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Are you hungering for new Microsoft Excel skills? Learn how to make a pie chart! This lesson from Motion Training teaches you to make and modify a pie chart, which tracks the distribution or percentage of data across multiple categories. Learn how to select your numbers, create your chart, and format it by moving individual pie slices (for an 'exploded pie chart'). Give the chart a 3D effect, and see how to label your pie slices with numbers or percentage values and format your legend box.


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Breakfast is almost over and the boys are ready to start their day. Review the Spanish words and phrases you’ve already learned and pick up a few new ones along the way with this scene from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids. Simple graphics, demonstrations, and quizzes will help you memorize everything in minutes. Perfect for kids (and kids at heart)!


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Some people like sports, some people like reading books. What do you like? In this lesson from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids, follow along with Eli, Andy, Parker as they talk about their hobbies in Spanish. With the help of fun graphics and examples, you’ll learn how to talk about a few of your own favorite things and pick up a few new words and phrases along the way! Perfect for kids (and kids at heart)!


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Show off your slideshow skills with this tutorial in the basics of PowerPoint! In this beginner lesson from Motion Training, learn to create professional and engaging slideshows. See how to: add slides; create bullet points; write and edit text make custom slide layouts; format your presentation with themes; add images, animate your presentation; and much more. Although this lesson is specific to PowerPoint 2010, the concepts presented here can be applied to any edition of PowerPoint.


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For career photographers, better product photos mean better clients! In this first lesson of Phillip McCordall’s Product Photography In Depth course, get an overview of professional product photography techniques. Learn how to position products and how to achieve studio-quality lighting with a low-cost method for diffusing light. Most importantly, learn how to eliminate lens flare. These basic techniques help create photos that result in sales, and an expanding client base for photographers!


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Take a photograph using the tips you've learned, and share it with us! Don't worry if you don't have fancy equipment!

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Knowing your way around a sewing machine opens up a whole new world of creativity! From clothing to home décor to customized gifts, sewing provides you with a range of opportunities to use your skills, save money, and bring your artistic designs to life. In this sewing lesson, Mimi G shows you around a sewing machine, explaining the most basic functions that most machines are equipped to do, describes the most necessary tools you’ll need to begin, and teaches you how to read a pattern.


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Calculus can be frustrating if you don’t have a thorough grasp of the concepts. Build your confidence and improve your test scores with lessons from integralCALC! In this lesson, Krista discusses limits: learn how to solve for them, as well as three helpful shortcuts to help you find infinite limits. Stick around for the whole lesson and watch Krista demonstrate what to do in the event of a point discontinuity or a jump discontinuity. Calculus doesn’t have to be difficult—demystify limits!


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The second in a series of five, this lesson teaches you about photosynthesis and goes into detail about how plants take carbon dioxide and energy from the sun to generate ATP, NADPH, and oxygen. These light-dependent reactions take place in photosystems within the thylakoid membrane of chlorophyll cells and provide the inputs necessary to generate glucose.


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Knitting is an excellent way to make your own clothing or craft elegant gifts for loved ones. It allows you to express yourself artistically through the stitches and designs you use in your piece. In this lesson from Fabin BC, watch and learn how to knit a cable cast on. Start by learning how to do a slip stitch and how to hold your needles. Lynne shows you how to knit the cast on stitch and then demonstrates what to do when you get to the last stitch, to create a lovely cabled edge.


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Lost in the world of calculus? Start at the beginning with integralCALC’s online tutorials. The first in a series, this lesson introduces the idea of functions - number ‘machines’ that describe a relationship between two or more variables (like ‘x’ and ‘y'). Learn how functions differ from equations, what it means to find a function’s domain and range, and how to use the vertical line test to check a function’s validity.


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Learning how to write a good essay isn’t just a requirement for many exams or a prerequisite for many college classes—it is an integral life skill. By learning how to articulate your thoughts clearly and concisely, you’ll improve your ability to reason and your powers of persuasion. In this writing lesson, learn how to craft a great 5-paragraph essay, from introduction to conclusion! As a bonus, learn how to add, introduce, and explain a quotation, for a first rate paper.


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Lost in the woods? No need to resort to trails of bread crumbs! This lesson from Roadside Nature shows you the correct way to hold, use, and read a compass to scout your way home. Point the compass forward, keeping it level with the ground. Ensure that there are no metallic objects or electricity sources nearby, as these can interfere with your compass. Learn about the Quadrant and Azimuth methods of finding a specific direction.


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Salsa turns with a partner? Never fear - this dance lesson breaks down all the steps and movements so you’ll be turning like a pro in no time! Ryan teaches how to dance salsa to the clave beat and make an outside turn with a partner. Whether you’re a lead or a follow, this salsa video covers it all.


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Disappointed by your doodles, and wish you could draw better? Drawing well is about your hand being able to do what your brain tells it to do. And if your hand doesn’t have much practice at creating certain shapes or lines, the end result of your sketching may not look at all like it did in your mind’s eye. But drawing is a skill and the old saying “practice makes perfect” still applies—learn how to improve your drawing skills with this lesson from Drawing Teachers. Michael shows you a beautiful and interesting way to practice drawing shapes and lines.


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Gather ‘round the table: it’s time for breakfast! In this lesson from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids, Eli comes downstairs only to find that his brothers Parker and Andy are missing! Where could they be? And will they make it in time for some pan y huevos (bread and eggs)? As you follow along with this fun and interactive scene, you’ll learn some of the most common Spanish words and phrases, such as ¿Dónde está? (where is it?) and gracias (thank you).


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Learn to take beautiful abstract photos of smoke. This lesson explains how to light smoke and set the correct exposure settings for great pictures - all without the use of a tripod. Phillip also teaches you how to process photos of smoke using Adobe Photoshop to create beautiful frameable photographs.


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Does your dog’s barking bother you or drive your neighbors crazy? Wish your pet were better behaved or responded to your commands? In this dog-training lesson, Andre Yeu teaches you a seven-step process to control your dog’s barking, using only a clicker and treats to reinforce desired behavior and eliminate disruptive barking. Once you’ve got your dog’s barking under control, you’ll be well on your way to having the best behaved dog on the block!


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Don’t talk to the hand, talk with your hands! Test your knowledge of American Sign Language fingerspelling with this quiz from Ryan Moriarty of Sign Language 101. In this ten-question quiz, Ryan spells out words in ASL, and you must use your linguistic skills to figure out what he is communicating. The quiz is a great follow-up to Ryan’s previous lesson, "The Alphabet in Sign Language."


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Fashion magazines can provide wonderful ideas for your wardrobe. But these fashions often cost more than you can spend. Learn how to make them for yourself, at home! You’ll save on cash, and each time someone compliments you on your good taste, you’ll have the personal satisfaction of knowing you designed and created your one-of-a-kind jewelry. In this lesson, get the hang of making wirework jewelry— familiarize yourself with the tools, materials, and learn how to design your own pieces.


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