Are you as confounded by punctuation as the staffers over at Yahoo! Shine are? They seem to just sprinkle those little marks in everything they write, like so much fairy dust, as if they’ll turn the simplest headlines into Pulitzer-worthy gems.
It doesn’t work that way. Adding a colon doesn’t make this headline more striking. It just looks silly:
They must think that any sentence or headline that starts with how is a question. That’s not how it works:
That’s not a question. Guess what else is not a question — this simple imperative sentence: