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What Is a Smothered Checkmate? | Chess
 
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Feeling like a Pawn? Learn how to play like a King: Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained: http://amzn.to/1Mi41cA My 60 Memorable Games Paperback: http://amzn.to/1G0y1IB Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Mass Market: http://amzn.to/1R1DJua Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z: http://amzn.to/1htal3R Watch more How to Play Chess videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514269-What-Is-a-Smothered-Checkmate-Chess Hi, this is coach again. I am gonna show you a quick game on miniature as we call it, illustrating this smothered mate which is important mate that you are familiar with. If I go d4 in this particular game black goes knight f6 we go c4 and now black uses a game that which actually is just received a new level of interest into a silly introduces a top level. But we go with e5 that's the best to gambit for black giving up a pawn right away and allowing your knight to get hit. So the knight jumps to g4 attacking the pawn that was just attacking it white doesn't want to give that pawn back it brings up the bishop to f4, black hits him with check to b4, white blocks the check with knight of-course, I guess you could retreat the bishop but which is to develop the knight and now this sneaky little move queen to e7 is what allows for what going to be a mother of mate in a couple of moves knight to f3 simple development on the king side black responds with mate to c6 developing the queen's knight and now white goes to attack the bishop and rather than retreat the bishop. Here goes knight G takes e5 white's thinking black's made a mistake, made a blunder so this I am gonna take the bishop and it wasn't a mistake actually. It was trick knight to d3 checkmate, it cannot go pawn takes knight the queen is pinning that pawn. There is a smothered mate and the reason why its called smothered mate is because the king is being smothered by his own pieces. He has no place to move because he is blocked in every direction by his own white pieces so.
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Basics of The Italian Game | Chess
 
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Feeling like a Pawn? Learn how to play like a King: Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained: http://amzn.to/1Mi41cA My 60 Memorable Games Paperback: http://amzn.to/1G0y1IB Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Mass Market: http://amzn.to/1R1DJua Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z: http://amzn.to/1htal3R Watch more How to Play Chess videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514274-Basics-of-The-Italian-Game-Chess Okay guys, I am going to show you some quick variations out of the Italian game also known as the Juego Piano, it’s actually not an opening that's preferred by grand masters because considered somewhat and the ideas are not as deep as what you would in for example the Queen's gambit or the Royal Lopez or the Spanish game but it’s a good way to get started I think with very straight forward developing move. So the Italian game starts with e4 and if your opponent responds with e5 you proceed with what's probably the most logical and expected move knight to f3 attacking the e5 pawn. Now let’s say black brings out this knight to c6, the Italian game is characterized by this move right here bishop to c4 as opposed to bishop to b5 which would be the Spanish. We are looking at the Italian so let’s say really quickly we go to c4 the opponent goes to c5, the best continuation is c3 to try to keep the initiative. Other moves such as knight to c3 castling d3 is also okay, but this is the best continuation whereas regarded as such. Knight to f6 attacking its pawn now instead of going d4 which is also probably good may be the best way to play it. We are going to look at this continuation d3. Now black castles and white immediately jumps into his territory looking for trouble. So black doesn't really know what white is up to but it goes to kick him with the h6 pawn and this allows to for a nice little sacrifice play with h4. So black snaps the knight h takes g and now we have this beautiful open file for our rook. So black wanted to keep this material advantage which threats the knight and now the queen coming to h5 black is busted, he actually only has one move to stop maiden one, which is bringing the rook to EA giving the king a little bit of space to escape. But rather than going queen takes knight we go queen takes f7 forcing the king into the corner and then one more sacrifice rook takes h7 the king has to take the rook and now the queen just returns to h5 check mate with the bishop cutting off the g8 square. So that's a miniature that was played by Grackle may be the first genius of chess that illustrates a lot of good ideas like the use of a sacrifice to open a file. It also shows in the exchange trading material for time and space because one unit of time retreats its knight to h7 and its more than anything space for that rook to dominate the h5. So once the queen joins the rook on the h5 black is hopeless. So that was just a quick look at the Italian game with the Juego Piano. I recommend it for young players it’s a great way to get your chess game started.
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5 Advanced Bouldering Techniques | Rock Climbing
 
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Rockin’ Rock Climbing Commodities Momentum Climbing Harness: http://amzn.to/1iN4Caq La Sportiva Tarantulace Men’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1FL2Qvz La Sportiva Tarantulace Women’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1UTo5SH Half Dome Climbing Helmet: http://amzn.to/1QfLxZ8 Chalk Bag with Belt and Zippered Pocket: http://amzn.to/1OtW84a REVERSO 4 Belay Device: http://amzn.to/1F170Vi Watch more How to Rock Climb videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512700-5-Advanced-Bouldering-Techniques-Rock-Climbing So when you're bouldering, a lot of the motion gets pretty complex, some of the moves can be pretty involved. So right now I'm going to share with you five advanced techniques, some moves that you might not always think about, but some pretty interesting ways to kind of use your body and coordinate some motion. The first example is something called a rose move, and a rose move is when you actually open away from the walls, that your hips are facing in a different direction. Often times the way the holds are laid out on the wall will dictate whether or not these types of moves are going to be necessary. So the rose move would be when my left hand was here, and I'm crossing underneath with my right hand, turning my hips away from the wall. Another example of an advanced technique will be what's known as a knee bar. A knee bar is when you're using not necessarily your knee, but more commonly the to of your thigh, and you're going to use that thigh and your foot to really create some opposition and allow your body to really be weighted on just that knee bar, and the tension that you're getting between those two points. So right there you'll notice I can take all my body weight and place it right here on this knee bar with my left foot really pushing and getting that thigh up against that hold, which allows me to turn this corner. One other technique would be similar to using a toe hook, except you're using two toe hooks at the same time, which is also known as a bat hang. In this instance, a bat hang allows me to make this change in angle and complete this transition. So that would be a bat hang. Another technique is something known as a bicycle, and a bicycle is where you're using the bottom side of your toe and the top of your toe, which would be a toe hook, at the same time to basically squeeze one hold or two holds together to create that same sense of opposition, almost like closing a vice. So right here I'll use a bicycle on this yellow hold to keep both of my feet up, keep my body in position. So in this position, you can see one leg is pulling, the other leg is pushing the whole time, I have my core involved to help keep those legs up, my body in position. That's how you use a bicycle. The final move here is something known as a drop knee. The drop knee is a great way to kind of lower your center of gravity, and keep it in your base of support, which are the contact points you have with the wall. When your center of gravity is lower, your base of support, it makes you more stable, more capable of doing a move slowly, with a bit more control. So to get into the drop knee, I'll place my left foot on this hold, and then literally turn my knee in, dropping it down, and twisting up. That drop knee allows you to really keep your center of gravity nice and low within your base of support, making your body nice and balanced and stable, really allows you to suck that hip in nice and close to the wall, to get a little bit of extra reach out of that whole system. And those are a couple of advanced bouldering techniques you might encounter here in the gym.
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How to Tie a Merovingian Knot | Men's Fashion
 
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There's nothing like a Good Man Well-Dressed Ben Sherman Men's Walker Plaid Necktie: http://amzn.to/1RsEj53 Tommy Hilfiger Men's Buffalo Tartan Tie: http://amzn.to/1WLoGIT Tommy Hilfiger Men's Core Stripe Tie: http://amzn.to/1jMO4zM Red Power Tie - Platinum Ties: http://amzn.to/1LgtfCX Shades of Silver Christian Premium Woven Tie, Grey: http://amzn.to/1QXoSkC Watch more Men's Fashion Guide videos: Hey, I'm Charles from Louis Purple. We're in New York. And I'm going to teach you how to tie the Merovingian knot. It's also called Ediety knot. So the way you want to start for this knot, it's a knot that goes around the narrow side quite a few times, so you want to wear the wide end fairly long compared to the narrow end, probably about 20 inches below depending on the length of your tie. So this is how you start. The wide end goes underneath the narrow end. You go over the top once and pull it out on the same side. So this is what you have. Now you go over to the front, underneath through the back, and now you should be in this position so the tie is upside down. So this is a tie from my friend Cara Patrizio from Capelli in Naples, Italy. And this is how you proceed. So your tie is upside down. You go around the back, through the top. You're almost there. Now the last step you have to complete is reverse the knot, loosen it gently, and slide the white part inside the loop that you've created for that. Adjust it nicely. Tighten the knot, and there you go. You have your Merovingian knot. So after spending so much time tying the knot, it's something you don't want to wear when you're really casual. It's really a knot that is used in formal occasions, probably wearing a three piece suit, for example, or a nice blazer. And definitely going with a sophisticated look with this type of knot. The guy who created this knot probably watch Matrix a little bit too much, but this is probably where the name came from, the Merovingian knot.
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7 Cool Facts about Bearded Dragons | Pet Reptiles
 
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How to Tie a Cross Knot | Men's Fashion
 
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There's nothing like a Good Man Well-Dressed Ben Sherman Men's Walker Plaid Necktie: http://amzn.to/1RsEj53 Tommy Hilfiger Men's Buffalo Tartan Tie: http://amzn.to/1WLoGIT Tommy Hilfiger Men's Core Stripe Tie: http://amzn.to/1jMO4zM Red Power Tie - Platinum Ties: http://amzn.to/1LgtfCX Shades of Silver Christian Premium Woven Tie, Grey: http://amzn.to/1QXoSkC Watch more Men's Fashion Guide videos: Hello. I'm Charles from Louis Purple, and I'm going to teach you how to do the Christensen knot, a.k.a. the cross knot. This knot was made popular by Amanda Christensen who used to be a tie maker and who really made this knot popular. So it's still pretty rare, and I would say fairly difficult to tie, but I'm sure with a little bit of practice you will get a hold of it. So this is how you proceed. You want to have the wide end on the right hand side, the narrow end on the left hand side, like usual, except this time you want to have the wide end a little bit, much longer than the narrow end, probably about 20 inches depending on the width and the length of your tie. This is how you proceed. The wide end goes over the narrow end. It goes underneath. You pull it up and slide it inside between the neck and the knot. And you pull it on the left hand side. So this is what you should have. And now the tricky part. Just put your fingers so that you still keep enough room to slide it in after you went twice over and underneath. And then it's a regular way to finish the knot. Once you went twice over the narrow end with your fingers, you don't want to pull it too tight. Otherwise it's going to be hard to slide it in. But this is the result you want to obtain. You adjust the knot. You have this cross shape. That's the particularity about the Christensen knot. I think it's a really elegant look with any tie, even though it works great with skinny ties. So this is how you tie the cross knot, or also called the Christensen knot.
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Articulator Exercises | Accent Training
 
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Watch more How to Do an Accent videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/500458-Articulator-Exercises-Accent-Training Learn articulator exercises that will help you do a foreign accent from voice and speech coach Andrea Caban in this Howcast video. Here are some articulator exercises. So, first blow through your lips, and you can use your voice there, and you can go un-voiced. Blow through your tongue, and then un-voiced, and then shake out your face. Okay. Then, you want to take your tongue, and you want to touch every single one of your teeth on the front, top, the back top, the front bottom, and the back bottom. Like this. Faster. One more time. Good, blow through your lips. Blow through your tongue, and shake out your face. Okay. Next, I want you to isolate your lip corners. So, if you isolate your lip corners, you bring them straight back. Kind of this worthless weird grin. And then go into relaxation. Good, now bring them forward. Good, now relax. Next, I'd like you to channel and bunch your tongue. This is a really challenging one so try to use a mirror, and watch yourself do it, and you'll get the muscles. Next, I'd like you to exercise your soft palette, or your velum. It's the part that moves when you yawn. So, I want you to yawn. Lovely, now yawn on the right side only. It helps to use your right hand, and then yawn on the left side only. Good, now yawn on both sides. Good, now you really feel your soft palette, when it feels raised. So, in our accent trainings, sometimes the soft palette will be raised, sometimes it will be dropped, but you know where your soft palette is now. Next, I want you to play with some tongue tip action. So, bring you tongue tip to your alveolar ridge. It's that little gum ridge right behind your front teeth, right here. And, I just want you to go la, and bring the tongue tip down. La, la, great. Now, la, le, li, lo, lu, and you rest your tongue behind your bottom teeth each time. Then, you learn if you learn nothing else from me, this is the trick you want to take away. Okay, so you want to stick your tongue out and articulate a phrase around your tongue. You're overworking the muscles of your tongue. It's like when a baseball player picks up a bat and weight's it before he goes up to the plate, and then when he goes up to the plate, he takes the weight off, and it's easy to swing. This is the same concept. Okay, so your line of text was, "Speak the speech I pray you as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue". Hamlet's Advice to the Players. You want to stick your tongue and say, "Speak the speech I pray you as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue". And, then you stick your tongue back in and it's quite easy to say, "Speak the speech I pray you as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue". So, practice these articulator exercises every day, five minutes, and then you'll be in great shape for some accent training.
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How to Calculate Outs | Poker Tutorials
 
