vendredi 31 octobre 2014

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How to Make Your Feet Look Smaller

If your feet are larger than most, then you may find yourself wanting ways to make your feet look more proportional to the rest of your body. While making your foot physically smaller is impossible to do without risky cosmetic surgery, there are plenty of easy things you can do to make your feet appear smaller.


Steps


Wearing the Right Clothes



  1. Wear flared jeans and trousers. You may worry that a flared leg at the bottom of your pants adds more weight and emphasis to the bottom of your leg, and in a sense, that assessment is accurate. By draping more material over that part of your leg, though, you can actually balance out the size of your foot with the size of your leg. The excess trouser material tricks the eye into expecting “more” at the bottom of your leg, so your larger foot ends up looking proportional.





    • Similarly, you should avoid jeans and trousers with tapered legs. Tapered legs cling to you and train the eye to look for less at the bottom of your leg instead of more. As a result, the size of each foot gets emphasized.



  2. Avoid bottoms that highlight your calves. This means skipping the cropped pants, capris, and midi skirts. When the fabric of your pants or skirts stops just above the calf, the lower leg and foot get emphasized. This emphasis generally makes your calves and feet look stockier and bigger.





    • Try wearing shorts and skirts that rise just above the knee. This lengthens the overall appearance of your leg. You might be tempted to think that lengthening the look of your leg also lengthens the look of your foot, but by making the leg itself appear longer, you can actually make your foot look more proportional to the rest of the leg.

    • Alternatively, wear floor-length skirts to mask as much of your foot altogether. This is a valid option, especially if the skirt flares out and covers your ankles, since the excess material dwarfs the size of your foot by comparison. Avoid skirts that cling to your lower leg and those that stop just above the ankle, though, since these options will only emphasize your feet more.



  3. Balance your feet with a wide belt. A large, chunky belt can compete with your feet in regards to size. A skinny belt will cause the eye to notice the mass at the bottom of your legs, but a wide belt will add a comparable amount of mass to the top of the leg. As a result, the eye sees the overall leg, from waist to foot, in a more balanced and proportional light.





    • In general, skinny belts make your legs look longer while wide belts make your legs look shorter by “cutting” your torso in half visually.[1] While you do not necessarily want to make your legs look stubby, the extra foot length usually means that you can afford to remove some of the visual length of your leg without making them look too much shorter.



  4. Avoid clingy skirts. Pencil skirts and other snug-fitting styles do nothing to help balance out your legs and feet. As a result, large feet are easier to spot, especially if accompanied by thick calves.





    • There's no need to skip the skirt altogether, though. Try on an A-line skirt or circle skirt. These styles flare out at the knee, and the resulting effect makes the overall appearance of your legs and feet look more balanced and proportional.



  5. Draw attention to your top.[2] A good way to keep the attention off your feet is to draw the attention as far away as possible. Wear shirts in lighter, brighter colors and patterns. Opt for eye-catching "upper" accessories, like scarves, necklaces, and earrings, to draw the eye toward the top of your body.





    • On the flip side, wear darker colors on the bottom and skip any prints or patterns there. Accessories that draw the eye downward, like anklets, bracelets, and rings, should be avoided.




Wearing the Right Shoes



  1. Choose heels over flats.[3] High heels realign your foot so that more of its length is displayed vertically rather than horizontally. Since feet are horizontal in their natural state, the mind automatically perceives foot length as a horizontal measurement. As such, when more of the actual length is drawn up toward your leg, the perceived length becomes shorter.





    • The type of heel you choose can also make a difference. Typically, chunky heels and wedges are better choices than stiletto heels. The idea is that a thicker heel balances your foot out better, while a thin heel can look overwhelmed on a large shoe and may accent the size of foot.[4]



  2. Avoid skimpy sandals. Skimpy sandals that expose too much of your foot will make anyone's foot look bigger. You want to wear more stylish flats that expose less of your feet so they don't look so front and center.

