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How to Do Hip Lifts & Basic Shimmy | Belly Dancing
 
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How to Lucid Dream
 
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Watch more Dreams & Dream Interpretation videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/35924-How-to-Lucid-Dream Learning how to lucid dream—that is, to be aware during your dreams that you are, indeed, dreaming—will allow you to live out fantasies, stop nightmares, and even road test some solutions to real life problems. Step 1: Start a dream journal Keep a journal and a pen next to your bed so you can immediately record everything that happens in your dreams. You’ll begin to see patterns, and that will help you realize when you’re actually in the middle of a dream. Step 2: Adopt some new habits Look intently at mirrors, book titles, and your watch face several times a day. In dreams, these images are always blurred. Looking at them while awake will increase their appearances in your dreams, helping you recognize when you are dreaming. Tip Pinching yourself when you’re awake is another good way to train your brain to recognize when you’re dreaming, because when you pinch yourself in a dream you feel no pain. Step 3: Talk to yourself Tell yourself as you drift off to sleep that you’re going to have a lucid dream. Research shows that simply instructing your brain to realize you’re dreaming—especially when you’re in the suggestible pre-sleep phase—helps boost your odds of doing so. Step 4: Set an early alarm Set your alarm half an hour earlier than normal. When it rings, stay awake 30 to 60 minutes, then go back to sleep. Because you likely interrupted dream-intense REM sleep, you’re now 20% to 50% more likely to have a lucid dream. Tip So George Clooney is about to kiss you and you feel like you’re starting to wake up? Pretend to spin around in circles. This keeps the dream going 96% of the time. Step 5: Start directing Once you’re attuned to the fact that you’re dreaming, start altering the action. Fly over mountains. Tell off your mother-in-law. Have a 'dream' date. You can also test problem-solving scenarios, practice sensitive confrontations, and speak to loved ones who have passed. Did You Know? Lewis Carroll was inspired to write Alice in Wonderland after having a lucid dream.
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5 Advanced Bouldering Techniques | Rock Climbing
 
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How to Survive a School or Office Shooting
 
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Watch more Disaster Survival & Worst-Case Scenarios videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/217693-How-to-Survive-a-School-or-Office-Shooting Nobody thinks it’s going to happen to them – until it does. Be prepared to survive a shooting rampage, just in case. Step 1: Run Run first; ask questions later. Don’t miss your opportunity to escape by wasting time debating whether that noise was really a gunshot. Tip If you’re running from a shooter, run in a zigzag pattern. He’ll have a harder time hitting you, and the odds are even lower he’ll hit a major organ or artery. Step 2: Barricade the door If you’re trapped in a building with a shooter, lock yourself in a room and barricade the door with heavy furniture. The predator is likely to move on to more accessible victims. Step 3: Find a weapon Find some sort of weapon – a pair of scissors, a letter opener, hot coffee, a stapler, a fire extinguisher. Even if you don’t injure the attacker, you may be able to distract him or throw him off balance. Step 4: Take cover Take cover behind something sturdy, like a file cabinet or a metal desk. Tip Don’t make eye contact with or speak to the shooter. But if he talks to you, respond with an absurd question in the hopes of throwing him off guard. Step 5: Listen for reloading Listen for the 'click' that indicates his revolver is out of bullets, or the metallic clang that means the empty cartridge of his automatic pistol has fallen to the floor. He’ll have to pause to reload, giving you and others a chance to tackle him or escape. Step 6: Slow bleeding If you do get shot, slow the bleeding by keeping direct pressure on the wound. Tip If you think you might pass out from blood loss, place a hard object under your body, just above the wound, and lay on top of it. That way, if you do lose consciousness, your body weight will keep pressure on the wound. Step 7: Fight back If you find yourself unable to avoid a life-or-death struggle with the shooter, go for his most vulnerable areas: gouge his eyes with your index and middle fingers; jab his Adam’s apple; or knee him in the groin. Step 8: Report odd behavior Help prevent shooting rampages in the first place by reporting any odd behavior or threats to someone in authority. Did You Know? Homicide is the second leading cause of death on the job, after motor vehicle accidents.
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How to Tie a Merovingian Knot | Men's Fashion
 
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How to Teach a Cat to Walk on a Leash
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Cat Owner: Feline GREENIES Dental Treats for Cats: http://amzn.to/1UrL9rm Four Paws Magic Coat Love Glove Cat Grooming Mitt: http://amzn.to/1O8XYVQ Bergan Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy: http://amzn.to/1EBqPSY IRIS Open Top Litter Box with Shield and Scoop: http://amzn.to/1VwpII5 Watch more How to Train Your Cat videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/405872-How-to-Teach-a-Cat-to-Walk-on-a-Leash Give your indoor cat quality time outside by going for a walk. Step 1: Use a harness and leash Use a small, H-type harness that fits the cat, and a cotton or nylon leash. A harness fits if you can barely get a finger between the cat and the harness. Step 2: Get the cat used to the harness Get the cat used to the harness by putting it on them without buckling it. Tip Put the harness on the cat during playtime when the cat is more likely to be comfortable. Step 3: Reward the cat Reward your cat with plenty of treats and affection. Petting your cat during your training sessions will help your feline friend associate the harness with positive feelings. Step 4: Buckle one loop Continue putting the harness on the cat each day until the cat ignores it. After that, you can buckle one of the harness's loops for 30 seconds. Step 5: Build up to three loops Build up to buckling the entire harness, one loop at a time. The process can take several months. Once your cat is comfortable with the harness completely buckled, let them walk around while wearing it. Step 6: Add the leash Add the leash when your cat is comfortable with the harness. Let them walk around with the leash for as long as it takes to get used to it. Step 7: Go for practice walks Go for practice walks around the house for a few days. Step 8: Go for the first walk Go for a walk when your cat is used to you holding the leash. Let them lead you on the first few walks. Bring treats along for encouragement. Tip Make sure it is quiet outside when you go for your walk. You don't want your cat to get spooked. Step 9: [Tug the leash lightly] Tug the leash lightly to lead the cat on subsequent walks. Step 10: Be patient Be patient. Teaching a cat to walk on a leash takes time. Take the training process day by day, moving on to each step only when your cat is ready. Did You Know? Only 20% of pet cats are adopted from shelters.
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How to Type
 
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Watch more Business Skills videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/405652-How-to-Type Whether you need to type a resume, a letter, or a bibliography, it can get done fast if you learn how to control the keys efficiently. Step 1: Position your fingers on the keys Position your fingers on the keyboard. Put your left little finger on the "A" and your right little finger on the semicolon. Lay your fingers one at a time on each consecutive key and place your thumbs on the space bar. Tip The F and J keys on most keyboards have small bumps to easily identify where your two pointer fingers should stay without having to look down. Step 2: Learn the left hand keys Learn what fingers control which keys. The left index finger controls the F, G, R, T, 4, 5, V, and B. The left middle finger controls the D, E, 3, and C. The left ring finger controls the S, W, 2, and x. The left little finger controls the A, Q, 1, Z, and shift. Step 3: Learn the right hand keys Learn what keys the fingers on the right hand type. The fingers on the right hand control the same pattern of keys as you learned on the left side. Step 4: Use your thumb Press the space bar with your right thumb. Step 5: Master the shift keys Master the shift keys with your little fingers. Press the shift key while simultaneously pressing the letter of choice to type a capital letter. If the letter is pressed by the right hand, use the left shift key, and vice versa. Step 6: Sit up straight Sit up straight with both feet on the floor. Position your chair and keyboard so your arms are at a 90 degree angle and are parallel to your legs. Keep your elbows next to your body and your head straight. Tip Try not to look down at the keys. Step 7: Practice Practice typing. You can learn for free online by visiting websites with touch typing tutorials. Learning the art of typing will save you tons of time over the hunt and peck method. Did You Know? The letters on old typewriters used to be listed alphabetically. In the late 1800s, Christopher Latham Sholes rearranged the keys to prevent jamming.
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What Military Branch Should You Join? | Boot Camp
 
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Watch more Boot Camp: Learn about Basic Training videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498622-What-Military-Branch-Should-You-Join-Boot-Camp Let's review some of the basics about each branch. First of all the marines, they are considered riflemen first. They have more marksmanship training than any other branch, and it has the most difficult basic training regimen. They have the incredible ability to convert dollar power into combat power, as they have no big budget like the Air Force, but they also have lots of military pride. Let's talk about the army, which has the second most intense basic training regimen. They have about three weeks of marksmanship, and recruits can pick from hundreds of different MOS's, which stands for military occupational specialty, and those MOS's translate well into civilian jobs. The navy: deep rooted with tradition, and if you like to travel this is the branch for you. Family men might want to consider the time they are going to spend away from their family though, given the fact that all of the time you are going to spend on ships. Also, if you are claustrophobic, it might not be a good idea to join the Navy, as you are going to be spending a lot of time in tight quarters. If you like large vessels and ships, the Navy is definitely the way to go. They have an awesome inventory of powerful ships. Let's talk about the Air Force. An impressive compilation of machinery and technology. If you are good with computers and technology this is definitely the branch that you should join. It also has the best housing of all the branches too. It's also the most difficult to get into as far as education requirements. The Coast Guard, Uncle Sam's little canoe club. If you like search and rescue missions, if you have an interest in maritime law, if you like environmental protection this is gonna be a good branch for you. You are going to need a high school diploma, and you are going to need to love to swim in order to join the coast guard. And that's it. Think long and hard about your decision because it is difficult to change once you have committed to a certain branch.
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How to Hot-Wire a Car
 
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Watch more Driving & Car Safety videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/273963-How-to-HotWire-a-Car No keys and no help in sight? Here's how to get your car moving again. Warning Hot-wiring a car is dangerous and is likely to damage your vehicle. Never hot-wire anyone's car but yours and be prepared to show your proof of ownership. Step 1: Try a screwdriver Pound a flat-head screwdriver into the ignition and turn it like a key. This will ruin the ignition cylinder, but it's effective on many cars manufactured before the mid '90s. Step 2: Remove the ignition cover If the car doesn't start, pull the screwdriver out of the ignition and remove the screws in the panels on the top and bottom of the steering column. Next, use the flat-head screwdriver to pry off the plastic panels and expose the ignition cylinder and the wires running to it. Be gentle to minimize damage to the steering column. Step 3: Identify the battery and starter wires Identify the battery and starter wires. Generally the two red wires handle the car's power, and the one or two brown wires connect to the starter. Consult your car's manual to learn its specific wire color code. Step 4: Connect the power wires Put on the gloves, and use the cutters to cut the power wires from the cylinder. Then, strip the ends and connect them by twisting them together to provide power to the lights, radio, and other electrical systems. Step 5: Connect the starter wires Cut the starter wires from the cylinder and strip the ends. Be extremely careful not to touch the exposed ends as they carry a powerful live current and will shock you. Touch them together, and as soon as the car has started, pull them apart and tape the ends to avoid getting shocked while driving. Tip If the car has only has one starter wire, touch it to the exposed part of the connected power wires to start the car. Step 6: Deal with additional security Deal with additional security. In some cars the steering-wheel lock's bolt can be pried open by jamming a screwdriver between the top of the steering column and the steering wheel. Tip Newer cars have complex wheel locks and electronic key systems that are nearly impossible to circumvent without tools and in-depth knowledge. Step 7: Turn the car off Turn the car off by separating the power wires from each other. Now it's time to find that extra set of keys and head to the repair shop, pronto. Did You Know? In 2008, vehicle thefts in the U.S. declined for the fifth year in a row.
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How to Ace a Second Interview | Job Hunting
 
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Watch more How to Get a Job videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498518-How-to-Ace-a-Second-Interview-Job-Hunting The second interview is really important because in the first interview they've gotten to know you and now they're calling you in again because they think that you're a potential candidate. But chances are, you're probably up against someone who is equally qualified, someone who they're considering to be on par with you so now it is time to pull out all the stops to make sure that you are the person who gets the job. And how you do that is to make it very explicit why you are the perfect person for this job. Chances are in the second interview, you're interviewing with someone else in addition to first person or the first few people who interviewed you. What they want to do is show you off. They think that you're a great fit and what they're trying to do is either get their boss or someone else from the team to validate their decision. So in that first interview, you should have been, and I hope you were, watching for tell tale signs that you're on the right track. So when someone is nodding their head, moving forward, their posture is indicating that what you're saying is right. And what you wanna do in that second interview is to repeat the same stories that seemed to trigger a positive response in that first interview. One of the other secret little tips is often times the interviewer who had you in the first interview, they will say, 'tell us the story about when you did this', and you wanna make sure as much as possible you tell that same story. And you enhance whatever it is that you told in the first place again but make it relevant to the company you're actually applying for. So make it relevant as much as possible. What you're trying to do is make the fit. The second interview is actually really easy because you've gotten all the indication from the first interview about what went right. What I want you to do in the second interview is to make it more right. Keep going in that same direction. That's how you ace a second interview.
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How to Survive a Killer Bee Attack
 