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Like these Gambling Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1HCxrup Watch more How to Play Poker videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/515023-How-to-Calculate-Outs-Poker-Tutorials Hey, I'm professional poker player Nicky Numbers, and today I'm going to talk to you about outs. An out is a term in poker that's used to describe a card that you can hit that will improve your hand. Let's dig right into it and look at some examples. Let's say you're on a flop: deuce, three, king with two hearts. Depending on the hand you have, that will drastically affect how many outs you have. Let's say we have five, six of diamonds. So we do not have a flush draw. However, if we hit a four, then we will make a straight: deuce, three, four, five, six. How many fours are there in the deck? Well, there are 4 fours in the deck, which means that we have four outs. There are 4 cards that can come that will improve our hand to one that we're going to comfortably take to showdown. In this case a straight is a very strong hand. If we had four, five instead of five, six, then we would have what is known as an open-ended straight draw, which means we could hit one of 4 cards on the top of the straight and one of 4 cards on the bottom of the straight. In this case we have a draw of deuce, three, four, five, which means we can hit any one of the 4 sixes or any one of the 4 aces in the deck to make a straight. That contrasts drastically to the six, five which was just a gutshot straight draw and only had 4 outs. An open-ended straight draw has twice as many outs as a gutshot straight draw. With ace, seven of hearts, we have a flush draw. There are 13 cards of any suit in the deck. Two of them are on the board, and 2 of them are in your hand. That means there's only 9 hearts left in the deck, which is to say that there are 9 cards that can come that will give you a flush. In other words, you have 9 outs. With king, ten of hearts, it's a very interesting hand because not only do you have hearts for a flush draw, but you also have a pair with king. A pair and a flush draw is a powerful combination draw. We have 9 hearts in the deck that can make us a flush. However, we also have 2 kings in the deck that can make us three of a kind as well as 3 tens in the deck which could make us 2 pair. So 9 hearts, plus 3 tens, plus 2 kings gives us 14 outs. Anytime you have 12 outs or more to make a strong hand, that's an enormous amount of outs, and you should think of yourself as having a really strong holding. You should rarely fold on the flop if you flop 12 outs or more. Eight or 9 outs is a very solid draw, and that's typically what people mean when they're referring to a draw. However, the more outs you have, the more likely you are to win the hand. The more likely you are to win the hand, the less likely you should be to fold. The last example here is four, five. Four, five of hearts has an open-ended straight draw as well as a flush draw. So there's 9 outs to make a flush as well as 8 outs to make a straight. However, 2 of those outs that make a straight, the ace of hearts and the six of hearts, also make a flush, which means that those outs can't be double counted. So instead of having 9 outs and 8 outs, we actually have 9 outs and 6 outs for a total of 15 outs. When you flop a straight draw and a flush draw with 15 outs, that's a monster hand. In fact, when I go to bed at night and I dream about no-limit holdem, these are the kinds of flops that I see.
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How to Do a Flip to Pour Bottle Trick | Flair Bartending
 
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How Much to Raise | Poker Tutorials
 
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Like these Gambling Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1HCxrup Watch more How to Play Poker videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/515011-How-Much-to-Raise-Poker-Tutorials Hey, I'm Nicky Numbers, Professional Poker Player, and I'm going to help you learn how to size your raises. The first thing you need to know about raising is when you can raise and when you can't because it's so common for people to confuse the terms "bet" and "raise". Pre-flop, there are blinds. Say in this example, the blinds are 25/50. Well, the minimum raise that you can make in pre-flop is twice the size of the big blind, also referred to as a 2X raise, where the X is a shorthand for the multiplication symbol. So 2X the big blind means two times the big blind. 2-1/2X the big blind is two and a half times the big blind. So here we have blinds of $25 and $50. If I were to raise to 3 times the big blind, I would make it 3 times $50 or $150. A standard raise pre-flop is anywhere from two big blinds all the way up to ten big blinds, depending on the game. However, it's very common to see raises of two big blinds, two and a half big blinds, even two and a quarter big blinds or three big blinds or four big blinds. Those are the amounts you're going to see the overwhelming majority of the time. The key is that when you're raising pre-flop, that you stick with an amount and you stay with it. So if I'm going to raise to $125 pre-flop, which is two and a half times the big blind, then I'm going to raise two and a half times the big blind consistently. That way I don't give my opponents any information. If I sometimes make it three times the big blind at $150, and then other times I only minimum raise and make it $100 and still make it other times I raise 4X and make it $200, well then I have differing raise sizes which means I'm going to fall into a pattern over time of raising certain amounts with certain kinds of hands. I may raise more with strong hands that I'm trying to protect or I may raise less with strong hands to try to get action. But it's very common for people to fall into some kind of pattern where they play their strong hands a certain way and their weaker hands a different way. This pattern can be exploited by your opponents. So what I strongly encourage you to do is to raise a consistent amount every single time, whatever the multiple of the big blind might be. On the flop, turn, and river, it works a little bit differently because there are no blinds which are forced bets so now your opponent would have had to make a bet first in order for you to have an opportunity to raise, and you can't control their bet amount so it's not a known entity like with the blinds. That means that you're going to have to act with regard of the size of their bet. Your opponents will typically be betting based on the size of the pot, somewhere between half the pot, all the way up to the full pot. And when you raise them, I strongly suggest your raise three times whatever their previous total wager was. So let's say you have a pot with $475 in it. And your opponent makes a bet, and let's say they bet $300. Well, if they bet $300, raising 3 times that amount would be three times $300 or $900. So if I was going to raise this $300, I would make it $900. A raise post-flop of three times your opponent's previous total wager is going to be very effective at putting them to a meaningful decision. Sometimes there may be situations where you're raising more, and there may be situations where you're raising less, as far as a multiple of their bet. The key is that you're consistent, so you can prevent your opponents from attaining information from you about your hand based on the way you bet or raise.
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How to Potty Train Your Parrot | Parrot Training
 
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How to Make a California Roll | Sushi Lessons
 
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Watch more How to Make Sushi at Home videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/504081-How-to-Make-a-California-Roll-Sushi-Lessons INGREDIENTS: 1/2 sheet sushi seaweed 1/3 cup cooked and seasoned sushi rice 1/8 avocado, peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch thickness 1 crab cake 1 tablespoon sushi egg, masago; or 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds Now I'm going to show you how to make California roll. You're going to need a cucumber. Just cutting the half first, and off, and slice, one more time. Then you're going to get the seeds out, then julienne. That's your julienne, cucumber. This is avocado. Take the stem off then go 360 degrees. Twist and then you slice. And that's your avocado. Now we are ready to roll the California roll. Sea weed, rough side up, this is a half sea weed with your hand. And I'm going to do it inside out. Inside the roll is, rice is outside. Regular roll is sea weed is outside. So we're going to spread the rice on the sea weed, cover each corner, each edge with rice then we flip over so that the rice goes outside. Now I'm going to flip over. Crab cake, avocado, cucumber. Now pick up your bamboo with your thumb. Hold the other ingredients with your other forefingers and coming in. Make it tighter. Pick up, roll and shape. And then this is the masago. You can dress up masago on the outside. Masago is seasoned smelt roe. Again. So that's your California roll. So now I'm going to show you how to slice. Cut in half first, coming in, cut in half again, cut the half again, cut half again.'' That's how you make California roll.
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4 Care Tips for Pixie Frogs | Pet Reptiles
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Reptile Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of Reptiles & Amphibians videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512376-4-Care-Tips-for-Pixie-Frogs-Pet-Reptiles Let other people have cats and dogs! Jungle Bob is here to show you that owning a pet reptile or amphibian is not as complicated as you might think. In this video, he shares four tips about caring for a pixie frog. A lot of people come in to buy pets, they want that wow factor pet, and they're looking for a frog that's easy to keep while often pointing to a Pixie or a South African bullfrog. I do that because, I do it with a smirk on my face, because I'm going to see them a lot in the future, because these little guys here do one thing well, and that's eat. There's a misnomer in the amphibian world, and that is frogs eat nothing but flies. We often see pictures in kid's books and frogs smiling happily, shooting flies out of the air with their elongated tongues This is not true. Frogs are predators, frogs have teeth in their mouth, and they'll just about anything. And a little, baby Pixie frog like this, in about a year or two, will turn into a monster like this. Everybody, meet Jabba, we call him Jabba, the African Bullfrog. The African bullfrog, or Pixie frog, is a true predator, that will eat just about anything that gets in front of him. We've seen him eat fish, we've seen him pick birds that fell out of their nest. Once in a while, he'll eat a snake, a lizard, anything that he can get his formidable mouth on, he will grab. He does not shoot his tongue, that's a mistake. People think frogs shoot their tongues way up into the air to catch flies that go by. You think Jabba is living on flies here? No, flies are really hard to catch for an animal his size, and we'd have to feed him a thousand of them a day to maintain that body weight. So, instead, he sits there, burns no calories, and waits for food to be deposited. So, therefore, if he's in a terrarium, wow, what a great animal, because no matter what you drop in front of him, he's going to make a meal out of it. It's extremely animated and a lot of fun to watch, and the variety of foods, anything you could find, even something you find outside in the garden, you drop in front of Jabba and down the chute it goes. So, the African bullfrog is a wonder of the pet world these days. You need a pretty good size tank for a guy this big, they will get 2/12 to 3 pounds in size. The African bullfrog.
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How to Do a Foxtrot Corner Step | Ballroom Dance
 
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Like these Ballroom Dance Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1KeNNLG Watch more How to Ballroom Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/513460-How-to-Do-a-Foxtrot-Corner-Step-Ballroom-Dance Aaron: Hi guys, it's Aaron. Kristina: And I'm Kristina. Aaron: And we're professional dance instructors here in New York City. Today we're going to be continuing in our foxtrot series taking a look at the corner step. Now this is a really great element that we're going to use inside of our foxtrot to, one, change direction, as well as to help us avoid obstacles out on the dance floor, whether it may be other couples around us, or to just get us back to facing the direction we need to be travelling. So what we're going to do is start in closed position with our partner here and we're going to start with a basic step. Walk, walk, side together. Now if any of you at home can see this, there's actually a great column behind Kristina here, and just so we avoid that, we're going to use this corner step action. So as the gentleman, I'm going to step forward on my left foot and the lady is going to step back on her right. And we're going to rock and replace our weight, stepping back, forward for the ladies, and turning a quarter of a turn, side, together, to change direction. So let's take a look at that one more time together. And slow, slow, quick quick. Slow, slow, quick quick. And again repeating that same step. Slow, slow, quick quick, using it to turn about a quarter of a turn each time. Slow, slow, quick quick, and you see how we can just use this to keep turning us until we are facing the direction we need to be. Now let's try this with some music.
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7 Care Tips for Green Iguanas | Pet Reptiles
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Reptile Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of Reptiles & Amphibians videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512407-7-Care-Tips-for-Green-Iguanas-Pet-Reptiles Let other people have cats and dogs! Jungle Bob is here to show you that owning a pet reptile or amphibian is not as complicated as you might think. In this video, he shares seven tips about caring for a green iguana. Throughout the decades that reptiles have been popular pets, I think the number one seller probably has been the green iguana. Green iguanas hold the stigma from those old Japanese B movies, where they put an iguana across a model of Tokyo and pretended that he was Godzilla. Iguanas have fascinated Americans and have become the number one pet, for sure, over the last 20, 30 years. Personally, I don't think they make the best pets. And the reason why is because there is a lot of husbandry needed; these are tropical animals, they require the proper humidity and heat. They need ultraviolet lights, they need a specialized diet. But, really, it's because they sometimes have an attitude. When they get about 6 feet long, a male iguana suddenly isn't as calm as my little friend here. A male iguana will potentially turn on its owner, and establish its territory in the home. If it's in a fish tank, he's absolutely going to be upset. They really have to be outside in an 8 by 8 foot, 8 foot high room, sitting on a limb, looking down on their owner. And then they're perfectly fine pets. But if you want to keep them in a fish tank and approach them from the top, they sometimes get skittish. When they are skittish, the number one thing they do is whip their tail in your direction. The second thing they'll do is try to bite. And the third thing is rake you with their claws. Either one of those things is an event you don't want to experience, because a 6-foot iguana, this guy is about 2, maybe, a 6-foot iguana is a formidable creature that can inflict harm. We also have seen that male iguanas when they get old, when they become sexually mature, turn on their owners because they're territorial and want to establish their own area. And that is usually the time they end up coming back to the pet store, or back where they came from. If no one will take them back, people will let them go. And in northern climates, that's a death sentence for the animal. In southern climates, like Florida, they have procreated, and they have now established, and they are now truly an invasive species. So, I always say, if you want an iguana, please go get one. My choice for an iguana would be the rock iguanas. The rock iguanas are a big bodied creature that comes form the Caribbean Islands. And here I've got a good friend of mine, and the green iguana is scared of him, I would imagine so. This is Castro; he's a Cuban rock iguana. And you see Castro, who is now 15 years old, has a much different temperament than our green iguana friend. A 15 year old iguana would not be as tolerant to be touched in this nature. Castro is not trying to whip me with his tail, Castro is not trying to run away. He is a really sure of himself type of lizard who makes a wonderful pet or companion. We choose not to keep an animal this big in a cage, unless you build something custom for him. They freely can roam a home, and know where to do their business. They're straight herbivores; they love their veggies and fruits, and they really are an incredible companion and pet. We take him to the park and walk him like a dog all the time. So, if you're going to go for an iguana, think twice about the green types. There are some dessert species that are great, but the rock iguanas truly rock. Here's the Cuban iguana, Castro.
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How to Do a Bachata Turn for Women | Bachata Dance
 
