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Keeping Cut Bananas From Turning Dark

When slicing bananas to put in a gelatin salad, how do I keep them from turning dark?

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Red Bugs in Bed

Are bed bugs red? What should I do about it?

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Porcelain Doll Value

How much is "The Platinum Collection" 16/40cm porcelain, The Heritage Mint, Ltd. commenorating our 20th year doll worth?

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Buying Yarn for Trellis Jewelry

Where can I find the yarn to make trellis jewelry?

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Removing Stains on Corian

I have a stain of my white Corian top from a wood cabinet that was on it for a few years. How can I remove it?

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Polar Bear Sandwich

If you child like Eskimos, here is a cool recipe.

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Frying a Turkey Breast
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Burning CDs
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Comparing LCD, LED and Plasma TVs
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Washing Machine Not Cleaning Clothes
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Marinated Greek Olive Recipes
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Dyeing Hair Dark Naturally
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Getting Rid of Johnson Grass
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Gothic Party Ideas
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Ham and Cheese Appetizer Recipes
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Cleaning Scotch Brite Pads
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Caring for an Injured Grasshopper
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Replacement Parts for the Handy Stitch Sewing Machine

I have had my Handy Stitch for at least 10 years. Over the years of moving and cleaning I have managed to misplace the bobbin pin. I need to know how I can get a replacement bobbin pin for my Handy Stitch.

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Repair Help for Senior Neighbor in Need

I have a elderly neighbor, a widow, whose house and yard are in a lot of need. I do what I can for her, but I can't roof or saw down trees. I was just taking a chance, to see if she can get help. I have only talked to her about 4 x's. I really hope you can point me to help. TY

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Learning Outside of School
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Rose Of Sharon
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Cleaning Window Caulk
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Finding Free Knitting Patterns
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Using Recycled Buckets and Bottles for...
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Uses for Paper Towels
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Freezing Banana Peppers
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Tips for Restless Pets
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Making a Water Bracelet
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Free Knitted Slipper Patterns
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Cleaning a Laundry Line
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Living Room Curtain Color Advice

I have a gray couch and a green flowered pattern couch in my living room. I have a beige carpet with green and brown and tan pattens and dark green walls. I have a black computer chair and a black computer tower and monitor.

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Kitchen Curtain Color Advice

I have medium blue walls in my kitchen, a beige tablecloth, wood on the bottom and the wall is painted blue on the top. I have all wood grain cabinets, a black microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

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Multi-Service Business Name Ideas

My friend and I want to start a business and we need a fun, catchy name - Barbie and Emmie's... It's for greeting cards, making movies, wedding coordinator, monograming, teaching PC classes, etc. (my part).

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Boyfriend's 18th Birthday Gift Ideas

My boyfriend's 18th birthday is coming up, I have no idea what I should get. He is in the Army, he loves to hunt, fish, he plays video games sometimes, he likes Penn state and the Steelers.

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Ranger Heater Won't Work

On my 2004 Ford Ranger XLT the a/c won't change to heat.

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Use Less Chocolate Chips in Recipes
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Reuse Butter Wrappers for Baking Pans

I always reuse the paper that my butter or margarine is wrapped in to butter any pans I will use in my baking recipes. You can even fold them in half and leave them in the refridge after you take the margarine out and if you don't need them for that recipe.

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Buy Meat in Bulk and Divide
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Raccoon Tails Cookies

Everyone knows Davy always wore a raccoon hat, so his mommy made him raccoon tails when he came home!

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Low Cost/No Cost Veterinary Clinic in Souther California

Please help, I've been searching all night. My 3 year old big baby Capone had a recent minor surgery to remove a large skin tag. They put a breathing tube down his throat. 5 days later his neck is swollen up like a balloon.

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Name for a Solo Cleaning Business

I would like to start a cleaning business. What is the best way to select a name?

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Slogan or Motto for a Daycare Business

I am opening a daycare center with the name Busy Beez. What is a cool motto or slogan for my daycare?

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Name Ideas for an Interior Design Business

I want to start my new interior design company. Please suggest the best name for my company. I would like to use the letters I and V.

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Social Security Benefits

I have 3 kids; one turned 19 and his benefits stopped. My understanding was his benefits were to be divided between the other 2 and should pick up immediately. It's going on three months, how long does it take?

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Dyeing Bath Towels

I plan to dye 3 full sets of bath towels (a set = 2 30"x 60" towels, 2 20" x 40" hand towels, 2 12"x 12" face cloths and 2 20"x 30" bath mats). How much dye will I need to do this?

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Home Remedy for Pomeranian Hairballs
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Broiled Grapefruit Recipes
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Cutting Sheet Cakes
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Cranberry Cobbler Recipes
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Acrylic Poncho Leaves Lint on Clothing

I just bought an acrylic poncho. When I put it on I get lint all over my shirt. How can I prevent the lint from coming off the poncho and onto all my clothes?

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