How to Make an Imu


Steps:
1.Select an existing pit to use or dig your own. The hole should be up to 5 feet deep to hold a 125-lb. pig.
2.Fill the bottom of the pit with dry, rounded rocks.
3.Start a fire in the pit with kiawe wood and other kindling.
4.Watch for the rocks to turn white.
5.Remove the larger pieces of wood so they don't continue to burn and scorch the pig.
6.Form a bed of rocks that will support the pig at the bottom of the pit.
7.Lay banana stalks over the hot rocks to cover them. They'll serve as a liner between the pig and the rocks.
8.Prepare the kalua pig on a table (or on planks) by sticking hot rocks in its armpits.
9.Tie the pig with chicken wire so the rocks stay put.
1..Move the pig carefully and place it into the pit. You'll need several people to carry the weight.
1..Set moist banana leaves on top of the pig to seal in the heat.
1..Wet a heavy tarp and lay it over the hole to trap the heat and steam inside.
1..Shovel 6 inches of sand on top of the mound to close it off completely.
1..Allow approximately 9 hours or more for the pig to roast. 
Tips: Set out a long table with other luau foods that represent a broad range of cultures. Include Hawaiian poi, which is a pounded starch made from cooked taro root; lomi-lomi salmon, which can be traced back to whalers of the Pacific Northwest; coconut milk custard; and the banana leaves that were used to cook the pig. 
Warnings: Make sure you put only dry rocks in the pit. If there's any moisture in the rocks, they can shoot out of the pit and cause serious injury.   

How to Find Stock Market Updates Online


Steps:
1.Click on the related sites provided below to view websites with extensive coverage of the financial world.
2.Or for additional information, visit a search engine such as Infoseek or Yahoo!
3.Type in keywords "stock market updates."
4.Press Enter on your keyboard or click the Search button to submit your query.
5.Click on a site that best suits your interests or needs from the list of search results provided by the search engine.
6.Follow the directions provided by the site to access the market updates you're looking for.
7.Click the Back button on your web browser to return to the list of search results and choose another site to explore. 
Tips:
Watch the day's trading on the NYSE, AMEX, and Nasdaq on their sites directly.
Visit "Stock Smart" to set up your portfolio online for custom-tailored monitoring.
Have alerts sent to you via e-mail or instant messenger. Consult your service provider for details.   Steps:
1.Click on the related sites provided below to view Web sites offering horoscope information.
2.Or for additional information, visit a search engine such as AltaVista or Google.
3.Type in the keyword "horoscope."
4.Press Enter on your keyboard or click the Search button to submit your query.
5.Click on a site that best suits your interests or needs from the list of search results provided by the search engine.
6.Follow the directions provided by the site to access your horoscope reading.
7.Click the Back button on your Web browser to return to the list of search results and choose another site to explore.  
Tips:
Find out your astrological sign based on your birthdate and year.
Sign up to get your horoscope e-mailed to you every day at "Horoscopes@Swoon."
View "Channel2000 Horoscopes" for your favorite celebrity's horoscope. You can also check compatability with a possible mate, provided you know their sign.
Check out your career horoscope.   Steps:
1.Click on the related sites provided on the left, or simply click on the box for "groceries" in the shopping list below and choose the "shop online" function.
2.Or for additional information, visit a search engine such as Google or Infoseek to find an online store that services your area.
3.Include "grocery delivery" and your city of residence in the search query. Press Enter or click the Search button on the engine.
4.Click on a site that bests suits you from the list of results provided by the search engine.
5.Enter your ZIP code to see if the site delivers to your area.
6.Once you've selected a site, register your name, address, and other required delivery information.
7.Choose a category to shop for, such as produce or cereal.
8.Select a specific item by clicking on it. On most sites, this will give you a closer look at the product you've selected.
9.View the price, along with the ingredients and nutritional information provided with the product.
1..Click the Add to Cart or Buy button to save it in your shopping cart. Continue shopping by repeating steps 7-10.
1..Click the Check Out button when you've finished shopping.
1..Choose what shipping priority you prefer if you haven't selected a local delivery store.
1..Schedule a delivery time if the store is local.
1..Charge the total amount to your credit card account. 
Tips:
Sites vary in shipment methods and in the length of time for delivery, but none deliver to post office boxes.
If you're buying from a local store, you need to choose what time you want the groceries delivered, usually in a half-hour time span. If you aren't home, you'll be charged a fee to have the groceries redelivered. You can choose to have your groceries left at the door if there are no perishables, frozen food, tobacco or alcohol. Otherwise, someone has to sign for the delivery.
Prices range for the delivery charge. Webvan and Peapod provide free delivery for all orders placed by December 31, 1999. Other sites charges $5.00 per order for residential deliveries and $10.00 for commercial deliveries. Check the charges carefully before you place your order. Most sites don't allow tipping.
You can also have groceries sent to someone else's address, such as your parents' or your kids'. And on some sites, you can have a recurring order automatically sent to you each week or whatever time period you choose.   

