Life Skills

Water in your ear after swimming or bathing can be annoying and a potential health problem. Here's a video to help you dry out your ear canal safely.

Cleaning a grimy shower is easy with the right cleaning products, tools, and a little elbow grease. This video outlines the steps to getting your shower sparkling clean.

You don't have to go to a fast food joint or ice cream parlor to enjoy a milkshake. Learn how to make one at home and experiment with your favorite flavors.

When you want to get to know someone, approaching them can be tough. Once you start talking, keeping the conversation sailing along can be even tougher. Try some of these strategies to help make chatting easier.

Most people have been bullied or taken advantage of at one time or another.  How do you change that pattern?  Here are some ideas to help you project more confidence in your interactions with other people.

Gaining weight is common during freshman year at college.  Lots of starchy food and not enough exercise create the notorious "Freshman 15."  Try these strategies to stay healthier and avoid seeing your belt size creep up during the first semester.

Surviving Comic-Con can require super-human skills of strategy and endurance. Here are some tips for enjoying the convention, or one like it.


Make sure you've got your dishwasher loaded to maximize efficiency.  This video explains where items are best placed, how to add detergent, and how to start a typical machine.

This video requires user to have basic knife handling skills in order to avoid an accident.

Close-up instruction on how to to chop a variety of vegetables for stir-fry, including green onions, peppers, chilis, and fresh ginger.

When your toilet overflows, you need to act quickly.  Learn how to turn off the water, choose the right plunger, and get that clog moving. Includes a demonstration of using a toilet auger.

Tying a necktie can be frustrating, especially if you don't get much practice.  This video contains clear instructions on how to make a simple knot.

Having a fire extinguisher in your home is a great step toward improving safety.  Although fire extinguishers have instructions printed on them, it's extremely helpful to know how to choose the right type of fire extinguisher and how to use it most effectively.

Approaching a member of the opposite sex is never easy. This video contains a humourous look at striking up a conversation with a girl.

Intended for teensagers, this video shows how to attack the often overwhelming task of straightening up a messy room. Basic cleaning is included.

There's no way around it--to keep your teeth white, your mouth healthy, and your breath sweet-smelling, you need to brush well and often. This video demonstrates how to clean your teeth and mouth effectively.

When your mom no longer does your laundry for you, it's a good idea to know how to get your clothes clean. Here's an overview of the process of washing and drying your laundry.

Instructions on how to use your microwave efficiently and well. An overview of types of containers to use, and how to set time and temperature.