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Watch more Disaster Survival & Worst-Case Scenarios videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/258559-How-to-Survive-a-Killer-Bee-Attack Africanized honeybees, also called killer bees, can be far more aggressive than other types. Here's how to survive when they're on the rampage. Warning Seek immediate medical attention if you feel sick, have trouble breathing, experience severe swelling, or exhibit any other signs of an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Step 1: Run Run away as quickly as possible. Avoid swatting or crushing any bees, as this will only worsen the attack. Getting out of there as fast as you can is the best way to neutralize them. Run for at least 100 yards. Tip Don't swat at the bees or wave your arms. Bees are attracted to movements. Step 2: Protect your head As you run, pull your shirt over your head to protect your ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. If you can't do that, use your hands to protect your face, leaving spaces between your fingers so you can see. Step 3: Find shelter Immediately seek the shelter of a building or vehicle. A few bees might follow you indoors, but in a well-lit area the bees can become confused and head for a window. Tip Water does not count as shelter. The bees won't swim, but they'll probably still be waiting for you when you come up for air. Step 4: Get the stingers out Once you reach safety, scrape the stingers out of your skin using your fingernails or any other flat, straight-edged surface. Never pull stingers out with your fingers or tweezers. That will just squeeze more venom into your skin. Step 5: Clean the welts When the stingers are out, clean the welts with soap and water like you would any other wound. Did You Know? The average person can safely tolerate 10 stings per pound of body weight.
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Articulator Exercises | Accent Training
 
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Watch more How to Do an Accent videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/500458-Articulator-Exercises-Accent-Training Learn articulator exercises that will help you do a foreign accent from voice and speech coach Andrea Caban in this Howcast video. Here are some articulator exercises. So, first blow through your lips, and you can use your voice there, and you can go un-voiced. Blow through your tongue, and then un-voiced, and then shake out your face. Okay. Then, you want to take your tongue, and you want to touch every single one of your teeth on the front, top, the back top, the front bottom, and the back bottom. Like this. Faster. One more time. Good, blow through your lips. Blow through your tongue, and shake out your face. Okay. Next, I want you to isolate your lip corners. So, if you isolate your lip corners, you bring them straight back. Kind of this worthless weird grin. And then go into relaxation. Good, now bring them forward. Good, now relax. Next, I'd like you to channel and bunch your tongue. This is a really challenging one so try to use a mirror, and watch yourself do it, and you'll get the muscles. Next, I'd like you to exercise your soft palette, or your velum. It's the part that moves when you yawn. So, I want you to yawn. Lovely, now yawn on the right side only. It helps to use your right hand, and then yawn on the left side only. Good, now yawn on both sides. Good, now you really feel your soft palette, when it feels raised. So, in our accent trainings, sometimes the soft palette will be raised, sometimes it will be dropped, but you know where your soft palette is now. Next, I want you to play with some tongue tip action. So, bring you tongue tip to your alveolar ridge. It's that little gum ridge right behind your front teeth, right here. And, I just want you to go la, and bring the tongue tip down. La, la, great. Now, la, le, li, lo, lu, and you rest your tongue behind your bottom teeth each time. Then, you learn if you learn nothing else from me, this is the trick you want to take away. Okay, so you want to stick your tongue out and articulate a phrase around your tongue. You're overworking the muscles of your tongue. It's like when a baseball player picks up a bat and weight's it before he goes up to the plate, and then when he goes up to the plate, he takes the weight off, and it's easy to swing. This is the same concept. Okay, so your line of text was, "Speak the speech I pray you as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue". Hamlet's Advice to the Players. You want to stick your tongue and say, "Speak the speech I pray you as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue". And, then you stick your tongue back in and it's quite easy to say, "Speak the speech I pray you as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue". So, practice these articulator exercises every day, five minutes, and then you'll be in great shape for some accent training.
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How to Train Your Bird to Talk
 
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Watch more How to Take Care of a Pet Bird videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/217448-How-to-Train-Your-Bird-to-Talk Birds aren't like babies—you can't expect them to pick up speech just by babbling away at them. You need a plan. Step 1: Pick the right breed If you haven’t already bought Tweety, pick a breed that is known for its chattiness. Amazon parrots and African greys are the gabbiest, followed by macaws, male cockatiels, mynahs, and parakeets. Tip Female cockatiels, female budgies, grass parakeets, rosellas, and canaries don’t talk. Step 2: Choose an inquisitive bird Once you’ve narrowed your choices to a talkative breed, focus your attention on choosing a bird that seems alert and interested in what’s going on around him. These are clues that he’ll make a good talker. Step 3: Get a young bird Get a young bird. Like the proverbial old dog who can’t learn new tricks, an older bird is going to have more trouble picking up speech. Step 4: Name that bird Give the bird a name that is no more than two syllables. A longer name reduces the chances that he will learn to say his own name. Step 5: Designate a teacher If you’re married and/or have children, pick one person to teach the bird. If several people are trying to instruct the bird, it will only confuse it. Tip Birds learn more easily from women. Step 6: Time your training Start training at the optimal time. For smaller birds, that’s at four to six months. For bigger birds, wait until they’re six to twelve months. Tip Don’t teach a bird to whistle before training him to talk, or it will make the speech lessons that much harder. Step 7: Keep it simple Start training by saying a few simple words to Tweety, always using them under the same circumstances. For example, you could say 'Good morning' every day when you first rise, and you could reserve 'Bye' for when the bird can see you walk out the door. Step 8: Repeat words Repeat the words several times in each instance. You want the bird to start associating the sound you are making with the context. Step 9: Reward speech Give Tweety a treat every time he repeats something you are teaching him. Tip Remember that birds don’t just repeat what you want them to; they mimic sounds they hear. So if you’re suffering a bout of loud flatulence, or getting ready to rip someone a new one, stay out of Tweety’s earshot. Step 10: Unteach them If Tweety has picked up a bad word, washing his mouth out with soap won’t work. But ignoring him when he repeats the word will, because getting your attention is his main incentive. Step 11: Enjoy Now enjoy chatting with your fine-feathered friend! Did You Know? Talking birds often will imitate your phone’s ring tone because they get a kick out of watching you come running.
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How to Do a Flip to Pour Bottle Trick | Flair Bartending
 
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How Much to Raise | Poker Tutorials
 
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Like these Gambling Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1HCxrup Watch more How to Play Poker videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/515011-How-Much-to-Raise-Poker-Tutorials Hey, I'm Nicky Numbers, Professional Poker Player, and I'm going to help you learn how to size your raises. The first thing you need to know about raising is when you can raise and when you can't because it's so common for people to confuse the terms "bet" and "raise". Pre-flop, there are blinds. Say in this example, the blinds are 25/50. Well, the minimum raise that you can make in pre-flop is twice the size of the big blind, also referred to as a 2X raise, where the X is a shorthand for the multiplication symbol. So 2X the big blind means two times the big blind. 2-1/2X the big blind is two and a half times the big blind. So here we have blinds of $25 and $50. If I were to raise to 3 times the big blind, I would make it 3 times $50 or $150. A standard raise pre-flop is anywhere from two big blinds all the way up to ten big blinds, depending on the game. However, it's very common to see raises of two big blinds, two and a half big blinds, even two and a quarter big blinds or three big blinds or four big blinds. Those are the amounts you're going to see the overwhelming majority of the time. The key is that when you're raising pre-flop, that you stick with an amount and you stay with it. So if I'm going to raise to $125 pre-flop, which is two and a half times the big blind, then I'm going to raise two and a half times the big blind consistently. That way I don't give my opponents any information. If I sometimes make it three times the big blind at $150, and then other times I only minimum raise and make it $100 and still make it other times I raise 4X and make it $200, well then I have differing raise sizes which means I'm going to fall into a pattern over time of raising certain amounts with certain kinds of hands. I may raise more with strong hands that I'm trying to protect or I may raise less with strong hands to try to get action. But it's very common for people to fall into some kind of pattern where they play their strong hands a certain way and their weaker hands a different way. This pattern can be exploited by your opponents. So what I strongly encourage you to do is to raise a consistent amount every single time, whatever the multiple of the big blind might be. On the flop, turn, and river, it works a little bit differently because there are no blinds which are forced bets so now your opponent would have had to make a bet first in order for you to have an opportunity to raise, and you can't control their bet amount so it's not a known entity like with the blinds. That means that you're going to have to act with regard of the size of their bet. Your opponents will typically be betting based on the size of the pot, somewhere between half the pot, all the way up to the full pot. And when you raise them, I strongly suggest your raise three times whatever their previous total wager was. So let's say you have a pot with $475 in it. And your opponent makes a bet, and let's say they bet $300. Well, if they bet $300, raising 3 times that amount would be three times $300 or $900. So if I was going to raise this $300, I would make it $900. A raise post-flop of three times your opponent's previous total wager is going to be very effective at putting them to a meaningful decision. Sometimes there may be situations where you're raising more, and there may be situations where you're raising less, as far as a multiple of their bet. The key is that you're consistent, so you can prevent your opponents from attaining information from you about your hand based on the way you bet or raise.
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How to Do Tanto Tori | Aikido Lessons
 
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Like these Aikido Tutorials !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1MWnPSH Aikido Equipment: The Art of Peace- Teachings of the Founder of Aikido: http://amzn.to/1Hf0958 Aikido Pants - ProForce Gladiator Hakama: http://amzn.to/1AcYwbl White Kendo Jacket: http://amzn.to/1c2KOMp Wood Practice Samurai Bokken: http://amzn.to/1Ehv0vJ I love Aikido Hoodie: http://amzn.to/1Fxxr4x I love Aikido Baby Onsie: http://amzn.to/1EZXEDm I'd rather be doing Aikido Sport - License Plate Frame: http://amzn.to/1Ba6Gfn Aikido Engraved Dog Tag: http://amzn.to/1Hf0Ong Watch more How to Do Aikido videos: http://bit.ly/1F1ycwl Another group of techniques that you'll see quite often in Aikido is tanto dori. This is the group of techniques that deals with how to take a knife away from a partner. So a tanto, being the smallest weapon that we use, also creates a fair amount of danger because your partner's going to be very close with that weapon. So a lot of the techniques involved in tanto dori tend to be a little more aggressive in order to completely diffuse the situation. So if we start with a tanto. Again, the very basic initial starting point for a lot of these attacks is going to be ski. So again we're looking at a punch or a stab directly to the stomach. Alright. And again, as in any Aikido technique, the most important thing for me is to get offline and away from the initial attack. We've seen korogashi before, or wrist-twist without the weapon, and this can be directly applied to tanto tori. The way that this would differ a little bit from open-hand techniques is because my partner has a knife. As the strike comes in I can use that weapon both to influence his movement, and I also need to be aware that I want to keep the weapon away from my partner. I'm not going to sit down to create the pin in this situation. I want to stay standing and remain with the weapon. Another variation we see a lot, ijiki mai, or another one of the elbow techniques and this is specifically designed to make sure that your partner's weapon hand is immobilized. So this is a point where you want to apply subtle and constant pressure. Try not to break the arm but you want to apply the pressure until your partner needs to drop the weapon and then you can get rid of your partner. Again, from the other side. Again, control the weapon, open the space up directly underneath against the elbow, take your wrist, and squeeze. Alright. You also see a fair amount of chokes, and immobilizations from this point. Lift. Before we went under the elbow, this time we're going to continue all the way around, and wrap the neck up. In order to remove the knife we're going to step back and drop on the closest knee, and apply pressure to the elbow against my knee that's up until your partner drops the knife. Alright. One other komichi mai technique that you'll see quite often. To the side, all the way around, and take the Gi from the other side, and separate. Again, down the closest knee, pressure on the elbow. So one more time. So tanto tori. These are just some of the most common techniques you'll see against a knife and how to remove it from your partner, or several others, which generally pertain to open-hand techniques. But these are some basic beginning points on tanto tori.
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Basketball Positions | Basketball
 