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Like these Bachata Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3IPy Addicted to Bachata? Sexy Urban Bachata: http://amzn.to/1G0A3Zg How to Dance BACHATA: The Hottest Club Style Latin Dance: http://amzn.to/1NqL1dh Very Fine Men's Women's Salsa Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Style: http://amzn.to/1P1qgVM Co-shoes Girls Leather Single Strap Ballroom Dancing Shoes: http://amzn.to/1jRGHY4 Learn To Dance Bachata, Bachata Dance Mastery System: http://amzn.to/1OodbWq Watch more How to Dance Bachata videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510072-How-to-Do-a-Bachata-Turn-for-Women-Bachata-Dance Daniela: This is the bachata turn for the ladies. We start going to the right, five, six, seven and step one, two, three tap. Basic one more time; and right left, right tap, five, six, seven a little faster. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Now from the back, five, six, seven and one, two, three tap, basic and now with the gentlemen. Edwin: So gentlemen, we're going to start by first lifting the ladies hand up, right before the turn to let the ladies know that she's going to turn. We're going to start on the five, six, seven tap; one, two, three tap. Hand goes up and one, turn for the ladies; and five, six, seven. One more time; one, two, three tap hand goes up; one, two, three tap, five, six and seven. Gentlemen, you want to make sure that your hand is nice and secure. You're not squeezing the ladies thumb and all you're doing is drawing a nice little circle above the ladies head, as you're going into the turn. At the end of the turn make sure you collect the other hand, so you can feel free to go into the basic. Daniela: Ladies, also make sure that you're spotting where you're going. That means look to where you're going so you don't bump into anyone. Edwin: And gentlemen, as well make sure that you're looking to where you're going to turn the ladies, so as to make sure you avoid obstacles. If you see something in the way, you stop or you change the ladies direction. So we're going to start by going and one, two, three and tap, five, six, seven. So notice I looked right when I was going to turn her and then I stop and look at her at the end. Now let's try this with some music. So gentlemen, notice how I'm protecting her the whole way. I'm asking for the hand right after, just in case we need to change direction. And now with your free hand gentlemen, feel free to put it in your waist or just out in the open. And five, six, seven tap. Daniela: And ladies, know that you can also do this turn to the left, exactly the same way. And this is how you do a basic turn.
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How to Count from 1 to 10 in Russian | Russian Language
 
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Like these Russian Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1I1O5FH Watch more How to Learn Russian videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/513070-How-to-Count-from-1-to-10-in-Russian-Russian-Language How to count from 1 to 10 in Russian. 1 one ah-DEEN, accent is on the second syllable. ah-DEEN Slightly Quicker. ah-DEEN 2 two dvah dvah and again. dvah 3 Three. tree tree And again. tree 4 Four. chee-TYH-ree The accent is on the second syllable. chee-TYH-ree chee-TYH-ree 5 Five pyahts pyahts One more time pyahts 6 Six shehst shehst Now, slightly faster. shehst 7 Seven syeem Again. syeem Again for good luck. syeem 8 Eight. VOH-seem VOH-seem One more time. VOH-seem 9 Nine. DYEH-veets. The accent is on the first syllable. DYEH-veets One more time. DYEH-veets Finally, 10 Ten. DYEH-syahts Accent is on the first syllable, once again. DYEH-syahts And one more time. DYEH-syahts Great. Now you know how to count from 1 to 10 in Russian.
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Which Rabbit Breed Is Best? | Pet Rabbits
 
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Pet Rabbit Essentials Timothy Hay: http://amzn.to/1cJZZeF Comb to control shedding : http://amzn.to/1KBKfog Clear Plastic Tubing - To protect the rabbit and the cords: http://amzn.to/1bKNcak BOOK on Rabbit Care: http://amzn.to/1HdbO9S Bunny Harness: http://amzn.to/1K6yOYQ Rabbit Food: http://amzn.to/1FgqiWg Check out Cool Pet Rabbit Toys Beachcomber hat: http://amzn.to/1KBIvvl Mini Plastic Slinky: http://amzn.to/1cJZZeF Toy Plastic Keys: http://amzn.to/1ExHLTv Bunny Maze Haven: http://amzn.to/1F7PJpy Sunmaid Raisins : http://amzn.to/1E2wry1 Papaya Tablets: http://amzn.to/1F9vp8G Deluxe Rabbit Home: http://amzn.to/1F9vp8G Woven Grass Mat for Rabbits: http://amzn.to/1A0rhHQ Bunny Chew Toy: http://amzn.to/1K6ySrO Roomba - To keep your home clean: http://amzn.to/1Fgoa0L Watch more How to Take Care of a Pet Rabbit videos: http://bit.ly/1EhPnsK Speaker 1: Okay, so we're talking today about breeds of rabbits and we have here just to show you different breeds. A few, this one is called a Jersey Wally, this one is a Rex the grey one, this one is a Flemish Giant, this one is a New Zealand White and we have here a little buddy called a Lion Head and next to him is a Netherlands Dwarf. We actually DE-emphasize breeds when people are adopting bunnies we always tell them no matter how beautiful the rabbit, no matter how much you love the breed, the thing to pay attention to really is the personality. And I told Amy once that is kind of like when you are dating a guy that is just really gorgeous and you find out that the personality isn't there, you don't care about the looks after a while it is very, very interesting. I had somebody come into my apartment one time to adopt only a Lap rabbit. The Lap rabbits are the ones that have the down ears. We don't have a Lap rabbit here but they have the ears that go down like a Cocker Spaniels and this lady came in and she said she only wanted consider a Lap and I had a couple of Laps and she loved one of them and started righting the adoption papers to take him home. But every time she went by this other rabbits cage the rabbit would stick his head out and look at her and try to make eye contact with her and after a couple of minutes she said you know Mary I think this rabbits trying to tell me something . So I said I think he is too , why don't you put down the Lap ear rabbit and go over and talk to that rabbit. And long story short she did and ended up adopting that second rabbit and the rabbit was definitely reaching out to her. It wasn't a breed she was interested in but the personality was so out going and so affectionate and she just loved him to pieces. So, we always tell people look at the different breeds for sure, we get all breeds into shelters all the time but go by the personality. It is much more Speaker 2: But normally you wouldn't put a bunch of rabbits together like this because they always don't get along, right? Speaker 1: Thanks for saying that, this is a challenge to have all these rabbits together on the same table . We have male, male, next to each other female, female next to each other that's not an easy thing to do in the rabbit world. Were really careful about putting rabbits together and we're just doing this to give an idea of different breeds. We want to make sure that we stay safe here. Speaker 2: Wow. Speaker 1: We are keeping the rabbits from each other for that reason. Speaker 2: Look at all the different coats. Speaker 1: Look at all the hair flying in the air from all these different coats. Speaker 2: Rabbit breeds.
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How to Do Wrist Manipulations | Krav Maga Defense
 
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Like these Krav Maga Tutorials !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1MpyDY0 Want more techniques for Contact Combat? Mastering Krav Maga (Volume I): http://amzn.to/1VHIavC Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence Paperback: http://amzn.to/1VHVRjy Krav Maga for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide: http://amzn.to/1G0yZVe Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide: http://amzn.to/1htaEvv Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method: http://amzn.to/1VHImeo Watch more Krav Maga Self-Defense Techniques videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/509354-How-to-Do-Wrist-Manipulations-Krav-Maga-Defense Master Rhon Mizrachi: We are talking about wrist manipulation or manipulation of the wrist, elbow, anything on the arm. We want to remember that when we deal with that material in the art, we apply manipulation to the wrist for two purposes. One is a defensive purpose. We have to keep in mind that the art, to some degree, was designed for the law enforcement community, as well. Therefore, you can't just hit everybody and sometimes it's easier to solve problem with wrist manipulations. Of course, we use it for offensive purposes when we deal with taking down hostile individuals and moving them from point A to point B, when you want them to comply. Let's first talk about the more common wrist manipulations that you see. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to donate your hands for that purpose. Okay, so the most common one that you would see is that famous "S" shape or goose neck situation. What you want to remember about this wrist manipulation, is that it's important that all the joints are going to be bent. Therefore, wrist is bent. Elbow is bent, sorry, not straight. Wrist is bent and not straight. Once you're here, it's important that the form will stay parallel to the ground. There will be a squeeze between the two hands. Once the squeeze were applied, they'll be rotation from my hands so the direction will come to here. A wrist manipulation like this could be applied in many, many ways. For example, if Ravi grabbed my arm and I do not want to punch him, for various reasons. All I can do is apply a manipulation to his wrist and come out of it in that direction. I can also apply this manipulation when he grabbed my shirt. Obviously, I'm afraid of a head butt so I'm right away going to protect myself but from here, I can apply exactly the same wrist manipulation. How do you feel? Ravi: Fine, sir.
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Do Rabbits Need to Be Bathed? | Pet Rabbits
 
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How to Waltz Face to Face | Ballroom Dance
 
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Like these Ballroom Dance Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1KeNNLG Watch more How to Ballroom Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/513458-How-to-Waltz-Face-to-Face-Ballroom-Dance Aaron: Hi guys, it's Aaron. Kristina: And I'm Kristina. Aaron: And we are professional dance instructors here in New York City, and today we're going to be finishing up our series on the waltz with a little thing we like to call face-to-face and back-to-back. So... Kristina: We are going to start this pattern with the first half of a box into a ladies underarm turn. So, we will start first half of a box. We have one, two, three. We'll do the ladies underarm turn. One, two, three. One, two, three. And then from here, you want to take over? Aaron: Yes. Gentlemen, we are going to instead of taking the lady back into a closed position, stay a little bit further back and bring up our right hand so as to offer a visual and a physical cue to, whoa, we're about to do something completely different here. Now from here we're going to lead in almost as if we were doing a crossover break in our rumba or salsa or any of our Latin dances, but from here we're going to have our right foot free, gentlemen, our left foot free for the ladies, and we're going to step continuously down the line progressing forward together as we turn to face back-to-back. Forward, side, together. Now from here we have our left foot free, guys, our right foot for the ladies, and we're going to continue again stepping down the line. Forward, side, close. Now from there we're just going to take it back for the gentlemen and forward for the ladies and close this step up, going back into our basic action where we can pick the ladies up. One, two three. One, two, three. Now let's take another look at that. And one, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. Let's try that to music.
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5 Tips for Lead Climbing | Rock Climbing
 