How to Find Help for Someone With Anorexia


Steps:
1.Call your local hospital and ask if it has eating disorder programs available. Many hospitals have inpatient treatments or can refer you to an eating disorder program in your area.
2.Look up "Eating Disorders – Information and Treatment Centers" in the phone book. Call the centers and ask for advice.
3.Ask your doctor for advice or for information about local eating disorder support groups in your area. Also, ask her if she knows of an eating disorder specialist in your area.
4.Know that the person suffering from anorexia may need both medical and psychological assistance. Look for both forms of specialists if necessary.
5.Make sure that the psychologist has prior experience with clients with eating disorders.
6.Consider interviewing the therapist before referring the person who you believe has anorexia. The therapist should be someone you respect and admire.
7.Make sure that the family gets any needed help and support. Often, family issues are at the root of an eating disorder, and understanding past and current family dynamics is essential to recovery.
8.Bookmark Web sites on eating disorders, such as the Eating Disorders Resources site (see Related Sites). 
Tips:
A good therapist has good credentials. Look for appropriate degrees and make sure that the therapist has met appropriate regulations for the field.
See "Identify Anorexia," under Related Hows, if you're not sure what symptoms to look for. 
Warnings: If symptoms persist or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you contact a physician. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.  Steps:
1.Look up your local Overeaters Anonymous chapter. This organization takes participants through the same 12-step program used in groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
2.Look up "Eating Disorders – Information and Treatment Centers" in the phone book. Call the centers and ask for advice.
3.Ask your doctor for advice or for information about local eating disorder support groups in your area. Also, ask her if she knows of an eating disorder specialist in your area.
4.Call your local hospital and ask if it has eating disorder programs available. Many hospitals have inpatient treatments or can refer you to an eating disorder program in your area.
5.Know that the person with bulimia may need both medical and psychological assistance. Look for both forms of specialists if necessary.
6.Make sure that the psychologist has prior experience with eating disordered clients. Consider interviewing the therapist before referring the person who you believe suffers from bulimia. The therapist should be someone you respect and admire.
7.Make sure that the family gets any needed help and support. Often, family issues are at the root of an eating disorder, and understanding past and current family dynamics is essential to recovery.
8.Bookmark Web sites about eating disorders, such as the Eating Disorder Resources site (see Related Sites). 
Tips:
A good therapist has good credentials. Look for appropriate degrees and make sure that the therapist has met appropriate regulations for the field.
See "Identify Bulimia," under Related Hows, if you're not sure what symptoms to look for. 
Warnings: If symptoms persist or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you contact a physician. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.   Steps:
1.Look up your local Overeaters Anonymous chapter. This organization takes participants through the same 12-step program used by groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
2.Look up "Eating Disorders – Information and Treatment Centers" in the phone book. Call the centers and ask for advice.
3.Ask your doctor for advice or for information about local eating disorder support groups in your area. Also, ask her if she knows of an eating disorder specialist in your area.
4.Call your local hospital and ask if it has eating disorder programs available. Many hospitals have inpatient treatments or can refer you to an eating disorder program in your area.
5.Know that the person who suffers from obsessive overeating may need both medical and psychological assistance. Look for both forms of specialists if necessary.
6.Make sure the psychologist has prior experience with eating disordered clients. Consider interviewing the therapist before referring the person with obsessive overeating. The therapist should be someone you respect and admire.
7.Make sure that the family gets any needed help and support. Often, family issues are at the root of an eating disorder, and understanding past and current family dynamics is essential to recovery.
8.Bookmark Web sites on eating disorders, such as Eating Disorder Resources (see Related Sites).  
Tips: A good therapist has good credentials. Look for appropriate degrees and make sure the therapist has met appropriate regulations for the field.   