    • Keep the ankle uncovered when you do wear flats. When you do look for flats, opt for low-rise options that do not extend up too close to the ankle. Wearing shoes with straps around the ankles actually makes your feet appear larger than they really are.

    • However, wearing flat sandals in addition to heels is important. If you care about the health of your feet, you will need to switch back and forth between heels and flats with adequate arch support.



  3. Opt for shoes with blunt, rounded toes.[5] Your actual toes do not fit into a pointed toe on a shoe, so most of that point is extra space. That extra space only adds more length to your foot, making your foot look larger as a result. Skip the pointed toes and go for a shoe with a more natural rounded toe to minimize excess length.

    • As a general rule, try to choose shoes that are cut close to your foot all the way around. This includes the toe area and the ankle area, as well as the sole. Avoid shoes that have a heavy, extended sole around the edges since this can make your feet look heavier and clunkier.[6]



  4. Wear heeled boots. If you have large feet, you may worry that heavy footwear like boots can add perceived weight to the foot. The right boot will actually mask some of your foot size by covering it in flattering ways and balancing the overall appearance of your leg.





    • Acquaint yourself with the ankle boot. More specifically, invest in a pair of heeled ankle boots. The heel elevates your foot and reduces its perceived horizontal length, while the boot covers up more of your foot, masking its size underneath the material.

    • Experiment with bulky boots. The usefulness of bulky boots is debatable among fashion experts. There are two opposing schools of thought: some believe that having a visibly large amount of excess material makes the foot look smaller by comparison, while others claim that any excess bulk around the foot will make that foot appear larger, even if that bulkiness looks notably loose. Try this style on and see the results for yourself.



  5. Hide your toes. Peep toes and similar styles should be avoided. When the tips of your toes peek out of your shoes, it can give the visual impression that your foot is trying to squeeze out of shoes that are too small, thereby making your foot look larger. Avoid flats or boots with peep toes if you want your feet to look smaller.

  6. Wear sandals with wider straps. When you decide to wear sandals, look for options that have wider straps. Pass over shoes with thin straps and head for those that have a few notably thick ones. Exposing too much of your foot can highlight its large size, so hiding more of the foot under large straps can help minimize its appearance.





    • If you do prefer the look of thinner straps, choose styles that have many small straps over those that only have a couple. Multiple thin straps can still cover more of your bare foot and mask its size.

    • When wearing any sandals, make sure that your foot fits into the shoe comfortably and does not threaten to "squeeze" out through the straps. If skin pushes its way out of the straps, it can make your foot look as though it is bursting out of the shoe due to its size.



  7. Gravitate toward shoes with dark colors. Black, dark brown, and navy blue shoes are especially great options, but anything darker than your skin tone will work well enough. Dark colors look slimming on your body, and they have the same effect on your feet.





    • Nude shoes or shoes that are lighter than your skin tone can blend in to your leg. As a result, the shoe looks like an extension of the leg and an extension of the foot. This highlights the length of the foot and may even make it look longer than it already is.



  8. Dress up your shoes.[7] While you might think that accents and embellishments draw unwanted attention to a large foot, interesting details can actually provide a focal point for the eye to fixate on, thereby distracting it from the otherwise obvious length of the foot.





    • Stick with single detail accents rather than all-over detail. For instance, a large bow or flower would work much better than a floral pattern.

    • Wearing boots with buckles on them can also make your feet look more petite.

    • You can test this look out by clipping a decorative shoe clip or hair clip onto the toe area of a plain pair of heels. If you decide that you don't like the way it looks on your foot, simply remove the clip and wear the shoes plain.




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How to Make a Jack O'Lantern from an Orange

Orange (or pink grapefruit) Jack o' Lanterns are cute rather than scary and although they're a little fiddly to make, they're not as demanding as the pumpkin variety. If you want a cute little Jack o' Lantern display or you're just in a hurry, these little critters might be just the look you're after for Halloween.


