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Receiving bad medical news can be devastating and you may not know the proper way of dealing with it. Perhaps you were told you have cancer or an incurable disease, and are having a hard time understanding what to do and how to cope with the news. You are most likely going through various feelings and emotions and just want to make sense of what’s happening. While worrying is natural, there are ways to cope and go forward with your life.

EditSteps EditTalking to Your Doctor
  1. Be positive, yet prepared. If the doctor has called you to go over test results, stay calm. While there is a good chance the diagnosis will not be the best news, try to stay positive. It’s not good to worry prior to the news, as that will just cause stress and anxiety.
    • Your initial feeling will be that of shock and disbelief. After the shock, you will experience anger, fear, and sadness. These are natural to experience but will get better over time.[1]
  2. Bring a family member or close friend with you to the appointment. This will not only help provide you support...

A candle powered boat is a toy originating from France in 1891[1]. Other names for a candle powered boat include Can-Can-boot, Knatterboot, toc-toc, Puf-Puf boat, Poof Poof craft, Phut-Phut, or Pouet-Pouet (because of the sound they make). A candle powered boat runs using a very simple heat engine. This small boiler, is connected to an exhaust tube (in this case straws). When heat is applied to the boiler (by the candle), water in the boiler flashes into steam. The expanding steam[2] pushes some of the water in the exhaust tube, moving the boat forward. The steam bubble then condenses, creating a vacuum which draws water back in through the exhaust tube. The cooled water that is brought back into the boiler is then heated and flashed into steam, and the cycle repeats. This constant flashing and cooling cycle of the engine creates the distinctive "pop pop" noise for which the boat is sometimes called.[3]

EditSteps EditMaking the Boiler
  1. Take your soda can. Take off the cap and wash it. Cut the bottom, and along the sides. This will create a flat sheet. It is okay if the sides are somewhat jagged, as you will...

If you’re having trouble growing out your beard, or you just want it to grow faster, there are some things you can do to help. Focus on living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of the skin around your beard. It will also help if you give up bad habits like smoking and skipping out on sleep. By using a variety of approaches and being consistent, you can improve your chances of growing out the beard you want.

EditSteps EditPracticing Good Skin Care
  1. Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Routinely washing your face prevents dirt and oil from building up on your face and clogging your pores. Dirty, clogged skin can get in the way of your beard hair growing properly, so it’s important you keep your skin clean. Get in the habit of washing your face when you get out of the shower in the morning, and right before you go to bed at night.[1]
    • Use a cleanser designed specifically to be used on the face so you don’t irritate your skin.
  2. Exfoliate your face twice a week. Exfoliation will get rid of...

Need to build an emergency shelter in the snow? Do you intend to camp out in the snow on a ski trek? Or are you trying to build the best snow fort your town has ever seen? Just want to relax? No matter what your reason is, make sure you follow each step carefully so your snow cave won't collapse on top of you. If you're willing to put in a few hours of hard work, and the snow conditions are right, you can make a snow cave to be proud of.

EditSteps EditSelecting a Spot and Preparing
  1. Avoid areas of rockfall or windy slopes. Take care not to dig a snow cave under the path of a potential avalanche or rockfall. Slopes with the wind blowing against them could be dangerous if you are staying overnight, as blowing snow could clog the entrance tunnel and block access to the outside air.
  2. Find an area with deep snow. If you can find a snowdrift at least five feet (1.5m) deep, a lot of your work will be done for you. Look for areas where the wind has blown the snow against a slope....

This wikiHow teaches you how to copy a folder in Google Drive by creating copies of files in a new folder on the Google Drive website or by copying the folder in the Backup and Sync app on your PC or Mac computer. You can also use an Add-On in Google Sheets to make copies of folders on your Google Drive account.

EditSteps EditCopying Files to a New Folder
  1. Go to in a web browser. If you're signed in with your Google account, this will load the contents of your Google Drive.
    • Click Go to Google Drive and sign in to your Google account if you aren't logged in automatically.
  2. Double-click the folder you want to copy. Double-click the folder you want to copy to open it.
  3. Select all the documents. Scroll to the bottom of the contents of the folder and press on Windows, or press on Mac. This will select all the files in the folder.
    • Make sure you have only files selected, and not folders. If you have any folders selected you'll need to deselect them.
  4. Right-click on any file and select . This will make a copy of each of the files you selected previously. Each copy will be named with "Copy of..." in front of...

