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HowStuffWorks Animals Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 14, 2008
Who isn't fascinated by Animals? Find videos, articles, quizzes and image galleries on pretty much every animal you can think of; insects, sharks, lions, polar bears, rodents, snakes, spiders, birds and more!
Tags: amphibians, animal, animal_articles, animal_facts, animal_information, animals, birds, fish, insects, list, mammals, pets, reptiles, sharks
HowStuffWorks Decorating & Design Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 14, 2008
Learn how to exercise your creativity with home decorating tips and instructions. Find decorating style galleries along with bathroom and kitchen, deck and patio, kid and teen ideas. You'll also find a painting guide to help you get started.
Tags: bathroom, closets, deck, decorate, decorating, design, diy, do-it-yourself, home, home_office, house, how-to, howstuffworks, kitchen, paint, painting, patio, remodel, rooms, stencil
HowStuffWorks Dinosaurs Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 14, 2008
It isn't hard to imagine the world full of dinosaurs, even though these extinct animals haven't walked the earth for thousands and thousands of years. Learn about dinosaurs, including early dinosaur discoveries, dinosaur fossils, and dinosaur extinction.
Tags: animal, animals, archaeology, dinosaur, dinosaurs, fossil, history, howstuffworks, prehistoric
HowStuffWorks Diseases & Conditions Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 14, 2008
Down-to-earth, comprehensive resources for some of the most common ailments and illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more . Each listing identifies causes, notes symptoms, outlines tests and discusses treatments and support groups.
HowStuffWorks Earth Science Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 14, 2008
Earth Science is a wide, scientific discipline covering all facets of how the earth works. Learn about weather, global warming, natural disasters and how the world’s oceans function.
Tags: animal_facts, animals, atmosphere, disasters, earth_beginning, earth_science, gems, history, history_of_earth, howstuffworks, minerals, natural_disasters, rocks, science, science_explanations, science_questions, solar_system, space, videos, water, weather
HowStuffWorks Economy 101 & Financial Crisis Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 14, 2008
Learn more about how the world of money works and economic fundamentals. Find answers to your questions about recessions, what an economy is, how money is made, budgeting and saving, credit, types of businesses and more.
Tags: banking, budgeting, businesses, checking_account, checks, credit, credit_cards, economics, economy, howstuffworks, investing, money, saving, social_studies, stocks
HowStuffWorks Elections & Politics Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Oct 14, 2008
Brush up on your knowledge about the presidential candidates, the debates, electoral college or the voting system with the Elections & Politics Guide.
Tags: america, ballot, candidates, clinton, elections, electoral, liden, mccain, obama, palin, politics, president, presidental, vote, voting
HowStuffWorks Engineering Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 17, 2008
If you are the kind of person who likes to know how things are built, why they are engineered they way they are and how to build them - this is the guide for you! Aviation, Engines, Bridges, Buildings, Robotics, Materials, Transportation, Equipment.
Tags: auto, aviation, bridges, buildings, cars, engineering, engines, equipment, materials, robotics, science, science_explanations, science_questions, structures, tractors, transportation
HowStuffWorks Gardening & Lawncare Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 17, 2008
Resources and How-To guides for Annual, Bulb, Perennial, Herb & Vegetable Gardens - find hundreds of entries on different flowers. Also information on speciality gardens (rock, shade, rose and container gardens) as well as houseplants and Lawncare basics
Tags: annuals, bulbs, container, garden, gardening, grass, green, herb, how-to, howstuffworks, lawn, organic, perennials, rose, shade, vegetables
HowStuffWorks Geography & Maps Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 17, 2008
Geography is the study of the Earth's contours and regions, including man-made divisions. Find interactive maps, articles and video about all of the major continents, the world's oceans and other physical features.
Tags: africa, anartica, artic, asia, australia, canada, europe, geography, maps, mexico, middle_east, north_america, oceania, oceans, south_america, united_states, usa, world_features
HowStuffWorks Government & Politics Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 17, 2008
Learn more about different types of government, politics and civic issues. Resources on different government agencies, citizenship, copyright and intellectual property, crime and legal system, elections and voting, emergency services and privacy concerns.
HowStuffWorks Green Living
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 17, 2008
Whether you want to know more about building sustainable communities to exploring alternative fuels and energy conservation or simply "go organic" at home - you'll find the resources you need to start living green.
Tags: alternative_fuel, conservation, energy, global_warming, green, howstuffworks, hybrid, organic, recycle, science, science_explanations, science_questions
HowStuffWorks Halloween Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Oct 21, 2008
Learn more about this popular - but spooky - holiday. Grab pumpkin carving patterns, costume ideas, party planning ideas, games and more. Also find over 150 creepy Halloween recipes to make your next party a success!