Steps


Preparing the Oranges



  1. Wash each orange well. Remove any grime or stains. Dry by wiping with a dish cloth or paper towel.





  2. Slice the tops off each orange. Use a sharp knife to slice, while keeping the orange still on a flat surface.





  3. Scoop the flesh out of each orange. Use the spoon to slip around the edges of the orange flesh and scoop it out in pieces.





    • The flesh can be used to make orange juice or to bake with.








Cutting the Face



  1. Draw a basic face design on the outside of one orange. Two triangle eyes, a little triangle nose and a smile are all you'll need to do.





    • The smaller the citrus fruit, the simpler the design needs to be.



  2. Cut out the design with nail scissors.





  3. Repeat for the other oranges. After cutting the first one, you might feel comfortable enough to cut shapes without marking; do whatever works best for you.


Displaying the Orange Jack O' Lanterns



  1. Place a votive candle or tea light candle inside the orange Jack O'Lanterns.





  2. Arrange in a display. You can place single orange Jack o'Lanterns wherever you'd like one on display. Or, place them in a cute little row, next to one another. A long silver sweets tray is ideal for this type of display.





  3. Light the candles. Set the little orange Jack O'Lanterns aglow.






Video


Tips



  • The citrus peel will dry out with the heat from the candles if left burning for a long time, or for several uses. This is normal.

  • If you want them to last long, freeze them for a few hours.

  • Dispose of used orange Jack O'Lanterns in the compost.

  • Try this with pink grapefruit as shown in the photos if you like.


Warnings



  • Be careful when cutting oranges, you could get cut!

  • Never leave lit candles unattended. It could cause a fire.

  • Do not let kids light candle or cut out orange. They can get burned, get cut, or even light the house on fire. Always make sure you watch children as they do this easy decoration.


Things You'll Need



  • 2-3 oranges (mandarins, grapefruit, tangelos, etc. can also be used); obviously, you can make more if wished

  • Sharp knife for carving

  • A big metal spoon for scooping

  • Small sharp scissors, such as nail scissors

  • Votive candles or tea light candles

  • Display props, such as a sweet tray (optional)




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jeudi 30 octobre 2014

How to Be an Efficient Restaurant Dishwasher

Being a dishwasher at a restaurant may be on the same line of low quality jobs as flipping burgers at a fast-food franchise. However, dishwashers have an important role, just like the cooks. Without the dishwashers, no one will have clean, sanitized dishes in the restaurant. They are among the hardest workers in the establishment and the last to leave.


Steps


Before Your Shift



  1. Come in a few minutes early and survey the station. At any restaurant, Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular days of the week for people dine out with family and friends. When you get in the back of the house, it's good to review the station before jumping in on the action.





  2. Catch up. Put any clean dishes and utensils away and claim any dirty dishes from around the restaurant. Use the beginning part of your shift to get as far ahead as possible, as this will minimize unnecessary stacking later.





  3. Check the dishwasher soap level. All automatic dishwasher machines are connected to a soap line and can be refilled using removable jugs or bottles. Ensure you have a full load or enough to get you through the shift.





  4. Empty the food drains in the machine. Like sinks, dishwasher drains can handle so much food before creating problems, such as water overflowing. Especially working the second or third shift, you do not want the previous dishwasher's leftovers clogging your drain.






During Your Shift



  1. Get a washing rhythm down. If you cannot create or stay with a rhythm, you will get stressed out. Dishwashers must handle just about any dish from the different sections of the restaurant: Servers and bussers may give you the typical plates, glasses, and utensils; the cooks might give you pans and pots; and the prep cooks may give you prep pans, cutting boards, whisks, and bowls.





  2. Learn how to use the water sprayer efficiently. The sprayer will stop a lot of food from entering the machine, since you are pre-rinsing them. Avoid spending too much time on one rack, though. Establish the rhythm of going back and forth.—You should spend only a few seconds on a rack before pushing it.





  3. Use the appropriate sponges. You could possibly get away using an abrasive wire sponge on a charred and greasy pan, but use a non-abrasive scrub on ceramic dishes.