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Rockin’ Rock Climbing Commodities Momentum Climbing Harness: http://amzn.to/1iN4Caq La Sportiva Tarantulace Men’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1FL2Qvz La Sportiva Tarantulace Women’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1UTo5SH Half Dome Climbing Helmet: http://amzn.to/1QfLxZ8 Chalk Bag with Belt and Zippered Pocket: http://amzn.to/1OtW84a REVERSO 4 Belay Device: http://amzn.to/1F170Vi Watch more How to Rock Climb videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512697-5-Tips-for-Lead-Climbing-Rock-Climbing So right now, I'm going to do some lead climbing. I'm tied in as a climber, Chaz is clipped in here is the belayer, we've already done our safety checks, I'm ready to start, and while I'm climbing, I'm going to give you five tips for how to lead climb, and how to do so effectively and efficiently. One good tip is before you start climbing, to take some time and really try to identify the route. What I mean by that is to try to look for critical spots on the route where maybe you'll get a good rest or maybe some difficult cliffs. You'll notice another tip is that when you're clipping, you want to be doing so from a balanced position with a straight arm. Having these straight arms to make those cliffs is a great way to conserve energy. As I move up a little farther, you'll notice my arm still stays straight clipping. I'm making that clip with a straight arm, and at this point, I'm pretty comfortable, I've good footholds, and I'm on a big jump hold, so I can shake out my arms a little bit to try to get some of that lactic acid out of there. I'll do the same with my other arm. This type of move, shaking out, can really help you to recover while you're climbing. Another pointer is when to chalk up. So right now if I'm moving into a difficult sequence, I might want to chalk up before I go through it, so timing your chalk ups, when to do it, how often to do it, is something you want to consider. So, on a similar note, while timing your chalking up, to make sure you're not doing it excessively, but just kind of as needed, a good idea is to try to identify a crux of the route, which is the most difficult section, or where you expect to have the most trouble, and rather than stopping in the middle to chalk up, or maybe try to make a clip from an awkward position, try to push through that crux, identify the sequence, chalk, prepare yourself, get a good rest and shake out, and move straight through that crux Another tip would be that while I'm climbing, if I'm so scared of falling the whole time, it's going to make me over grip, which means squeezing a lot harder than I need to be, and putting a lot of weight on my arm that doesn't need to be there. I want to keep it on my feet. So a great tip for lead climbing, is to get comfortable falling. You're going to climb a whole lot better if you're not scared to fall. It'll also make it a lot easier to commit to some of those bigger moves. So those are some tips that are really good for lead climbing to help you move efficiently and effectively.
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How to Lead Properly | Bachata Dance
 
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Like these Bachata Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3IPy Addicted to Bachata? Sexy Urban Bachata: http://amzn.to/1G0A3Zg How to Dance BACHATA: The Hottest Club Style Latin Dance: http://amzn.to/1NqL1dh Very Fine Men's Women's Salsa Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Style: http://amzn.to/1P1qgVM Co-shoes Girls Leather Single Strap Ballroom Dancing Shoes: http://amzn.to/1jRGHY4 Learn To Dance Bachata, Bachata Dance Mastery System: http://amzn.to/1OodbWq Watch more How to Dance Bachata videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510085-How-to-Lead-Properly-Bachata-Dance Edwin: Leading for men in bachata. Gentlemen, when we're leading the ladies in bachata, first off if you're dancing in open position, make sure that your arms are nice and relaxed, your palms are facing up and you're not gripping the ladies with your thumb. Very important, her hands are resting on your hands, and when you're doing the basic you keep this lead throughout, until you're ready to move to a different move or go to a different side. So we're going to start with the basic. One, two, three tap. Five, six, seven tap. Notice I'm not putting my thumbs into place, unless there's something that I need to tell her. Here I'm going to slide into closed position and my hand position changes. From here when you switch your hand position, make sure you have a little grip on the ladies. So that you can use this grip to lead her, either forward or back, by taking your whole posture to the front. Nice and firm and hold it in the middle. One, two, three tap. Five, six and seven. Gentlemen, make sure that when you're leading your ladies left and right, you're actually using the upper body, your torso to push to the left, bring it in, push left and tap. And don't forget gentlemen, you can move your hip as well and the opposite of going the other way. So now you bring your hands inside. In, out, in tap. Out, in, out tap. In, out, in tap. So let me show you this gentlemen, your rib cage is going left and right as you're leading, and this also allow the ladies, since they're connected to us kind of like imaginary cables through our shoulders here, the ladies are going to be connected, so if we move our torso to the left, here torso goes to her right, and we end up going in the same direction. Gentlemen, make sure that when you switch the hand position your body language switches as well. For example, here we're nice and tight, our posture is straight, we're supporting the ladies, but then when we get to open position, you're more relaxed. You feel more relaxed, more confident. You can use your arms a little bit more, your shoulders. And when you're leading the turns gentlemen, make sure that you're leading properly, giving the ladies the cues, no matter which way you're going. Now I'm going to demonstrate some of these tips with the music. Let's start in closed position. So Gentlemen, notice our torso and now a different lead, forward and back. The torso is actually still doing the work, but you're just going linear, rather than to a side and now the hold in the middle. So here gentlemen, you want to be nice and relaxed. More shoulders, a little bit of hip. And when you're getting ready to lead the ladies, don't forget to give her the cue by bringing the arm up, and she's ready to turn, and at the end of the turn gentlemen, it's always a good leading tip to gather the ladies arm, all right? We can go into closed position and repeat the whole thing again and that is leading tips for men in bachata.
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How to Understand Pawn Structure | Chess
 
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Feeling like a Pawn? Learn how to play like a King: Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained: http://amzn.to/1Mi41cA My 60 Memorable Games Paperback: http://amzn.to/1G0y1IB Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Mass Market: http://amzn.to/1R1DJua Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z: http://amzn.to/1htal3R Watch more How to Play Chess videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514258-How-to-Understand-Pawn-Structure-Chess Hi, my name is Rebecca Taxman. I'm with Chess NYC, and I'm going to talk to you today about pawn structures. While there are multiple pawn structures that are very important to know, there are five basics that are "need-to-know". So, let's start off with the pawn chain. To begin, we have what's called a pawn chain: we have a diagonal set of pawns; each pawn in this pawn chain is protecting one another. This is extremely important in terms of creating an attack. You always want to have your pawn chain directed towards the king. If the king is castled over on this side of the board, this is where you want your pawn structure going, instead of having your pawn chain running off the side of the board. Not so happy. Additionally, the top pawn is the strongest pawn in the pawn chain, the bottom is the weakest. If you're playing on black, you want to attack the bottom of the pawn chain. The idea behind the pawn chain is that it controls a lot of space and it's going toward the king, creating an attack. Another important pawn structure that is a need-to-know is called "double pawns". Double pawns have both good and bad elements to them. One element that is very good about double pawns is they control a lot of space. Double pawns can control up to five squares - one, two, three, four, five. In chess, we want to control space. Double pawns can control a lot of space. However, there is a weakness to double pawns. This pawn right back here is not protected by any other pawns, therefore this pawn is considered weak. Additionally, this pawn is also considered "stuck in traffic," meaning it can't move unless the pawn in front of it moves first. Another important pawn structure that we need to know is called the "isolated pawn", or "lonely pawn". This is not a favorable pawn structure. This pawn is sitting all by itself. When we have a pawn that's like this sometimes we have to have a queen or another, bigger piece defending and babysitting this pawn. I don't want my queen babysitting an isolated pawn. I want my pieces going ahead and making checkmate, and not defending an isolated pawn. This pawn is considered a weakness, and it is easy for black to attack. An even more unfavorable pawn position is "double isolated pawns". Additionally, these two pawns are extremely weak. Neither one of them can protect one another. This pawn is also considered stuck in traffic. It cannot move forward unless the pawn in front of it moves forward, and these are relatively hard to defend. A bishop cannot defend both of these pawns at the same time. A knight can also not defend both of these pawns at the same time. It's also hard, unless a rook is in between them, to defend them at the same time. We have to use a queen or a king to defend the two pawns at the same time. However, the last pawn structure I want to talk about is called a "passed pawn". Passed pawn is one of the most important pawn structures that we need to know, because this pawn is on its way to becoming a queen. A passed pawn is a pawn that has passed all of your enemy's pawns and is on its way to becoming a queen - by getting to the end of the board - or any other piece that you choose. When you have passed pawn, it is very important to sit and babysit this pawn. So therefore you can get it to the end of the board and it can become a queen or any other piece that you choose. And that is all I have to tell you about important pawn structures.
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How to Use Heel & Toe Hooks | Rock Climbing
 
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Rockin’ Rock Climbing Commodities Momentum Climbing Harness: http://amzn.to/1iN4Caq La Sportiva Tarantulace Men’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1FL2Qvz La Sportiva Tarantulace Women’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1UTo5SH Half Dome Climbing Helmet: http://amzn.to/1QfLxZ8 Chalk Bag with Belt and Zippered Pocket: http://amzn.to/1OtW84a REVERSO 4 Belay Device: http://amzn.to/1F170Vi Watch more How to Rock Climb videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512699-How-to-Use-Heel-and-Toe-Hooks-Rock-Climbing When you're climbing, footwork is a really important part, one of the basic fundamentals that's really, really critical, learning how to keep that weight on your feet. Now in addition to having both the inside and outside edges of your foot you also don't want to forget to use sometimes the top of your feet for what are called toe hooks and even the heel of your foot for what are called heel hooks. One critical part of using both the toe and the heel is remembering to really engage your core muscles. A lot of what makes heel hooks and toe hooks work is being able to keep your body stable by engaging those abdominals and really tightening your core to keep that heel or that toe in place. So, right now I'll demonstrate what a toe hook would look like. In that example I was using the toe hook to take the weight off of my right hand, freeing that hand, allowing me to make that next move. One more example of a toe hook will also be when you have featurees like this, large climbing holds, there isn't really a space for me to be pressing down on. So, I can use a toe hook along with that coordination of my core muscles to keep my body in place. So when I'm on the wall I can put my toe behind that hold keeping me in place. For a heel hook in this position here I'll do similar to what I just did with my right toe, but now I'm going to use my left heel. So, using that heel hook and the toe hook are often times dictated by the position that your body's in. In both of those scenarios I wasn't able to get a toe on, and I was only able to use my heel and/or the back side, that toe hook position. Another example of using a heel hook on terrain that's not quite as steep would even be a situation over here, where planting my heel will allow me to take a lot of weight. I'm going to remember to be engaging my core, really pulling in on that heel, allowing me to take a lot of that weight and continue to move through. So, really important, once you put that heel on engage those stomach muscles. That's going to help it stay in place. And that's some examples of how to use heel hooks and toe hooks.
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Poker Etiquette | Poker Tutorials
 
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Like these Gambling Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1HCxrup Watch more How to Play Poker videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/515015-Poker-Etiquette-Poker-Tutorials Hey, I'm professional poker player Nicky Numbers and I'm going to talk to you today about poker etiquette, most importantly, what not to do at the table. The first thing I'm going to talk about is how you bet, how you call, and how you raise. Let's say you have some chips in front of you; so you're at the table playing, you've got your nice stacks and you want to make a bet or you want to make a call or you want to make a raise, well how you put your chips into the pot is incredible important. What you don't want to do is this, where the chips that you put out have now gone right into the middle of the pot. This is called splashing the pot and it's terribly bad poker etiquette. The reason it's such awful etiquette is because it completely confuses the game. I don't know how many chips you put out, if you were making a bet or a raise, we don't know how much it was, if you were making a call it's difficult to confirm that you called the correct amount. You're going to often force the dealer to have to recreate the entire hand just to see how many chips should be in the pot and how many chips are in the pot in order to figure out what chips went into the pot and which chips are suppose to be part of a bet, raise, or call. Rather than splash the pot, what you want to do is put your chips out in front of you where they can't hit any other player's chips or the pot itself. So, for example, if I was going to bet that same amount I could just put them in front of me like that or I could neatly stack them in front of me like this. Either way is fine, the key is that you don't want your chips to encounter any other obstacles at the table involving other chips. The next thing I'm going to talk to you about has to do with showing the winning hand. Let's say I'm dealt two cards, we've had some betting go on, and now I'm all in. You call me and I wait, I don't show my hand right away, except that I have two Aces. I know for a fact that I have the best possible hand pre-flop, I know I have the winner, yet I paused and made you sweat. I made you sweat and potentially think that your hand might be good. I deliberately allowed you to believe that you were more likely to have a winning hand or the best hand at the moment than you actually were. That's called a slow roll and it doesn't only happen when I'm the person that bets or raise. When you call a bet or raise, especially on the river, if you know that it's very likely that you have the winning hand just table it. If you or your opponent is all in and you know that you are likely to have the winning hand just table it. The only time you should wait for your opponent to show their cards first or to make them wait and sweat is when you're genuinely unsure whether or not you have the winning hand. Splashing the pot, slow rolling your opponents or reacting to or discussing a hand while it's still going on are three great examples of poor poker etiquette.
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How to Understand Soccer Positions | Soccer Skills
 
