How to Stay Awake During School

If you’ve ever pulled an all nighter or had a bad night of sleep, you know it’s difficult to stay awake in class when you’re tired. Classrooms can be boring, dark, and your teacher’s voice might begin to sound like a lullaby. To keep yourself awake, you can participate in class, come prepared with snacks, and get creative with your strategies. Steps Participating in Class Sit in the front of the room. You’ll be more motivated to stay awake if you know that the teacher can see you. Plus, it’ll…

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3 Ways to Be Independent While Living in Your Parent’s House

There There are a number of reasons that you would decide to live with your parents as an adult, but that doesn’t mean that you will lose your sense of freedom while you are there. By handling your financial situation, contributing to the household, and communicating clearly with your parents, you’ll be able to maintain your independence. Above all else, having respect for your parents and yourself will help to keep your independence intact. Method1 Establishing Boundaries 1 Create a communication system. Communication is important between you and your parents to…

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How to Raise a Well Behaved Child

All kids have their moments, but knowing that you can count on your kid to behave can make your life much easier. Catch your child behaving well and reinforce their good behavior. Help them gain social skills by using good manners and not complaining or whining. Use consistent discipline and find opportunities to teach, not punish. Steps Using Positive Reinforcement Praise their good behavior. When you catch your child acting well-behaved, let them know! This can help them realize that good behavior is noticed and celebrated. It also shows them…

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How to Do Cool Tricks With a Slinky

If you love your slinky but you’re tired of the same old tricks, like flipping it between your hands and walking it down the stairs, there are a variety of cool tricks you can try out! Impress your friends and family with advanced tricks like The Energy Beam, The Escalator, and the Slingshot and Flip! Perform these tricks in the order they appear, since they gradually increase in difficulty. Steps The Energy Beam Grab the bottom 2 to 3 slinky coils with your left hand. Collapse the slinky and hold…

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How to Make Churro Apple Pie Bowls

Get creative with your love of churros and make these churro apple pie bowls! This toothsome dessert is made with churro bowls that are used as the ‘crust’ to these pies. Scooped with sweet apple pie filling and drizzled over with warm caramel sauce, it’s a fall treat that can’t be skipped. Makes: 6 pies Ingredients For the Churro Bowls [1] ½ cup (240 ml) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup + 3 tablespoons (290 ml) water 2 tablespoons (30 ml) granulated sugar 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract ½…

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How to Change Alexa’s Name

Maybe you don’t like saying “Alexa” to wake your echo. Although you can’t change Alexa’s name to anything you want, you can easily change it in the Alexa app to “Amazon,” “Echo,” or “Computer.” This trigger word for your Echo is known as its “wake word.” 10 Second Summary 1. Open the Alexa app. 2. Tap ☰. 3. Tap Settings. 4. Tap your Alexa device. 5. Tap Wake Word. 6. Select a new word in the menu. 7. Tap Save. Steps Open the Alexa app. On your Android or iOS…

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