How to Shop the Champs Elysees


Steps:
1.Pick a nice day for your shopping excursion. Most of the stores along the Champs Elysees are not enclosed like your local mall.
2.Change some money at one of the many banks or money agents along the Champs Elysees. You can choose from BNP, Citibank, Societe Generale, Thomas Cook Change and many others.
3.Visit one of the Avenue des Champs Elysees' many luxury shops, including the world-renowned House of Guerlain. Guerlain's most famous scents include Shalimar and the newer Jicky.
4.Shop for a new car. Fiat, Peugeot, Renault and Mercedes-Benz dealers can all be found along the Champs Elysees.
5.Satisfy your growing hunger pangs with a quick lunch at a street side café such as Montecristo or Le Madrigal. Or choose from one of several fast-food restaurants, if you must.
6.Take in an afternoon movie at one of Champs Elysees' numerous cinemas.
7.Buy gifts for friends and family you left at home. Chichi French boutiques reside alongside American chains like the ubiquitous Virgin Megastore.
8.Take care of any last-minute business, such as sending postcards home at Le Poste or filing a claim for lost luggage at Air Afrique, Air France or Iran Air, to name a few. 
Tips:
Take a calculator to figure exchange rates. Stores will give you totals in French francs (FF).
Try at least two money agents before changing any money to make sure you are getting the best exchange rate. 
Warnings: Never carry more than 400 to 500 French francs, just in case your purse or wallet is lost or stolen. Credit cards can be canceled and traveler's checks replaced, but cash is gone forever.   

How to Create a Portfolio to Track Stocks


Steps:
1.Print out this information before you start, so you can keep it on hand as you create an online stock portfolio or spreadsheet.
2.Log on to the Internet.
3.Go to a finance Web site such as Yahoo (see Related Sites). Other sites, such as justquotes.com (see Related Sites), also let users create spreadsheets of their stocks.
4.Click Yahoo's Finance link under Business & Economy, then click Yahoo! Finance.
5.Click Register/Sign In, then follow the prompts to register with Yahoo.
6.Click Create next to the word Portfolios.
7.Click the Create New Portfolio button.
8.Name your portfolio - for example, "Joe's stocks."
9.Indicate whether you want stock quotes given in U.S. dollars or other currency.
1..List the ticker symbols of the stocks you want to track. If you don't know a ticker symbol, click Look Up Symbol.
1..Indicate whether you wish to have your stocks listed in alphabetical order. Add other features to your portfolio, such as an indication of the number of shares you hold, the date purchased and other data.
1..Click the Finished button when you've set up the spreadsheet or portfolio.
1..Bookmark the page so you can readily find it.
1..Review the portfolio. You should see your stocks, listed in alphabetical order (if you chose that option), along with the latest sale price, the change in price from the previous day's close and volume. The block on the far right will provide links to a company profile (if available), a stock chart, recent news about the company and other data.
1..Make changes to the portfolio by clicking Edit.
1..Save changes by clicking the Finished button. 
Tips: Many personal finance Web sites also let you set up an online portfolio. 

How to Send Off the Bride and Groom in Style


Steps:
1.Consider returning to rice for a traditional wedding. There is even heart-shaped rice available that is bird-friendly. (See Related Sites.)
2.Use rose or other flower petals, streamers, confetti or glitter for a modern ceremony. Want to really remember the moment? Release a flock of doves or dozens of balloons.
3.Have the guests ring keepsake bells if you don't want to deal with cleaning up the area - not to mention the bride's hair and dress.
4.Ditch the limo and horse-drawn carriage. Order up a pair of motorcycles - or better yet, a bike with a sidecar if the groom knows how to drive one. Try a sleigh, a classic car or a mode of transportation related to the wedding theme, such as a sailboat, hot-air balloon, horses, maybe even camels.
5.Remember that the best man's job is to arrange the transportation.
6.Include decorating the car in your plans if the bride and groom will be using their own car for their getaway. The bride and groom should be kept fully informed of what will be done to the car. Some may feel it will ruin the surprise, but the couple won't want to deal with a ticket for obstructed windows or mirrors - or a ruined paint job - on their wedding day.
7.Tie cans to the rear bumper. This too is traditionally the best man's job. The belief is that the noise scares away evil spirits.
8.Make sure a bottle of good Champagne and two glasses are available for the bride and groom. 
Warnings:
Do away with bubbles - they can leave soap spots on a wedding dress.
Don't plan to release butterflies at the wedding. While it sounds really beautiful, you'll be sorely disappointed if you open the box and find most of them dead.
Be careful with balloons too, as they aren't biodegradable or safe for wildlife.   