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Like these Soccer Tutorials !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1YiLz7u Amazon Must Haves for Soccer Players: GOLME PRO Pop Up Soccer Goal: http://amzn.to/1Vx8kTH Adidas Performance Conext15 Top Glider Soccer Ball: http://amzn.to/1hUSkfW Under Armour Striker Backpack: http://amzn.to/1JzqUmA Adidas Estadio Team Shoe Bag: http://amzn.to/1NYxhFw Vizari Malaga Shin Guard: http://amzn.to/1UsnmI3 Adidas Metro III Soccer Sock: http://amzn.to/1NYxqZk Watch more Soccer Skills videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514008-How-to-Understand-Soccer-Positions-Soccer-Skills As we know, soccer's all about position, strategy and tactics. And people want to talk about the various positions you can have, you can choose when you play the game of soccer. And we're basically have the goal keeper. We have the defenders, we have the midfielders and we have the strikers. The goal keeper of course is the first responsibility is to assure that the strikers won't get the ball behind the goal line and actually score. On the second thought the goal keeper would be the first player to initiate the game, to start the game from the back of the defense. The next line is the line of defenders. Again, even more, the responsibility of the defenders would be to mark up the strikers, close gap some defense and prevent the opposition from goal scoring. The next line would be the midfielders. The midfielders are the once who organize the game. They have defense responsibilities but also offense responsibilities. And they organize the game, they make sure that they close the gap in defense, turn around quickly, open the game to the front to the strikers, get the strikers in goal scoring positions and move up themselves or maybe even choose to finish themselves and try to score. The last one, the most front on the field would be the strikers or the forwards. Of course the idea is to get the ball as quickly as possible into the goal, into the net of the opposition. As a defender you have the whole game in front of you. You have more time usually to open the game. You have more time when you have possession of the ball. You want to open it mindfully to the side not to the center. The midfielders are always moving, always trying to open up, giving opportunities, passing options as well to strikers and defenders. The strikers on the other hand usually have the defender in the back where there's a different kind of play. The want to drop the ball maybe to the midfielder to open up the game on the side but then quickly move into goal scoring position themselves and finish. That's the basic idea of soccer positions and I think it's a good way to start.
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How to Do Different Breaks | Bachata Dance
 
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Like these Bachata Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3IPy Addicted to Bachata? Sexy Urban Bachata: http://amzn.to/1G0A3Zg How to Dance BACHATA: The Hottest Club Style Latin Dance: http://amzn.to/1NqL1dh Very Fine Men's Women's Salsa Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Style: http://amzn.to/1P1qgVM Co-shoes Girls Leather Single Strap Ballroom Dancing Shoes: http://amzn.to/1jRGHY4 Learn To Dance Bachata, Bachata Dance Mastery System: http://amzn.to/1OodbWq Watch more How to Dance Bachata videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510099-How-to-Do-Different-Breaks-Bachata-Dance Edwin: Different breaks in bachata, so in bachata we had the tap, but there's a lot of other breaks that you can explore. We're going to teach you a couple of them. The first one we're going to talk about is the bachata heel break. So we're going to put out our heels, on the fours and the eights. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. The idea behind the heel is to make sure that your heel is nice and sharp on that break, just as if you were doing a tap. Daniela: And ladies, make sure when you do your heel tap forward, you have your legs closed. We don't want to do one, two, three, heel, okay? It's right in front of you. Edwin: Now for the next break, this one is a tap in the back. We're going to use the toe to either tap across or behind. We're going to show you different ways, so make sure you that you explore however you feel more comfortable. Five, six, seven and one, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap, five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. That's going to be the tap behind. Remember you can put it right behind you or you can send it across, depending on how you feel. Make sure you do it with confidence and smooth. The next break is going to be the scoop. The scoop is going to be picking up your foot. Gentlemen, what we're going to do is just lift it up, like this. Daniela: And ladies, we're going to scoop up, so as soon as your toe hits the floor that's when you bring it up. Make sure you don't kick it out. Edwin: Let's try it. Five, six, seven, eight and one, two, three, up, five, six, seven, up. One, two, three, up. Five, six, seven, up and one, two, three, up. Five, six, seven, up. Now for those of you who are interested in getting better as performers, make sure that you always point your feet down. If you keep your feet like this, of course it's an option, but make sure that if you want to develop good habits, always point your feet down. Now we're going to do the last one, which is the shuffle behind. This one is a little bit more complicated, so I want you to pay attention slowly. Five, six, seven, eight and one, two, three shuffle, five, six, seven, shuffle one, two, three, shuffle five, six, seven and shuffle. So what's happening here is we're going to take three steps one, two and three. On the fourth step we're going to quickly alternate our feet, right/left, and then continue to the right for five, six, seven. And do the same thing on the other side, left/right. Let's try it a little bit faster. Five, six, seven, eight and one, two, three shuffle. Five, six, seven, one, two, three shuffle, five, six, seven shuffle one. Now let's demonstrate all these breaks with music, so here we have the heel, then we have the tap behind and remember, you can cross it behind or send it straight back, depending on your choice. The next one is the scoop and gentlemen, of course you can scoop as well, gentlemen. But for us it's more natural to just bring the knee up. And the last one is the shuffle behind. Shuffle, one and those are your bachata breaks.
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How to Do a Brooklyn Accent | Accent Training
 
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Watch more How to Do an Accent videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/500483-How-to-Do-a-Brooklyn-Accent-Accent-Training Learn how to do a Brooklyn accent from voice and speech coach Andrea Caban in this Howcast video. [Background Music] There are so many different types of people who live in Brooklyn. Brooklyn is an amazing place because of that. So we're going to go for a very stereotypical, general Brooklyn accent. Just to give you a flavor of it. So you put your lip corners really far forward. And it's a very urban sound. You see? In my oral posture that my lips are doing a lot of the work. It's also fun to notice that the Brooklyn accent, where your lip corner's very far forward, is also very similar to that urban London sound. That cockney sound. So Saul's daughter studied law. You'll notice that it's a very similar shape in the mouth. Let's look at some sound changes for the Brooklyn accent. So there are no r's at the ends of some words. So like, there, player, flatter become theah, playah, flattah. And the ah sound in thought, dog, and law become a diphthong. So they become a two element sound. For thought, dog, law. Sometimes that th sound, thin, thick, this, that become very dentalized. So it's thin, thick, this, that. So you hear those hard, flat sounds. The back of the teeth. Thin. Thick. This. That. You start to hear the musicality of the accent. T's are very dentalized. So they're very pushed up against the teeth. So Tony takes his time becomes Tony takes his time. Do you hear the difference there? Tony takes his time, and Tony takes his time. The st sound in stretch becomes stretch. I love that one. So what's the musicality of this general Brooklyn accent? Well it's a very urban sound, like we'd said. It's got a lot of power to it. You use emphasis with volume, and less with pitch variety. But don't take my word for. Go listen to some native Brooklyn speakers, and let the accent reveal itself to you.
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9 Emperor Scorpion Facts & Care Tips | Pet Tarantulas
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Tarantula or Scorpion Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of a Pet Tarantula or Scorpion videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514056-9-Emperor-Scorpion-Facts-and-Care-Tips-Pet-Tarantulas The number one animal in the pet world in the scorpion world is certainly the emperor scorpion. This is the largest scorpion species on the planet and thankfully, and the reason it's so popular in the pet world, it's also got one of the most mild venoms. A sting from a scorpion of this size is the equivalent of a bee sting, so we have nothing to worry about in case of a sting. More worried really about the claws of this guy as it's got some really Popeye looking arms there. He can really grab onto you with his formidable claws, and that might hurt a little bit. But otherwise, the animal is fairly benign. He's not going to hurt anyone. They're native to North Africa so they come from that area of the world where they might live in a desert environment, but they like a cool burrow. They like to have a little moisture in their enclosure. But it's a very simple thing to keep. A 10-gallon tank is plenty - the bigger the better, we always say. But 1o-gallons, they can live their whole lives. A giant one will get 10 inches or possibly more in size. This guy is a real healthy aggressive who is really cruising around here, checking out the scene including me. He is a predator who is going to come out at night. A nocturnal predator. And again, he uses his arms with those little hairs on his claws to find his prey. That's what he does. He'll bound around in the sand looking for something. He feels it with his hairs. He will grab it with his claws and the stinger then comes over and takes care of business. Not every time he catches something does he use his venom, and he's never going to use his venom to defend himself. If he wants to defend himself it'll be claws and/or fleeing, and he is prey to so many different animals. A lot of different things in that area of the world would eat a scorpion, including people. He's an edible animal. Probably good with a little garlic and oil I would think, right? An animal of this size. Very similar in texture and feel to a lobster or a crab because of his exoskeleton. And of course scorpions are, the animal that the scorpion that most people could recognize because they're so popular and prevalent in the pet world. If I was going to buy something for my young child, an emperor scorpion would be the one to go.
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3 Things to Consider If You Get Stuck | Chess
 
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Feeling like a Pawn? Learn how to play like a King: Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained: http://amzn.to/1Mi41cA My 60 Memorable Games Paperback: http://amzn.to/1G0y1IB Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Mass Market: http://amzn.to/1R1DJua Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z: http://amzn.to/1htal3R Watch more How to Play Chess videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514262-3-Things-to-Consider-If-You-Get-Stuck-Chess Hi. Coach Russ here with Chess NYC. Today, we're going to look at a very popular and common question; I'm stuck and what do I do? So after the normal developing moves in the game of chess where we control the center, we develop our pieces, and we castle our king, we get to a position in the game of chess where many people ask the question, what do I do, I'm stuck? I like to teach when you're stuck and you're looking for an idea or a next move in a game of chess, you should look at the three forceful moves. The most forceful move in a game of chess is always a check. So as you continue the game of chess and you're getting out of the opening, the first move we want to consider are checks. How many different checks or how many ways can we check our opponent's king in this position. Let's consider those. So in this position, there's, actually, one possible check. Bishop can take pawn, checking the king. But as you can see in this position, if bishop takes pawn checking the king, the bishop will simply be captured by our opponent's rook or king. So giving up a bishop for a pawn, in most situations, is not a good trade. Then, we can look at our second type of move, which is captures. In this position, we have several types of captures on the board. The knight can capture our opponent's pawn. Once again, bishop can capture opponent's pawn, which is a check we already looked at and considered. And, the third thing is bishop can take our opponent's knight. So we're in a position and we don't know what to do, we can consider captures. And in this position, the only capture that would make logical sense would be bishop takes knight. The third type of forceful move in a game of chess is a threat. So we've looked at, first of all, we look for checks. Are there any captures in this position and are they plausible and that make sense. And after we've looked at both those options, the third option we look for, are there any possible threats. Now, a threat can be you are threatening an unprotected piece, you're threatening a piece of value, you are threatening to incorporate a tactive element, such as a pin or fork, a skewer or an x-ray. In this position, we can simply look at knight goes to D5. The threat in this position is knight threatens knight on F6. And, this knight on F6 is pinned by the bishop. So, that move is actually going to force black to come up with an additional good move and this gives us an idea on how to make our moves in chess. So once again, we're stuck and we're in the middle of a game. We've already controlled the center. We've developed our pieces. We've castled our king. What do we do next? And, I encourage you guys to look for three forceful moves. First of all, look for checks. Second, look for captures. And the third look for threats. Once you've exhausted all of these three options, you should be able to find a good next move in the game of chess.
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How to Speak in Front of a Big Crowd | Public Speaking
 
