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How To: Relax Your Shoulders, Back and Neck

The following is a quick and easy way to relieve yourself of strain in the upper region, a common place of tension. This is going to be accomplished through the art of meditation. The technique literally “relaxes your mind” away from your area of discomfort and puts your attention on moving and breathing slowly. The combination of the slow movement and breathing will relax the region and open you to higher healing energy. You will have effectively raised your vibration and allowed healing (wh...

How To: Promote a Web Comic

There’s a lot going on in your head when creating a comic book and it doesn’t stop after it’s done. There are other things that you have to do once your comic book goes online. You have to market it, introduce it to the right market, and find a way how to get it published.

How To: Improve Life by Getting More Done

Sometimes a person can feel life is getting you down - you don't feel productive, or there's not enough hours in a day to do everything you need. You might not feel motivated to get up in the morning or to go to work anymore, and sometimes one might ask oneself "Is this all there is to life?"

How To: Take Cold Showers

There are many reasons to take cold showers. It can improve circulation, stabilize blood pressure, improve skin and/or hair, and improve immunity. Cold showers are not easy to just jump into. It does take some time to adapt to the shock of getting into cold water and then staying with it.

News: Can Lying Make You a Better Person?

Psychology Today's Elizabeth Svoboda presents an interesting argument on the merits of no holds barred truth telling versus the social sensitivity involved in telling little white lies. Svoboda poses that while truth tellers may rest easy at night, brutal honesty can have negative emotional repercussions for others.

How To: Evade talking with a close talker

Close talkers suck. While having an intimate, one-on-one conversation with someone is nice, being able to see every pore on his face is not. Plus, there are the inevitable spit sprinkles that shoot out of his mouth at every interjection.

How To: Deal with rejection from your father

In this video, we learn how to deal with rejection from your father. Don't let your father change who you are and change how you think about yourself. Know that people in your family are going to have problems, it can't be perfect. The mental warfare isn't worth it, grab the bull by the horns. Try to write him a letter from the heart and really let him know what you are thinking. If that doesn't work, make a video where you are talking right to him and tell him how you are feeling. After this...

How To: Get over shyness

In this video, we learn how to get over shyness. You need to make sure that you are really accomplished at what you are doing, which will give you confidence. You need to excel in your field, which will create a situation that makes you happy and will attract the type of people that you want around. You can also put an ad out for shy people, because there are a lot of people that feel the same way as you out there. If you do this, you can start to meet new people and get out in the public to ...

How To: Relieve back & neck pain while at work with exercises

In this video from InstruxionAE we learn some exercises to do at work to relieve your back and neck pain. You cannot cure this pain from exercise. You can only keep safe posture throughout the day. The weightlifter's technique is the best exercise. Traction or hanging is one of the most relaxing exercises for the back. Bending backwards is a good way too. While seated, you can put your hand on the armrests and bend back in your chair. In a standing position you can put your hands on your belt...

How To: Set SMART Goals In 10 Ways

10 Ways to Make Your Goals Easier to Achieve Do you have goals in your life? Most people do. You may want to lose weight, advance your career, or make your relationship better. You think about where you want to be and then find a way to get from where you are to where you want to be.

How To: Stop procrastinating by rewarding yourself

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop procrastinating by rewarding yourself. To do this, you should first select one task you've been putting off for a long time. Then, time yourself and give the task one full hour of your time. Ignore everything else you have to do during this time, don't take breaks and let anything bother you. When you are finished with the task, give yourself a reward for completing this job! This will help you finish your task at hand and get things done more effectivel...

How To: Stop procrastinating and boost your productivity

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop procrastinating and boost your productivity. If you are someone who likes to put things off until the last minute, you should watch this video! To help you get over doing this, you should start a calendar! When you boost your productivity you will no longer procrastinate and get a lot of things done. This may not seem like a good idea, but it will help you be a happier person. You can also write out a list, which will help you stay accountable for what y...

