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  1. Bournemouth and Wolves players were given an early shower after the sprinklers came on during the match. View the full article
  2. Mauricio Pochettino has admitted Spurs title charge is over after his team lost 2-1 to Burnley overnight, while it was also a miserable evening for Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield. View the full article
  3. Mauricio Pochettino admitted his emotions got the better of him after Tottenham’s Premier League title challenge suffered a crushing blow in a controversial 2-1 defeat against Burnley on Saturday. View the full article
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    How to Wear a Wig

    Wearing a wig can easily change or enhance your look. You may want to wear a wig if you are going to a costume party, but it can also be an everyday essential when you want a different color or style. Wearing a wig can be a far cheaper and less intrusive way to deal with hair loss, too. No matter the reason for your wig, you can wear it successfully if you know the right type for you and how to put it on properly. EditSteps EditChoosing the Right Wig Choose a wig close to your natural hair for a subtle transition. If this is your first time wearing a wig, and you want it to look natural, be sure to find a wig that resembles your natural hair in color, texture, and style.[1] Once you get comfortable wearing the wig, you will feel more confident and may want to experiment with new and different styles. Your hairstylist is a great resource for helping you choose a wig. You can ask them for anything from recommendations of wig specialists in the area to what style and color would look good on you. Measure your head to get the right fit. Use a soft tape measure to find out the circumference of your head. To do this, measure from the front hairline to just behind your ear, along the back of your neck, around to the other ear, and then back again to the front hairline. Record this measurement and use it when you shop online or in a store for your wig.[2] Invest in a human hair wig for the most natural look and feel. Human hair wigs can easily be styled, cut, and dyed. They also have the most natural movement and shine. They are more expensive, but they are also more durable.[3] To find a human hair wig, start by going to your local wig specialist. If you don’t find what you need there, or you don’t have one nearby, try searching for online wig retailers. Depending on your preferences, human hair wigs can cost between $800-$3000.[4] A human hair wig also needs to be washed regularly. Try a synthetic hair wig for a minimal styling option. The advantage of synthetic hair wigs is that they don’t require much styling to wear. They also retain curls, waves and volume. You can usually wear synthetic wigs in rain or snow without messing up your hairstyle. Although many synthetic wigs will not look as natural as human hair wigs, you can find high-quality synthetic hair wigs that look almost exactly like real human hair.[5] Synthetic hair wigs cost between $30-$500.[6] You will have limited options for changing the style of a synthetic wig because the strands are sensitive to heat styling tools. You can buy a heat-resistant synthetic wig or use more gentle straightening or curling methods. Choose a lace front wig if you like to wear your hair away from your face. A lace front wig creates an undetectable hairline in the front of the wig so you won’t have to worry about sweeping your hair up and away from your face. It also allows you to part your hair wherever you would like.[7] For an even more natural look, get a wig that is hand-tied instead of machine-made. Each individual hair is hand-tied to the wig cap, so you won’t be able to see any machine stitching at all. Ask your stylist to cut the wig in a style that complements your face. Once you have your wig, don’t be afraid to change up the style. Consult with your stylist about what would look best on you. A flattering cut will help you feel more like yourself in the wig.[8] Remember to tell your stylist what type of wig you have, since human hair and synthetic wigs have to be treated differently. EditPutting on the Wig Pull your hair away from your face. If you are covering your natural hair with a wig, you will need to get it out of the way before you put the wig on. Brush your hair back away from your face with your hands or a hair brush. Pin it back using 3-4 bobby pins towards the back of your head.[9] After you’ve pinned the hair back, you can spray it with hairspray to keep it securely in place. Pin up long hair to help hide it under the wig. Split your hair into two sections. Bring the right section up along the left side of your head and pin it in place using a row of bobby pins. Space the bobby pins about apart.