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2 Ingredient Pancakes
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Decorating a Room With Many Doors
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McCormick's Copycat Recipes
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Cleaning Ceramic Tile Grout
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Removing Rust From Inside Water Pipes
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Fixing a Hair Dye Disaster
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Remedy for Hair Damaged by Perm
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University of North Carolina Spartans Cross-stitch

I am looking for a pattern for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Spartans.

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Kitchen Paint Color Advice

I have dark red countertops and a dark red tile floor. All my appliances are black. What color should I paint my cabinets and walls?

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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George Foreman Grill Replacement Plates

Where can I buy the replaceable plates for a George Foreman grill, Model GR72RTP?

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Age Limit for Child Dependent on Taxes

Can you still claim a child who 17 as a dependent?

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Remedy for Pain from New Dentures

I got my 2nd set of dentures today and it feels weird. I can't eat anything as chewing feels terrible. Will it get better?

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Repairing a Janome MC6500 Sewing Machine

What does a TD init error code mean and how do I fix it?

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Seedling Pots From Phone Book Pages
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Name Ideas for a Real Estate Company

Please assist me in deciding on a name for a real estate agency. The agency will focus on residential and commercial property sales. I will buy/sell/rent flats, offices, warehouses, and guest houses. The name may be attractive and professional.

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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What Breed Is My Puppy?
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Getting a Copy of the EZ Bow Maker Instructions

I'm hoping Elaine can get me a copy of the instructions for the e-z bowz maker. The phone number on the package is no longer in business. I lost my instructions this past Christmas and I'm trying to get new instructions before I put it away.

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House Trained Dog Pooping Inside

My mini Schnauzer is almost 4 years old and fully house trained. He used to come to my bed, if we're sleeping, to wake me up to take him out. He no longer does this and poops on the floor. He is very aware that he is wrong because he hides after he does it. Why is this happening now?

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Storing Homemade Soup

I'm single and made a large pot of soup. I wanted to save some. I put the hot soup in a jar with a tight lid. It cooled and the lid popped in good seal. How long can I keep in refrigerator or not and be safe?

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Identifying an Odor in Home

A few months ago I had a very bad odor in the attached garage. The smell appears to be gone. Now there is now an odor in the house. It is an odor I have difficulty describing. It doesn't smell like something dead, sour, or filth.

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Shaving the Bone to Fit Dentures

I had my remaining upper teeth pulled and immediately had dentures put in on 2/5/2015, 3 weeks ago tomorrow. I am getting many ulcers on the front of my upper gums and now the dentist said she thinks they need to go in and shave down the bone for the dentures to fit properly.

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Value of World Gallery Porcelain Doll

I have a porcelain doll from World Gallery. It is a limited edition by Bonita Worthing. The doll's name is Baby Kay. I can not find information anywhere. I want to know her value. She is still in the box.

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Water Turned Laundry Yellow

We had dirty water from a frozen pipe. I did my undies, some are white, and now they are yellowed from the dirty water. This happened on Saturday. They fixed the pipe, but here it is Wednesday and this happened. When will my water clear up?

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Faded Quilter's Cutting Mat Lines

What can I use to redo the lines on my quilter's cutting mat? They are very faded in some places.

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Name Ideas for a Home Decor Shop
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Checking your Credit Report
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Using Votive Candles
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Super Easy Fingerless Gloves
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Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments
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Changing Stitch Length on Singer Zig Zag Model 413

I have been looking all over the internet trying to figure out how to change the stitch length on this machine. All I see are options for stitch width and stitch control. Please help!

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Finding the Value of 17th Century Love Seat

We need to sell a 17th century, upholstered love seat with a pecan wooden carved frame in excellent condition. It is a family heirloom of a good friend from Canada.

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Making Popsicle Stick Puppets

How do you make Popsicle stick puppets?

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Sewing Machine Foot Pedal Stopped Working

I have a Singer sewing machine and the foot pedal won't work. How do I get it to work, and will I have to buy a new foot pedal?

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Receiving Social Security Survivor's Benefits

I had been receiving survivor benefits for my 2 children since their father passed away in June 2014. Our son turned 18 in November, which is when he started to receive his own check.

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Value of Encyclopedia Americana

How can I find the value of a set of the Encyclopedia Americana in 32 volumes, copyright 1957?

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Dog Pooping Inside After Neutering
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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Interior Design Business Name Ideas

I would like you to suggest a business name for me. I have a passion for interior design ranging from color combination and arrangement, to advice. Please, I will appreciate it if you can suggest a divine name.

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Cleaning Tiled Floors

After cleaning my tiled floors with a steamer, I let them dry before walking on them. However they show shoe prints which I hate. What am I doing wrong?

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Removing Red Hair Color from White Wooden Cabinets

I got burgundy hair color on white cabinets. I tried white paint, but you can still see the burgundy color. What should I do next?

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2004 Chevy Silverado 5.3 Heater Blows Cold Air

When the heater is on and the truck is completely warmed up it blows cold air. The temperature gauge starts getting hot and when I quickly accelerate the temp drops and the heater starts blowing warm air.

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Sealing Glitter

Is there a spray to seal the glitter after you have used glue and it dries? Sometimes the glitter still wants to come off.

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Incubating Zebra Finch Eggs

I had two zebra finches on four eggs and something got to them both and they are dead, but I would love to try and keep the eggs.

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Information on R.Oleo and Sons Fur Sewing...
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Bathroom Paint Color Advice
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Wall Décor and Curtain Color Advice

Our new house has white walls in all rooms. In the hall room - our L shaped sofa will occupy the corner of the hall and face the wall that has a TV on it. The other corner would contain the glass topped dining table with 6 black chairs.

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What Breed Is My Puppy?
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