    • If you have an automatic dishwasher, push the item through the machine and allow the hot water loosen the food from the dish.

    • If you are required to wash by hand, add hot, soapy to the dish and set it aside for a few minutes to allow it to soak.



  4. Get to know your food enemies. Never think the machine is going to do all the work for you. As you do your job, make a mental list of foods that needs to be scrubbed off in their entirety before putting sending the dish through the machine. Some foods include:





    • Melted cheese

    • Clam chowder and other chunky soups

    • Sauces

    • Mashed potatoes



  5. Expect some unplanned demands. Cooks likely have a limited amount of saute pans to work with, so, if they need you to clean them, that should be your first priority.—The other dishes will have to be queued behind the high-priority dish of the moment.





    • Maintain focus on other important things used in the restaurant, such as bread holders for servers and key utensils used by the prep cooks. Always keep an eye on the silverware: Knives are given out with meat dishes, bread, and baked potatoes; spoons are given out with coffee, ice cream, and other desserts.



  6. Scrub all nooks and crannies. It's frustrating beyond belief to do so, but put yourself in a diner's view. - You would like the best and most enjoyable meal when you dine out, but what if you found your meal came on a plate with a smudge of leftover sauce from the previous diner?





  7. Double check the dishes. Ensure dishes are whistle-clean before stacking or putting them on the side. If there are food remnants or stains, rewash the item.





  8. Get the clean, sanitized dishes put away. Incorporate a rhythm of splitting up the clean dishes on every other run to different parts of the restaurant. Most-to-all restaurants have a rack, counter, or pushcart to stack dishes and utensils.






After Your Shift



  1. Empty the dish machine food drains. If you are on a dinner shift, you must thoroughly clean all drains as much as you can.





  2. Empty the sink drain. Treat the area as your own kitchen and clean it out as much as you can.





  3. Put any dishes away. When you are finished rinsing your final load, this is typically when all servers, cooks, and bussers are gone. Depending on how exhausted and soaked you are, the first thing on your mind is liable to be: Bunch dishes in the easiest spots available, clock out, and hit the road. You must condition yourself to be patient and complete everything to near-perfection before walking out the door. Learn to persist in putting each and every item away in its appointed place, so your co-workers can easily find everything the next day.





  4. Throw out the trash. Garbage take-out usually lands on the dishwasher's list of things to do, although some restaurant establishments have cleaning crews that handle this responsibility.

    • Be safe when doing so. Taking out restaurant trash is never the same as normal trash, as it will include wet food, water, and other items that will weigh the bags down greatly. Use the proper lifting techniques (bending your knees) or get another person to help you lift. Refrain from twisting your spine while handling an over-heavy burden. Move your feet to turn your body appropriately.






Tips



  • Bring a drink to work or make a drink from the restaurant's soda machine, if allowed, before your shift starts.

  • Keep a pace and avoid stressing. If you break into a stress moment, it can be hard to get out of. Stop what you are doing and take a minute breather.

  • Never be afraid to ask someone where something goes - learn from it and it will become an instant habit.

  • No matter what anyone says, it is technically the servers' or bussers' job to slide leftover food off the plates and into the trash before handing them over to the dishwasher.

  • Because dishwashers are rarely to never seen to the public during shift, ask your manager how strict the uniform policy is. Some restaurants are more relaxed to dishwashers than other employees with regards to pants. Non-slip shoes are required for everyone though.

  • To be efficient, you must be ready to handle different levels of stress and the ability to carry all sorts of items for your shift.

    • If this is your first dishwashing job or you are not used to carrying heavy items for over the course of a few hours, your muscles will hurt due to not being used to the strains. It is highly recommended to use over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin or heat/ice pads. Dishwashers, like other jobs around restaurants, will never be able to sit down, so expect to be standing and walking for the entirety of your shift. Elevate your legs and feet as much as possible at home and do muscle stretches regularly, such as your back, shoulders, arms, fingers, and legs.