How To: Entice more opportunities with feng shui at home

In this video we learn how to entice more opportunities with feng shui at home. First, find your focus room with an energy map to find the career area. This room is from the front door walking in. Use water, because this is the element for positive career changes. Put a painting of depth that makes you feel like the wall is not right in front of you. Also, add a table with rounded corners and musical instruments or something that you need for your career. This will ensure that you walk into a...

How To: Become a US citizen with a DUI on record

In this video, we learn how to become a US citizen with a DUI on record. The law says that in order for your to become a citizen, you must show good moral character for five years after your DUI. A DUI is not considered good moral character, but it does not make you ineligible. If you are under probation, then you will not be able to apply to be a US citizen. If you are NOT on probation, then you will have better chances of getting your citizenship. Good luck on your approval and make sure yo...

How To: Build up your self-esteem with feng shui at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to build up your self-esteem with feng shui at home. You can easily change the energy that is in your home to help it bring a more positive vibe to you and others who walk into it! A simple change can be made in even the hallway! If you just put down a beautiful desk with a candle, beautiful plant, and light painting above it you can transform your hallway. This will give you higher self-esteem and a better feeling about yourself as well. Do these little tricks ...

How To: Stop procrastinating to achieve your goals

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop procrastinating to achieve your goals. Procrastination is an avoidance behavior that can indicate a deeper psychological disorder. To get out of putting it off, make a schedule for yourself! Figure out how long it will take you to finish tasks and then put the time you need to do these on your calendar. Next, create accountability so someone will make sure you are keeping up on your tasks. Also, find meaning in the tasks that you need to do and make them...

How To: Divert your mind away from an anxiety attack

When you're experiencing an anxiety attack, there's almost nothing you can do to calm yourself down. At least, nothing that has worked for you yet. In this video, Chantilliscious offers up five of her tips for diversion tactics against anxiety. These are really simple tips, but when you're having an anxiety attack, the obvious is always elusive.

How To: Deal with school drama, rumors, bullying and peer pressure

In this video, you'll get some much needed advice for dealing with high school and middle school related issues as a girl. Every teenager deals with horrible issues with their peers, but women have harder times dealing with this problems. Here, you'll get some advice on things like school drama, rumors, sex, bullying, peer pressure, etc. Hopefully this will help you girls out.

How To: Answer medical school interview questions

Medical school, quite the undertaking! You've gotten the good grades and made sure your MCAT scores are good, but interviews aren't your strong suit, are they? Don't worry! In this great video, Dr. Robert Hasty goes over the in's and out's of the interview process for admissions board and what you can do to have the least amount of failure when going in for your interview.

How To: Overcome depression by increasing your intake of Vitamin D or UV light

Depression can come with physical symptoms - such as poor sleeping habits or aching joints. The theory explained in this video is that there is a relationship between the physical symptoms of an overactive immune system and depression. By supplementing a diet with Vitamin D and UV light, and thereby altering one's immune system, one can allieviate the symptoms of depression.

How To: Organize & manage your work emails better

In this Motivation & Self Help video tutorial you will learn how to organize & manage your work emails better. For many people, sorting through and managing emails is a real challenge. You will learn what to watch out for when you write an email. The nature of the emails you receive partly depends on the emails you send out. If you write vague or incomplete emails, you will not receive a reply or get the reaction you expected. You must follow these rules while writing emails. In the 'To' fiel...

How To: Overcome shyness quickly

In this tutorial, Peter Murphy tells us how to overcome shyness. The first step to do this is to build an unstoppable self-confidence in ourselves. The second skill is to develop excellent communication skills. This isn't just being good at talking to other people, it's by learning to improve each and every day. If you put attention on becoming more confident, each day you will find that shyness becomes less of an issue for you. If you practice being more outgoing and meeting new people in di...

