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50 Things Everyone Should Know - StumbleUpon. By Mark and Angel Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.

50 Things Everyone Should Know - StumbleUpon

To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one. While not totally comprehensive , here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do. Email.

50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do

A Big List of Sites That Teach You How To Do Stuff. With all due respect to Kevin Smith, the web is no longer only for complaining about movies.

A Big List of Sites That Teach You How To Do Stuff

In fact, there are a large number of very helpful sites that teach you how to do things. These are do-it-yourself sites, but we're not talking about building a deck or baking a cake -- the web is full of more general interest sites that give quality instruction on all sorts of fun and useful projects. Including, sometimes, how to build a deck or bake a cake. In this horribly-titled, but hopefully useful round-up we will specifically focus on such general purpose sites that include some sort of rich media instruction (generally video). We also might throw in a tech-focused site or two, since this is after all, a tech-focused blog.

If you know of any instructional sites that are missing from this list, please mention them in the comments below. Note: Household Hacker is a humor site, some of the tutorials have some truth to them, but you probably shouldn't try them. Clever Uses - Lifehacker stories - Lifehacker. DIY Laptop Case From Your Old Hoodie. Fix your LCD's dead pixels. How to bind papers without staples or clips [1] I learnt this trick from a Taiwanese program on smart tips and shortcuts for daily living.

How to bind papers without staples or clips [1]

I think that was in 2005. It was such a fantastic tv show! Afterwhich I’ve spotted the same instructions posted at Instructables and Truveo. Well, for my personal use, I take 3 extra steps to complete the procedure which I’ll explain why further down. Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. You could stop at Step 4, which is officially the end. 5. 6. 7. Finished! This is how it looks after you’ve completed all the steps, except for the triangle (Step 2), which has been folded over to the back of the stack instead of forward.

Tips: The heavier the paper, the bigger the triangle fold and the deeper the slits. The maximum I’ve gone is 15 sheets. [UPDATE :: There's an even easier binding method revealed in part 4!] How To Cut A Glass Bottle Using A String Video. How To Do Cute Towel Foldings & Other Creative Ways To Fold Towels To Impress Your Guests - The Fun Times Guide to Household Tips. How to do Everything. How To Fold A Fitted Sheet. How To Fold Towels & Keep Them Hanging Straight In Your Bathroom - The Fun Times Guide to Household Tips. How to make boxes from paint swatches. If you've got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts.

How to make boxes from paint swatches

I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot. You'll need paint swatches, double-stick tape, an X-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat. For the box bottom, cut a 1/2" strip off each of the two rounded ends of the swatch. You should be left with a 5" x 5" square. At a point slightly more than 1 1/2" from one edge—about 1 17/32" if you want to be picky, but I just eyeballed it—score a line with your knife. The box lid is constructed the same way. Fold each sheet on the scored lines, bending flaps inward and securing them with double-stick tape.

How To Make Money in Your Spare Time Doing Simple Online Tasks. Via: Lifehacker Many “online jobs” promising quick riches and little effort are really scams.

How To Make Money in Your Spare Time Doing Simple Online Tasks

While the tasks below won’t make you rich, they can earn you a little pocket money on the side—and these days that can make a big difference. Most of these online money making opportunities only require you have a computer, a decent internet connection, and some sort of marketable skill (or the ability to provide valuable consumer insight to marketers). You’ll be operating as a free agent and can choose when, where, and how much to participate. Sound too good to be true? Also beware: because specialized skills aren’t always required, you do have to be wary of scams.

That out of the way, here are a few sources of legitimate online single-task jobs: Focus Group Participant: 20|20 Panel : Since 1986, 20|20 Research has been providing companies with qualitative research from focus groups. Artificial Artificial Intelligence: Amazon Mechanical Turk : Yeah, that’s a weird title. Howto-s. Common Repairs Made Easy. How to Sew (using a sewing machine) If you already have a machine, it's imperative to make sure it's been recently serviced.

How to Sew (using a sewing machine)

Doing this will ensure your mechanics (such as the Bobbin Tension and Feed Dog - the mechanism that moves the fabric when sewing) are in proper working order and any abnormality in sewing will be "pilot error", which can be corrected through practice. How to Thread Your Eyebrows. Tired of clumsily plucking with tweezers or damaging the fragile skin around your eye with wax?

How to Thread Your Eyebrows

The alternative is threading, an extremely old skill that involves using a piece of thread to remove the hair from your eyebrows or elsewhere. While it takes a little practice, all you need to get started is a length of thread! Steps Gather the materials listed in the Things You'll Need section below.Gather the materials listed in the Things You'll Need section below. How to Make a No Sew Pillow Cover {no sew. How to Make a Paper Cup from a Sheet of Printer Paper. How to Sew. HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works! Make Your Own Book. If that sounds a little “all over the place” when it comes to types of books you can make at Blurb, it is.

Make Your Own Book

By design. Because if you can think it, dream it, draw it, write it, or photograph it, we can help you turn whatever “it” is into a beautiful print and ebook. We’ll never tell you what kind of book to make. Our job is to help you bring whatever book you choose to make into the world and then help you tell the world all about it. Just imagine: Amazing photo books, ebooks, and other print books, made by you, with Blurb.

Napkin Folding Instructions: 27 Photographed Napkin Folds. Pack Your Suitcase as Efficiently as a Flight Attendant. This is actually a great set of packing tips - I've been doing it unintentionally for years, especially since if you're traveling for a week or less and you're going either alone or with one person, checking luggage these days is probably a bad idea.

Pack Your Suitcase as Efficiently as a Flight Attendant

Carry on only, baby. Snag a nicely sized (but that will still fit in the overhead without taking up the whole damned thing) bag, pack what you need in it and learn what to leave behind (and what you can easily get when you get to your destination) and you'll never pay baggage fees or have to wait at a baggage claim carousel or worry that your luggage will be lost again. Personally, I try to pack as little as possible when it comes to the bulkier, heavier things like shoes: if I can get by with the pair I'll wear on the flight only, I won't even bother packing shoes. Rolling, though, is the definite best way to get bulky clothes into small spaces. Can't recommend that technique enough. Share what you make on Instructables!