Radon is radioactive gas that naturally occurs in the atmosphere due to the breakdown of uranium. It is a leading cause of lung cancer, so it’s important to contact your state radon office to obtain a test kit or find a professional to test the radon levels for you. While the best thing to do is to install a professional radon reduction system, you can take some preliminary steps by sealing cracks and openings in the building as well as increasing the ventilation.

EditSteps EditMaking Adjustments Yourself
  1. Take radon-reduction training courses. Without the right equipment and techniques, you could actually increase the levels of radon in your home! If you decide not to use a certified contractor to reduce radon, it’s essential that you contact your state radon office to find training courses in your area. Enroll in and attend these training classes to learn how to properly reduce radon levels.[1]
    • For instance, you’ll learn how to properly test for radon.
    • You may also be taught how air pressure affects ventilation and how radon moves through water.
  2. Seal all cracks and openings in the building. Cracks and openings in the building can allow radon to flow into your home or office. All entry points (like for utilities), cracks, drains, and openings can be...

Doing in-text citations for a website in APA style for an academic paper or essay can be confusing, especially if you are not sure how much information you are required to include. There are different requirements for a website where you know the date the content was published and the name of the author, and for a website where you do not have this information. Creating a citation for a website, even if you don't know the author or you don't have the date, can be done in just a few short steps.

EditSteps EditCiting a Website with the Date and Author
  1. Use parentheses at the end of the phrase you are citing. Always start the in-text citation with parentheses after the phrase you are quoting. The in-text citation should appear at the end of a sentence to adhere to APA style guidelines.[1]
    • For example, you may write: “Mortality rates are increasing for infants in the United States (Healey, 2001).”
  2. Note the author’s full last name. Look for the last name...

If you forgot your key again and wish you could get into your home without it, you may be able to use your credit card to do so. Just keep in mind that this technique only works on doors that have a simple knob lock with a spring-latch or a slanted-latch. To open your door, wiggle a card into the gap between the door and the door frame. If this doesn’t work, resort to an alternative solution.

EditSteps EditDoing the Basic Technique
  1. Slide the card into the vertical crack between the door and frame. Insert the card into the gap between the doorknob and door frame and then slide it down next to the doorknob. Push it in as far as it will go at a ninety degree angle to the door.[1]

    • To see the location of the door frame more easily, push the door back as far as it can go with your other hand.
  2. Tilt the card towards the doorknob. Tilt the side of your credit card facing you towards the doorknob until it is almost touching it. You’ll be able to push the credit card further into the gap between the door and door frame.[2]

  3. Bend the card back the...

You can develop red, irritated skin due a cut or a rash. You may also have skin issues like dry patches or eczema that you would like to clear up quickly. Healing skin fast can be done using commercial products like antibiotic ointment. As well, the ointment may work more quickly than natural remedies like honey and tea tree oil. Good home care can help your skin to heal fast, with minimal scarring. If your skin does not get better or you believe it may be infected, see your dermatologist right away for treatment.

EditSteps EditHealing Cuts and Scrapes
  1. Wash the area with warm water. Place the cut or scrape under warm running water to remove surface dirt and debris. Make sure the water is not too hot, as it can damage your skin further. Allow the water to rinse off the cut or scrape.[1]
    • As you rinse off the cut or scrape, notice if it is very deep or large. If you can see tissue or fat inside the cut or it is or larger in diameter, go to your doctor right away. You may need stitches, for the cut to properly heal.
  2. Apply an antibiotic ointment. Look for an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment at your...

This wikiHow teaches you how to send a private message to the moderators of a private subreddit and ask to join as a new member, using a desktop internet browser.

Edit10-Second Summary

1. Open Reddit in your browser.
2. Sign in to your account.
3. Click the envelope icon on the top-right.
4. Click send a private message.
5. Type "/r/name of the private subreddit" in the to field.
6. Explain why you want to join in your message.
7. Click send.
8. Check your inbox for a reply.

  1. Open Reddit in your internet browser. Type in your browser's address bar, and hit or on your keyboard.
  2. Sign in to your personal account. Enter your username and password in the username and password fields in the upper-right corner of your screen, and click the login button.
  3. Click the envelope icon next to your username. The white envelope icon next to your username in the upper-right corner of your screen will...