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Ball is Life, Feed your Basketball Addiction Backpack with Attached Basketball Minigame: http://amzn.to/1OVrvCO Light Up LED Basketball: http://amzn.to/1M9tGlA NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop: http://amzn.to/1KdD3Oo Two-player Arcade Electronic Basketball System : http://amzn.to/1NuXdYO Street Phantom Outdoor Basketball: http://amzn.to/1NuYuPy Michael Jordan: The Life (Biography): http://amzn.to/1OcWJYV Watch more How to Play Basketball videos: http://bit.ly/1F0giem Swoop: Broadway? Broadway: What's up? Swoop: Sometimes I get a little confused at where I should be playing on the court. I need your help, man. 'Cuz I'm really not sure what position I should play, man. Broadway: So, what we need to do is teach you and the people at home what the correct positions are on the basketball court. Swoop: I don't even know what the positions are. Broadway: You don't want to be out of position. Swoop: You sure? Broadway: Yeah. Swoop: But can you show me where it is? Broadway: Yeah, let's go over to the basketball court. Swoop: All right. Come on. Let's go check it out. Broadway: All right, Swoop. Swoop: What's going on, Broadway? Broadway: We're going to teach everybody about the positions on the court. Swoop: Ah, yes, yes. All right. Broadway: Assume the position. Swoop: Well, I want to be, what? What was this? Can I be the kicker? Broadway: No, this is basketball. Swoop: Oh, OK. You're right, you're right. All right. How about the center fielder? I like center field. Broadway: No, there's no center field here. Swoop: Where, where ... Broadway: Half court, free throw line, three point line. No center field. Swoop: So, can you explain to me the positions again, man? I'm sorry. Broadway: Obviously we gotta bring in some experts. So, we got King Arthur. We got Mr. 540. Swoop: Right. Broadway: We got DP the Enforcer. Swoop: Uh-huh. Broadway: And we're gonna explain the positions on the court. Swoop: OK. Where ... Broadway: And you get to pick your own position today. Swoop: Oh, do I really? Broadway: Yeah, where do you want to play? Swoop: OK. Well, let's start with the point guard then. 'Cuz you know what I'm saying? Broadway: OK. Swoop: 'Cuz I could be a point ... Broadway: No, no, no. Swoop: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What, what? You got a point guard already? Broadway: Yeah, we got a point guard. Swoop: OK. Broadway: King Arthur's the point guard. Swoop: OK. Broadway: His job is to initiate the offense ... Swoop: Oh. Broadway: ... to make sure everybody's in their correct position when he calls the play. Swoop: OK. Broadway: So King Arthur's usually gonna use hand signals, or talk and say, "Hey, move over there.' Whatever the case may be. And make sure everybody's in the right place on the court. Swoop: OK. OK. Broadway: Now, he initiates the offense, and the defense. Swoop: Oh, OK. Broadway: So that's the point guard. His job is to know where everybody is on the court at all times. And he's gotta know everybody's positions. Swoop: OK. Broadway: So, then we'll move to my position. Swoop: Oh, no, you said, i could pick. I want the shooting guard. Broadway: No, no, no. Swoop: You said, I could shoot. Broadway: No, I'm the shooting guard. Swoop: Look at my, it's good. Broadway: No, no, no. Swoop: Look at the ... Broadway: I'm the shooting guard. Swoop: Oh, OK. All right. Broadway: So the shooting guard's job is just self-explanatory. Swoop: Right. Broadway: It's to shoot the ball. Swoop: Oh, OK. Broadway: A good shooting guard is somebody who can dribble ... Swoop: Right. Broadway: ... and attack the basket, as well as shoot. His primary goal is to put the ball in the basket, and get the team points. Swoop: All right. Sounds good. Broadway: Now, we're gonna move to what's called a three man, or wing man. Swoop: Three man. Oh, yeah, I could do that. I could do that. I'm a wing. I'm a good wing man. I got a lot of friends, always saying, I'm a good wing man. I'm a good wing man. Broadway: No, no, no way. Swoop: You got a wing already? Broadway: Yeah, 540. Swoop: Oh, OK. OK. Broadway: Mr. 540. The wing man, or the three man, is usually the best athlete on the court. Swoop: Uh-huh. Broadway: So Mr. 540 is gonna do a little bit of everything. Swoop: Yeah. Broadway: On the offense if he can shoot the shot, it's good. Swoop: Yeah, yeah. Broadway: But mostly he wants to finish in transition. Swoop: Finish. Broadway: He wants to be able to slash to the basket. Swoop: OK. Broadway: Defensively and offensively, he wants to help out on the backboards and get rebounds. Swoop: OK. OK. Broadway: So, he's kind of a mix of a guard, and a forward. Swoop: OK. Sounds good. Broadway: So, now we move on
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How to Spot Sexual Attraction in Eyes | Body Language
 
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Watch more How to Read Body Language videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/501674-How-to-Spot-Sexual-Attraction-in-Eyes-Body-Language Out of all the different non-verbal behaviors, I think that spotting attraction is without a doubt the easiest. We are very emotional creatures and when we're attracted to somebody, it's very, very difficult to hide. People think they're hiding it, but things always slip. One of the ways they slip are essentially the eyes. There are a lot of different ways you can use the eyes to determine whether or not someone's attracted to you. The first thing is essentially eye contact. For the most part, usually we make eye contact with people that we're interested in or people that we're attracted to. Right? But this is not entirely true. Some people are shy or anxious and they're not going to make eye contact. So what you're looking for essentially is a deviation in eye contact. So one of the ways you can use eye contact and there's a little trick that's very, very reliable. So what you're going to do is if you look at somebody in a bar or restaurant or on the street and they break eye contact vertically, so they look down. So you make eye contact with them and they break eye contact vertically and then within 20-30 seconds they reestablish eye contact, approach them. They like you. It's a very, very reliable thing. Essentially what they're doing. You stare at them. They're submitting to you and then they take a little second glance to see who you are. It's very, very, very reliable. The opposite of that would be if you look at somebody and they look at you and they immediately go and break eye contact. Nope, not interested. But what is reliable is they break eye contact and they come back. Break eye contact and then come back. Break eye contact and then come back. It's very interesting. And don't let it wait. If you see that, go right away because the more and more you wait. The more and more eye contact becomes very, very awkward. One of the things that I do in one of my classes is I have people stare each other in the eyes for three minutes without saying anything. They just stare each other in the eyes like this. Try that. Go out and try to stare somebody in the eyes for even 90 seconds. I guarantee you can't do it. It's awkward. It's so awkward because humans are not really at a level intimacy. When you stare somebody in the eyes is so awkward when you're doing it with a stranger. Studies will show that if you stare somebody in the eyes for 90 seconds to three minutes, all of a sudden you're going to like that person a lot better than everybody else in the room because you kind of shared this emotional connection. So eye contact is important in that respect. The second thing you can look for essentially is blink rate. Now, this is really cool. So blink rate correlate with emotional excitement. When we are emotionally excited, our blink rates tend to increase. Right? Average blink rates tend to be below 20 blinks per minute. For most people it really depends on where you are, but it's really hard to nail down what the average blink rate is. But in my experience, it seems to be around 10 blinks per minute. Right? So you see, whenever you see a sudden spike or a bunch of sudden spikes in somebody's blink rate in can be an indication of attraction. In my dating studies you see blink rates through the roof because the person across the table from you has an emotional response. You're attracted to them. The third way of kind of using the eyes to determine attraction is dilation. It's very interesting. Our eyes dilate when we're attracted to something. Right? Go out and find a Maxim magazine or a Playboy magazine or any cover that's predominately men focusing. Every single woman will have her eyes dilated. You never, ever see them constricted. The reason why is because men perceive women with dilated eyes more attractive than women with more constricted eyes. To the point of back in the day prostitutes used to put a specific toxin in their eyes to make them dilate.
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4 Care Tips for Pixie Frogs | Pet Reptiles
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Reptile Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of Reptiles & Amphibians videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512376-4-Care-Tips-for-Pixie-Frogs-Pet-Reptiles Let other people have cats and dogs! Jungle Bob is here to show you that owning a pet reptile or amphibian is not as complicated as you might think. In this video, he shares four tips about caring for a pixie frog. A lot of people come in to buy pets, they want that wow factor pet, and they're looking for a frog that's easy to keep while often pointing to a Pixie or a South African bullfrog. I do that because, I do it with a smirk on my face, because I'm going to see them a lot in the future, because these little guys here do one thing well, and that's eat. There's a misnomer in the amphibian world, and that is frogs eat nothing but flies. We often see pictures in kid's books and frogs smiling happily, shooting flies out of the air with their elongated tongues This is not true. Frogs are predators, frogs have teeth in their mouth, and they'll just about anything. And a little, baby Pixie frog like this, in about a year or two, will turn into a monster like this. Everybody, meet Jabba, we call him Jabba, the African Bullfrog. The African bullfrog, or Pixie frog, is a true predator, that will eat just about anything that gets in front of him. We've seen him eat fish, we've seen him pick birds that fell out of their nest. Once in a while, he'll eat a snake, a lizard, anything that he can get his formidable mouth on, he will grab. He does not shoot his tongue, that's a mistake. People think frogs shoot their tongues way up into the air to catch flies that go by. You think Jabba is living on flies here? No, flies are really hard to catch for an animal his size, and we'd have to feed him a thousand of them a day to maintain that body weight. So, instead, he sits there, burns no calories, and waits for food to be deposited. So, therefore, if he's in a terrarium, wow, what a great animal, because no matter what you drop in front of him, he's going to make a meal out of it. It's extremely animated and a lot of fun to watch, and the variety of foods, anything you could find, even something you find outside in the garden, you drop in front of Jabba and down the chute it goes. So, the African bullfrog is a wonder of the pet world these days. You need a pretty good size tank for a guy this big, they will get 2/12 to 3 pounds in size. The African bullfrog.
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7 Care Tips for Green Iguanas | Pet Reptiles
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Reptile Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of Reptiles & Amphibians videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512407-7-Care-Tips-for-Green-Iguanas-Pet-Reptiles Let other people have cats and dogs! Jungle Bob is here to show you that owning a pet reptile or amphibian is not as complicated as you might think. In this video, he shares seven tips about caring for a green iguana. Throughout the decades that reptiles have been popular pets, I think the number one seller probably has been the green iguana. Green iguanas hold the stigma from those old Japanese B movies, where they put an iguana across a model of Tokyo and pretended that he was Godzilla. Iguanas have fascinated Americans and have become the number one pet, for sure, over the last 20, 30 years. Personally, I don't think they make the best pets. And the reason why is because there is a lot of husbandry needed; these are tropical animals, they require the proper humidity and heat. They need ultraviolet lights, they need a specialized diet. But, really, it's because they sometimes have an attitude. When they get about 6 feet long, a male iguana suddenly isn't as calm as my little friend here. A male iguana will potentially turn on its owner, and establish its territory in the home. If it's in a fish tank, he's absolutely going to be upset. They really have to be outside in an 8 by 8 foot, 8 foot high room, sitting on a limb, looking down on their owner. And then they're perfectly fine pets. But if you want to keep them in a fish tank and approach them from the top, they sometimes get skittish. When they are skittish, the number one thing they do is whip their tail in your direction. The second thing they'll do is try to bite. And the third thing is rake you with their claws. Either one of those things is an event you don't want to experience, because a 6-foot iguana, this guy is about 2, maybe, a 6-foot iguana is a formidable creature that can inflict harm. We also have seen that male iguanas when they get old, when they become sexually mature, turn on their owners because they're territorial and want to establish their own area. And that is usually the time they end up coming back to the pet store, or back where they came from. If no one will take them back, people will let them go. And in northern climates, that's a death sentence for the animal. In southern climates, like Florida, they have procreated, and they have now established, and they are now truly an invasive species. So, I always say, if you want an iguana, please go get one. My choice for an iguana would be the rock iguanas. The rock iguanas are a big bodied creature that comes form the Caribbean Islands. And here I've got a good friend of mine, and the green iguana is scared of him, I would imagine so. This is Castro; he's a Cuban rock iguana. And you see Castro, who is now 15 years old, has a much different temperament than our green iguana friend. A 15 year old iguana would not be as tolerant to be touched in this nature. Castro is not trying to whip me with his tail, Castro is not trying to run away. He is a really sure of himself type of lizard who makes a wonderful pet or companion. We choose not to keep an animal this big in a cage, unless you build something custom for him. They freely can roam a home, and know where to do their business. They're straight herbivores; they love their veggies and fruits, and they really are an incredible companion and pet. We take him to the park and walk him like a dog all the time. So, if you're going to go for an iguana, think twice about the green types. There are some dessert species that are great, but the rock iguanas truly rock. Here's the Cuban iguana, Castro.
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How to Do Basic Sitting Stretches | Taekwondo Training
 
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Like these Taekwondo lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1IAiCfR Watch more How to Do Taekwondo videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/508723-How-to-Do-Basic-Sitting-Stretches-Taekwondo-Training We are going to be showing you some ground stretches. So first stretch we are going to put our both legs out, like this, and we're going to go down, come up and maybe add like a little twist. Maybe I might do that four to eight times. So we're going to go one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. After you do that a couple of times warming up, now you go down for the stretch. You try to grab your toes and try to keep your upper body low as you can and maybe forward again 10 to 30 seconds and up. If you guys have a little trouble doing this exercise, again, you can start out grabbing the ankles or you can tuck your knees in, grab your toes and slowly work down this way and hold. OK? It takes time. Now the other stretch we are going to do is we are going to put one leg in and one leg out. Keep your upper body straight and try to stretch down. Try to put your head to your knees and go as low as you can. Again, hold about 10 to 30 seconds, come up and switch to the other side and down and up. The next stretch we are going to do is called the butterfly stretch. We are going to put our knees together. One. Now make sure you put your feet all the way in like this. I like to grab my toes and bounce my knees like a butterfly. So do this again maybe 10 to 30 times, bounce, warming up. Now it's time to go down. We're going to keep our backs straight and exhale and breathe down, going down, breathing out. Now up. Now we're going to do this thing called a split stretch. Now we're going to open our legs as wide as you can. Now, again, I like to maybe open a little wider by putting my hands forward and hands back and then kind of push my hip forward, trying to get as much as you can. Now the first thing we're going to do is stretch down the middle. So we're going to go down, one. Now, again, you're trying to go as low as you can, trying to keep your stomach to the ground. Again, hold about 10 to 30 seconds. Up. Go to the side. Use your hands and try to grab your toes. Up. Go to the other side. And these are some ground stretches. I encourage you guys to stretch before, definitely before class, and also when your body is really warmed up, it's great to stretch after class also.
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How to Make a Whiskey Sour | Cocktail Recipes
 
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Like these Cocktail Recipes !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1I00csa Watch more How to Make Cocktails videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510365-How-to-Make-a-Whiskey-Sour-Cocktail-Recipes Recipe: 2 oz Rittenhouse Rye; Â_ oz lemon juice; Â_ oz simple syrup; 1 egg white. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass. Garnish with orange slice and cherry. Whiskey sour is a cocktail that does not have the greatest reputation. I think the reason for that is that sour makes people think of sour mix, which is this disgusting, processed fake ingredient. But you really shouldn't be afraid, because sour is actually just a style of cocktail. Back in the 19th century a sour just meant a drink that had a spirit, citrus and some sugar or simple syrup. That's really all a whiskey sour is, it's whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup. One of my favorite things about this drink is it's a great way to still have whiskey, if you really like whiskey in hot weather in the summer, because it's a really refreshing drink. So we're going to start with our spirit. Two ounces of rye whiskey, you can also use bourbon. I just love rye whiskey, let's face it. But this is also a drink that bourbon works great in too. Now we'll do equal parts sugar and citrus. Three-quarters of an ounce of simple syrup. Again that's just one part sugar to one part water dissolved together. Three-quarters of an ounce of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, very important. You know that's the step that people decided they didn't want to do, and so instead they created sour mix, which then made people hate the whiskey sour. So this is the most important ingredient in your whiskey sour. Now I'm going to do something else that's a very classic touch to the whiskey sour. It might scare you a little bit, but just bear with me. I'm going to add a little bit of egg white. There's alcohol in there, so whatever fears you have of raw eggs, whatever could maybe be in there, the alcohol is going to kill, so don't worry about that. What it's going to do is not really add so much in the way of taste, but it's going to add a really nice frothy texture that's going to be great. So we're going to do the egg whites, so just separate the egg white. Here you go. Toss the rest. As always it is very handy to have a trash can nearby to make your life easier. Whenever there's a raw egg in the drink, we're going to do something called a dry shake, which means to shake it without ice first to emulsify the egg. Then we'll shake it again with ice to chill it. Just a few shakes to do that. You can see it's nice and frothy. Now we'll add our ice. Whiskey sour is a drink that you can serve on the rocks or up. I like it on the rocks, especially if you have those really nice ice cube trays that make the big 1 x 1 cubes, which I happen to have on hand. You'll see the results in a minute. Just so you can see, that ice cube is perfectly square. That means it won't melt as fast in the drink. There are only four ice cubes in there, so it won't water down your drink too fast. Okay, and now it's time to shake for real. Oh yeah, check this out. See how frothy that is? It gives it a really nice, silky texture. That's all from the egg white and again, it's not really going to add anything in the way of flavor. We're going to garnish the whiskey sour with an orange and cherry flag. it will really liven things up. See we have a toothpick, you kind of spear it like that and then grab your cherries. One right on top and then sort of get in there, so the top is poking out. And there you have it, so no need to be afraid anymore. That is how you make a classic whiskey sour.
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Which Rabbit Breed Is Best? | Pet Rabbits
 
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How to Make a Manhattan | Cocktail Recipes
 
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Like these Cocktail Recipes !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1I00csa Watch more How to Make Cocktails videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510355-How-to-Make-a-Manhattan-Cocktail-Recipes Recipe: 2-Â_ oz Rittenhouse Rye; Â_ oz Sweet Vermouth; 2 dashes Angostura Bitters. Stir and serve straight up. Garnish with 2 cherries on a pick. I'm going to show you how to make a drink that's about as classic as classic can get, the Manhattan. Manhattan dates back to about the 1860's a long time ago when it was invented; when vermouth came over from Europe to America and then American's being the cocktail innovators that they were, decided to mix it with their favorite cocktail ingredient, whiskey; and the Manhattan was born. So we're going to start by using our base whiskey, two and a half ounces of rye whiskey. I'm using rye whiskey as opposed to bourbon, which is what a lot of people use to make Manhattans. I'm using rye, because it's historically accurate for one, back in the 1860's rye was a little more popular than the bourbon. So that 's how the Manhattan was originally made. I also think it makes a little bit of a better drink, because rye is made of 51% rye grain, by law as opposed to bourbon, which is 51% corn. So bourbon is a little sweeter whereas rye is a little bit sharper and I think comes through better in the drink. But if you prefer bourbon Manhattan's don't let me stop you. So that's two and a half ounces of rye whiskey and now the vermouth. I'm going to do three-quarters of an ounce vermouth. And again, the proportions; you know if you prefer something that's a little more whiskey forward or maybe something with a little more vermouth in it; feel free to take some liberties. These are just general guidelines. Three-quarters ounce vermouth, an important note about vermouth, is that you really should refrigerate it once it's been opened. Even though it's been fortified with a little bit of alcohol it's still wine-based, so it will oxidize like wine and it will go bad. Since we only use three-quarters to an ounce at a time, it takes a long time to move through an entire bottle of vermouth, so remember keep your vermouth in the fridge or else it will go bad. And now our final ingredient, just a three ingredient drink, about as easy as it gets is our bitters. This is angostura bitters, definitely the most common bitters that you'll find. You can even buy them in most bodega's, which is funny because they actually are 44.7% alcohol, higher proof than a lot of whiskeys, and any kid can buy them. So if you see a kid chugging angostura bitters, tell them that you're on to them. But I don't know why you'd do that, because I do not recommend drinking these by themselves. They don't call them bitters for nothing. So now two dashes of bitters; one, two. Whoa, blow back. Again, we're making drinks, we're also making a mess. Okay, now we're done and we're going to stir this cocktail. Because all the ingredients are alcoholic, so we don't need to shake it, because we don't need to force the ingredients together as much. We just need to kind of gently coax them into mingling, if you will. And you can really fill it up with a lot of ice. I like to have the ice sort of just above the level of the drink, so that it really gets in there. Now when you're stirring you're doing two things. You are chilling and diluting at the same time. And you're not stirring kind of like you're stirring cake batter, you know? It's just gently gliding around the outside of the glass, and stirring takes time to perfect, so it's effortless when you're making cocktails. I mean I used to go home, and just stir water and ice after work, and try to perfect it. Until it got to the point where it was effortless. So don't feel bad if it doesn't look as sexy as this. About 20-25 seconds of stirring should do it and now it's time to strain our drink. i put a glass in the freezer, so it'll get nice and cold, and keep this freezing drink, freezing. All right, nice, frosty glass. All right and for our garnish, we're going to use a cherry. These are the best cherries you can buy. They're called Luxardo cherries. They're a lot better than your normal maraschino cherry. They're expensive, but totally worth. And with our garnish we are done and that is how you make a Manhattan.
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5 Tips for Lead Climbing | Rock Climbing
 
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Rockin’ Rock Climbing Commodities Momentum Climbing Harness: http://amzn.to/1iN4Caq La Sportiva Tarantulace Men’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1FL2Qvz La Sportiva Tarantulace Women’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1UTo5SH Half Dome Climbing Helmet: http://amzn.to/1QfLxZ8 Chalk Bag with Belt and Zippered Pocket: http://amzn.to/1OtW84a REVERSO 4 Belay Device: http://amzn.to/1F170Vi Watch more How to Rock Climb videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512697-5-Tips-for-Lead-Climbing-Rock-Climbing So right now, I'm going to do some lead climbing. I'm tied in as a climber, Chaz is clipped in here is the belayer, we've already done our safety checks, I'm ready to start, and while I'm climbing, I'm going to give you five tips for how to lead climb, and how to do so effectively and efficiently. One good tip is before you start climbing, to take some time and really try to identify the route. What I mean by that is to try to look for critical spots on the route where maybe you'll get a good rest or maybe some difficult cliffs. You'll notice another tip is that when you're clipping, you want to be doing so from a balanced position with a straight arm. Having these straight arms to make those cliffs is a great way to conserve energy. As I move up a little farther, you'll notice my arm still stays straight clipping. I'm making that clip with a straight arm, and at this point, I'm pretty comfortable, I've good footholds, and I'm on a big jump hold, so I can shake out my arms a little bit to try to get some of that lactic acid out of there. I'll do the same with my other arm. This type of move, shaking out, can really help you to recover while you're climbing. Another pointer is when to chalk up. So right now if I'm moving into a difficult sequence, I might want to chalk up before I go through it, so timing your chalk ups, when to do it, how often to do it, is something you want to consider. So, on a similar note, while timing your chalking up, to make sure you're not doing it excessively, but just kind of as needed, a good idea is to try to identify a crux of the route, which is the most difficult section, or where you expect to have the most trouble, and rather than stopping in the middle to chalk up, or maybe try to make a clip from an awkward position, try to push through that crux, identify the sequence, chalk, prepare yourself, get a good rest and shake out, and move straight through that crux Another tip would be that while I'm climbing, if I'm so scared of falling the whole time, it's going to make me over grip, which means squeezing a lot harder than I need to be, and putting a lot of weight on my arm that doesn't need to be there. I want to keep it on my feet. So a great tip for lead climbing, is to get comfortable falling. You're going to climb a whole lot better if you're not scared to fall. It'll also make it a lot easier to commit to some of those bigger moves. So those are some tips that are really good for lead climbing to help you move efficiently and effectively.
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How to Lead Properly | Bachata Dance
 
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Like these Bachata Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3IPy Addicted to Bachata? Sexy Urban Bachata: http://amzn.to/1G0A3Zg How to Dance BACHATA: The Hottest Club Style Latin Dance: http://amzn.to/1NqL1dh Very Fine Men's Women's Salsa Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Style: http://amzn.to/1P1qgVM Co-shoes Girls Leather Single Strap Ballroom Dancing Shoes: http://amzn.to/1jRGHY4 Learn To Dance Bachata, Bachata Dance Mastery System: http://amzn.to/1OodbWq Watch more How to Dance Bachata videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510085-How-to-Lead-Properly-Bachata-Dance Edwin: Leading for men in bachata. Gentlemen, when we're leading the ladies in bachata, first off if you're dancing in open position, make sure that your arms are nice and relaxed, your palms are facing up and you're not gripping the ladies with your thumb. Very important, her hands are resting on your hands, and when you're doing the basic you keep this lead throughout, until you're ready to move to a different move or go to a different side. So we're going to start with the basic. One, two, three tap. Five, six, seven tap. Notice I'm not putting my thumbs into place, unless there's something that I need to tell her. Here I'm going to slide into closed position and my hand position changes. From here when you switch your hand position, make sure you have a little grip on the ladies. So that you can use this grip to lead her, either forward or back, by taking your whole posture to the front. Nice and firm and hold it in the middle. One, two, three tap. Five, six and seven. Gentlemen, make sure that when you're leading your ladies left and right, you're actually using the upper body, your torso to push to the left, bring it in, push left and tap. And don't forget gentlemen, you can move your hip as well and the opposite of going the other way. So now you bring your hands inside. In, out, in tap. Out, in, out tap. In, out, in tap. So let me show you this gentlemen, your rib cage is going left and right as you're leading, and this also allow the ladies, since they're connected to us kind of like imaginary cables through our shoulders here, the ladies are going to be connected, so if we move our torso to the left, here torso goes to her right, and we end up going in the same direction. Gentlemen, make sure that when you switch the hand position your body language switches as well. For example, here we're nice and tight, our posture is straight, we're supporting the ladies, but then when we get to open position, you're more relaxed. You feel more relaxed, more confident. You can use your arms a little bit more, your shoulders. And when you're leading the turns gentlemen, make sure that you're leading properly, giving the ladies the cues, no matter which way you're going. Now I'm going to demonstrate some of these tips with the music. Let's start in closed position. So Gentlemen, notice our torso and now a different lead, forward and back. The torso is actually still doing the work, but you're just going linear, rather than to a side and now the hold in the middle. So here gentlemen, you want to be nice and relaxed. More shoulders, a little bit of hip. And when you're getting ready to lead the ladies, don't forget to give her the cue by bringing the arm up, and she's ready to turn, and at the end of the turn gentlemen, it's always a good leading tip to gather the ladies arm, all right? We can go into closed position and repeat the whole thing again and that is leading tips for men in bachata.
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How to Survive a Hurricane
 
