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Whipping Cream Biscuits

These easy to make biscuits melt in your mouth and will make a grown man cry.

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Childcare Center Name Ideas

What catchy name can I choose for a childcare center?

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Name for a Senior Living Business

We want to start a business were seniors can live in their new, smaller homes where there will be some supervision and care. We are going to build about 10 homes (2 bedrooms, 1 bath).

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Living the Best Frugal Life I Can
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Freezing Sauerkraut and Ribs

Can you freeze sauerkraut and ribs and for how long?

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Ivy (Shih Tzu/Maltese/Bichon)
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Putting a Tea Candle Inside a Large Candle

How can I make a hole in a large candle and put a tea candle in to glow and save the large candle?

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits

Recently my 6 year old daughter's father passed away. I have tried applying for survivor benefits for her twice now. Each time I have brought in her birth certificate, which has his name on it, his death certificate, and a copy of acknowledement of paternity which was provided by vital records in the state my child was born in.

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Replacement Sofa Bed Metal Frame

We have a NS Atlantic Q Sleeper. It needs a new metal pull-out frame. Who can I contact to replace the frame?

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MTD Lawn Tractor Won't Start

It has a good battery, new solenoid, and starter switch. It will crank when I jump the solenoid, but there is no current to gauges and spark plug.

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Repair Assistance for Low Income Homeowners

The homeowner is self employed and low income. The house is condemned and must be fixed or they will be evicted. The homeowner is living pay check to pay check and is 60 years old.

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MTD Riding Mower Won't Start

I have a 42" 7 speed MTD Gold riding mower with a 19 hp Kohler engine. I can not get it to start. I have checked the fuel filter, replaced the battery and the spark plug and cleaned the carberator. When I hit it with some starter fluid, it cranks but just falls dead, then won't start again.

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Daycare Slogan Ideas

I need a slogan for my family daycare. The name is "Young Scholars".

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Dead Animal Smell Under Slab Foundation.

We have had several dead animals under the slab foundation after a torrential rain. We had several holes around the house where we have seen rabbits and possums. How long before smell goes away?

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Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

My father passed away and my mom receives survivor benefits for both me and my younger sister, who will be 16 next month. My sister is planning on getting engaged and the boy's mother will be her legal guardian. Will my mom still receive the benefits for my sister after this process takes place?

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Getting Back to Natural Hair Color

I have had blonde hair for the last 50 years. I have medium to dark blonde hair and I am just tired of touch ups every 4 or 5 weeks. If I use a semi permanent red before I use a permanent light brown or dark blonde will the color fade or should I use permanent light red first to avoid fading?

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Are Moonflowers Toxic to Animals?

We live next door to a llama/alpaca farm. Is it safe to plant these along their fence line?

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Removing Tape Residue from Carpet

We have duck tape stuck on berber carpet. We cannot get it up.

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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New Au Pair Agency Name Ideas

I need a fun catchy name that says it all. Please help. So far I am coming up with boring old hat stuff such as: Mighty Hands, Here and Now, Biddy's, Home and Hugs, and Helping Hands.

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Bedroom Curtain Colour Advice

Our bedroom colour is very light brown, with a dark chocolate colour.

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Curtain Colour Advice

Our wall colour is green with one wall of orange. Please suggest a curtain colour.

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Removing Dye Transferred for Clothes

I washed my whites with a couple of light green cold wash items and all of my whites turned a dull yellowish color. How do I get my whites, white again?

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Husband's 80th Birthday Ideas

Any ideas regarding themes, music, food, and decorations? Not much in decorations. I am not thinking about telegrams or weird stuff at which he could be embarrassed.

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Dining Room Paint Color Advice

I have peacock green granite counter tile, electra panina piombo for the backsplash, and stainless steel behind stove. The flooring is somewhat multi-colored pinks, bronze, teals, blended nicely with other similar colors. What color should I paint my connecting dining room?

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Water Not Getting to Icemaker

My Samsung ice maker turns, but no water is getting to the ice trays?

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Value of a Featherweight Sewing Machine

What would be the value of my Featherweight model AH664777?

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History of a Porcelain Doll
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Sewing Machine Needle Won't Move

My Memory 7 model 5001 sewing machine seems to be locked up. It powers up, but the wheel will not turn the needle. I cleaned the dust out by the needle. It has been sitting a while.

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Blue Stains Showing Up on Washed Clothing
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Removing Rubber Odor from Clothing
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Growing Violas

Can violas be out in 57 degrees at night or should I bring them indoors?

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Daisy Coker and Beau (Jack Russell and Fiest)
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What Breed Is My Dog?
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What Breed Is My Dog?

I just got him last week for my birthday. He is 6 weeks old. His mom is a Chihuahua. We don't know what breed the father is, but we were thinking Australian Shepherd. However, that would be really strange wouldn't it? Please help.

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Can't Turn Off Stovetop at Breaker Box

I have tried every breaker in the box, but cannot turn off the stove top unit.

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Repairing an Old Glider Rocker

Where can I get the black rocker arm for under the chair?

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Value of Encyclopedia of Health

I have a set of the Encyclopedia of Health, 8 Volumes, printed in 1937.

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits

My brother is disabled and doesn't get a lot from a disability check of $740 monthly. He would not be able to live on it if something were to happen to my mother. If my mother were to die, can my brother collect her SS or survivor benefits? They live together now; my father is deceased.

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Kitchen Cabinet and Trim Paint Color Advice

I am desperate to update on a tight budget. I have med oak cabinets and trim, golden oak floors, white and black backsplash, and yellow walls. Would creamy cabinets and white backsplash and trim work best?

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14th Birthday Party Ideas

I am turning 14 in 11 days. I have no clue what do to. I want to have my guy friends and my girl friends over. I was thinking of having it at my house, but I can't think of what to do.

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Reline Problem

I had my remaining upper teeth removed almost 4 weeks ago and received an immediate denture. I did go in for some adjustments twice in the interim and they really helped. Two days ago I had my first soft reline done. The fit is much much better, but the denture is not perfectly straight in my mouth now and looks a little uneven.

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Lawnmower Won't Start

I just put in a new battery, but when I turn the key on I get nothing. The lights don't even go on. The battery is connected properly.

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Curtain Color Advice
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Recycling Bowling Trophies

How would I sell old bowling trophies or recycle for profit?

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Removing Duct Tape Adhesive from Fabric

How do I remove duct tape residue from fabric?

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Repairing a T-shirt
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Getting Rid of Snails in Garden
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Cleaning Urine Odor Out of a Microfiber Recliner
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Getting Rid of Ants in My Veggie Garden

How can I get rid of ants in my vegetable garden?

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Identifying Male and Female Cucumber Flowers

How can I tell which blooms are male or female on my cucumber plants? Can you post a picture?

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