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How to tie a bow tie

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Having a tied bow tie apposed to a clip-on bow tie does have a more refined look and really polishes a nice tuxedo outfit. However, tying a bow tie is a bit trickier than tying a straight necktie, but once it’s understood how to tie a bow tie, it’s a piece of cake. One very helpful item when learning how to tie a bow tie is a clearly illustrated step-be-step guide, such as the one provided here on Ask Phil. And although it’s helpful to have this illustrated how to tie a bow tie guide, it still does take practice to master the art of tying a bow tie.

How to tie a bow tie diagram:

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How to make french toast

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Ingredients needed to make french toast:

  • 1 egg for every 2 slices of bread
  • Non-stick spray, olive oil, or butter/margarine
  • Cinnamon (season to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) vanilla extract (vanilla essence, optional)
  • Bread (6 pieces), type of bread is up to your preference. We suggest 1 inch thick slices of day-old French bread.
  • Icing Sugar, syrup, jam, etc.
  • Milk (depending on number of eggs, 2 tablespoons per egg)

How to make French toast – Step 1:

Turn the stove or griddle (electric pan) on to high heat.

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How to make French toast – Step 2:

If using a stove, place a pan over the burner.

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How to make French toast – Step 3:

Crack the eggs into a bowl

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How to make French toast – Step 4:

Add the cinnamon, milk and vanilla extract, then beat with a fork or whisk until thoroughly mixed.

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How to make French toast – Step 5:

Once the pan is sufficiently pre-heated (approximately 3 minutes), turn down the heat to medium-low.

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How to make French toast – Step 6:

Dip the bread into the egg mixture, thoroughly coating each side of the bread.

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How to make French toast – Step 7:

Add a non-stick spray, butter or oil to avoid the bread sticking to the pan. Place slices of mixture coated bread into the pan.

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How to make French toast – Step 8:

Cook the slices approximately 45 seconds on each side or until golden brown.

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How to make French toast – Step 9:

Place the French toast on a plate, optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.

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Some fruit either on the side or on top of the French toast adds a nice edible garnish. French toast can also be served with hot apple sauce or sprinkled with cinnamon.

Hawaiian  style French toast:

  • Use Bavarian sweet bread or another type of sweet bread
  • Place sliced fresh banana and macadamia nuts on the cooked French toast once on the plate
  • Serve with coconut syrup

Other french toast ideas:

  • For cooking light French toast, use only one yolk for every six eggs or only egg whites
  • Try using cinnamon bread
  • If gluten intolerant, try using rice bread
  • For healthier alternatives, use a high-fiber, low-salt bread (for more dense bread, soak each piece for at least 30 seconds on each side)
  • Top french toast with orange marmalade and pecans and place in a warm oven (approx. 200 degrees F) for 1-2 minutes
  • Top French toast with apple-sauce, cranberries and toasted almonds

How to tie a tie

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Even if a tie is not worn on a regular basis, it does come in handy to know how to tie a tie when an occasion calls for it. It can be awkward having to ask people to tie a tie, and even more awkward if a man needs to ask his girlfriend or wife to tie his tie for him. So here are some easy to follow techniques on how to tie a tie and some different traditional knots to choose from. Tie knots do trend with the fashion of times, when or where a tie is being worn and what kind of tie is being worn, such as a solid colored tie, a pattern tie, a striped tie, a shorter tie, a longer tie, a wide tie or a skinny tie.

What is a tie? (also known as a necktie or dress tie)

A tie or necktie is a slender piece of cloth that is worn for decorative purposes around the neck or shoulders, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat. Variants include the ascot tie, bow tie, bolo tie, zipper tie, cravat and the clip-on tie. The modern necktie, ascot, and bow tie are descended from the cravat. Neck ties are generally unsized, but may be available in a longer size. Men and boys wear neckties as part of regular office attire or formal wear. Neckties can also be worn as part of a uniform (e.g. military, school and waitstaff), whereas some choose to wear them as everyday clothing attire. Neckties are traditionally worn with the top shirt button fastened, and the tie knot resting comfortably between the collar points. Among younger men, neckties are sometimes worn as a casual item, tied loosely around the neck, with the top shirt button unfastened.

How to tie a tie in different knots

College life to the work force can be quite a transition, and wearing a tie can be a major contributing factor of cultural shock and less comfort. If a tie is required for work, what better way to deal with it than embrace it and have fun with wearing a tie. If wearing a tie for personal style, a cool knot is a great way to accentuate a nice tie. One way to have fun with wearing a tie is different knots to change up the style. Below are the step-by-step diagrams of how to tie a tie in some of the most popular and traditional dress tie styles. And because every loop changes the appearance of a tie, Ask Phil includes double-wrap technique on most knots.