[10] Try to get your hair to lie as flat as possible. Don’t twist it as you pin it up or it will be more bulky. For very long, unruly hair, braid your hair into two French braids that sit tight against the scalp. Cross them at the nape of your neck and secure them at the top and bottom with hair clips. Put a wig cap on your head before the wig. To keep your hair covered and help secure the wig, place the wig cap against your natural hairline in the front. Stretch it over to fit onto your head from the front to the back. Tuck away any stray hairs into the cap.[11] If you have a lot of long hair clipped up or braided, it may be easier to put the cap on from the back to the front to help keep your hair in place. You can also make your own wig cap if you want the perfect custom fit. Secure the cap in place with snap clips. Use 6 clips spaced evenly across the front of your head and 4 at the back of your head. Make sure the bottom of the clip is under the wig cap to secure it in place. Put on the wig. Hold the wig with both hands inside the wig, with the back of the wig facing you. Tilt your head forward and put the front of the wig against your front hairline. Slide the wig on your head and slip your hands out from under it. Adjust the edge of the wig so it lines up with your hairline.[12] Secure the wig with glue or tape. Once you’ve put the wig on, lift up the edge of the wig on one side. Apply glue or tape along your hairline. Release the edge of the wig and press it gently into the adhesive. Repeat along the top of your hairline and on the other side. Find wig glue and tape at your local wig shop, costume shop, or online. If you are using glue, keep the edge of the wig lifted for about 30 seconds to allow the glue to dry before you place the wig back down for an extra secure hold. If you wig fits very well and has clips attached to it, you may be able to skip the glueing or taping. Simply tuck the wig clips in underneath your wig cap and press the center of the clip to snap it shut. EditTroubleshooting Common Problems Gain more confidence in your wig by wearing it around family and friends. If you are nervous about wearing your wig in public, try wearing it just around select friends or family members. This will allow you to test out whether the wig will stay in place and feel comfortable. It will also help you feel more confident.[13] Wear a hat or scarf over your wig when it’s windy. If you are worried your wig might come off or get blown out of place on a windy day, try accessorizing your wig to make it more secure. Be sure to use wig glue or clips for extra stability.[14] Try a straw hat with a cotton liner for warm, windy days. Drape a colorful scarf over your head and tie the ends under your chin for an easy way to protect your wig against the wind. Be careful when you are taking off your hat so you don’t inadvertently take your wig off at the same time. Fasten the wig down especially well with glue and/or clips and take your hat off very carefully to avoid this. If you are concerned your wig will come off, take your hat off in the bathroom or other private place. Avoid extremely tight-fitting hats like beanies. Although it may seem like it will secure your wig better, it is difficult to take a tight hat off without taking the wig off with it. You can also fasten your hat to your wig using bobby pins. Use a cotton wig liner for hot days. If you find you are sweating a lot under your wig on especially hot days, try wearing a thin cotton wig liner. The material will soak up extra sweat to help you stay cool.[15] You can find wig liners at your local wig supplier or online. For extra sweat-fighting protection, sprinkle baby powder on your scalp before you put your wig on. EditThings You'll Need Bobby pins Snap clips Wig glue or tape Wig cap Cotton wig liner (optional) EditTips Shampoo and condition your hair and scalp regularly to remove dirt and sebum and keep it healthy.[16] Take off your wig and take out any braids or clips at night.[17] EditWarnings Don’t wear a wig on top of wet hair. This can cause bacteria to grow.[18] Wearing a wig for extended periods of time can cause damage to your hair and even contribute to hair loss. Be sure to take your wig off regularly to let your scalp breathe, and don’t neglect caring for your natural hair by keeping it clean and well-moisturized.[19] EditSources and Citations Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found View the full article
  5. Melbourne City wasted an opportunity to put 10-man Melbourne Victory to the sword, instead playing out a 1-1 draw against their rivals. View the full article
  6. A 10-man Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City have played out a 1-1 draw in the Melbourne Derby. View the full article
  7. It took just three minutes for the Melbourne derby to be turned on its head. View the full article
  8. A 10-man Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City are locked at 1-1 in the Melbourne Derby. View the full article
  9. A second-half penalty from Adam le Fondre has been enough to give Sydney FC a pressure-relieving 1-0 A-League victory over Wellington in Campbelltown. View the full article