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Watch more Hurricanes & Storms videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/471526-How-to-Survive-a-Hurricane Don't wait until a storm is heading your way! Survive a hurricane with these safety precautions. Step 1: Plan ahead Plan ahead. Know the location of local shelters and how you'll evacuate if you don't have a car. If you have family members with special medical needs, ask local officials if there's a registry so they get help in the event of power outages. Pick a place for family members to meet in case you become separated, and designate an out-of-town friend as the person everyone calls to report that they're safe. Get flood insurance if you don't already have it. Tip Make sure you know how to shut off electricity, gas, and water in case you're instructed to do so. Step 2: Be prepared Have the following supplies on hand at the start of hurricane season: a 3-day supply of water that provides 1 gallon per person per day; a 3-day supply of non-perishable food that doesn't require cooking; a flashlight and extra batteries; a battery-powered radio that can receive broadcasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; a first-aid kit; and a 7-day supply of medications. Tip The Atlantic and Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30; the Eastern Pacific is from May 15 through November. Step 3: Get ready If a hurricane warning is issued -- meaning one is expected in the next 36 hours -- bring in anything that can be tossed around by the wind; close and board up all windows and doors with 5/8" marine plywood, unless you have hurricane shutters; clear rain gutters and downspouts; trim trees and shrubs; put your refrigerator and freezer on the coldest setting; and fill your car's gas tank in case you're ordered to evacuate. Step 4: Go to a safe place If you live on the first or 2nd floor of a high rise, make plans to take refuge with neighbors between floors 3 and 10 when the storm begins. Residents who live above the 10th floor should evacuate, as should mobile home dwellers and anyone living on a floodplain, near a river, or on an inland waterway. Step 5: Do last-minute preparations Shortly before the storm is expected to start, fill your bathtub with water so you have an extra supply on hand. Unplug small appliances and sensitive electronics, and turn off propane tanks. Step 6: Ride out the storm When the storm starts, stay away from windows and glass doors and avoid using the phone. Go to your home's lowest level and stay in an interior room, closet, or hallway. Have a mattress or pillow to protect your head. Monitor weather conditions on your radio and don't leave your safe place until local officials say it's okay to do so. Step 7: Avoid post-storm dangers If you lose electricity, keep circuit breakers turned off until power is restored, then check for frayed wires. If you see any, call the power company. Leave the house immediately if you smell gas. If you're returning home, don't enter your house if floodwaters remain around the building; you see loose power lines or structural damage; or you smell a gas leak. If you have any safety concerns at all, stay elsewhere until your home is checked by a building inspector or structural engineer. Did You Know? 2/3 of the hurricanes that hit land in the United States between 1981 and 2011 struck the Gulf Coast. The other third hit the Atlantic Coast.
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How to Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water
 
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Watch more Driving & Car Safety videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/117114-How-to-Escape-a-Car-Sinking-in-Deep-Water It can happen in an instant: Your car ends up in the water, and it’s sinking fast. Here’s how to get out. Step 1: Calm down Stem panic by reminding yourself that your car will usually float for a minute or two before it begins to sink. Use this time to unfasten your seat belt, open the driver-side window or a sunroof, and unlock the doors. Tip As long as you keep your keys in the ignition, the electrical system likely will work until the car is submerged enough for the system to short out. Step 2: Break the window If you were unable to open your side window, break it with your elbow, heels, or -- better still -- anything pointy you have on hand, like a pen or screwdriver. Aim for the center of the window. Don’t bother with the windshield; it's made to be unbreakable. Tip Hardware stores sell tools specifically designed to break car windows in an emergency. Step 3: Undress If the car is sinking slowly, take off your shoes. If you’re wearing jeans and you have time, remove those as well. Both weigh you down, making swimming to the surface more difficult. Step 4: Get out Climb out the window before the car becomes submerged, and swim to the surface. Tip Memorize the acronym POGO: Pop seat belt, Open the window, and Get Out. Step 5: Wait until car fills If you were unable to get out through the window, don’t panic! Let the car fill with water, knowing that once it does, the water pressure inside and out will be equalized, allowing you to open the door and escape. Tip Hang on to the door handle as the car fills with water so you don’t float and become disoriented if the car flips. Step 6: Open the door When the water reaches your chin, take a deep breath and hold it. Then open the door and swim out headfirst. If you’re not sure which way is up, look for bubbles and swim in the direction in which they’re rising. Did You Know? Magician Criss Angel escaped from the locked trunk of a car submerged in a lake as one of his stunts.
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How to Do Different Breaks | Bachata Dance
 
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Like these Bachata Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3IPy Addicted to Bachata? Sexy Urban Bachata: http://amzn.to/1G0A3Zg How to Dance BACHATA: The Hottest Club Style Latin Dance: http://amzn.to/1NqL1dh Very Fine Men's Women's Salsa Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Style: http://amzn.to/1P1qgVM Co-shoes Girls Leather Single Strap Ballroom Dancing Shoes: http://amzn.to/1jRGHY4 Learn To Dance Bachata, Bachata Dance Mastery System: http://amzn.to/1OodbWq Watch more How to Dance Bachata videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510099-How-to-Do-Different-Breaks-Bachata-Dance Edwin: Different breaks in bachata, so in bachata we had the tap, but there's a lot of other breaks that you can explore. We're going to teach you a couple of them. The first one we're going to talk about is the bachata heel break. So we're going to put out our heels, on the fours and the eights. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. The idea behind the heel is to make sure that your heel is nice and sharp on that break, just as if you were doing a tap. Daniela: And ladies, make sure when you do your heel tap forward, you have your legs closed. We don't want to do one, two, three, heel, okay? It's right in front of you. Edwin: Now for the next break, this one is a tap in the back. We're going to use the toe to either tap across or behind. We're going to show you different ways, so make sure you that you explore however you feel more comfortable. Five, six, seven and one, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. That's going to be the tap behind. Remember you can put it right behind you or you can send it across, depending on how you feel. Make sure you do it with confidence and smooth. The next break is going to be the scoop. The scoop is going to be picking up your foot. Gentlemen, what we're going to do is just lift it up, like this. Daniela: And ladies, we're going to scoop up, so as soon as your toe hits the floor that's when you bring it up. Make sure you don't kick it out. Edwin: Let's try it. Five, six, seven, eight and one, two, three, up, five, six, seven, up. One, two, three, up. Five, six, seven, up and one, two, three, up. Five, six, seven, up. Now for those of you who are interested in getting better as performers, make sure that you always point your feet down. If you keep your feet like this, of course it's an option, but make sure that if you want to develop good habits, always point your feet down. Now we're going to do the last one, which is the shuffle behind. This one is a little bit more complicated, so I want you to pay attention slowly. Five, six, seven, eight and one, two, three shuffle, five, six, seven, shuffle one, two, three, shuffle five, six, seven and shuffle. So what's happening here is we're going to take three steps one, two and three. On the fourth step we're going to quickly alternate our feet, right/left, and then continue to the right for five, six, seven. And do the same thing on the other side, left/right. Let's try it a little bit faster. Five, six, seven, eight and one, two, three shuffle. Five, six, seven, one, two, three shuffle, five, six, seven shuffle one. Now let's demonstrate all these breaks with music, so here we have the heel, then we have the tap behind and remember, you can cross it behind or send it straight back, depending on your choice. The next one is the scoop and gentlemen, of course you can scoop as well, gentlemen. But for us it's more natural to just bring the knee up. And the last one is the shuffle behind. Shuffle, one and those are your bachata breaks.
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How to Study for a Long Time without Getting Bored
 
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Watch more How to Study videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/413809-How-to-Study-for-a-Long-Time-without-Getting-Bored Facts and figures starting to blend together in a horrible haze? Here's how to keep from getting lost in brain space. Step 1: Eradicate distractions Enter a fortress of solitude -- research shows that low-level distractions can make a task feel boring. Hide your cellphone, tell your online social network to de-friend you instantly if they see you log in, and seal yourself in a quiet room. Tip If you're planning a really long cramming session, break it up with a nap. One study found an hour's worth of shut-eye can increase your ability to focus. Step 2: Embrace your emotions Emotional entanglement distracting you? Admit how you're feeling, even out loud -- those who can identify how they feel often have better focus. Step 3: Engage yourself Don't just take notes; engage with the material creatively. Invent a song about the topic at hand, or recreate historical events and fictional plotlines. It's easier to stay interested when you make the material come alive. Step 4: Take a shower Studied so long you've stopped absorbing material? Take a shower -- the change of pace will stimulate your mind and help refresh your body. Step 5: Make up a challenge Make a game out of your work to stave off boredom. Try to score higher and higher throughout your study session, and be sure to reward your triumphs. You've earned it! Did You Know? In 2009, a study found that nearly 50 percent of college freshmen that drink spent more time drinking than studying.
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How to Understand Soccer Positions | Soccer Skills
 
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Like these Soccer Tutorials !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1YiLz7u Amazon Must Haves for Soccer Players: GOLME PRO Pop Up Soccer Goal: http://amzn.to/1Vx8kTH Adidas Performance Conext15 Top Glider Soccer Ball: http://amzn.to/1hUSkfW Under Armour Striker Backpack: http://amzn.to/1JzqUmA Adidas Estadio Team Shoe Bag: http://amzn.to/1NYxhFw Vizari Malaga Shin Guard: http://amzn.to/1UsnmI3 Adidas Metro III Soccer Sock: http://amzn.to/1NYxqZk Watch more Soccer Skills videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514008-How-to-Understand-Soccer-Positions-Soccer-Skills As we know, soccer's all about position, strategy and tactics. And people want to talk about the various positions you can have, you can choose when you play the game of soccer. And we're basically have the goal keeper. We have the defenders, we have the midfielders and we have the strikers. The goal keeper of course is the first responsibility is to assure that the strikers won't get the ball behind the goal line and actually score. On the second thought the goal keeper would be the first player to initiate the game, to start the game from the back of the defense. The next line is the line of defenders. Again, even more, the responsibility of the defenders would be to mark up the strikers, close gap some defense and prevent the opposition from goal scoring. The next line would be the midfielders. The midfielders are the once who organize the game. They have defense responsibilities but also offense responsibilities. And they organize the game, they make sure that they close the gap in defense, turn around quickly, open the game to the front to the strikers, get the strikers in goal scoring positions and move up themselves or maybe even choose to finish themselves and try to score. The last one, the most front on the field would be the strikers or the forwards. Of course the idea is to get the ball as quickly as possible into the goal, into the net of the opposition. As a defender you have the whole game in front of you. You have more time usually to open the game. You have more time when you have possession of the ball. You want to open it mindfully to the side not to the center. The midfielders are always moving, always trying to open up, giving opportunities, passing options as well to strikers and defenders. The strikers on the other hand usually have the defender in the back where there's a different kind of play. The want to drop the ball maybe to the midfielder to open up the game on the side but then quickly move into goal scoring position themselves and finish. That's the basic idea of soccer positions and I think it's a good way to start.
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How to Do a Brooklyn Accent | Accent Training
 