Warnings



  • Avoid storing wet dishes without drying them or allowing them to air dry. This is known as wet-nesting, and may result in a safety code violation being issued against your restaurant during an inspection.


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How to Make a Toga out of a Bedsheet



A toga is essential wear for anyone regularly attending college fraternity or sorority parties in the US, and it's fun for all people when an occasion like Halloween or a fancy dress party arises. While a bed sheet is not the ideal fabric for fashioning a toga, it's a versatile source you can use, since being caught off guard is no reason to be sans-toga.


Steps


Basic Toga



  1. Take the corner of a top sheet in one hand. Leave about 6-8" (15 - 20 cm) to spare. Hold in front of the top of one of your shoulders.





  2. Drape the sheet snugly across your chest. Tuck it under the opposite (right) arm.





  3. Shorten if necessary. If the toga is too long for you, fold one edge over by six inches (15 cm) or so, and try again. Keep adjusting until you get the right length, which is at the knee.





  4. Wrap the toga around your back. Tuck it under the left arm and once more around the front of your chest.





  5. Bring up the second corner. After bringing it across your chest, under your right arm the second time and around your back, bring the second corner up over your back. Secure the two ends with a brooch, pin, or simple knot.





  6. Secure the layers tightly. Use a couple of hidden safety pins inside the toga. Try to make sure they aren't in an uncomfortable position.





  7. Head to the party to show off that nice toga!






Sari-style Toga



  1. Hold the corner of the sheet hip level at your left side. It should be covering the front of your body, and not the back.





  2. Wrap the fabric around your back to form a skirt. Wrap until it overlaps the first corner by a few inches.





  3. Pin it in place. It should fit securely, forming a waist band.





  4. Throw the remainder of the sheet over your right shoulder.






Women’s Greek Chiton



  1. Decide the length of your toga. It is recommended to use a twin sheet, though a full sheet can work (especially if you are taller). Fold the sheet lengthwise until it is the desired length of the final dress. For a short toga, fold the sheet in half. For a longer toga, fold down only the top 6” to 1’.





  2. Fold the sheet in half again. This should be done such that one half covers the back of your body and the other half covers the front. The folded down section should be at the top and outside of the rest of the material.





  3. Pin the shoulders. Use a single pin for each shoulder or a number of pins. Pin the front section of sheet to the back section of sheet where your clavicle meets with your shoulder. You can buy fancy pins for the occasion or you can use 2” or similar round button (like political buttons).





  4. Place your arm through the hole. A hole should have been formed by the pinning on the side where the front of the sheet meets the back. Place your arm through this hole.





  5. Tie the waist. Use string, a ribbon, or a tight fitting belt to tie the waist. You will probably need to overlap the open sides a bit before you secure the waist, to ensure that your skin is not exposed.





  6. Enjoy your toga! Have fun telling people that this is a historically accurate Greek dress...if you’re into that kind of thing.








Video


Tips



  • If you are going out in public, be sure to pin it. You don't want it falling off!

  • Use a white twin sheet if possible. This gives the cleanest and most toga-like effect.

  • If you are left handed, you might want to wrap the edge of the bed sheet on your right shoulder because it might look better for you.

  • Girls didn't usually wear togas back in the Greek/Roman time, but in this case you can. After all, it's fancy dress and anachronisms don't matter.

  • Men need less coverage and the toga should only be about knee length or slightly longer. You can wrap yours in the same way but a little looser – no need for safety pins!

  • A patterned sheet can add flair, especially when you're trying to be fancier than other fancy dress folk.


Warnings



  • Make sure that you are not tripping on it.

  • Be careful, you may not want to trust the toga for covering parts that want to be covered (it may fall off).

  • Be sure to wash the sheet before using. You don't want to go around smelling.


Things You'll Need



  • Sheet (twin sheet is recommended)

  • Safety pins (optional)


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How to Clean a Genuine Leather Sheepskin Rug

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