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Watch more Public Speaking Training videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/505059-How-to-Speak-in-Front-of-a-Big-Crowd-Public-Speaking How do you speak in front of a big crowd? You're in front of five hundred, or a thousand, or three thousand people. How do you do it? Here's the secret: it's no different than speaking to one person. Now, I understand it feels different. It feels scary. But here's the secret great speakers have. It doesn't matter if you love Ronald Reagan as a speaker, or Bill Clinton, or Tony Blair. All different speakers, different styles, different politics, but here's one thing they have in common. When they're speaking or were speaking to ten thousand people, or speaking to two people, they sounded exactly the same. So, here's the big secret when it comes to talking to large audiences: don't change yourself. Because most of us, when we're speaking to one friend or two buddies at lunch, we're animated. We're engaging, we're telling stories, and we're giving examples. Our hands are moving. Our face is moving. We get in front of a large audience, and all the things we do that worked for us, all the things that were interesting that made us easy to listen to, we take that, we ball it up, and we throw it in the trash can. And we put on this fake persona, my fellow delegates it's an honor to be here today. We become stiff and we become wooden. Our voice goes flat. We tense up. We grab a lectern. All these things we do because we're scared. The problem is, as much as I love crutches, these crutches don't prop us up. They bring us down. They make us worse. So, you've got to simply tell yourself you're talking to one person. You've got to use that tone of voice. Because these days if you're speaking to a large room of people chances are you're going to have a microphone, so you don't have to speak like this because that's really annoying. You speak in a conversational tone of voice. Here's the other trick: your eye contact. What a lot of people do is they're like this the whole time. They may be moving, but they have this glazed look in their eye. You don't want to do that. Or, they just zoom in here, zoom in here, and here. It's too mechanical. What you want to do is just look at one spot. Ideally, if you can see people, look at one person for a full thought. That's only five seconds or so. Go to another person in a different part of the audience. Pretend you're having a one on one conversation with that person for a full thought. And mix it up. That will make it more relaxing for you. You'll sound like you're talking to one person. And it'll keep your head from bouncing around and looking nervous and scared. The other final tip is, it's one of those things, the more you do it the easier it gets. Seek out opportunities to speak in front of large groups. Don't be one of these people that says, well I could speak to one person, or I can speak to two people, or I can speak sitting in a boardroom, but I'm not a public speaker so I can't. Baloney. If you've ever had one interesting conversation with one person in your entire life you already have all the skills you need to be a great public speaker in front of ten thousand people.
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How to Prepare a Bow | Violin Lessons
 
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Like these Violin Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1j9RYlp Watch more How to Play the Violin videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/501237-How-to-Prepare-a-Bow-Violin-Lessons So now I'm going to teach you how to loosen and tighten your bow properly, and then also how to rosin your bow. When you're loosening and tightening your bow, this is the screw that you use. And when you loosen your bow, you want it to be about that loose. Not too loose. I'll loosen it a lot. See, that's too much, because then when you put it back in your case, some of the hairs could fall out or, you know, break. So about this loose, right there, where they're sort of wiggly, but not too wiggly. And to loosen it, you turn the screw counter-clockwise, and to tighten it, you turn the screw clockwise. Now when you tighten the bow and you're getting ready to play, you want it to be not too tight and not too loose. You can see if it's too tight or too loose by using a pencil as a guide. Okay. At the tip of the bow, the pencil should not touch either the stick or the hair. That's correct. As you get to the middle of the bow, it should touch. But it's not touching, as you can see. So this is too tight. And then as you come out, it should not touch again, which is correct. So now let me show you the proper bow tightening. So I'm loosening it, I'm turning it counter-clockwise, and now let's see if it will work. It does not touch anything over here. Then, when you bring the pencil to the middle, it is touching both the hair and the stick. That's good. And then as you come out it does not touch, and that's good as well. So that's how you loosen and tighten the screws of your bow for the optimal sound on your instrument. Now, rosin, R-O-S-I-N, this is rosin. It comes in all different shades. Green, this is green. It's sort of a sticky rosin, but there's also lighter ones that are not as sticky. I tend to like this even more. This gives you the sound on the hairs. Without rosin, you're not going to hear anything. However, you don't want to put too much rosin on. When you take your violin out everyday, and your bow, you just put a little bit at the frog and then you drag it, so watch, like so. A little bit at the frog, then you drag it up to the tip, and do a little bit at the tip, then you go back to the frog, a little bit at the frog, and then you go back to the tip, a little bit to the tip, and that's it. You don't want to do too much. Now you have a perfectly rosined bow. And that's how you rosin your bow.
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How To Survive an Earthquake
 
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Watch more Disaster Survival & Worst-Case Scenarios videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/223534-How-To-Survive-an-Earthquake Know what to do – and what not to do – if a big quake hits. Step 1: Extinguish all flames and cigarettes. If you're indoors, move away from windows and any unsecured tall, rolling, or heavy furniture and equipment. Step 2: Drop to your knees and curl up; this minimizes injuries by making yourself a smaller target. Next, cover your head, neck, and chest by crawling under something sturdy, like a table. Finally, hold on to your cover. If there's nothing around you to scoot under, cover your head with your hands. Stay put until the tremors stop. Tip Forget the old advice about standing in a doorway; in most modern buildings, doorways are no stronger than any other area. Step 3: If you're outdoors, get away from buildings, walls, power lines, and trees. If that's not possible, get inside a building. The worst place to be standing is next to a building, where you could be hit by falling debris. Step 4: If you're driving, ease off the accelerator and come to a stop slowly. Avoid getting stuck on or under an overpass or bridge. Place the car in park, and remain inside until the tremors stop. Step 5: When the shaking stops, put on sturdy shoes before you move around. If you have work gloves and a helmet or hard hat, put those on, too. Step 6: Exit the building or car. Check to see if anyone is injured. Watch out for hazards that might fall from overhead or that might be on the ground in front of you. Step 7: Once back in your home, don't light matches, a lighter, or your stove until you're sure you have no gas leaks. Use a flashlight to check for broken pipes, cracks in walls, loose light fixtures, and damaged electrical wires. Open closet and cabinet doors carefully; contents may have shifted. Step 8: Anticipate aftershocks, which can continue for days after an earthquake. Did You Know? Geologists estimate a 20 to 40 percent chance of a major earthquake hitting New York City by 2056.
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How to Do the Waltz Box Step | Ballroom Dance
 
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Like these Ballroom Dance Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1KeNNLG Watch more How to Ballroom Dance videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/513454-How-to-Do-the-Waltz-Box-Step-Ballroom-Dance Aaron: Hi guys, it's Aaron. Kristina: And I'm Kristina. Aaron: And we are professional dance instructors here in New York City, and today we're going to bringing you a series based on the waltz. Kristina: So the first step we're going to do is the box step which is like the most common foundational step for everything you're going to learn in the waltz. So just a couple of things really quickly. The waltz is a smooth dance, which means it travels around the room in a counter-clockwise direction, so if you're ever anywhere where there are people dancing, just kind of take note of the direction that they're going and make sure you join in and go that same direction. So we're going to start this pattern side by side. We're both going to begin with our left foot going forward. The girls just note that generally you will generally be starting this on your right foot going backward. So we're going to take our left foot. We have one step forward, one. Step to the side with your right foot, two. Close your left foot to your right foot, three. And then go ahead and take a step back on the right, side left, close right foot to left foot. So we have one, two, three, one two, three. And so a note for this, if you've ever seen waltz dancing, there is a rise and fall to this dance, so the downbeat is on one so we're going to call it, in its most basic terms, going forward, down, up, up, down, up, up. And that's just a really basic way to kind of get you familiar with the rise and fall of the waltz. You can kind of try to add that in. So let's dance this with a partner. So we're going to take our traditional dance hold, palm to palm, and then girls you're going to take your right hand and place it just below the shoulder. Gentlemen your left hand will be in her palm, right hand will be on her shoulder blade. So, another important note. When you set up, be slightly offset. So girls think about stepping slightly to the left. Guys, think about having her slightly to her right. That way you won't hit feet when you try to dance. So we have one, two, three, one, two, three, one, two, three. We can also take this basic step and we can rotate it to the left a little bit, so we'll show you that right now. And one, two, three, one, two, three, one, two, three, one, two, three. Now let's try that to some music.
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5 Care Tips for Red-Eyed Tree Frogs | Pet Reptiles
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Reptile Owner: Zoo Med Reptile Shelter 3 in 1 Cave: http://amzn.to/1JyH7IK Exo Terra Monsoon Rainfall System: http://amzn.to/1fVndz5 Zoo Med Desert Repti Sand: http://amzn.to/1iihdCj HERPTIVITE Multivitamin for reptiles and amphibians: http://amzn.to/1UnuieR Watch more How to Take Care of Reptiles & Amphibians videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512365-5-Care-Tips-for-RedEyed-Tree-Frogs-Pet-Reptiles Let other people have cats and dogs! Jungle Bob is here to show you that owning a pet reptile or amphibian is not as complicated as you might think. In this video, he shares five tips about caring for a red-eyed tree frog. Tree Frogs are very popular pets in the reptile and amphibian hobby, and there are some easy ones to keep, like Dumpy frogs and Green Tree frogs. But if you get bored with those species, it's time to move on to the big game, and that is red-eyed tree frogs. Red-eyed tree frogs are beautiful terrarium subjects. I mean, they're one of our favorites as far as observing them in your terrarium, but they're more for the advanced keeper, in that they are extremely fragile. Just taking a look at some of the skinny little legs on these guys and the very narrow bodies can tell you right off the bat that they are not really the easiest things to keep. They can leap tremendous distances, as you just saw, but it's really more the temperature, the humidity is something you really have to pay attention to when you keep these things in your terrarium. We have a different word these days for terrariums and that is a vivarium, and that's where I would keep my red-eyed tree frogs. A vivarium is different. A vivarium has the substrate or the bedding where the animal comes from. It has plants, hopefully live plants if you could afford it and find a good source for them, throughout the enclosure. But in red-eyed tree frog world, which is a rainforest creature, you have to keep this thing wet, not just moist, I mean wet. Six months out of the year it's got to be soaking wet. So, we often put fog machines, waterfalls, misting systems like you see in the supermarket that mist the vegetables. Something like that that can keep the animal humid. Without humidity, frogs will vanish quickly. So, the red-eyed tree frog is a wonderful vivarium subject, but something not for the beginner. A mistake, even a couple of days of wrong humidity, could be the end of the frog. So, you got to do your homework before buying one of these. And always we try to stress getting them from captive-bred sources. That gives you the most healthy animal out there. The red-eyed tree frog, one of our favorites.
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What to Expect on Your Driver's Test | Driving Lessons
 
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Watch more How to Drive videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/500662-What-to-Expect-on-Your-Drivers-Test-Driving-Lessons So, the subject today is what to expect on your driver's test. And before we get into some of the actual test, what I want to tell you is to make sure you're on time and to make sure you have the proper documents that you need. You have to have your learner's permit, and your pre-licensing class certificate, and the driver that brings you there has to have their driver's license, the car registration, and the insurance card. If you don't have any of those documents you will not be given the test. So you don't want to waste your time by going there without that. Now, what do we expect to do actually on the test? And the test is comprised of a series of turns and two maneuvers. You're going to do some right turns, and you're going to do some left turns across traffic. And then you're going to have to execute what we call a broken U-turn. Which means bringing your car from the right side, across to the other side of the street, backing up, and then going back the other way. And then finally, you'll have to do a parallel parking, which means bringing the car alongside of another vehicle and backing it into the space. It isn't real difficult. The whole test takes about ten minutes. So hopefully what I've outlined here are some good, solid ways on knowing what to expect and how to execute it and hopefully it will get you through and help you to pass your driver's test.
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How to Train a Cat to Come When Called | Cat Care
 
