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Using an Electric Toothbrush
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Using a Grater
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Predicting the Weather
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Activities to Overcome Boredom
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Using an Exfoliating Glove for Cleaning
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Choosing A Petunia Variety
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White Clothing Turned Grey in Wash

Does anybody have any ideas as to why my underwear has turned grey especially my bras? I have already tried using a whitener product like a sachet in the back of the machine which is supposed to get rid of the grey and take laundry back to white, but to no avail.

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Freezing Cheese Sauce

I had a gallon of milk and lots of cheese and I was going on vacation and I didn't want to throw them away. I made a large batch of cheese sauce and I wanted to know if I could freeze it and if so for how long?

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Using Dawn Soap for Fleas in Carpet

How much Dawn soap do I use to put on my carpets? And does it work and how often can I use it?

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Social Security Death Benefits

If I would pass away before the age of 62 would my wife and daughter be a eligible for survivor benefits?

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Felt Pads Left Marks on Furniture Finish

I use felt pads on lamps to keep lamp movement from scratching. I notice though that when I change objects or lamps there are sometimes circular rings from the tabs. They will not wax or buff out. How do you remove them?

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Discontinued Village Borders

I'm trying to find Village border #592812; it has been discontinued. I don't want to take down the whole thing, but need to redo some.

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Removing Salmon Skin
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Keeping Contained
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E-Mail for Newborns

When you have your baby, set up an email address for him/her and add pictures throughout the years, as well as special events such as first day of school, first birthday, and any other special events.

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Shucking Corn

Cut off both ends of the corn. Peel off all but 2 -3 layers of the husk. Then either steam for 8 - 10 minutes or wrap in a damp towel and microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes per ear.

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Stopping Up a Vent Hole
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Using Interfacing
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Uses for Alum
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Inexpensive Dog Sweaters
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Homemade Christmas Presents for Adults
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Making Lipstick
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Bleaching Denim
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Selling Lumber from Large Oak Tree

We live in Hot Springs Arkansas. We paid a lot to get a large oak tree cut down. We need to find someone that wants this large tree.

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Removing Liquid Paper (Wite Out) from Clothing

How do you remove Wite Out from clothing?

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Slugs in the House

Do slugs' slimy trails cause any health problems for humans? They have been coming into my home for a couple of months now. I am at my wits end; I do have a dog as well. Thanks.

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Heater AC Blower on Dodge Ram Is Intermittent

My 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up truck blower on the heater/air cond (HVAC) starts and stops with no warning. Changing the blower dial makes no difference. I still get cold and hot air, but no air flow.

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Homecoming Float Ideas

I need a really good idea. I'm part of the Bulldog Nation and we are going up against the Tigers. I need an idea fast?

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Laptops for Students

How can a homeless student can get a free laptop? My names is Christopher and I am a homeless student and I need a laptop for my college studies. The library is not always open.

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Value of Goldenvale Doll

I have a Goldenvale 2 ft tall doll, 1-2000, NJVF. How can I find out the value?

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What Kind of Dog is This?
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Measuring Pill Bug Happiness

How can one tell if a pillbug is happy or content?

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Curtain Color Advice

I have a beige and white couch and I'm trying to find some curtains to go with it. Please help.

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Feeding a Dog Chicken and Rice

My dog won't eat dog food. I cook her chicken and liver and rice is this OK?

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Remedy for Whiteheads
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Craft Ideas for Cellophane Holiday...
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Value of Vintage White Sewing Machine

I have a 1966 White Sewing Machine Model#166 Serial#2886 in the orginal cabinet with the knee pedal. Is it worth anything?

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Cleaning a Black Porcelain Sink
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Growing a Cypress Evergreen Tree

I live in northwest Houston and bought this tree for the area that lines my front walkway leading up to my front door. The temperatures here reach as high as 105 degrees on a rare day and usually stays above 95 degrees unless its pouring down rain. What is this tree's chance of survival?

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Hydrangea Bush Doesn't Flower

I have a hydrangea bush that doesn't flower at all. In early spring I mixed in fertilizer that was supposed to turn the blooms blue, but nothing happened. Should I dig up the bush or what?

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Homemade Spray for Flying Insects

How do I make a homemade inexpensive spray for flying insects?

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Cleaning Black Granite Fixtures
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Value of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia...
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Freezing Apples

How long to soak in salt water?

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Samoyed Breed Information and Photos
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Choosing a Dog Breed
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Crochet Cluster Stitch That Uses Less Yarn

I was making a hat using the cluster stitch, and I was worried that I would not have enough yarn. The regular cluster stitch uses 3 yarn overs then pull through 4 loops. We'll I left off 1 of the yarn overs and pulled through 3 loops.

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Social Security Survivor Benefits

My son's friend had moved in with my family due to family problems. His father had passed away years ago. He is 15 and still going to school. Could he get his benefit checks himself, because his mother won't help him? We are here to help a child out.

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Cross Stitch Pattern for North Texas State University

I am looking for a counted cross stitch pattern for the seal of North Texas University.

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Cleaning Artificial Plants and Flowers

I spray Febreze generously onto the whole flower/foliage arrangement, tree, etc. This works just as well as commerical cleaners made specifically for silk flowers. Just spray, no wiping necessary.

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Making a 5 Point Crochet Star
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