HowStuffWorks How to Cook / Cooking 101 Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Oct 8, 2008
How to Cook outlines the basics you need to know in order to be efficient in the kitchen. Learn answers to some of the most common cooking questions with step-by-step how-to guides and videos.
Tags: cook, cooking, cooking_techniques, cuisine, dessert, food, herb, how-to, howstuffworks, prep, recipe, recipes, spices, techniques
HowStuffWorks Life Science Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 18, 2008
From the smallest microbe to the largest mammal, Life Science explores the origins, evolution and expansion of life in all its forms. Explore a wide range of topics from animal profiles to genetics and human Biology.
Tags: anatomy, animal, animal_facts, animal_information, animals, atoms, biodiversity, biology, biomes, botany, cells, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics, heredity, howstuffworks, humans, life_science, plants, science, science_explanations
HowStuffWorks Physical Science Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Oct 28, 2008
Physical science is the study of the properties and structures of matter, space and time. This section introduces major concepts in physical science, as well as exploring special areas like special relativity.
Tags: chemistry, electricity, electromagnetic, energy, force, homework, howstuffworks, matter, measurement, motion, periodic_table, physical_science, physics, science, sound, soundwaves, space, time, wave
HowStuffWorks Pregnancy Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 18, 2008
Pregnancy covers the life stage period from conception to birth and postpartum care. Learn about the changes that take place during this time, what to do to stay healthy, and how to help prevent complications during pregnancy.
Tags: birth, fertility, health, howstuffworks, infant, pregnancy, pregnant, reproductive
HowStuffWorks Quilting & Knitting Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 18, 2008
Learn how to quilt, knit and sew while exploring a variety of new techniques. Also find hundreds of free quilt designs, blocks and patterns to download with instructions included for each.
HowStuffWorks Recipes Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Oct 8, 2008
Recipes provide you with the ingredients and the simple, step-by-step directions for making some of your favorite dishes, as well as some you have never tried before. Also find Cuisine and Holiday Recipes as well as special recipes for kids.
Tags: appetizer, bread, breakfast, brunch, chili, cook, cooking, cuisine, dessert, dish, drink, food, holiday, howstuffworks, main, muffins, recipe, recipes, salad, sandwich, snack, soup
HowStuffWorks Small Business & Real Estate Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 18, 2008
The Small Business and Real Estate Guide provides a wealth of resources on starting or managing a business (employee management, marketing, business plans). Also learn more about Money, Economics, Stocks, Mortgages, Buying and Selling a Home and more.
Tags: advertising, business, businesses, economics, economy, house, howstuffworks, investing, marketing, money, mortgage, real_estate, small_business
HowStuffWorks Space & Solar System Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 19, 2008
Explore the vast reaches of space and mankind’s continuing efforts to conquer the stars, including the Solar System, Astronomy, plus what the future holds for space travel and exploration.
Tags: asteroid, astronaut, earth, earth_science, galaxy, howstuffworks, meteor, moon, planet, science, shuttles, solar_system, space, space_exploration, space_tourism, spacecraft, stars, sun
HowStuffWorks Technology & Everyday Science Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 19, 2008
There's a lot of science at work in your daily life. Ever wonder how an aerosol can works or how light sticks work? Or what about the computer and digital camera you use every day? Explore the science behind commonly used objects and how technology works.
HowStuffWorks Travel & Adventure Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 19, 2008
From skydiving to rock climbing to exploring the world's most famous landmarks -- find your inner explorer. You'll also find adventure travel, city guides, family vacations, national parks, scenic drives, disaster and wilderness survival resources.
Tags: adventure, biking, camping, caves, city, disaster, diving, hiking, landmark, mountains, park, scenic, scuba-diving, ski, sports, travel, trip, united_states, usa, vacation, wilderness
HowStuffWorks United States History Guide
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Nov 19, 2008
Explore the exciting and colorful development of the United States with this collection of resources about American history. Topics in this section include the American Revolution, the gold rush expansion of the West and the World Wars.
Tags: america, american, american_history, civil_war, colonial, economy, history, howstuffworks, ii, indians, native_american, north_america, revolution, united_states, united_states_history, usa, wars, world_war, world_war, world_war_i
HowStuffWorks World History
by Kristiana Burk - Last Updated Oct 27, 2008
Travel space and time to explore our world’s regions and civilizations. The World History guide takes you across battlefields, into palaces and through the remote villages and growing cities that have created the world we see today.
Tags: america, ancient, asia, civilizations, cultures, egypt, europe, greece, historian, history, polar, rome, united_states_history, world, world_civilizations, world_features, world_war, world_war, world_war_i, wwi, wwii