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Watch more How to Do an Accent videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/500483-How-to-Do-a-Brooklyn-Accent-Accent-Training Learn how to do a Brooklyn accent from voice and speech coach Andrea Caban in this Howcast video. [Background Music] There are so many different types of people who live in Brooklyn. Brooklyn is an amazing place because of that. So we're going to go for a very stereotypical, general Brooklyn accent. Just to give you a flavor of it. So you put your lip corners really far forward. And it's a very urban sound. You see? In my oral posture that my lips are doing a lot of the work. It's also fun to notice that the Brooklyn accent, where your lip corner's very far forward, is also very similar to that urban London sound. That cockney sound. So Saul's daughter studied law. You'll notice that it's a very similar shape in the mouth. Let's look at some sound changes for the Brooklyn accent. So there are no r's at the ends of some words. So like, there, player, flatter become theah, playah, flattah. And the ah sound in thought, dog, and law become a diphthong. So they become a two element sound. For thought, dog, law. Sometimes that th sound, thin, thick, this, that become very dentalized. So it's thin, thick, this, that. So you hear those hard, flat sounds. The back of the teeth. Thin. Thick. This. That. You start to hear the musicality of the accent. T's are very dentalized. So they're very pushed up against the teeth. So Tony takes his time becomes Tony takes his time. Do you hear the difference there? Tony takes his time, and Tony takes his time. The st sound in stretch becomes stretch. I love that one. So what's the musicality of this general Brooklyn accent? Well it's a very urban sound, like we'd said. It's got a lot of power to it. You use emphasis with volume, and less with pitch variety. But don't take my word for. Go listen to some native Brooklyn speakers, and let the accent reveal itself to you.
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9 Emperor Scorpion Facts & Care Tips | Pet Tarantulas
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Tarantula or Scorpion Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of a Pet Tarantula or Scorpion videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514056-9-Emperor-Scorpion-Facts-and-Care-Tips-Pet-Tarantulas The number one animal in the pet world in the scorpion world is certainly the emperor scorpion. This is the largest scorpion species on the planet and thankfully, and the reason it's so popular in the pet world, it's also got one of the most mild venoms. A sting from a scorpion of this size is the equivalent of a bee sting, so we have nothing to worry about in case of a sting. More worried really about the claws of this guy as it's got some really Popeye looking arms there. He can really grab onto you with his formidable claws, and that might hurt a little bit. But otherwise, the animal is fairly benign. He's not going to hurt anyone. They're native to North Africa so they come from that area of the world where they might live in a desert environment, but they like a cool burrow. They like to have a little moisture in their enclosure. But it's a very simple thing to keep. A 10-gallon tank is plenty - the bigger the better, we always say. But 1o-gallons, they can live their whole lives. A giant one will get 10 inches or possibly more in size. This guy is a real healthy aggressive who is really cruising around here, checking out the scene including me. He is a predator who is going to come out at night. A nocturnal predator. And again, he uses his arms with those little hairs on his claws to find his prey. That's what he does. He'll bound around in the sand looking for something. He feels it with his hairs. He will grab it with his claws and the stinger then comes over and takes care of business. Not every time he catches something does he use his venom, and he's never going to use his venom to defend himself. If he wants to defend himself it'll be claws and/or fleeing, and he is prey to so many different animals. A lot of different things in that area of the world would eat a scorpion, including people. He's an edible animal. Probably good with a little garlic and oil I would think, right? An animal of this size. Very similar in texture and feel to a lobster or a crab because of his exoskeleton. And of course scorpions are, the animal that the scorpion that most people could recognize because they're so popular and prevalent in the pet world. If I was going to buy something for my young child, an emperor scorpion would be the one to go.
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How to Pack for Basic Training | Boot Camp
 
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Watch more Boot Camp: Learn about Basic Training videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/498696-How-to-Pack-for-Basic-Training-Boot-Camp "A lot of recruits ask me what to pack for basic training, so let's make that packing checklist right now. First, you're going to want a plane and a bus ticket. You're going to want several copies of your orders. You're also going to want form 1199, which is your direct deposit form. You're also going to want meal tickets and MEPS, which is your military entrance processing station; all those documents. You're going to want a copy of your birth certificate - not the original. You're also going to want 6 pair of underwear, white only, no crazy colors. You're going to want comfortable running shoes. Two locks, make sure they're combination - no padlocks, you're not going to want to carry keys around with you. Eyeglass band, but only if you wear eyeglasses of course. You're also going to want to pack 6 pair of calf-length white socks. A black marker, Sharpie medium point works best. Toiletries and a small black bag to hold all your toiletries in. Toothbrush with a case. Shaving cream. Disposable razors - not your electric razors, you can't use electric razors at basic training. Two washcloths and a towel. Don't forget that deodorant, please don't forget that deodorant. Shower shoes, all black again, no colors and no logos on those shower shoes. Shampoo and conditioner - one bottle to save space. Soap with case, please don't forget that soap. For women, you're going to want your undergarments; cotton panties and bras. And don't forget, one full slip in case you're ever in a military suit, which you will be. Flesh-tone nylon pantyhose. And quarter inch or less in diameter earrings - they can be gold, silver, pearl, or spherical diamond; which can also be worn with what they call your Class A military suit. Let's go over some miscellaneous items as well. You're going to want a long-distance calling card to call home, because you won't have access to a cell phone most likely. Small box of laundry detergent in a zip lock bag. Stamps, which will be your best friend at basic training, they're like currency. Insect repellent. Cough drops. Small notebook to take notes of course - when your drill sergeant yells at you, you want to write that down so you don't make the same mistake again. And that's pretty much your entire list. I wouldn't recommend bringing anything else because it's probably going to get confiscated for contraband.
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What You Need to Know about Molting | Pet Tarantulas
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Tarantula or Scorpion Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of a Pet Tarantula or Scorpion videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514087-What-You-Need-to-Know-about-Molting-Pet-Tarantulas For a inexperienced keeper the first time a tarantula molts is a tumultuous experience because the first thing you see in the morning when you wake up to check on your wonderful tarantula is that he looks dead. Oh my God, what did I do? The tarantulas dead. What did I do wrong. It's an agonizing situation. Because for all intents and purposes he does look dead, he's not moving, and the way he is positioned in their cage is upside down That doesn't look good at all. Many people have thrown away a perfectly healthy tarantula thinking that it was dead. But they are just going through this process. Inside that exoskeleton they're trying to get loose inside there. They want to be able to get that little top of their thorax off of their body. It's actually like, I always equate it to the top of a tank. Where a guy comes out of a tank when in the army. They pop off their tops. And the tarantula pulls all of his eight legs in an he pops out of his skeleton any leaves this is very, very fine molt behind. He's upside down in the cage looking dead. He's not dead. When a tarantula dies he's right side up. He doesn't roll over and die. That's a molting tarantula. A tarantula who is in his usual position, not moving with his legs curled inward, that's a dead one. If he's upside down he's molting. Leave him alone. All you can do for a molting tarantula is keep the humidity up in the cage the best you can. Humidity will help get the shed off of him much like in a snake. During that molting process he's irritable, he's vulnerable. His skin is turning. You do not want to touch a molting tarantula. Just leave it be. Monitor it the best you can. Usually natures takes its course and they find their way, and they get out. And there's nothing you have to do to aid them or help them. It's a healthy process. It's part of their life cycle. It's natural. Just expect to happen. And don't throw them away because he's upside down he's just molting his skin.
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How to Start a Lemonade Stand
 
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Watch more Money Advice for Kids videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/17500-How-to-Start-a-Lemonade-Stand It’s hot out. You like money. How about starting a lemonade stand! Step 1: Make a business plan Before you make your lemonade, make a business plan. Will you have to spend any money on supplies? If you’re going to spend $5 of your own money on ingredients, for example, you’ll need to make more than $5 to make a profit, or the money you get to keep. Now you can decide how much you want to charge per cup to make sure you earn that. Tip Remember, if you’re setting up shop with other people, you’ll have to split the money you make with them! Step 2: Pick a perfect day, time, and location Pick the perfect day, time, and location for your lemonade stand. Think about where and when the largest number of thirsty people would walk by your stand. Think hot days at playgrounds and fairs, or during little league games. Of course your front yard is just fine, too. Step 3: Make your lemonade sign Make your lemonade sign using some cardboard or foam core and a large, bold marker. Write 'Lemonade for Sale' with the price clearly visible. You can add a drawing of lemons or a glass of lemonade if you want. The bigger and flashier your sign, the more people will notice it. Step 4: Publicize your business While 'walk in' customers are usually the bulk of lemonade stand business, you might want to let your friends and family know what you’re up to. You can either make flyers or do an email blast announcing the time, location, and date of your grand opening. Step 5: Make the lemonade Make your lemonade ahead of time. You can make it from a mix, but serving homemade lemonade will make your stand special and might help you sell more. Either way, have a grown-up cut up a lemon so you can float the slices in your pitcher. Tip For 1 gallon of homemade lemonade, ask an adult to juice 6 lemons, then mix that with 1½ cups of sugar and 2 quarts of water and ice. Step 6: Do a taste test Now comes the fun part—drink it! You’ve got to make sure it tastes good, but don’t drink too much or you’ll have to mix up some more. Step 7: Refrigerate the lemonade Pour the lemonade into a large thermos or several pitchers and refrigerate it until you’re ready to start selling. Step 8: Set up your table Set up your table. You can use a folding table or some milk crates with boards on top. On top of this set a clean tablecloth and lots of paper cups. Hang or prop up your sign. Tip Make sure everything looks clean—the cups, table, pitcher, and even you! Step 9: Have change Depending on what you’re charging, you’ll want to either have lots of quarters or single dollar bills to make it easy to make change for your customers. Keep the money safe and organized in some kind of box on the table. Tip If there are other stands in your area, try to make yours stand out. Put the words 'Gourmet' or 'Secret Recipe' on your sign. Step 10: Set up the lemonade Store extra ice and lemonade in separate containers under the table so you won’t have to run back to the kitchen, and fill a see-through serving pitcher with some ice, lemonade, and cut lemons. Tip Don’t set out cups already filled with lemonade. Flies will swarm around them and it will look gross. Step 11: Attract customers Smile and wait for customers. People like to buy from kids that smile. Did You Know? In 2003, a 6-year-old boy started a lemonade stand to raise money for breast cancer research. Today 'Max’s Lemonade Stand' is a nonprofit that’s made over $30,000.
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5 Care Tips for Red-Eyed Tree Frogs | Pet Reptiles
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Reptile Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of Reptiles & Amphibians videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512365-5-Care-Tips-for-RedEyed-Tree-Frogs-Pet-Reptiles Let other people have cats and dogs! Jungle Bob is here to show you that owning a pet reptile or amphibian is not as complicated as you might think. In this video, he shares five tips about caring for a red-eyed tree frog. Tree Frogs are very popular pets in the reptile and amphibian hobby, and there are some easy ones to keep, like Dumpy frogs and Green Tree frogs. But if you get bored with those species, it's time to move on to the big game, and that is red-eyed tree frogs. Red-eyed tree frogs are beautiful terrarium subjects. I mean, they're one of our favorites as far as observing them in your terrarium, but they're more for the advanced keeper, in that they are extremely fragile. Just taking a look at some of the skinny little legs on these guys and the very narrow bodies can tell you right off the bat that they are not really the easiest things to keep. They can leap tremendous distances, as you just saw, but it's really more the temperature, the humidity is something you really have to pay attention to when you keep these things in your terrarium. We have a different word these days for terrariums and that is a vivarium, and that's where I would keep my red-eyed tree frogs. A vivarium is different. A vivarium has the substrate or the bedding where the animal comes from. It has plants, hopefully live plants if you could afford it and find a good source for them, throughout the enclosure. But in red-eyed tree frog world, which is a rainforest creature, you have to keep this thing wet, not just moist, I mean wet. Six months out of the year it's got to be soaking wet. So, we often put fog machines, waterfalls, misting systems like you see in the supermarket that mist the vegetables. Something like that that can keep the animal humid. Without humidity, frogs will vanish quickly. So, the red-eyed tree frog is a wonderful vivarium subject, but something not for the beginner. A mistake, even a couple of days of wrong humidity, could be the end of the frog. So, you got to do your homework before buying one of these. And always we try to stress getting them from captive-bred sources. That gives you the most healthy animal out there. The red-eyed tree frog, one of our favorites.
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How to Train a Cat to Come When Called | Cat Care
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Cat Owner: Feline GREENIES Dental Treats for Cats: http://amzn.to/1UrL9rm Four Paws Magic Coat Love Glove Cat Grooming Mitt: http://amzn.to/1O8XYVQ Bergan Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy: http://amzn.to/1EBqPSY IRIS Open Top Litter Box with Shield and Scoop: http://amzn.to/1VwpII5 Watch more How to Take Care of a Cat videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514818-How-to-Train-a-Cat-to-Come-When-Called-Cat-Care Many people think that you can't train a cat. Well, they're wrong. If you know what motivates your cat, you can train it. Now, training with Fria today is going to be a little difficult because she's pretty snooty, but I'm just going to see if she has a reaction to her favorite treat bag. That can be a great place to start for coming when called. Many cats know the sound of their treat bag and get excited right off the bat when they hear it. So, let's just see if she wakes up. Oh, suddenly we're interested. Well, it's not an ideal time to practice coming when called. It is a good time to reinforce the association that hearing the treat bag means good things. Now, many cat owners already know about the treat bag effect, but what they don't know is that it's really easy to capitalize on it to teach your cat to come when called. The way to do that is to pair your cat's name with a treat. The great news is since your cat knows the sound of a treat bag or a treat canister, you can build on an already strong association. So, in this case, you might say your cat's name and then give them a treat. So, I'll go like this. Fria and then I crinkle the bag which means a treat is coming and then I give her one. Now first, when you're starting this you want to start right by your cat because they don't really know what you're trying to do. Start at a place where cat and you are most likely to be successful. So, rinse and repeat. Fria, crinkle, crinkle and then give a treat. Now, when you're ready to start working on coming when called you can begin working from a distance. I'm not going to do this with Fria today because she might walk right off the table if she happened to get up, but what you would do is the same type of behavior. Say the cat's name, crinkle the bag and as soon as they come over give a treat. Eventually, the name that you give your cat for this exercise will become as powerful as the treat bag and you'll see that when you give the sound of your cat's name that your cat comes running for that treat. Over time you can stop using food and use scratches or other positive attention that your cat enjoys as a reinforcer. Just remember that it's not normal for cats to come when called in the wild, so it's definitely a behavior that's worth paying for. That's how you teach your cat to come when called.
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What Is a Home Equity Loan? | Financial Terms
 
