Category Archives: How To

How not to be a tourist when you’re a tourist


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If you’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world to see other countries and experience different cultures, you’ve probably run into the same old, same old:

“Look at the stupid American tourist. They don’t know what it’s like to LIVE here, they just want to come in and see that one statue… then leave. Ptui.” Continue reading HOW NOT TO BE A TOURIST WHEN YOU’RE A TOURIST

How to be happy in six easy steps


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Being happy does not come naturally to everybody.

Some people are just happy in general, others need a bit of coaxing before that smile will appear on their face.

There are always those people who are shuffle through life with a perpetual cloud over their head.  But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Continue reading HOW TO BE HAPPY IN SIX EASY STEPS

It may be totally genetic as to why you’re underpaid


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Do you think you deserve a raise?

We all do, at some point. We think we don’t earn as much as other people in our office, all for doing the same job for less pay.

But really, when it comes down to it – maybe the reason you’re not earning the same as your co-workers has nothing to do with your winning personality.

Maybe it’s something you were born with.

Lefties: The Origins and Consequences of Being Left-Handed
Lefties: The Origins and Consequences of Being Left-Handed
Continue reading IT MAY BE TOTALLY GENETIC AS TO WHY YOU’RE UNDERPAID

This is the most GERM FILLED place on an airplane that you should avoid at all costs


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There are many ways to get sick while on an airplane.

The person next to you may have a cold and sneezes on you. The person in the seat before you on the earlier flight may have stuffed their snotty tissues into the magazine.

And let’s not talk about the poorly circulated air, the contaminated ice cubes, or the bathroom.

How To Avoid Germs On A Plane;Learn the Causes And How To Prevent Getting Sick While Traveling By Air
How To Avoid Germs On A Plane;
Learn the Causes And How To Prevent Getting Sick While Traveling By Air
Continue reading THIS IS THE MOST GERM FILLED PLACE ON AN AIRPLANE THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID AT ALL COSTS

The Best Way to Carve a Turkey for Thanksgiving


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Every Thanksgiving, families everywhere dread the final part of the meal preparation process: CARVING THE TURKEY.

Why does it have to be so difficult?

It’s not, really.  All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

Official Turkey Carver
Official Turkey Carver
Continue reading THE BEST WAY TO CARVE A TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING

20 Ways to Avoid Taking a Shower


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Web Watch knows many new mothers who go through the “new mom phase” where they cut their hair short, so they don’t have to take the time to wash it while their baby sits quietly in the corner of the bathroom playing with empty shampoo bottles.

Apparently, washing your hair – however short it may be – is considered a luxury for many new moms who can’t even take the time for a quick shower as that would take time away from their baby. Continue reading 20 WAYS TO AVOID TAKING A SHOWER

Need to Poop at Work but suffer from Bathroom Anxiety? Check out these four handy tips


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We all have done it, or know someone who has.

There’s the guy who flips the newspaper under his arm and makes a big production of heading down the hall for his morning constitutional. There’s the woman who takes WAY too long in the far stall to not have something medically wrong with her.

There’s those that abuse the single-seater, and those that stink up the community space.

How to Poo at Work
How to Poo At Work
Continue reading NEED TO POOP AT WORK BUT SUFFER FROM BATHROOM ANXIETY? CHECK OUT THESE FOUR HANDY TIPS

Secrets to Designing a Professional Haunted House Attraction


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Professional haunted house attractions all have the same features: buzzing chainsaws, scary clowns, creepy things touching you in the dark when you least expect it.

But while a haunted house may only be open for six weeks a year, DESIGNING a haunted house is a year-round activity. It takes a lot of work to build and create scare mazes that continue to deliver the screams year after year.

So what’s their secret?

The Art of Fear: Theories of a Dark Entertainer
The Art of Fear: Theories of a Dark Entertainer
(An in-depth look at the haunted attraction industry)
Continue reading SECRETS TO DESIGNING A PROFESSIONAL HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION

How to identify Twitter TV Trends


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We all are watching TV with one eye on the big screen and one eye on the little one in our lap.

Especially when it comes to “event” programming, such as sporting events, award shows, or cult programming (Dr Who, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Dancing with the Stars) where you want to be part of the conversation immediately, watching TV while tweeting is almost de rigueur.

Social TV: How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, and Mobile
Social TV:
How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences
by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, and Mobile
Continue reading HOW TO IDENTIFY TWITTER TV TRENDS

The right and wrong reasons to go on a blind date


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If you’ve been on a blind date, then you know the ritual: the awkward handshake to start, the awkward dinner and small talk, the awkward “should we kiss, hug, shake hands” moment at the end of the date, the awkward “how to say no to date number two” moment.

Oh, the list goes on.

Your Body Belongs to You
Your Body Belongs to You
Continue reading THE RIGHT AND WRONG REASONS TO GO ON A BLIND DATE

Differences between American Parenting and the rest of the world


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Kids today are often considered too coddled when compared to how older generations were raised.

Everything from “participation medals” to “no score soccer games” to “teachers not allowed to mark papers incorrect” because it might hurt someone’s feelings are all a bunch of hooey for parents who had to endure the trials and tribulations of growing up themselves.

Whether it’s government interference or parents’ desire to truly protect their children to the extent of possibly going too far doing so, today’s parents have many things to worry about when it comes to raising their children.

Gin & Juice: The Victorian Guide to Parenting
Gin & Juice: The Victorian Guide to Parenting
Continue reading DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AMERICAN PARENTING AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

How to avoid getting a speeding ticket


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If you’re a speed demon on the road, there is ONE surefire way that you can minimize the chance that you will be on the receiving end of a speeding ticket.

Beat Your Ticket: Go to Court & Win
Beat Your Ticket: Go to Court & Win
Continue reading HOW TO AVOID GETTING A SPEEDING TICKET

Marketers: How to reach Gen-Y consumers


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Millennials, Generation Y.

Whatever you call them, we’re still talking about people who were born roughly from 1982 – 2004.

And while 80’s music may not be what they consider classic, these are the consumers who would have the most disposable income to spend elsewhere, Dexy’s Midnight Runners be damned.

The Gen Y Handbook: Applying Relationship Leadership to Engage Millennials
The Gen Y Handbook:
Applying Relationship Leadership to Engage Millennials
Continue reading MARKETERS: HOW TO REACH GEN-Y CONSUMERS

How to sterilize a kitchen cutting board


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How often do you clean – we mean REALLY clean – your cutting board?

Chances are, your cutting board is not as clean as you think it is, and is harboring all sorts of nasty, disgusting germs.

Boos Cutting Board
Boos Cutting Board (Maple)
Continue reading HOW TO STERILIZE A KITCHEN CUTTING BOARD

The secret to losing weight is who you eat with, not what you eat


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Everybody is always on some sort of diet, and all diets basically end up being the same thing:

Eat less than your body needs for fuel.

So if you eat a lot, you need to exercise more.  If you don’t exercise a lot, then you should eat less.  And the types of foods you eat should be considered relatively “healthy” compared to cookies, cake, and ice cream.

Remember, kids – “delicious” doesn’t always equate to “good for you”.

Inflatable Fat Suit
Inflatable Fat Suit
Continue reading THE SECRET TO LOSING WEIGHT IS WHO YOU EAT WITH, NOT WHAT YOU EAT