How-to

Bart's How-to Guide Episode 6

How to be a hand model: Enjoy holding your clue so much that you want to be a hand model? Mike Ramsey, author of Hand Job: An Insider's Look Into The Modeling Business offers these six tips: Build a portfolio of hand photographs, print a hands composite, buy a listing in the parts section of your agency's handbook, keep your hands in great shape, learn how to control movement, and sell yourself as a hand model to your regular modeling clients. George Costanza also advises not to be around hot irons - or puffy shirts.

Ah, I know where he is! Hes three blocks north of Parsons at the Times Square location of Red Lobster.

How to find Andre: Don't know where Andre is? Here are a few places to look. Maybe he's getting his goose on at Stitch, home of past TARCons. Or maybe he's up the street from Stitch at Mood Fabrics, as featured in Project Runway.  Or maybe he's a few blocks away at the David M. Schwartz Fashion Education Center of Parsons, the new school for design. Ah, I know where he is! He's three blocks north of Parsons at the Times Square location of Red Lobster.

How to not get burned when touching something Too Hot To Handle: Are you being forced to hold someone's hand, even though their shirt tells you that they are too hot to handle? There are a variety of gloves and mitts than can keep you from getting burned when touching something that is too hot to handle. Fryer Gloves are foam insulated heavy neoprene that can withstand temperatures of 450 F. Linens and Things sells a silicone oven mitt that can help keep you from getting burned. There's also the Ove Glove - As Seen on TV!!! If you know there's a chance that you could get burned - why risk it?

How to live life D. H. O. W.: Attend the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which claims to be East Africa's largest cultural event. According to its web site, "The festival celebrates the unique cultural heritage of Africa and the Dhow countries of the Indian Ocean region and their global Diaspora." The festival runs from June 29th to July 8th. From New York to Dar Es Salaam, it's a twenty hour trip one way, requires a change of planes in Amsterdam, and costs around $3500. Once in Dar Es Salaam, you need to take a ferry to Zanzibar, which only costs $35 for the two hour trip.

So, when your mom got you a glass of ginger ale when you had an upset stomach, she knew what she was doing. As moms always do.

How to overcome sea sickness: If you suffer from sea sickness, your doctor may choose to prescribe the drug Melizine, which is available in generic form as well as over the counter as Dramamine Less Drowsy. Another option, that does not use drugs, is Sea Band which applies pressure to the wrist to prevent nausea from motion sickness. Yet another approach would be the consumption of ginger which helps with motion sickness. So, when your mom got you a glass of ginger ale when you had an upset stomach, she knew what she was doing. As moms always do.

How to build your vocabulary: Do you possess a law degree and yet still not know the meaning of words like "catamaran"? Four basic ways to build your vocabulary are to be aware of words, read, use a dictionary, and study and review regularly. Wikihow offers other tips, like using words that you have learned, and using a word of the day service like Merriam Webster. It offers a word of the day for folks learning English, as well as a word of the day for folks who have already learned English. Taking the time to expand your vocabulary can help prevent awkward situations like winning a catamaran and not knowing what it is.

How to come in last on the sixth leg of the Amazing Race: Have horrendous airport karma, and take longer than the Guidos to finish a puzzle. That's it. This leg had the potential to be a lot more competitive if all of the teams had ended up on an earlier flight. But they didn't, so it came down to two teams. Teri and Ian's time on the race wasn't unproductive - they improved their image compared to their experiences on TAR 3 - but in the end they could not overcome bad flight karma.