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Great Amazon Must Haves for any Cat Owner: Feline GREENIES Dental Treats for Cats: http://amzn.to/1UrL9rm Four Paws Magic Coat Love Glove Cat Grooming Mitt: http://amzn.to/1O8XYVQ Bergan Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy: http://amzn.to/1EBqPSY IRIS Open Top Litter Box with Shield and Scoop: http://amzn.to/1VwpII5 Watch more How to Take Care of a Cat videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514818-How-to-Train-a-Cat-to-Come-When-Called-Cat-Care Many people think that you can't train a cat. Well, they're wrong. If you know what motivates your cat, you can train it. Now, training with Fria today is going to be a little difficult because she's pretty snooty, but I'm just going to see if she has a reaction to her favorite treat bag. That can be a great place to start for coming when called. Many cats know the sound of their treat bag and get excited right off the bat when they hear it. So, let's just see if she wakes up. Oh, suddenly we're interested. Well, it's not an ideal time to practice coming when called. It is a good time to reinforce the association that hearing the treat bag means good things. Now, many cat owners already know about the treat bag effect, but what they don't know is that it's really easy to capitalize on it to teach your cat to come when called. The way to do that is to pair your cat's name with a treat. The great news is since your cat knows the sound of a treat bag or a treat canister, you can build on an already strong association. So, in this case, you might say your cat's name and then give them a treat. So, I'll go like this. Fria and then I crinkle the bag which means a treat is coming and then I give her one. Now first, when you're starting this you want to start right by your cat because they don't really know what you're trying to do. Start at a place where cat and you are most likely to be successful. So, rinse and repeat. Fria, crinkle, crinkle and then give a treat. Now, when you're ready to start working on coming when called you can begin working from a distance. I'm not going to do this with Fria today because she might walk right off the table if she happened to get up, but what you would do is the same type of behavior. Say the cat's name, crinkle the bag and as soon as they come over give a treat. Eventually, the name that you give your cat for this exercise will become as powerful as the treat bag and you'll see that when you give the sound of your cat's name that your cat comes running for that treat. Over time you can stop using food and use scratches or other positive attention that your cat enjoys as a reinforcer. Just remember that it's not normal for cats to come when called in the wild, so it's definitely a behavior that's worth paying for. That's how you teach your cat to come when called.
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Capturing Pieces vs. Pursuing Checkmate | Chess
 
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Feeling like a Pawn? Learn how to play like a King: Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained: http://amzn.to/1Mi41cA My 60 Memorable Games Paperback: http://amzn.to/1G0y1IB Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Mass Market: http://amzn.to/1R1DJua Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z: http://amzn.to/1htal3R Watch more How to Play Chess videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/514259-Capturing-Pieces-vs-Pursuing-Checkmate-Chess Hi, This is coach I am gonna show you a combination that actually may be arguably the greatest player of all time, certainly one of the greatest, who is used. This game although its not an outstanding game, I am sure he is a pawn and it is quite fearful at the fact that he was playing the world champion or soon to be the world champion at the time. This game illustrates very clearly an important point which is that chess is not just about capturing pieces the name of the game is check mate, that's what we are trying to do check mate our opponent's king and prevent our king from being checkmated and will sacrifice our entire to that end. So from this position and never mind quite how we got here. queen to f7 check, the king only has one move d6 and now the series of sacrifices begin knight to c4, the pawn is cutting off the e5 and c5 so we have to take the knight and then knight to e4, the other knight jumps in check. The king only has one move d5. Now we introduce a new attacking piece the rook, it cannot be taken by the pawn which is pin by the queen so we are forcing black again to take, it could have taken the pawn as well but it take the more valuable knight. Now introduce again a new attacking weapon rook A to e1 check sacrificing pawn now white its in with c3 on check the king has one move d3 and now to end the game we have rook to d5 double check, bishop to f7 double check, checkmate and if we notice white's given up two knights, bishop at nine,ten, eleven twelve points worth a material has only captured five points a material while its the black king that's checkmated. So chess is not just about capturing pieces.
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Hula Hoop Across the Chest Roll | Hula Hooping
 
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Watch more How to Hula Hoop videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512743-Hula-Hoop-Across-the-Chest-Roll-Hula-Hooping For our across the chest roll we're going to start the same way as we would do our across the back roll. The hoop is in my right hand. My grip is nice and loose. I just have my first two fingers making a loop. My other fingers are just cradling the hoop. And it's keep making a nice flat plane in front of my body. So, I've got the hoop hanging. Vertical plane in my right hand. What a lot of people tend to do when they learn this trick is they learn to do a toss. Or they toss and bend this arm and bring the hoop to their chest. It's not necessarily cheating. It just looks better if we do a true roll when the hoop is making contact with your arm all the way across your chest to the other hand. So, arm is nice and straight. Level with my shoulder. Slightly in front of my shoulder and my left arm is out to the side ready to receive. So, palm is nice and loose. I'm going to bring the hoop up gently and then press my palm down as I release. I'm going to show this again. So, that's how we start the roll. Now, whenever we want to roll across our chest it's very effective to lean way back and really open up your throat and your chest to the sky. If you try to look at the hoop it looks a little congested and awkward. And it's not as pretty. So, you're going to drop your head back, lean way back and allow the hoop to roll across your chest. It's also helpful to turn your head and look towards your receiving hand. It'll look nicer. So, as the hoop approaches my shoulder I'm going to lean back. Look towards my left hand and have that hand ready, open palm up, to receive the hoop. So, let's try this all together. There we go. And that's how we do an across the chest roll.
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How to Trim Your Rabbit's Nails | Pet Rabbits
 
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How to Shuffle Poker Chips | Poker Tutorials
 
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Like these Gambling Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1HCxrup Watch more How to Play Poker videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/515020-How-to-Shuffle-Poker-Chips-Poker-Tutorials Hey, I'm Nicky Numbers, a Professional Poker Player, and now, I'm going to show you how to shuffle chips. You may have seen poker on t.v., and you may have seen pros at the table doing something like this, shuffling their chips while they're making a decision, or, while they're not in a hand. It's something that's very common at the poker table, something akin to shaking your leg. People do it nervously. People do it habitually. People just do it because it's fun to shuffle chips. The way you want to start is with just six chips at time. Three, and three. Don't worry about all the other chips, til later. So, you get three and three. Now, what you need to do, is align your fingers. So, you want to make sure that each side of the chip is covered. So, I'm going to put a pinky on the back, a ring finger on the front, and then I'm going to put a thumb and an index finger. And I'm going to use my middle finger, to slowly lift the chips, while I guide them together. And there, if you look close, you can see that the chips just slide together. At first, your hand's going to feel a little uncomfortable, because these may be muscles you haven't ever used before in this way. Then, once you get that down, and you're able to riffle back and forth, a couple times, you just start adding chips. You want to add chips in increments of two. So, now instead of three chips, I have four, and the technique is always the same. And as you practice, you add more and more chips. If you're not going to do at least three chips, though, don't even bother. You often see people at the table doing something like this. That's not shuffling chips. Shuffling chips is this. So, gradually add more, and before you know it, you'll be at a full stack of twenty chips, ten and ten, and you'll be able to riffle them like a pro. And, once you're able to shuffle chips, doing it with different colors, it looks even fancier. You can see, shuffling two chips together, results in them alternating perfectly. So, when you riffle fast, it creates more of an optical illusion, and it's much more interesting to look at. And that's how you shuffle chips.
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How to Do a Reverse Dribble | Basketball Moves
 
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Like these Basketball Tutorials !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1NeqhG4 Gear for the court: Basketball: http://amzn.to/1H41NGE Portable Basketball Court: http://amzn.to/1cxIKN0 Basketball Pump: http://amzn.to/1EDqhpx Heavy Duty Chain Basketball Net: http://amzn.to/1e23QUF Mouth Guard: http://amzn.to/1cUJ355 Nerf Trash Can Basketball Hoop: http://amzn.to/1L2wpw5 NY Knicks Jersey: http://amzn.to/1E6fhQb Air Jordans: http://amzn.to/1cxJ0LV Nike Hoops Backpack: http://amzn.to/1F86IYZ Basketball Lovers Umbrella: http://amzn.to/1K6OSdp Watch more Basketball Moves videos: http://bit.ly/1PUzdfv Right now we'll talk about how to do a reverse dribble, more commonly known as a spin dribble. This dribble technique is good and can be utilized effectively if you're dribbling low and it gives you an opportunity to change direction while really protecting the basketball because you'll always have your body between the ball and the defender making it more difficult for the ball to get stolen. Right now I'll show you how I'll look stationary and then we'll have Sammy and George do a drill that we like to do going up and down the court. The first thing is we want to stay low with the basketball. Now we'll pretend, Let's put the ball down for a second, George, and we'll pretend that George is guarding me right here. Now, as George is guarding me in this particular drill I want to take the ball and as I'm dribbling in one direction and I get him leaning I'm going to plant and pivot with my left foot. Notice how now my body is between the basketball and the defender. Now I'm going to use that to spin off of him and go the opposite way still protecting the basketball. One of the things that you want to make sure that you do is protect the ball on the spin. What people do sometimes is this. AS they're dribbling the basketball they'll go and turn their body but leave the basketball behind them and get the ball stolen. So you want to make sure that as we do this I'm protecting the basketball and now my ball handling is going from here to here. Notice as I spun I keep my leg protecting against the defender. I'll do that one more time slowly. I'm dribbling the basketball, I'm protecting it here, here, and now it goes to my left hand. Then on the opposite way without a defender it'll look like this. I'm here, I protect, I drop, and now I come this way. Notice every time that I spin and I open up I'm protecting the basketball. So now what we'll do is we'll have Sammy and George go to the baseline and they'll do a zig-zag drill working on protecting the basketball. Here we go. Protect it, turn, very good. Protect it, turn, very good. Notice Sammy does a nice job of protecting the basketball, he'll come back, he'll protect it - one second, George - he'll protect it, turn, protect it, turn, very good, protect it, turn. Now we'll watch George do it a little bit faster. Here we go. Spin, very good. Protect it, nice job! Protect the ball. Here we go. Now he has it here. The defender reaches, very good, excellent, good balance, and now he protects it. So you notice they both did very good jobs as far as staying low, protecting the ball off the spin. Very important because you don't want the defender to be able to reach and steal the ball. That's you a do a reverse dribble, more commonly known as a spin dribble.
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How to Do Bachata Basic Corner-to-Corner | Bachata Dance
 
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Like these Bachata Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1hu3IPy Addicted to Bachata? Sexy Urban Bachata: http://amzn.to/1G0A3Zg How to Dance BACHATA: The Hottest Club Style Latin Dance: http://amzn.to/1NqL1dh Very Fine Men's Women's Salsa Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Style: http://amzn.to/1P1qgVM Co-shoes Girls Leather Single Strap Ballroom Dancing Shoes: http://amzn.to/1jRGHY4 Learn To Dance Bachata, Bachata Dance Mastery System: http://amzn.to/1OodbWq Watch more How to Dance Bachata videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/510070-How-to-Do-Bachata-Basic-CornertoCorner-Bachata-Dance Edwin: So now we're going to do our basic step with corner to corner. We're going to start with the left foot, but we're going to angle our body on the one. Five, six, seven and one, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. So the first step and the fifth step go into the corners. And one, two, three and five, six, seven. And one, two, three, tap. And five, six, seven, tap. Now let's try it from the back. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six, seven, tap. Daniela: Ladies, in this moment, you can play with your arms. You can bring your arms up and caress your hair, or bring it across and caress your chest. Edwin: Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. And five, six, seven, tap. Now let's try this with our partner. We're going to start by first opening our left hand. We're going to let go of the lady's into our first corner. Five, six, seven and one, two, three, and then we're going to switch. Five, six, seven, tap. One, two, three, tap. Five, six. So some key numbers are the ones and the five, where you're letting go of each other's hands. Daniela: And when you let go, you can also style your arms here. Edwin: Gentlemen, feel free to put your hands on your belt. Daniela: Ladies same. Edwin: You can let it go down also. And that is your twist. Let's try it with music. Daniela: So once again, ladies, we start with the right. Tap left. Edwin: Gentlemen, left, tap right. Now make sure, gentlemen, that you don't squeeze the lady's hands. Nice and relaxed. And you're again in a very interactive step, so make sure you're interacting with each other. Daniela: It's a very playful step. Edwin: And one, two, three, tap. And five, six, seven, tap. And that's how you do your basic corner to corner with your partner and by yourself.
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7 Goliath Birdeater Tarantula Facts | Pet Tarantulas
 
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When to Split Pairs in Blackjack | Gambling Tips
 
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Like these Gambling Lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1HCxrup Watch more How to Gamble at Casinos videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/511500-When-to-Split-Pairs-in-Blackjack-Gambling-Tips One blackjack strategy is to split pairs. Our gambling expert explains what that means and when to do it in this video. Knowing when to split pairs greatly increases your odds of winning. Hey guys. In an earlier video we went over basic strategy and also like when and how to double down. In this video, we're going to go over the ins and outs of splitting pairs. Here we've got five cases where you may or may not want to split your pairs. Right here, with a pair of eights, if you want to split a pair, basically, you just put the same amount of your bet next to your original bet, and then just make a signal for the dealer. Then the dealer will split your cards. Then, basically, the idea is that you're trying to maximize the value out of the individual cards as opposed to the pair. Eights aren't a spectacular hand, but you always split them because otherwise you're dealing with a sixteen, which is not good. In the case of the eights, a player gets an eleven which, if the dealer wants to, they can double down their hand. Then if they want to do that again with theirs, do it again, hoping for twenty-one. This time he's got eighteen, he's got something. Aces, when you split aces, you get one card only, and it's a house rule. In this case, here he's got a seventeen and an eighteen. A pair of fours, the dealer's showing a seven, which is not very strong, but it's better to play than a hand like this as an eight as opposed to splitting up a pair of fours. He's just going to hit. He's not going to want to split those. Twenties, never ever split under any circumstances. The reason being is that for you to actually make money with your tens, you would have to get another couple of tens. The odds of the tens coming up don't really justify making a bold play like that. It's better just to take the twenty. Most of the time, you're going to win with it, so just leave it alone. In the case here with the ten, it's a ten because he does have a pair of fives he can split, but then he's going to turn one hand that's potentially really good into two hands that are potentially very bad. Instead of doing that, he's going to double down, and he ends up with this hand. The dealer, funny if the dealer's got a pair also. Dealers, the house cannot take the option to split. They have to play their hand as if the pair doesn't matter at all. He draws the sixteen and he's got seventeen. In the case here, the player here unfortunately has got sixteen, so the player with the twenty wins. Seventeen, that's a push. It's neither a win or a loss. This one here, it's eighteen. This one wins. This one is a push. We have eighteen. Then this hand here, we have a thirteen, so basically, that's a push for them also. With pairs, aces and eights, you should always split. Tens and fives, you should never split. When you have a pair of twos, you're supposed to do it versus a dealer's two through seven. Same with a pair of threes. Fours, you should split only if the dealer has got a five or a six because here you're trying to maximize against his weakness. Fives you never split, like I mentioned. Sixes, you split versus a two through six. Sevens, you split with two through seven. Eights you always split. Nines, split those with a two, three, four, five, six, or eight or a nine. So basically a ten, king, queen, ace, and a seven, you will leave it alone. Seven, the reason why is with a pair of nines versus a seven, you've got eighteen. He's probably got seventeen. So you probably got him beat already. Tens, like I said, never split under any circumstances because you have a twenty. That's the strategy on splitting pairs in blackjack.
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5 Fundamentals of Indoor Rock Climbing | Rock Climbing
 
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Rockin’ Rock Climbing Commodities Momentum Climbing Harness: http://amzn.to/1iN4Caq La Sportiva Tarantulace Men’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1FL2Qvz La Sportiva Tarantulace Women’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1UTo5SH Half Dome Climbing Helmet: http://amzn.to/1QfLxZ8 Chalk Bag with Belt and Zippered Pocket: http://amzn.to/1OtW84a REVERSO 4 Belay Device: http://amzn.to/1F170Vi Watch more How to Rock Climb videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512680-5-Fundamentals-of-Indoor-Rock-Climbing-Rock-Climbing Hey, everyone. I'm going to go over five basic fundamentals that you should know for indoor rock climbing. One of the first fundamentals is just general body awareness and being able to identify your center of gravity. You want to use that to be able to keep your weight in balance, which would be the second fundamental, learning how to balance and shift your weight. And once you've identified that center of gravity, keeping that weight over your feet, so you're going to be pushing with your legs, rather than pulling with your arms, which brings us to the next fundamental, of climbing with straight arms. Using this position is much more beneficial as far as the efficiency of your movement goes. Right now, with my arms straight, I'm not taking any energy to pull myself in. You can see my left leg is bent here, so as I initiate this movement up, I'll be pushing rather than pulling. That allows for much more efficient motion. We also have two other basic fundamental techniques, known as edging and flagging. Edging is when you're using your climbing shoes to basically be edging on a hold. So, I can use both the inside edge and the outside edge of my climbing shoes. Both should be applied frequently to change your body position and help you move in balance. For example, I can use the outside edge of my right foot here to keep my right hip close to the wall, so that as I move up, that center of gravity is going to stay over my let, allowing me to push, rather than pull. I've also grabbed that next hold with a straight arm, rather than with a bent arm, saving me a little bit of energy. Flagging is a technique that's fundamental, once again, for keeping your balance. Flagging comes in handy when all of the holds are on the same side of your body. Right now, to stay in balance, it'd be a little tricky for me to move without having my body kind of swing around a little bit, which is a big waste of energy. So, with one foot up, with my right hand and my right foot inline, I can flag my left foot to help keep that center of gravity better aligned. What that would look like while moving, would be either flagging in this direction to keep that center of gravity centered over my foot, or if I switch hands and feet, I can flag in the other direction to highlight the same principle. All right, so that was five fundamentals for rock climbing indoors.
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How to Dribble Faster | Basketball Moves
 
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Like these Basketball Tutorials !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1NeqhG4 Gear for the court: Basketball: http://amzn.to/1H41NGE Portable Basketball Court: http://amzn.to/1cxIKN0 Basketball Pump: http://amzn.to/1EDqhpx Heavy Duty Chain Basketball Net: http://amzn.to/1e23QUF Mouth Guard: http://amzn.to/1cUJ355 Nerf Trash Can Basketball Hoop: http://amzn.to/1L2wpw5 NY Knicks Jersey: http://amzn.to/1E6fhQb Air Jordans: http://amzn.to/1cxJ0LV Nike Hoops Backpack: http://amzn.to/1F86IYZ Basketball Lovers Umbrella: http://amzn.to/1K6OSdp Watch more Basketball Moves videos: http://bit.ly/1PUzdfv Jason: Right now we'll talk about how to dribble the basketball faster. And handling the ball with speed is good because it makes it more difficult for the defender to steal the ball from you. So right now we'll walk through a couple of quick drills that we use on a regular basis that help us to handle the ball faster. First ting we want to do is work on a particular drill and then you want to try to go for speed in it. Right now we have one of our coaches, Jerry, who's gonna time us on these particular drills. Right now Sammy will go for 15 seconds and what'll we'll do right now is he's gonna do his first set for 15 seconds and then we'll have him do a second set to see if he can increase his speed as far ball handling. So right now, Sammy will get nice and low. He's gonna cross over and go behind his back. Every time the ball gets to his right hand, he's gonna count the rep. So I'll count for him right now. Jerry when you tell me to go, we'll go. Jerry: Ready, go! Jason: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Alright. So Sammy did eight in 15 seconds. So now he has a goal where every time he works out he has a point of emphasis in the base as far as trying to exceed his time. Now I'll try to do something a little bit more advanced with the advanced ball handlers. And remember, everything that we do I'm gonna try to do with my eyes closed and head up. Jerry'll give me 30 seconds on this. Jerry: Ready, go! Jason: One, two, three, four, five, I lose it, I come right back. Eyes closed, chin up. Six. Jerry: Stop. Jason: Alright? So I got to about six and a half. So right now we'll have Sammy finish up to see if he can do it any faster than he did his first set. So again Sammy will have his eyes closed, chin up. He'll get low. Eight is his number to beat. 15 seconds. Jerry: Ready, go! Jason: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Jerry: Stop. Jason: Alright. So you see? Now, Sammy worked on his ball handling. He was able to get ten. Those are the types of drills that you can do on a regular basis in order to be come a faster ball handler.
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How to Tie Figure 8 Follow-Through Knot | Rock Climbing
 
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Rockin’ Rock Climbing Commodities Momentum Climbing Harness: http://amzn.to/1iN4Caq La Sportiva Tarantulace Men’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1FL2Qvz La Sportiva Tarantulace Women’s Climbing Shoe: http://amzn.to/1UTo5SH Half Dome Climbing Helmet: http://amzn.to/1QfLxZ8 Chalk Bag with Belt and Zippered Pocket: http://amzn.to/1OtW84a REVERSO 4 Belay Device: http://amzn.to/1F170Vi Watch more How to Rock Climb videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/512684-How-to-Tie-Figure-8-FollowThrough-Knot-Rock-Climbing Right now I'm going to show you how to tie in using a Figure 8 Follow-Through with a Double Fisherman's as the safety knot. When I select the rope that I'm going to tie into, I want to make sure that, as the climber, I tie into the rope that's closest to the wall, the end of the rope coming away from the belay bar is going to be for the belayer. Once I've grabbed the proper end of the rope, the first thing I'm going to do is tie a Figure 8 knot. I'm going to do so by grabbing about an arm's length, maybe a little bit more. I can drop the tail end of the rope and right now I'm going to do what's called making a bite in the rope, so this bend is called a bite. Next, I'm going to grab the tail end of the rope and I'm going to wrap it over that bite, making sure that I'm wrapping across the ropes. Once I've done that, I'm going to take that tail end and poke it right back through the hole that I made, pulling that tail all the way through. When you're done, you'll have a Figure 8. If your knot looks like anything other than an 8, then you've tied it improperly. One of the biggest benefits of using one of these Figure 8 knots is that they're very easy to identify. So if you have questions about it, make sure you just tie it again. The next step is going to be to then tie yourself into this knot. So using this type of harness, I want to make sure that I'm threading the tail end of the rope through both my leg loops and also through the waist belt. I like to come from the bottom up because it's easier for me to identify that I've properly gotten both loops. If I were to go from the top down, it's a little bit easier to miss that leg loop spot, so I like to go from the bottom up. Once I've done that, the rope is properly into my harness, I'm going to start to trace this knot back, making sure that I have two Figure 8's when I'm done. So to start tying the knot, it doesn't matter which side of the rope I start on, as long as you stay consistent. We are trying to get parallel lines here. So I'm going to start the knot, pulling that knot nice and close to my harness, trying to keep it about a fist's length away. The next step is going to be just to continue to trace this knot around, following that initial Figure 8, wrapping it once again around the rope, finishing the knot through here. Once you get to this step, you want to do what's called dressing the knot. The way to do that is both ends of the Figure 8 knot need to be kind of tightened up or set in place. This makes the knot pull a little bit tighter, makes it a little easier to untie, and it prevents any weaknesses from having crosses in the rope. Right here, to get the outside part of this knot a little bit tighter, I'm actually going to fold it in towards the knot, away from the two ropes that it's touching. Then to tighten this rope, I'm going to grab two ends of the knot, pull those two, grab the other two, and pull those two. It cinches a little bit tighter that way than grabbing the whole knot at the same time and trying to pull it all at once. Once you've tied that Figure 8 knot, you're then going to tie your backup knot, which is the the Double Fisherman's knot. To do so, I'm going to grab the knot, taking this tail end, wrapping it across the other rope, coming back over itself, making an X, and then come around again and sending that tail up underneath the X, pulling that tail through, pushing up on the knot to cinch it down a little bit tighter. Once you've tied the knot, to make sure it's tied properly, you're checking for five pairs of two ropes in your Figure 8. So right here I have two ropes coming into my knot. Two, two, two, two coming out. So that's one, two, three, four, five pairs of two. And if I flip the knot over, it should look exactly the same on the bottom. And with your safety knot, you should have an X on one side and an equal sign on the other. And even if you think about an X being the Roman numeral for 10, it's a little bit more redundancy to make sure that you have your 10 ropes or five pairs. And that is how to tie a Figure 8 knot Follow-Through with a Double Fisherman's.
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How to Sew a Flat Felled Seam | Sewing Machine
 
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