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How To: Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in much the same way that I do.

How To: Hack Your Brain to Stop Motion Sickness

Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsickness, seasickness, or airsickness. And let's not forget the worst part—vomiting.

How To: Avoid "tongue bite" when pipe smoking

Eric from SmokingPipeTobacco explans what a tongue bite is, what causes it and how you can alleviate the symptoms. Tongue bite is basically a chemical burn on the surface of the tongue. When the tobacco combusts, the chemicals released may cause the burn. This is connected to the PH level. Tongue bite is different for everyone. What may give one person tongue bite will not necessarily affect another person in the same way. Alcohol and carbonated drinks make it worse, . This is because these d...

How To: Care for a closed urinary drainage

A closed urinary drainage system consists of a catheter inserted into the urinary bladder and connected via tubing to a drainage bag. The catheter is retained in the bladder by an inflated balloon. The drainage of urine is totally dependent on gravity. Therefore, tubing and the drainage bag, to collect urine, must always be below the level of the bladde.

How To: Make methamphetamine

This video shows you how to make Methamphetamine. The process for making it in chemistry terms is called an acid catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol using an E2 mechanism. The chemical compound being used is called Ephedrine. To turn Ephedrine into Methamphetamine you first need to break down the OH molecule and replace it with a H molecule. In order to do this it needs to be soaked in a mixture of Hydrochloric acid. What this does is breaks off the OH molecule. The next step is to add a Hydr...

How To: Do a urinary catheterization procedure on a male

One of the hardest things a man can go through in life is a trip to the hospital, especially when he knows he's going to need a catheter. It's every man's worst fear. But for a nurse, it's necessary knowledge. Learning the male urinary catheterization procedure hands-on is difficult due to the urgency involved in patient care, so this video aims to prepare nurses so they can learn and stay fluent with the proper urinary catheterization technique of a male patient.

How To: Draw blood with three different phlebotomy techniques

Drawing blood is only responsibility for hospital nurses, but a very important one, so knowing the proper procedure is up to you to master. You can only become efficient at taking blood samples by practicing, but you should also know all of the phlebotomy methods for extracting blood cultures. This interactive video module will help familiarize you with the phlebotomy medical procedures (three different versions), but is not meant to be your sole method of instruction— always ask for supervis...

Fear the Itch: Prevent Mosquito Bites by Avoiding These Foods & Activities

There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.

How To: Get rid of hiccups by drinking water upside down

There are a million suggestions for how to get rid of your hiccups but the most effective seem to involve drinking water. You don’t have to do a headstand or hang from the rafters. All you have to do is lean over to simulate being upside down and drinking some water. This video will demonstrate very clearly how to drink water upside down to get rid of your hiccups and this one really does work.

How To: The Trick to Hearing Your Friends Better at Loud Clubs & Concerts (And Having Them Hear You)

You may not notice it when you're intoxicated and banging your head to the music, but when you're at a club or concert, your ears are getting seriously damaged. The noise level is usually above most people's pain threshold for sound, which begins around 120 to 140 decibels. At that level, it only takes a few minutes to damage your hearing. For me, there's something even worse than long-term hearing loss in a loud environment—not being able to hear or talk to your friends.

How To: Make a pipe out of a soda can

This how-to video shows you how to make a pipe from an aluminum can. You will need an aluminum can, a knife, and a lighter. First, crush the can horizontally. Next, cut a hole using the knife at the bottom of the can. Next, cut a few notches on the side of the can where it is crushed. Once this is done, you are ready to use the can as a pipe. You will put your mouth on the regular opening of the soda can. The material being smoked is placed on the crushed side of the can with the notches. Thi...

How To: Use the Neti pot to clean your sinuses

Are your sinuses clogged? Are you getting headaches and feel stuffed up? In this video, learn from Joey Buddha how to use a neti pot to clean yoour sinuses. Using a neti pot can be gross, but it's definitely one of the most effective ways to clean your sinuses and remove unwanted snot and mucous from your nasal passages.

How To: Perform a breast self exam

1 in 9 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, and at least a third of women will not self-check their breasts. Early diagnosis is essential in treating breast cancer, and that’s where monthly self-checks come in. If you’re not sure where to start – don’t worry! Dr Dawn Harper’s guide will give you advice on exactly how to self-check your boobs. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to self examine breasts for any lumps or possible cancer.

How To: Roll a cigarette with a Bugler hand injector

Are you sick of emptying your wallet purchasing packs of cigarettes from the store? Do you want to learn how to use Bugler's simple hand injector to make your own? Watch this video, and find out how! First this tutorial asks you to take out a plastic bowl, and fill it with some tobacco to dry for a few minutes. You want to first open up the top of the hand injector, and fill tobacco into the corners of the hopper. Then you will fill the rest into the middle, afterwards use the packer and make...

How To: Perform a full HEENT exam on a patient

After performing a Vital Signs examination on a patient, usually the next step for a doctor is performing the HEENT. HEENT stands for Head, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. This is basically the first big step in a general physical examination. Like other parts of the general physical examination, it begins with inspection, then proceeds to palpation. Andrew Lockman, from the Department of Family Medicine, also teaches doctors in this video about the required use of several special instruments in o...

How To: Make a non-toxic clay pipe for smoking marijuana

We are taught how to make a non-toxic pipe using baking clay and an eyelet and socket. First you form a bowl out of the clay with your hands. When thats done you poke a hole on the top to form the bowl, then a hole on the side towards the bottom to create the shaft for the pipe. Freeze it. While that's being froze the shaft of the pipe can be made. Rolling the clay the longer piece is formed. The inside is hallowed out. Blow through it to make sure its usable. Attach the long piece to the bow...

How To: Make a disposable pipe out of tin foil

In this video, we learn how to make a disposable pipe out of tin foil and a Sharpie. First, take the Sharpie and place it into a strip of foil and roll the foil tightly around it. keep rolling it until you are at the end of the strip of foil. Now, make sure it is tight around the end of the foil then you can remove the Sharpie from the foil and you will have a tube shape. Now, bend down so you have a pipe shape and flare out one end of the foil. This will create a pipe that you can make and t...

How To: Make a Simple Herbal Extract

Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...

How To: Wake your hand up when it falls asleep

We've all had it happen before. You fall asleep drooling in class, resting your head on your hands. Or you use your hand to lean on as you browse websites on the computer. Once you move out of your position, all you feel is an unsettling, nervous numbness and tingling. Rather than freak out, check out this video to learn what you can do to relieve this numbness.

How To: Make a screen from household items

This video is about how to make a screen for a bong from household items. You will need iPod ear buds (they have a good screen on them), wire cutters, and a stem and bowl to put the screen in. You use the wire cutters to cut the plastic around the ear bud screen in order to separate the top piece from the rest of the ear bud. Then you remove the metal ring and paper on the underside of the screen. Next you remove the white plastic around the screen. Now you have isolated the screen. Place the...

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