How To: Overcome social anxiety

Learn to take back control if social anxiety is getting in the way of your life. The first step is to take control of conversations at social functions by asking questions. This will help you to direct the conversation more and not feel like you have no control. Next, learn to always have an exit plan for any social function you might attend. Planning an exit strategy beforehand will help you to relax. Finally, be kind and loving to yourself. Don't beat yourself up and take the time to be mor...

How To: Boost your self confidence

Need more self-confidence! Listen up! Tired of not getting a raise, a date or more social invites? Self confidence plays a major impact on our social standing and our job performance. Work on these six suggestions from Daily Idea and you'll be amazed at the increase in how you feel about yourself.

How To: Write an effective letter of complaint

Step1. Make sure you get your facts straight. Note down the dates, names, and numbers, what was said etc while talking over the phone. It is also essential that when you present your letter of complaint that it is chalked full of facts so that when it reaches a decision maker you may get justice properly. Do not write a novel that is 30 pages. Keep it short and write in bullets. Remember that they are interested in facts only.

How To: Swallow pills easier

Ray provides information that hopefully will help you swallow pills easier and quicker. First go to the mirror, open your mouth and say ahhh. Look how big the hole is that allows you to swallow the pill! Put the pill on the back of your tongue as far as you possibly can. Practice with the tongue at this point putting the pill not half way, but all the way to the back. Next, close your mouth. When you close your mouth, your tongue goes back down anyway and the pill goes down your throat. The f...

How To: Build confidence on the phone and in voicemails

In this video Patricia Stark shows how to display voice mail confidence. Studies show that it takes only three seconds for somebody to size you up over the phone. You can know a lot about the person speaking on the other end of the phone and so you need to sound very confident while speaking to other persons. It is proved that when you smile when you are speaking on the phone it changes the whole delivery of your tone and if you are sitting there carelessly it will be reflected in your voice....

How To: Look good in pictures with Carson Kressley

Many people suffer from camera-shyness, or a reluctance to have their pictures taken. The reasons vary; some people are generally insecure about their appearance, others feel that their pictures don't match the way they want to be shown. Carson Kressley, from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked, offers the following advice: relax! Tight smiles, defensive body language, and insincere emotions can easily ruin a picture. Try to be spontaneous: if you want to smile, look at ...

How To: Build confidence by remembering people's names

This video describes how build your confidence by remembering peoples' name. This Confidence Quickbite explains that a person's name is the sweetest sound to him/her and will make them feel special if you remember it. If you don't remember a person's name he/she may think that he/she is not important enough for you to care enough to remember. To remember names a simple trick is to say the name back to the person in conversation right after he/she tells you it. Then try to think of anybody els...

How To: Lift your spirits with feng shui in your home

Elizabeth Chamberlain with Space Lift demonstrates how to lift your spirits with feng shui in your home. First, find your focus room with your energy map. Lay the energy map on top of your home floor plan and see that the self knowledge area is in the lower left section of your home along the line of your front door. In this case, the self knowledge area is the bedroom closet. There's no hiding in feng shui. You can't throw stuff into a closet and hope that it won't affect you. Clutter clogs ...

How To: Build confidence by sharing your smile

This video is presented by Patricia Stark. The Patricia Stark says "smile and the whole world smiles with you". She goes onto say that smiling breaks the ice and can let people know your intentions. She mentions that body language experts state that people who do not smile are usually not confident and not prepared. The same studies show that people view those who smile as more intelligent. If you want to look confident and knowledgeable in your next presentation, make sure you smile! Patrici...

How To: Build confidence with anti-bacterial wipes

In general, this video is approximately one minute and eight seconds long. The host speaks about personal hygiene by using a small packet of antibacterial wipes. She generalizes the use of this product, which includes hand sanitation, cleanup, and emergency antibacterial use. She specifically speaks about deodorizing the underarms. She relates to the audience about forgetting to use deodorant and how using the antibacterial wipes will help fight bacterial body odor, but clearly states it won'...