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How to Read a Restaurant Wine List

Gone are the days of matching your wine to food. Wine now is all about liking the taste. Many restaurants now have gone to what is called a Progressive wine list. This type of list categorizes wines by type or flavor rather than by price or by grape variety or wine origin. This article will […]



How to Click on Links in Foxit Reader

A PDF document can contain links to websites within its text. Clicking on one of these links launches the referenced website in your Web browser. To protect your system from potentially malicious websites, the default settings for Foxit PDF Reader do not allow you to click on links and open them. If you trust the […]



How to Make a Closet into a Reading Nook

Many people enjoy curling up in a cozy space to read a new novel, learn about current events from a newspaper or expand their knowledge on a favorite hobby or pastime through a magazine. A place free from distractions and tucked away from the general hubbub of home life can make reading even more enjoyable. […]



How to Convert Bifocals to Single Vision

Around the age of 40, most people begin to notice fine print is more difficult to read, according to the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. Bifocals are lenses that have two types of vision correction, also called power: one for distance and another for helping to see better up close. A bifocal prescription is […]



How to Read a Megger

In order to measure the insulation resistance in electrical wiring and electrical motors, electricians use the megohmmeter, also known as a megger. It differs from an ohmmeter in that, unlike the ohmmeter, it is able to measure resistances in ohm values of more than one million. This capacity is practical when measuring resistance in high-voltage […]



How to Test a Car Battery With a Multimeter

Few things can ruin an adventurous road trip as quickly as a dead battery in a small town in the middle of nowhere — and with no mechanic. A car’s battery is essential to giving the starter motor the energy required to turn the flywheel until the engine reaches self-sustaining combustion. A few minutes of […]



What Does a Normal EKG Reading Look Like?

EKC or ECG stands for electrocardiogram. It is a recorded visual representation of the electrical impulses in the heart that make it beat. Physicians use EKGs to diagnose potential illness within the heart. This depends on observing deviations from the normal EKG reading, which is used as a baseline for diagnosis. EKG Electrodes Normal Sinus […]



How to Read a Diode or Resistor

Diodes ensure that current flows in just one direction. Resistors control how much current flows through a circuit. Both are marked with colored stripes that mean nothing to a person who doesn’t understand how to read them. Here’s how to decipher the markings. Look for the marking – a colored stripe – on the diode […]



How To Read a Vernier Depth Gauge

A Vernier gauge is a useful measurement device equipped with two scales, one fixed and one that slides. It can measure extremely precise distances, in some cases to .02 mm. Anyone doing construction or remodeling work and in need of accurate measurements of the depth of a slot, hole or recess will find a Vernier […]



How to Read Clarinet Notes

The clarinet is a long woodwind instrument with a mellow tone. Sound is produced by blowing air into the clarinet over a mouth reed. Different notes are achieved by opening and closing holes along the clarinet's body with the musician's fingertips in various combinations. A clarinetist is only able to play one note at a […]



How to Calculate Reading Light Requirements

It’s convenient to have an extra light in a room specifically for reading. Reading requires more light than other activities. By having a reading light, you can keep the rest of the light in your room muted while still having enough in one area to read comfortably. If you put a reading light next to […]



How to Read a CAPTCHA

A CAPTCHA, or Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, is used by websites to prevent automated computer scripts from making frivolous communications. That way, only humans can access the website. In an effort to stay ahead of technology, CAPTCHAs have become more complex and frustrating. Here are some tips on […]



How to Read an Oral Thermometer

Taking temperatures using an oral (mouth) thermometer is not difficult, especially if you using a digital thermometer. Make sure the tip of the thermometer is wiped clean with an alcohol wipe to sterilize it. Depending on what type of digital thermometer you use, there should be a little button on the top that you touch […]



How to Annotate a Text for Understanding

Whether you’re reading for pleasure or in preparation for a class, diligent annotation helps heighten your understanding of the text immeasurably. Many writers rely on the assumption that their reader is going to work hard to understand developed, thought-provoking dynamics that may be buried beneath themes, metaphors and other literary devices. To annotate a text […]



How to Read Piano Music

The most complex part of learning the piano is reading the notes and then playing the note that you read. Here are tips to help you. Reading music is crucial to playing and their is no shortcut. You can use flashcards and memorize the notes, but not know where the notes are on the piano. […]