How to tie a tie: the Simple Knot:

How to tie a tie: the Simple Knot

How to tie a tie: the double-wrap Simple Knot:

How to tie a tie: the double-wrap Simple Knot

How to tie a tie: the Balthus knot:

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How to tie a tie: the double-wrap Balthus knot:

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How to tie a tie: the Four-In-Hand knot:

How to tie a tie: Four-In Hand knot

How to tie a tie: the double-wrap Four-In-Hand knot:

How to tie a tie: the double-wrap Four-In-Hand-knot

How to tie a tie: the Prince Albert knot:

How to tie a tie: Prince Albert knot

How to tie a tie: the Single Windsor knot:

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How to tie a tie: the double-wrap Single Windsor knot:

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How to tie a tie: the Double Windsor knot:

 

How to tie a tie: the double-wrap Double Windsor knot:

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How to tie a tie conclusion

Whether a tie is required for work, special events or personal style it’s a great to know how to tie a tie when the occasion calls for it, as well as knowing what type of knot is appropriate and what style of knot is preferred. If you would like a diagram of how to tie a knot we didn’t cover, please let us know. Thanks.

How to get candle wax out of carpet

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Odds are that if you have ever had carpet, then you have experienced spilled candle wax on the carpet and wondered “how to get wax out of carpet?” Wax on the carpet can be a very annoying spill due to the oils and coloring in the wax which can really adhere to the carpet fibers.

Here’s some quick and easy methods that really did the trick for how to get wax out of carpet.

How to get candle wax out of carpet with an iron and paper bag:

  1. First thing to do is leave the spilled candle wax to cool and harden.
  2. Once the wax has completely hardened, scrape it off the carpet using a dull butter knife.
  3. Once you have scraped most of the wax off, place a clean cloth or paper bag over over the wax.
  4. Press a warm iron on the bag,slowly moving the iron around the spill area. Be sure not to leave the iron in one place too long, like clothes, the carpet fiber will burn.
  5. Remove the paper bag and presto! The bag has absorbed the wax off the carpet.

If there are any stains left from the coloring in the wax, try dabbing the staind with a rag dampended with rubbing alcohol. If alcohol didn’t work, try a spray carpet cleaning solution, laundry stain remover or dry cleaning solvent. If none of that removed the stain left from the spilled candle wax on the carpet, try pouring a bit of hot water on the stain, then rub a towel back and forth, left and right and each diagonal direction, use caution, wait for the water to cool a bit before using the towel and keep a lot of towel between your hands and the carpet to avoid burning yourself. Be sure to fully obsorb the water after each treatment with the hot water. Repeat procedure until the stain is gone.

How to find the answer

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The only way to find the answer is to tackle the first half of the equation; to find the question. Without the correct question, how to find the answer can be a daunting task. At times, however, an answer may come to you before you even knew a question existed.

Many questions can be answered with an iPhone in hand, such as “What is soap?” or “Why is the grass green?” But what about life’s bigger questions, such as “Who am I?” or “What is my purpose?” These philosophical questions can not be answered from a search query on the Internet. Questions such as these must be found from within.

How to find the answer with Meditation

Ask the question or think of a problem then pratice meditation. Meditation is best done in a quite place with no music or other such outside stimulation. Even 15 minutes of meditation (not a nap, listening to music or watching TV) a day will reveal many of life’s deeper answers. The way most people meditate to by siting cross-legged with a straight spine, hands comfortably relaxed on the knees, using steady, deep breaths, with the eyes closed, clearing the mind of all the toughts that run through it.

How to find the answer with Affirmations

An affirmation is like programming a computer; it’s a phrase is spoken to the self over and over. One good technique is to repeat each affirmation 3 times. Many people will resist affirmations, saying “I just don’t believe in that kind of stuff” or “that stuff doesn’t work.” Even if an affirmation is not believed, it is still programming the sub-conscious and the spirit and the body and universe will react. Some examples of affirmations:

“There is no such thing as sadness, only an eternal uprising of joy in my heart.”

“There is no such thing as sickness, my body is the perfect embodiment of health.”

“There is no such thing as poverty, every venture I pursue leads to eternal wealth.”

How to find the answer by putting the question aside

Many great thinkers and problem solvers have used this technique. Ponder a question or problem, then do something else and do not think of it while doing the other activity. Go for a walk, go to the park, fly a kite or scip rocks on the water. Many times once a quest is placed aside on the back-burner of the mind, the sub-conscious will still work on the solution until bam, suddenly the answers reveals itself seemingly out of the blue.

How to find the answer in your sleep

Ask a question three times before going to sleep, then clear your mind of it and drift off thinking about something else. As the mind sleeps the subconcious mind unwinds and processes what the outer mind has fed it, it can also find answers; you can awake in the morning with answer fresh in your mind.