You’ll also hear about some of the common problems in surfing form and how best to avoid them.
Knowledge of HTML 5 is necessary for any contemporary web developer. Understanding where it came from will help you understand what this still-emerging programming language can accomplish and where it’s going. In this introductory lesson to HTML 5 and CSS, Mark Lassoff from LearnToProgram.tv gives an overview of HTML, the programming language that is the foundation of both websites and web applications. He covers HTML 4.01, XHTML, and HTML 5, as well as the design element of web design, CSS.
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.
How does a law with majority support not end up getting passed? In this lesson, Hip Hughes explains what the filibuster is: where it came from, and how it is used by a Senate minority group to prevent a law from being passed. The filibuster has changed a lot since the days when Mr. Smith went to Washington; with this information, you can decide whether or not that is for the best.
Mix up your style with this flirtatious play on the traditional braid. Learn how to part, braid, and pin your hair for a look so easy that you might surprise even yourself! As versatile as it is fun, this look can be paired with lace for sophisticated bridal hair - or with summer flowers for a casual style worthy of a day in the park. Keep this updo in your back pocket as a perfect fix for those bed-head bad-hair days!
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Milkmaid Braid post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Want to improve your running in a way that doesn’t involve grueling exercises? Setting goals is a wonderful way to become a better runner, but Coach Tief is here to tell you that the quality of the goal matters. Oftentimes goals are not attainable, or not specific enough. But with Coach Tief’s SMART goals sheet, you will be running better, and increasing your confidence and sense of self worth. Start setting and achieving your goals today (link to SMART goal sheet available)!
You want to play golf, but your friend wants go surfing; you’d both rather be together than not. It is in your best interest to make the same decision, but you have a few options, and you have to decide without knowing your friend’s decision. Learn how to run a mixed strategy algorithm to determine if there is a mixed strategy equilibria. Once you can calculate the payoffs for a mixed strategy, you can make an educated decision and choose the option with the highest probability of success.
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.
Do you love Greek mythology and the art of ancient Greece? Learn about a mythic monster from the Classical World, the original femme-fatale, the Gorgon Medusa. Through Greek sculpture, painting and poetry, this lesson explores Medusa’s lineage, background, and tragic curse. In this lesson, Lucas Livingston, a historian at the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses the possible origins of this haunting myth. As Lucas tells the tale of Medusa, he will also cover the Clash of the Titans, Perseus, Poseidon, and Athena.
Now that your granite countertop has been cut and polished, learn how to score and cut out the circular sink and faucet holes. In this third and final installment of the series from Paul’s Toolbox, learn how to finish creating your own custom granite countertop, as well as how to avoid costly and unsightly errors frequently made while cutting curved lines. Once your holes are cut and resealed, simply drop in in your sink and faucet, and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.
If you are skilled at teaching and have knowledge that you want to share, learn how to educate others by making the best lesson possible! This lesson from Curious Teacher Support is designed to help you grasp the fundamentals of shooting a lesson, from how to light your filming environment (no matter where it is), to recording the highest quality audio possible, to how to frame your shots for maximum impact. We know you’ve got something to say, so say it well with a quality lesson.