Waking up early every day for school is hard! If you hit the snooze button on your alarm a few too many times, you may find yourself having to rush to make it to class. In the process, you might leave books behind, forget your lunch, and end up looking like you just rolled out of bed -- literally! Preparing a few things the night before and streamlining your morning routine can help prevent frantic mornings. You can get ready quickly and still arrive at school fresh, prepared, and feeling your best.

EditSteps EditPreparing the Night Before
  1. Make and pack your lunch at night. Start making your school lunch a little bit after you finish dinner. Once it's packed, put your lunch bag in the fridge overnight to keep it fresh - you don't want mouldy food in the morning. The next morning, grab it and put it in your backpack right before you head out the door.[1]
    • If you tend to forget your lunch, you may want to put a reminder sticky note in your bedroom, or somewhere you go often (reasonably not...

To get six-pack abs that you can show off in warm weather, you have to do more than work out - you have to pay attention to your diet! You might need to change your eating habits to make sure you're getting the right number of calories and eating at the right time. Eating protein consistently throughout the day can help burn fat and expose your abs. Your body also needs the right type and amount of carbs to help burn fat and build muscle. What you drink and how often is important for losing weight and revealing your abs, too.

EditSteps EditChanging Your Eating Habits
  1. Determine how many calories you really need each day. The number of calories you need per day will depend a lot on your general lifestyle. When calculating the numbers of calories you need, you should take into account how much you exercise, the type of job you have, and how much you move in general.[1]
    • Calorie intake for very active people (who exercise more than an hour a day) should range between 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day. Women should stay in the 2,000 to 2,500 range, and men in the 2,500 to 3,000 range.
    • Women who are moderately active should consume 1,900 calories...

If you’re trying to make a career as a professional photographer, it’s important to know how to take a good headshot. A headshot is a picture which mainly focuses on a person’s face. Actors, models, and other performers use headshots when they are booking a client or signing with an agency, but you may be approached by other professionals who want to use their headshot on social media or in trade publications. By listening to your client, using the right camera settings and equipment, choosing flattering lighting, and doing a little minor editing, you'll get a great headshot the client will love.

EditSteps EditConsulting With the Client
  1. Talk about expectations. Ask your client how they plan on using their headshots. The tone of the photo will depend on the type of image they want to project. A headshot for a model to take to an agency, for instance, should be very minimal, while an actor's headshot might show a little more personality, and you might choose an informal, relaxed setting with props for a small business owner who wants a picture for their website.
    • Listen to the words they use to describe themselves. This will...

Choosing toys for children might seem simple, but there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. It’s important to think about durability, pricing, safety, educational value, and, of course, fun! Choose plush toys and rattles for babies and musical instruments, stacking toys, and outdoor fun for toddlers. For preschool-aged children, select dress up clothes, blocks, crayons, and books. Older children will enjoy kites, bicycles, puzzles, and board games.

EditSteps EditPicking Toys for Babies and Toddlers
  1. Choose stimulating objects for babies up to 1 year old. Look for toys that will engage developing senses, such as toys with bright colors, simple patterns, different textures, and squeaking or rattling noises. Plush toys with embroidered eyes, large stacking rings, rattles, and toys which allow babies to press buttons or sort shapes are all popular options.[1]
  2. Select tactile toys for children between 1 and 2 years old. At this age, children are learning to explore their world. Choose brightly illustrated books made of pasteboard or cloth, bathtub toys, unbreakable mirrors, or anything that makes noise.

Gerbera daisies are plants with bright, large, and colorful flowers. In warmer climates, gerbera daisies can be grown in the garden as perennials, but in cooler climates they're grown outdoors as annuals. Gerbera daisies also grow well in containers. This is convenient because you can bring the flowers in when it gets too cold. The trick with caring for gerbera daisies is providing the right amount of water for them to flourish.

EditSteps EditGerminating the Seeds
  1. Aim to start the seeds indoors in early spring. Gerbera daisies can’t be planted outside until the frost is done and the soil has started to warm. To give the seedlings a head start, you can start the seeds inside before that so they’ll be ready for transplanting in late spring or early summer.
    • Starting the seeds indoors early will also help to ensure that you get blooms this growing season.
  2. Fill a seed tray with a seed starting mix. Seed starting mix is a soilless potting mix that’s lighter than typical potting soil, so it’s better for germinating seeds. When the tray has been filled, use a spray bottle to moisten the mix in each cell. You can also...

