Archives for August 2010

How to Buy a Pool Table

How to Buy a Pool Table Nothing makes a classic rec room work quite like a pool table. There’s something classic about the look of hardwood and green felt, the sound of balls clacking into each other, and the feel of a cue stick as y … [Read more...]

How to Sell Art

Artists often need help knowing how to sell art. People with creative minds don't usually have marketing skills -- when was the last time you met a writer or painter who was also an expert in self-promotion? If you want to know how … [Read more...]

How to Sell a Used Car

You're no car salesman, but it stands to reason that you'll sell a used car or two during your life. Some people trade in their cars, some people keep their cars for sixty years, but the vast majority of us will have to wheel and deal … [Read more...]

How to Join the FBI

I wish I was making this up -- the FBI's website makes the following claim: "When you join the FBI, you join the FBI family." Though this organization has a hard exterior, reinforced by movies and television, the Federal Bureau of … [Read more...]

How to Score a Cricket Match

How to Score a Cricket Match When we think of sports in the United States, we think of baseball, football, and basketball. In most countries, people think about either what we call soccer (and they call football) or … [Read more...]

How to Play Chess

Want to learn how to play chess? There's no better way than getting elbows deep in a game and playing. "Checkers is for tramps." So says Paul Morphy, the first "chess prodigy" in the modern era of the game. His quote rings true for … [Read more...]

How to Get Bonded

How to Get Bonded and Insured Starting a small business can be extremely difficult. Beyond the financial difficulties involved, there is the fact that you’re an unknown name in a field where some people have been working to make n … [Read more...]

How to Play Billiards

How to Play Billiards The games popularly known under the umbrella term “billiards” date as far back at 14th century Europe, having evolved from outdoor cue sports that themselves date back even further. You’ll still find these games … [Read more...]

How to Be a Fantasy Football Commissioner

How to Be a Fantasy Football Commissioner So you're about to become a fantasy football commissioner for the first time, but you have no clue what goes into that ordeal. Welcome to the whirlwind, my friend. Actually, most fantasy … [Read more...]

How to Become a Floral Designer

How to Become a Floral Designer If you are interested in a career in design, have a creative mind, and want to go into business for yourself one day, becoming a floral designer is a natural fit. Floral design is a unique field -- it … [Read more...]

How to Become a Storyboard Artist

How to Become a Storyboard Artist There are many routes to take to lead you down the path of becoming a storyboard artist. The most obvious is simply having the desire to work long hours, drawing until your wrists break, and often … [Read more...]

How to Become a Makeup Artist

How to Become a Makeup Artist The duties of a makeup artist working in the film industry look similar to those performed by a makeup artist in any other setting. The big difference between film makeup artists and cosmetologists is … [Read more...]

How to Become a Chess Instructor

How to Become a Chess Instructor People with a passion for chess tend to let the game take over their world. True chess fanatics are a sight to see -- concentrating on little else for most of the day. Often, chess lovers start out … [Read more...]

How to Become a Forest Ranger

How to Become a Forest Ranger According to the U.S. National Park Service, there are approximately 275 million visitors to national parks in the United States. Combine that number with the number of people going to state parks or … [Read more...]

How to Become a Veterinarian

How to Become a Veterinarian Becoming a veterinarian is a common dream -- veterinary work is one of those "childhood fantasy jobs" that consume people. That's why if you want to become a veterinarian, you've probably always wanted to … [Read more...]

How to Become a Game Tester

How to Become a Game Tester If your dream job involves playing video games, then you need to read this article on how to become a game tester. The video game industry generates over $50 billion in revenue each year, and companies are … [Read more...]

How to Become a Zookeeper

How to Become a Zookeeper Traditionally, the position of zookeeper is the first rung on the ladder of zoological careers. Though you'll often see zookeepers cleaning dung out of a cage or feeding wild cats in their enclosure, the … [Read more...]

How to Become a Zoologist

How to Become a Zoologist Zoology is a branch of biology with a concentration on studying animals, their behavior, and their bodies. Zoologists are trained professionals whose work is vital to the field of biology, in that they study … [Read more...]

How to Become a Wedding Planner

How to Become a Wedding Palnner Have you ever wondered how to become a wedding planner? What about a wedding vendor, wedding consultant, or professional bridal consultant? As it turns out, all these job titles describe the same … [Read more...]

How to Become a Jewelry Crafter

How to Become a Jewelry Crafter Becoming a jewelry crafter is a matter of learning the craft of jewelry making and finding a means to display and sell your jewelry. A good jewelry crafter is part artist, part businessman -- the … [Read more...]

How to Attract Women

How to Attract Women There is a very simple formula for attracting women -- be yourself and do the right thing. Sounds simplistic, right? The fact is that there are only two options when it comes to a woman's level of attraction. … [Read more...]

How to Be a Good Boyfriend

How to Be a Good Boyfriend According to a completely unscientific poll I just conducted with my girlfriend, men are responsible for 100% of all relationship screwups. The bottom line -- you're going to screw up at some point. In order … [Read more...]

How to Become a Baby Photographer

How to Become a Baby Photographer Anyone interested in becoming a professional baby photographer has a number of reasons for this desire -- they have a knack for photography, they want to run their own small business, and they love … [Read more...]

How to Become Popular

How to Become Popular I don’t know if the Internet is the best place to learn how to become popular, but I’ve provided a number of tips just in case. Most of these suggestions take a more responsible approach to interpersonal rel … [Read more...]

How to Become a Comedy Writer

How to Become a Comedy Writer With the number of comedy shows that parade across nightly television, jobs for comedy writers are always sought after. Not only do you need to have writing experience, but you have to be quick, witty and … [Read more...]

How to Become a Copy Editor

How to Become a Copy Editor Put simply, a copy editor proofreads written material to fix errors. Copy editors usually get their hands on a piece of writing late in the process -- usually, copy editing is the final step before a piece … [Read more...]

How to Become a Playwright

How to Become a Playwright Ask most people in the theater business and they'll tell you that the legit theater is dying. During my six years of college, I learned over and over again in my classes in theater that the number of people … [Read more...]

How to Become a Literary Agent

How to Become a Literary Agent Becoming a literary agent isn't like becoming a teacher -- there's no test or college course you can take that will spit you out as a full fledged literary agent. Experience is king in the world of … [Read more...]

How to Create a Ringtone with a Mac

How to Create a Ringtone with a Mac Although it is simple to buy ring tones for your cell phone, it is possible to create your own ring tone for your phone by using your Apple Macintosh computer. By doing this you save money. In … [Read more...]

How to Become a Sports Writer

Sports Writer Careers - Sportswriter Salary If you are passionate about sports, love writing and language, and want to share your own encyclopedic knowledge of all things related to the sports game, a career as a sports writer is a … [Read more...]

How to Become a Toy Designer

Toy Designer Careers - Jobs as a Toy Designer We all wanted to be a toy designer when we were kids -- well, maybe a toy tester would have been ideal, but we would have taken the design job without even thinking about it. Toys are fun … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Tips for Eliminating Acne Scars Knowing how to get rid of acne scars is important, because any teenager who has suffered through bad acne wants to get past those awkward teenage years and grow into a healthy adult. When you have … [Read more...]

How to Become Famous

There are many ways to become famous. The twenty-four hour news cycle, the emergence of the Internet as a viable medium for fame, and our culture's fascination with even the D-list of celebrities combine to enable you to achieve fame … [Read more...]