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    How to Drive Uphill

    Driving uphill can be tough, especially if the slope is steep. In particular, if you drive a manual, you might have problems with stalling or rolling backwards. Shifting to a lower gear is the key to delivering power to your wheels and controlling your speed. Even if you drive an automatic, manually downshifting is wise when driving both uphill and downhill. In addition to mastering downshifting, you should also work on parking and starting techniques. It might take a little practice, but you can get the hang of driving uphill in no time! EditSteps EditShifting Manually to a Lower Gear Accelerate as you approach the hill, but maintain a safe speed. Steadily increase speed as you approach the hill so inertia will help your vehicle ascend the incline. Gain inertia, but be sure to obey the posted speed limit.[1] Accelerate gently and steadily instead of pressing hard on the gas pedal, especially in slippery conditions.[2] Depress the clutch, then shift to a lower gear. Press the clutch, ease off of the gas pedal, and shift the gear stick 1 to 2 gears lower than your current one. When you ease off of the gas to downshift, the RPM (revolutions per minute, or how hard the engine is working) will decrease. The right RPM at which to downshift varies, so check your vehicle's manual.[3] Generally speaking, downshift to third at around 3000 to 4000 RPM, or around 30 to 40 mph (about 45 to 60 kph), and to second at 2000 to 3000 RPM, or around 20 to 30 mph (about 30 to 45 kph).[4] Release the clutch gradually as you step on the gas. After you've shifted to a lower gear, gradually ease off of the clutch as you gently depress the gas pedal. The RPM will continue to decrease when you're in the lower gear, so gradually press the gas pedal harder to balance the RPM with your road speed.[5] Downshift to first or second before climbing a very steep hill. If you’re ascending a very steep slope or driving a heavy vehicle, downshift all the way to first or second gear before you approach the hill. If you stay in third and have trouble getting up the hill, your vehicle may slip backwards when you try to downshift.[6] Downshift to first at a speed of 10 to 15 mph (about 15 to 25 kph). Downshift promptly if you’re climbing the hill and start to lose speed. Third gear should be fine for moderately hilly terrain. However, you’ll need to downshift quickly if you lose speed or if your engine roars and whines, which means it’s struggling. To prevent stalling or overheating, depress the clutch, shift to second gear, then accelerate as you release the clutch.[7] If the engine is still unable to keep up with the incline and your road speed has fallen below 10 mph (about 15 kph), downshift to first gear and accelerate. EditDownshifting with an Automatic Transmission Speed up as you approach the hill, but obey posted speed limits. Steadily depress the gas pedal to accelerate before you start climbing the hill. While you want to gain momentum, be sure to keep your speed within the posted speed limit.[8] Remember to drive slower in slippery conditions. Avoid pressing the accelerator hard and abruptly, especially if the road is wet or icy.[9] Downshift if you’re ascending a steep hill or driving a heavy vehicle. Unless the hill is steep, your vehicle is heavy, or you’re hauling a trailer, manually downshifting an automatic transmission isn’t absolutely necessary. That said, manually downshifting can give you more control over your speed and is easier on your engine.[10] An automatic transmission will downshift for you when you drive uphill. However, for moderately steep slopes, it’s wise to shift to the gear range marked D2, 2, or L to ascend and descend the hill. For steep slopes that you can’t ascend at a speed faster than 10 mph (about 15 kph), shift to D1 or 1. Ease off of the gas pedal, then shift to D2 once your RPM decreases. To downshift your automatic, reduce pressure on the gas pedal, press the gear stick’s release button, and move it to D2. If you’re driving at 4000 or 4500 RPM, wait to shift until your meter is around 3000 RPM, then press the gas pedal to resume a steady speed.[11] Most newer models automatically prevent the stick from shifting if the road speed and RPM are too high. If the gear stick is locked, trying shifting when the RPM has decreased to 3000. Downshift to the lowest gear if the hill is very steep. For steeper hills, shift to D1, if it’s available, once you’ve slowed to 10 to 15 mph (15 to 25 kph). Ease off of the gas, shift the gear stick to D1 or 1, then hit the accelerator to climb up the hill.[12] Additionally, if you have a newer vehicle, check for “Power” or “Hill Assist” buttons, which are settings that help make it easier to drive uphill. EditExercising Caution on Hilly Terrain Leave 4 to 10 seconds of distance between you and vehicles ahead. To set your following distance, watch the vehicle ahead of you pass a landmark. Count “one-one thousand, two-one thousand” until your vehicle passes the chosen landmark. Depending on the hill’s grade and the road conditions, leave at least 4 seconds between you and any vehicles ahead of you.