Tartar is a hard mineral that builds up when plaque is not removed from your teeth. It can only be removed with dental cleaning, so it is best to avoid its build up in the first place. To prevent tartar, you should practice good dental hygiene. This means removing plaque quickly by brushing and flossing regularly and having regular dental cleanings. With thorough preventative care, your teeth can stay healthy and tartar free for years to come.[1]

EditSteps EditPracticing Good Oral Hygiene
  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. In order to remove plaque from your teeth, and in turn prevent tartar from developing, it's important to brush your teeth. Brushing twice a day is recommended to keep plaque and tartar at bay.[2]
    • Typically, you should brush your teeth in the morning when you get up and in the evening before you go to bed. However, pick a brushing schedule that works for you and stick to it.
  2. Floss every day. Tartar can build up between your teeth if you do not remove food that builds up there. By flossing once every day you will remove the substances that cause plaque and tartar.

When moving, it is important to pack your belongings securely. Your TV is an item that needs special attention during packing because it is fragile. You need to prepare it properly and use the right materials to protect it, including cushioning and cardboard. With some care, your TV can be packed and transported to its new home safely.

EditSteps EditPreparing Your TV for Packing
  1. Remove any accessories and cords. When getting your TV ready to be packed, you should first unplug the TV and remove the power cord from the TV, if possible. Then remove the cords that attach any accessories, such as streaming devices or DVD players. Coil them up and tie the coil together with a rope or ribbon.[1]
    • Leaving cords attached to your TV can cause the cords or the cord attachment points on the TV to be damage during moving.
    • If you have a lot of components and cables, it's a good idea to label them before you pack them. Put a piece of tape around the cord and write what the cord is used for on the...

Freshwater aquarium plants are a beautiful addition to your home and provide several benefits for your fish. Living plants will remove nitrates from the water, improving the quality of the water and reducing algae growth. They also boost the oxygen levels in the tank and provide fish with fun places to hide.[1] Growing freshwater plants in your aquarium is a fun and easy hobby that will delight both you and your fish.

EditSteps EditChoosing the Right Plants
  1. Select common, easy to grow freshwater plants. Freshwater plants have different lighting requirements and can sometimes be difficult to maintain. Luckily, there are some easy options for beginners that will create the look you want in your aquarium. Look for plants that are labeled as Echinoderms, Lilaeopsis, Anarchies, or Anubis.
    • Good options for tall plants include Amazon Sword and Java Fern. Amazon Sword grows quickly and easily, providing great cover for your wiring and filter system if it’s visible from behind your tank. Java Fern has long leaves and provides good protection for fish.
    • For medium-sized plants, great choices include Anubias Nana and Dwarf Sagittaria. Anubias Nana has curved stems...

Creating an effective resume can be tricky, but it’s crucial for getting noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to make your resume more professional and marketable. Consider the perspective of recruiters and hiring managers as you're making your resume. They like resumes that are skim-able, easy-to-understand, and tailored to the job they're looking to fill. By keeping those things in mind, you can make a resume that improves your chances of finding a job.

EditSteps EditSample Resumes Sample Chronological ResumeSample Functional ResumeSample Combination Resume EditTailoring Your Resume to the Job
  1. Read the job description carefully. Look for specific skills, kinds of experience, and keywords listed in the job ad and write them down. If there are any educational requirements, make sure you note those too. Then, when you're making your resume, focus on including those things to show the recruiter you're the right candidate for the job.[1]

Anger is one of the most commonly experienced emotions. It can manifest in both healthy and unhealthy ways. Rage, however, is a more intense form of anger that is often associated with destructive, out of control behavior. If you’re enraged, you might explode and lash out at others or coldly withdraw and repress your emotions. Such behavior can ruin your professional and personal relationships, so deal with rage by finding healthy outlets for your anger, dealing with the source of the problem, and getting support from others.

EditSteps EditLetting Go of Your Rage
  1. Take deep breaths. Deep breathing is a great exercise to make use of when you’re feeling rage. It allows you to slow down and regain control of your thoughts and emotions as well as the situation itself. Do several cycles of deep breathing until you feel calmer.[1]
    • Try pulling in deep breaths from your diaphragm. Inhale and watch your belly expand. Exhale and watch it deflate. With each inhale, imagine yourself being filled with calm energy. With each exhale, envision the rage being expelled from your body.
  2. Relieve tension with progressive muscle relaxation. Rage can cause extreme physical tension in your body, which can actually...