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Watch more How to Understand Personal Finance Terms videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/491816-What-Is-a-Home-Equity-Loan-Financial-Terms A home equity loan is simply where you're taking a second mortgage against your house. So, I know that might sound a little confusing, but let me give you an example. Let's say my house is worth $300,000, and I have a mortgage on it, and I owe $200,000 on that mortgage. So, that means there's $100,000 of equity there in that property. And one of the challenges, sometime, is you pay your mortgage down, you might want to use that equity or some of that value, for other financial goals you're looking to achieve. So, how do you do that? The way you do that, is by taking out a home equity loan against the property. And most home equity loans might be a 10 or 20 year loan, and you're borrowing the money. And typically you're gonna pay a little higher interest rate than you would on your regular mortgage, because, technically, if you don't make your payments, the bank that holds the first mortgage has the first right to your collateral. And the lender for the second mortgage, or the home equity loan, would be next in line. So because of that, there's a little bit more risk, and you'll often be assessed a little bit more interest, because of that risk. Now, there are two main types of home equity loans. There's a set loan, a home equity loan where I borrow a certain amount. Let's say, I borrow $20,000. I pay interest on it, and every month I make my monthly payment. So, I know exactly when I'll be done, and I know exactly what my monthly payment will be. That's known in the industry as a home equity loan. Another type of home equity, is what's called a home equity line of credit. This is where you have access to money, but you're only gonna pay interest, if you actually use it. So, it works very similar to a credit card where, if I'm not using the money, I'm typically not paying interest. But once I use it, then there's a balance, and a monthly payment associated with it. So, really important, a lot of times people take credit card debt, or other types of debt, and they want to consolidate it onto a home equity loan. And the reason they want to do that is, number one, to simplify their financial life. Number two, home equity loans usually have a lower interest rate, than credit cards, for example. And number three, sometimes the interest on a home equity loan is tax deductible. So, those are all good benefits. But if you do this, be aware that once you do that, you're home is now at risk. In other words, if I can't make my credit card payments, the lender can't come take my house. But if I can't make my home equity loan payments, my house now is at risk. So, that's a big difference. Number two, most home equity loans take a lot of time. They're 10, 20 year loans. And, like we were talking about, if you stretch out debt, often times you may pay more over the long term, even though your monthly payment may go down. And lastly, when consolidating debt onto a home equity loan, be aware that you're not moving debt around versus paying it off. Because I see a lot of people, they move credit card debt to their home equity loan, and then in a few years, what happens? The credit card debt starts coming back, and they owe money on the home equity. So, they have more debt. They're addressing some of the symptoms, and not the cause. So, home equity loans can be a great way to give you access to money and equity that's tied up in your property. But just make sure you don't fall into any of those problem areas, because I see that happen a lot. And people underestimate the risk that they incur.
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How to Protect Yourself from a Stalker
 
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Watch more Personal Security & Self-Defense videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/292636-How-to-Protect-Yourself-from-a-Stalker Stay one step ahead of your stalker with these safety precautions. Step 1: File a police report Ask your local police if the harassment meets the legal definition of stalking, which varies from state to state. If it does, file a police report so the stalking is on record. In any event, keep records of the harassment and save all evidence of it. Step 2: Consider an order of protection If the stalker is threatening to harm you or has tried to, weigh the pros and cons of getting an order of protection. Most stalkers violate them, but if they do, it will give police a reason to arrest them. Warning Taking out an order of protection may provoke your stalker to more aggressive behavior, so have a safety plan in place before you get one. Step 3: Ignore them Ignore your stalker. If they call, hang up, or set the phone down and let them talk until they hang up. Do not answer their e-mails, texts, or letters. Do not try to reason with them. Assume that any attention you give them will encourage them, and the more you engage with a stalker, the more they'll stalk you. Step 4: Get a P.O. Box Get a post office box for your mail. If you move, don't file a change of address with the post office; tell loved ones directly. Tip If your state has an address confidentiality program, join it. It allows stalking victims to set up a fictitious address to prevent a stalker from gaining access to their address via public records. Step 5: Set up a fraud alert Put a fraud alert on your credit reports by contacting the fraud department of each of the three main credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. This will help prevent your stalker from harassing you via identify theft because you'll be asked to verify any attempt to take out credit in your name. Step 6: Spread the word Tell everyone in your life – friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers – that you are being stalked so they are not tricked into divulging information about you. Step 7: Get help For more information, contact the Stalking Resource Center at 1-800-FYI-CALL or check out their web site at ncvc.org/src. Did You Know? Men are more likely to stalk their exes, while women tend to stalk acquaintances with whom they'd like to have a relationship.
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How to Survive a Zombie Attack
 
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Watch more Disaster Survival & Worst-Case Scenarios videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/400092-How-to-Survive-a-Zombie-Attack Army of zombies on the loose? Check out these simple steps to help you survive an encounter with the undead. Step 1: Know your enemy Make sure you're facing an attack from actual zombies. Look for a stiff gait caused by rigor mortis, open wounds from decomposing flesh, and a hunger for human flesh. Step 2: Cover up Cover up to prevent potential zombie bites from turning you into one of them. Wear a mask with holes only for the eyes and mouth, long sleeves, gloves, close-toe shoes, and long pants tucked into your socks. You may look like a fashion victim, but you won't be a zombie victim. Step 3: Amass weapons Find a weapon to use in case you encounter a zombie. Grab a blunt object capable of bashing in undead heads or something to pierce the zombies' skulls -- even reanimated corpses can't survive severe brain injuries. Tip Don't try to reason with zombies -- their brain functions are limited to walking, moaning, and feasting on the living. Step 4: Head indoors Find a secure place to hide. Make sure it's located as far as possible from any graveyards and stocked with canned goods, bottled water, and projectile-firing weapons. Barricade the doors and windows to ensure your survival. Step 5: Fight back Hide out long enough to overcome your fear; then, attack back! Use human-scented objects to lure the zombies to low-lying areas; once they're contained, blast their brains from afar. Continue trapping and killing until all the zombies are dead, and it's eerily quiet enough for you to hear your still-beating heart. Did You Know? A traditional zombie cocktail is made with sugar, fruit juice, and 4 kinds of rum.
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Hula Hoop Across the Chest Roll | Hula Hooping
 
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Watch more How to Hula Hoop videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512743-Hula-Hoop-Across-the-Chest-Roll-Hula-Hooping For our across the chest roll we're going to start the same way as we would do our across the back roll. The hoop is in my right hand. My grip is nice and loose. I just have my first two fingers making a loop. My other fingers are just cradling the hoop. And it's keep making a nice flat plane in front of my body. So, I've got the hoop hanging. Vertical plane in my right hand. What a lot of people tend to do when they learn this trick is they learn to do a toss. Or they toss and bend this arm and bring the hoop to their chest. It's not necessarily cheating. It just looks better if we do a true roll when the hoop is making contact with your arm all the way across your chest to the other hand. So, arm is nice and straight. Level with my shoulder. Slightly in front of my shoulder and my left arm is out to the side ready to receive. So, palm is nice and loose. I'm going to bring the hoop up gently and then press my palm down as I release. I'm going to show this again. So, that's how we start the roll. Now, whenever we want to roll across our chest it's very effective to lean way back and really open up your throat and your chest to the sky. If you try to look at the hoop it looks a little congested and awkward. And it's not as pretty. So, you're going to drop your head back, lean way back and allow the hoop to roll across your chest. It's also helpful to turn your head and look towards your receiving hand. It'll look nicer. So, as the hoop approaches my shoulder I'm going to lean back. Look towards my left hand and have that hand ready, open palm up, to receive the hoop. So, let's try this all together. There we go. And that's how we do an across the chest roll.
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How to Treat a Sunburn
 
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Watch more First Aid: When Nature Attacks videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/20385-How-to-Treat-a-Sunburn Did all that fun in the sun end with a nasty burn? Let’s get you some relief. Step 1: Cool off your skin Cool off your skin with a cool bath or cool, wet compresses. If you opt for the bath, add a half cup of baking soda or several cups of colloidal oatmeal (available at drugstores). Soak for 10 minutes. Repeat as often as needed. Step 2: Apply something soothing Apply something soothing, like aloe vera from a plant or lotion, or 1% hydrocortisone cream. Tip Do not use petroleum-based products or products with benzocaine; they’ll just lock in the heat. Step 3: Take an aspirin If you’re an adult, take an aspirin; its anti-inflammatory properties will help relieve the pain. Tip Never give aspirin to children under 16; give them acetaminophen or ibuprofen instead. Step 4: Let your skin heal Let your skin heal. If blisters form, leave them alone; if they break, use an antibiotic ointment. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about peeling—but a moisturizing lotion can ease any itching. Step 5: Buy a good sunscreen Buy a good sunscreen and a big sunhat so you don’t get burned again. And stay out of the sun until your burn has healed! Did You Know? It’s easier to get sunburned at high altitudes because you’re less protected by the atmosphere—for every 1,000 feet you go up, your exposure to UV rays increases 4%.
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How to Become a Better Shooter | Basketball
 
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Ball is Life, Feed your Basketball Addiction Backpack with Attached Basketball Minigame: http://amzn.to/1OVrvCO Light Up LED Basketball: http://amzn.to/1M9tGlA NBA Slam Jam Over-The-Door Mini Basketball Hoop: http://amzn.to/1KdD3Oo Two-player Arcade Electronic Basketball System : http://amzn.to/1NuXdYO Street Phantom Outdoor Basketball: http://amzn.to/1NuYuPy Michael Jordan: The Life (Biography): http://amzn.to/1OcWJYV Watch more How to Play Basketball videos: http://bit.ly/1F0giem A: Alright, Swoop, this is your favorite part of the game. Swoop: Ah, shootin' the ball, right? A: Yeah. How to get bucket! Swoop: Right, you know bro, you know what, I have a different couple ways to shoot the ball, man. A: Uh-huh. Swoop: My first way, of course, is the granny shot here, that's the best way to become a good shooter. Or you have the two-hand, one-foot fling. I'm all for... A: Real good (?) move right there. Swoop: You like that one right there? I'm workin' on my moves (?) about practice, man. A: But listen, we're gonna show people the proper way how to shoot the ball. Swoop: That's not the right way. A: That's not the right way. Swoop: The two-foot fling is not gonna do it. A: No. Swoop: No, OK. A: You see your leg right there? Swoop: Oh, but I was, yeah, that's how you gotta balance. A: Alright, you look like you're a dancer. Swoop: Oh, that's dancin' stuff, man. A: Yeah, you look like a ballerina. Swoop: You think so? A: So we're gonna let DP the correct way to shoot the basketball with good form... Swoop: OK. A: ...good balance... Swoop: Alright. A: ...and good follow through. Beef! Swoop: Beef! Both: Balance, eyes, elbow, follow through. A: There you go. Swoop: I do that, see? A: Now, we're over here with the expert, DP. He's gonna show us the basic fundamentals on how to become a better shooter. First you wanna get the ball, you wanna get good hand placement. You wanna form a 'T' with your hands right here, with your two thumbs and this is your guide hand, and this is your shooting hand. So, you wanna have your hands here. You got good leg placement. Good knee bend right here. His right foot is slightly in front of his left for balance. Swoop: OK. A: Eyes should be on the front of the rim, get that ball right over the front of the rim. Keep your elbow in, your right elbow here, in this case, 'cause he's right-handed. And you want to get good follow through on the shot. So he's gonna show us a couple repetitions on great technique. Repetition and muscle memory. Here we go. There's DP. Follow through. Bam. Follow through every time. Swoop: Not bad, not bad. A: There you go. There he is. Notice the follow through, notice the balance. Every time. Shot's the same every time. And then he just gets shots up there. Every shot, you want it to look the same. You want every shot to look the same. Follow through. Good muscle memory. Follow through. Good muscle memory. Move it back. Swoop: Oh, move back a little bit. A: When he moves back the shot still looks the same. It's a natural flow, natural shot. Every one goes in when you use the proper technique. Little toilet bowl action. Face. There you go. Nice. Follow through, all net. Swoop: All net. A: This is an expert, Swoop! Swoop: This expert! A: This is an expert! Swoop: Yeah, but what you say... A: [SS] Swoop: ...this is not gonna work for me. A: No, that's not gonna be what we're looking for. Swoop: That's not gonna work. But I'm working on it. A: No, no, no, that's not what we're looking for. We're looking for an expert to show us, and then... Swoop: There it is, OK. A: Alright, there you go. Swoop: OK, let's get that thing going, alright! A: Look at him [SS] go. Swoop: Oh, alright, OK. A: Look at him go, look at him go there, Swoop, see that? Swoop: There it is, there it is. A: It's all in the pass, too, Swoop. A good pass makes a good shot. Swoop: So shooting is all about preparation... A: Yes. Swoop: ...good form... A: Yes. Swoop: ...balance, muscle memory... A: Yeah. Swoop: ...repetition. A: That's a lot of things to remember. Swoop: Wow, that's a lot. A: But guess what? If you focus on your shooting technique first... Swoop: Right. A: ...then you'll be able to become a better shooter once you do it over and over again. Just to go over some of the key points. You want to have great balance, eyes on the front of the rim, keep your elbow in, and have a nice follow through on the shot. Bam!
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Outside Defense against Punches, Part 1 | Krav Maga Defense
 