[13] For steeper hills or slick conditions, allow for a following distance of at least 10 seconds. When driving uphill, you’ll need plenty of time to react to hidden obstacles or stalled or rolling car ahead of you. It’s especially important to leave a safe following distance if you’re driving behind a truck or heavy vehicle. Pass on hills or curves only if you can see at least ahead. As a rule of thumb, pass other vehicles when driving uphill only when absolutely necessary. If, for instance, a vehicle is driving so slow that it’s affecting your ability to ascend, signal that you’re passing them with your turn indicator. Overtake them only if you can clearly see far enough ahead to complete the pass.[14] Exact road rules vary by location. In some locations, passing on a hill or curve is legal only if there’s at least of visibility. For others, it’s advised to overtake another vehicle only if you can see ahead. Lower your speed when you reach the crest of the hill. Slow down to prepare for the descent, your car will pick up speed when you drive downhill. Additionally, ease off the gas just in case you need to react to any hidden vehicles, cyclists, or road hazards just beyond the hill’s crest.[15] Be especially cautious if you aren't familiar with the road’s twists and turns. If you do know that there’s a sharp curve at the top of the hill, decelerate further to prepare for the turn. Avoid running your air conditioner to prevent overheating your engine. Driving uphill takes a toll on the engine, so overheating is a major risk. To minimize that risk, don’t run the air conditioner, especially if the slope is steep or you're driving on hilly terrain for an extended period.[16] If necessary, roll the windows down to get some fresh air. Drive downhill in a low gear instead of coasting or dragging your brakes. Whether you drive a manual or automatic, descend a hill using the same gear you used to climb it. If you drive a manual, shifting to neutral to coast down the hill is dangerous. If you drive an automatic, engaging your brakes the entire way down the hill will wear out your brake pads and discs.[17] When you do need to brake, do your best to engage them gently and gradually instead of slamming them. EditParking Your Vehicle on a Slope Engage the parking brake when you park on a hill. Even if the grade is slight, pull up the handbrake to prevent your car from rolling backward. You can usually find the parking brake either on the center console of your car (between the driver and front passenger seats) or next to the gas and brake pedals.[18] The parking brake is also known as the handbrake. Turn your front wheels away from the curb if the car is facing uphill. Park next to the curb and turn the wheel sharply toward the roadway so the back of your curbside front wheel rests against the curb. That way, if your brakes fails, your car won’t roll backwards—the curb will block the wheels from moving any further.[19] If you park your car facing downhill, turn your front wheels toward the curb. That way, if your car begins to roll down the hill, the front wheels will hit the curb and stop the car before it can descend any further. Leave your vehicle in first gear when you park if it’s a manual. Instead of returning the stick to neutral when you park on a hill, keep it in first. If the car is in first gear and the parking brake fails, the engine should stop the wheels from turning.[20] Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, remember to always engage your parking brake when you park on a slope. EditStarting and Braking Uphill with a Manual Keep the parking brake engaged and put the car in first. If you parked, be sure to straighten your wheels, which were turned sharply. Align them in the direction you want to drive, and double that the parking brake is engaged. Then depress the clutch and shift the gear stick into 1st gear.[21] Since you’re using the handbrake, your feet are free to operate the clutch and the gas pedals. Check that the road’s clear, then bring the engine to 1500 RPM. Turn on your indicator, check your mirrors, and look behind you to ensure there’s no oncoming traffic. If the road is clear, depress the gas pedal to reach 1500 RPM, then release the clutch slowly until you’ve reached the “biting point.”[22] It takes a bit of practice to learn what the “biting point” or “friction point” feels like. It’s as if you’re pulling back the reigns of a horse, but the horse is ready to take off. Disengage the brake as you gently release the clutch and accelerate. As you slowly release the brake, the car should either remain still or slowly move forward. In either case, continue to release the brake, steadily apply more gas, and gradually release the clutch.