How to Teach a Child to Dive


Steps:
1.Take the child to a point in the pool where it is deep enough to dive safely. Explain carefully why you are in the deep end. Emphasize that the child must "never, ever, dive in the shallow end." Children who are afraid to enter the deep end are not yet ready to learn to dive.
2.Teach the child to dive from one knee first.
3.Kneel on one knee at the very edge of the pool. Point your arms straight over your head, with your shoulders by your ears. Image a.)
4.Put your chin to your chest and lean forward from the waist, trying to touch your fingertips to the water.
5.Keep leaning until you are almost falling, and then push off with your leg and follow your fingertips into the water, diving in gently.
6.Demonstrate this first, and then help the child into the proper position.
7.Assist the child to dive head first into the water. Image b.)
8.Practice several kneeling dives until the child is comfortable entering head first.
9.Demonstrate the same steps from a standing position, bending at the waist and following your fingers into the water. Keep your head between your arms and tuck your chin to your chest.
1..Assist the child with the standing dive, and repeat until the child is comfortable diving on his or her own. Image c.)   
Tips:
Building confidence is important - always speak positively to your child. For example, "That's really good, but next time ... ."
Once a child can dive confidently, take the child to the diving board and have the child try the same simple dive from it.
Stress the importance of never diving in the shallow end. 
Warnings: Never leave a child unattended near a swimming pool. 

How to Treat Gangrene


Steps:
1.Take antibiotics as directed by your doctor, if the gangrene is caused by a bacterial invasion. Antibiotics must be started early in the course of the treatment to be effective. In most cases, intravenous administration is the preferred route.
2.Take an anticoagulant as directed by your physician to reduce the likelihood of blood clots developing in the affected body part.
3.Eat a high-protein diet, if recommended by your doctor. Protein helps repair damaged tissue.
4.Drink plenty of water, at least eight glasses a day. Extra hydration helps tissue heal because so much of the body is made up of water.
5.Wear custom-built shoes to keep pressure off of toes or heels that might be showing signs of necrosis.
6.Avoid nonselective beta blockers (prescription medicine). These drugs can reduce blood flow to the extremities.
7.Debride the gangrenous tissue, as ordered by your doctor. Debriding removes dead tissue, allowing fresh, pink tissue to flourish.
8.Have the gangrenous tissue removed by a surgeon. If necrosis is irreversible, the body part may have to be amputated. Consider a surgical resection of the gangrenous area. 
Warnings: If symptoms persist or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you contact a physician. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.   

How to Buy an Electronic Room Measurer as a Gift


Steps:
1.Buy a reputable brand. Stanley makes one called the IntelliMeasure Laser Ultrasonic Estimator. Skil/Bosch makes one called the Bosch Ultrasonic Rangefinder.
2.Look for features such as digital readout, narrow beam (to make it easier to use in a furnished room), and metric capabilities. Also look for a model that calculates square footage so you don't have to.
3.Expect to pay between $35 and $50, depending on the manufacturer.
4.Watch for sales. Sears and many hardware stores carry electronic measurers. You can buy one online from some manufacturers or at places that sell power tools for home use.
5.Ask your salesperson about the store's return policy and available warranties.
6.Allow at least two weeks for delivery if you are buying the product online or mail-ordering it. 
Tips: Be sure to include a battery with your gift. 

How to Paint a Fence


Steps:
1.Dip a 4- or 6-inch-wide paintbrush into a paint can. Only cover 1/3 of the brush, and wipe the extra paint off on the inside lip of the can.
2.Put your fingers on the ferrule - the metal part - and your thumb on the opposite side.
3.Begin painting each slat of the fence with smooth, up-and-down strokes.
4.Wait for your friends to notice you. They may taunt you. If they do, be cool.
5.Step back and admire your work frequently, fussing over this area and that.
6.Deny that you're working when your friends tease you that you have to work while they go swimming. Claim to be enjoying yourself.
7.Look doubtful when they want to help. Tell them that the fence's owner is very particular and has trusted only you with this project - that others wanted to paint this fence but weren't permitted.
8.Wait for them to offer you something to let them help. But exhibit great reluctance when handing over the brush and taking their payment.
9.Keep this up until the fence is finished. 
Tips:
Cheap brushes may leave bristles in your work – spend the extra for a good brush.
Use an angled brush to get between the slats.