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Like these Krav Maga Tutorials !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1MpyDY0 Want more techniques for Contact Combat? Mastering Krav Maga (Volume I): http://amzn.to/1VHIavC Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence Paperback: http://amzn.to/1VHVRjy Krav Maga for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide: http://amzn.to/1G0yZVe Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide: http://amzn.to/1htaEvv Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method: http://amzn.to/1VHImeo Watch more Krav Maga Self-Defense Techniques videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/509333-Outside-Defense-against-Punches-Part-1-Krav-Maga-Defense Outside defense against punches. Eric, please. Sorry. All outside defense against punches- sorry, these outside defense against punches are executed from low base extend. That means your hands are not here. They are down below. Here's a punch. Slow. Outside the line of fire I'm going to come by doing this. I'm just going to shift my body a little bit towards his live side. Since my hands are down below, the easiest way for the punch is just to bring the hand straight up. Again. Past my face. It's important to know the form of the lower part of my forearm and not the higher part of my forearm. If I do, I'm much weaker. The lower part carries a lot more strength. Because I'm moving to the live side of my opponent, it is crucial that I'm going to strike him at the same time. It's not a block and a strike. I need to strike him immediately. To do so, I don't even rotate my shoulder because that rotation will consume time. I'm in the live side. I'll grab him, bring him into a knee to the groin and make separation. One more time the motion. Thank you. Face forward. Take your basic stance. Bring it to a low basic stance. With the foot we're going one back. One back. With the hand, one. I need 90 degree and 90 degree. Back. One head low. Back. One and two. With the punch. One, back. One, back. And one and right away the hand comes to your face. Grab him, knee, we make separation. Again. One, two. Again. One, two. All in one. And one. Again, one. Please, Eric punch David. Right through, please, not fast. Again. Try to pay attention to 90. Again. Change places, please. Punch him, David. Again. Again. Thank you very much.
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7 Goliath Birdeater Tarantula Facts | Pet Tarantulas
 
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How to Dribble Faster | Basketball Moves
 
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How to Make a Negroni | Cocktail Recipes
 
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Like these Cocktail Recipes !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1I00csa Watch more How to Make Cocktails videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510368-How-to-Make-a-Negroni-Cocktail-Recipes Recipe: 1.5 oz Tanqueray gin; 1 oz Campari; 1 oz Sweet Vermouth. Stir and serve on the rocks with an orange twist. A Negroni is a great option for a cocktail before a really big meal. It comes from the Latin word which means to open. So it's really something to stimulate the appetite. It comes from Italy and it utilizes Campari as one of its major ingredients, which is a bitter liqueur. So I'll get to that in a minute. I'm going to start with one and a half ounces of gin. I like to use a little more gin than in some recipes. Sometimes you see one ounce of gin. I really like that juniper flavor to punch through there. Now we're going to use sweet vermouth, a whole ounce of sweet vermouth. Then one ounce of Campari. A whole ounce of Campari sounds like a lot. If you've ever tasted it it is pretty bitter, but somehow the gin, vermouth and campari, just create something that is so much greater than the sum of its parts. Every time I make one I feel like it shouldn't work as well as it does, but it is a really extraordinary drink. And bitterness in cocktails is something that's really, really great. In food it's often thought of as a negative thing. You don't want something to be too bitter, but in drinks it's very applicable and much more pleasant. So if you're nervous about something being bitter, because you've had a bad experience, say like bitter chocolate or something, try a Negroni and I think you'll be surprised. So we're going to add some ice. We're going to stir this because it's all alcoholic ingredients. No need to shake anything. And I'm going to serve this on the rocks. I think that extra dilution really helps bring out some of those more complex flavors from the Campari and the vermouth. Lots of spice, herbs, botanical's. You know they used to sort of think of alcohol as having medicinal properties, especially in Italy and it really does sort of help settle your stomach. It's actually not a bad drink after your meal, too. It's a nice bookend for a really big dinner. Another really great thing about this drink is that unlike a Manhattan or a Martini, it's not as strong because the campari and the sweet vermouth are lower in alcohol. So it's still stiff, but it doesn't quite pack the same wallop that a martini does. Okay, so let's get our frozen rocks glass from the freezer and if you can. get those ice cube trays that make the perfect cube ice. It's really great for stirred cocktails like this one. Because they're so big they don't melt quite as fast and water down your drink too much. Okay, it's so beautiful. And for a finishing touch we're going to garnish this with a twist of orange, just to further bring out those beautiful aromatic notes. So just squeeze the oils over the top, again with the white part of the orange peel facing you, and then squeezing the oils over the top. And that is how you make a classic Negroni.
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How to Tie Figure 8 Follow-Through Knot | Rock Climbing
 
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Rockin’ Rock Climbing Commodities Momentum Climbing Harness: http://amzn.to/1iN4Caq La Sportiva Tarantulace Men’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1FL2Qvz La Sportiva Tarantulace Women’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1UTo5SH Half Dome Climbing Helmet: http://amzn.to/1QfLxZ8 Chalk Bag with Belt and Zippered Pocket: http://amzn.to/1OtW84a REVERSO 4 Belay Device: http://amzn.to/1F170Vi Watch more How to Rock Climb videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512684-How-to-Tie-Figure-8-FollowThrough-Knot-Rock-Climbing Right now I'm going to show you how to tie in using a Figure 8 Follow-Through with a Double Fisherman's as the safety knot. When I select the rope that I'm going to tie into, I want to make sure that, as the climber, I tie into the rope that's closest to the wall, the end of the rope coming away from the belay bar is going to be for the belayer. Once I've grabbed the proper end of the rope, the first thing I'm going to do is tie a Figure 8 knot. I'm going to do so by grabbing about an arm's length, maybe a little bit more. I can drop the tail end of the rope and right now I'm going to do what's called making a bite in the rope, so this bend is called a bite. Next, I'm going to grab the tail end of the rope and I'm going to wrap it over that bite, making sure that I'm wrapping across the ropes. Once I've done that, I'm going to take that tail end and poke it right back through the hole that I made, pulling that tail all the way through. When you're done, you'll have a Figure 8. If your knot looks like anything other than an 8, then you've tied it improperly. One of the biggest benefits of using one of these Figure 8 knots is that they're very easy to identify. So if you have questions about it, make sure you just tie it again. The next step is going to be to then tie yourself into this knot. So using this type of harness, I want to make sure that I'm threading the tail end of the rope through both my leg loops and also through the waist belt. I like to come from the bottom up because it's easier for me to identify that I've properly gotten both loops. If I were to go from the top down, it's a little bit easier to miss that leg loop spot, so I like to go from the bottom up. Once I've done that, the rope is properly into my harness, I'm going to start to trace this knot back, making sure that I have two Figure 8's when I'm done. So to start tying the knot, it doesn't matter which side of the rope I start on, as long as you stay consistent. We are trying to get parallel lines here. So I'm going to start the knot, pulling that knot nice and close to my harness, trying to keep it about a fist's length away. The next step is going to be just to continue to trace this knot around, following that initial Figure 8, wrapping it once again around the rope, finishing the knot through here. Once you get to this step, you want to do what's called dressing the knot. The way to do that is both ends of the Figure 8 knot need to be kind of tightened up or set in place. This makes the knot pull a little bit tighter, makes it a little easier to untie, and it prevents any weaknesses from having crosses in the rope. Right here, to get the outside part of this knot a little bit tighter, I'm actually going to fold it in towards the knot, away from the two ropes that it's touching. Then to tighten this rope, I'm going to grab two ends of the knot, pull those two, grab the other two, and pull those two. It cinches a little bit tighter that way than grabbing the whole knot at the same time and trying to pull it all at once. Once you've tied that Figure 8 knot, you're then going to tie your backup knot, which is the the Double Fisherman's knot. To do so, I'm going to grab the knot, taking this tail end, wrapping it across the other rope, coming back over itself, making an X, and then come around again and sending that tail up underneath the X, pulling that tail through, pushing up on the knot to cinch it down a little bit tighter. Once you've tied the knot, to make sure it's tied properly, you're checking for five pairs of two ropes in your Figure 8. So right here I have two ropes coming into my knot. Two, two, two, two coming out. So that's one, two, three, four, five pairs of two. And if I flip the knot over, it should look exactly the same on the bottom. And with your safety knot, you should have an X on one side and an equal sign on the other. And even if you think about an X being the Roman numeral for 10, it's a little bit more redundancy to make sure that you have your 10 ropes or five pairs. And that is how to tie a Figure 8 knot Follow-Through with a Double Fisherman's.
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3 Basic Opening Strategy Principles | Chess
 
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Feeling like a Pawn? Learn how to play like a King: Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained: http://amzn.to/1Mi41cA My 60 Memorable Games Paperback: http://amzn.to/1G0y1IB Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Mass Market: http://amzn.to/1R1DJua Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z: http://amzn.to/1htal3R Watch more How to Play Chess videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514261-3-Basic-Opening-Strategy-Principles-Chess Hi my name is Rebecca Taxmen and I'm with Chess NYC. I'm going to talk to you today about the three principles to opening strategy. So when we get to the game we're always like, 'Uh, what do I do? There's so many pieces. I don't know how to start." Well I'm going to give you three steps that are going to help you create a strong, confident opening. First thing that we need to understand is these four center squares. These are considered a super square because this is where the center of the board is, the control center. For example, if I have my knight in the center of the board, my knight can control up to eight different squares, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. We can see that this is a very strong place for my knight. If I have my knight on the side of the board it can only control up to four squares, 1, 2, 3, 4. Therefore, my knight is stronger in the center whereas most pieces are stronger in the center of the board. So at the beginning of the game you want to think about center control. First thing we can try and do is get our pawns into the center. Very important to try to get our pawns to control the center. The next important step that we want to focus on is piece development. Now I like to think about my pieces as they are working for me. I want to give my pieces a job. If they're sitting back here they're not happy and they're not doing anything. So my next step is to bring my pieces out and have them working for me. Usually we bring out the knights before the bishops. So I can bring my knight to F-3 and my other knight to C-3 and then I'm bringing them towards the center. Notice how I did not bring my knight to H-3, that would not be a good choice. Towards the center. Next, I want to bring my bishops out, again towards the center controlling the center squares. The next step that we always want to consider is king safety, very important. I like to consider the king like a baby. The reason I consider the king a baby is because we always want to protect our babies just like we always want to protect our king. Therefore, the best way to protect your king at the beginning of the game is to castle. Now we have two places, two ways that we can castle. You can either castle on the king's side or on the queen's side. Right away I can see that I can castle on the king's side. To castle I move my king two spaces and then bring my rook to the other side and now my king is stuck behind a little fortress or, to keep with the theme of a baby, a crib and it is protected and safe. Just to review, the three important principles are controlling the center, piece development, and king safety. Those are the three things that we can do at the beginning of the game to go into the middle game confidently.
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