[23] If the car starts to roll backward, engage both the parking brake and the foot brake, depress the clutch, and try again. Have patience if you don’t get it right away. Managing the handbrake, clutch, and gas and finding the right rhythm can take some practice. Use the parking brake if you stop at a red light. If, rather than parking, you’ve stopped at a red light, put the car in neutral and engage the parking brake. When the light turns green, use the same steps to drive forward as for leaving a parking spot. Shift to first, release the parking brake, and accelerate.[24] If you're at a stop sign and need to wait for other vehicles to pass, use the parking brake. If you only need to pause for a moment, just use the foot brake. Use more gas if you’re starting on steep hills. The steeper the incline, the more power you will need to get the car rolling forward. Additionally, release the clutch more slowly on steep hills. EditStarting on a Hill with an Automatic Keep the parking brake engaged so you don't roll backwards. Start the car, straighten your wheels, keep the parking brake engaged, and shift to drive (or, depending on the slope of the hill, D2 or D1).[25] Make sure the the road is clear and turn on your indicator. Check your mirrors and look over your shoulder for oncoming traffic. Be sure to put on your turn indicator to signal that you’re pulling out into the street.[26] If you’re parked on a steep slope, keep both your foot and parking brakes engaged until you accelerate out of the parking spot. Step on the gas gently as you release the parking brake. Double check that the road is clear, then slowly press the gas. Aim to bring the engine’s RPM to about 200. Then lower the parking brake and immediately put more pressure on the gas pedal to merge smoothly onto the road.[27] When traveling down a steep incline, remember to keep your car in a low gear to control your speed and take pressure off of your brakes. Use the parking brake if you're stopped on a steeper hill. Press the foot brake when you come to a red light, then engage the parking brake. When the light turns green, release the parking and foot brakes as you accelerate forward.[28] An automatic should only roll backward a bit, so engaging the parking brake at a red light or stop sign isn't absolutely necessary. However, using the parking brake when you're stopped on steeper hills puts less stress on the transmission. EditTips Getting the hang of driving a manual uphill takes time, so try practicing on low-traffic sloped roads. If you’re driving downhill on a narrow road, yield to vehicles traveling uphill. It’s easier for a car driving downhill to back up, pull over, and allow the car driving uphill to pass.[29] If you’re just starting to learn how to drive a manual, keep your eye on the tachometer, or the RPM meter. To learn when to shift, watch your engine’s RPM and get feel for when the engine starts to sound labored. If you have an automatic transmission and you’re parking on an incline, engage the parking brake, then put the car in park and release the foot brake. Engaging the parking brake first is easier on your transmission. EditWarnings Always stop completely before shifting into reverse. As a rule of thumb, slow to 10 to 15 mph (15 to 25 kph) before downshifting to first gear. If your call stalls or starts to roll backward, immediately engage your foot and parking brakes. A car with an automatic transmission should only roll backward slightly. If you have an automatic transmission and your car rolls back more than just a bit, bring your car to the mechanic. EditRelated wikiHows Get Started on a Hill when Driving a Manual Transmission Car Prevent a Car from Rolling Back on a Hill Park on a Hill Start Your Car on a Hill Quickly Make Your Car Run Faster While Going Uphill Save Money on Gas Save Gas Save Gas when Driving a Car With a Manual Transmission EditSources and Citations EditQuick Summary Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found View the full article
  11. Melbourne Victory have received a huge boost ahead of the Melbourne derby, with Keisuke Honda and Terry Antonis both returning to their starting line-up. View the full article
  12. Wellington and Sydney FC are locked at 0-0 in their clash in Campbelltown. View the full article
  13. The coaches’ handshakes will draw nearly as much interest as the game after Mark Rudan and Steve Corica delivered a memorable shouting match after their last meeting in Wellington. Corica won the tactical battle that day with a tight, defensive approach that shut down the space the quick View the full article
  14. One point from their last two games has scuppered Victory’s hopes of securing the Premiers Plate. View the full article
  15. Watford have scored five times in a Premier League game for the first time to belt Cardiff City 5-1 while Fulham lost 3-1 at West Ham United to edge closer to the drop. View the full article
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