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  • Need help with my Insignia flat screen TV - how to hook up components?

    When we hook up the Wii or the DVD, we can get everything but color. Both of these devices have the cables that are Red, Yellow and White, and of course, I matched the right colors to the plug-ins in the back of the TV. The picture quality is awful, and sound is OK and there is no color. Why is this happening? Does anyone have a solution? HELP!!

    1 AnswerTVs9 years ago
  • Is it legal for business to charge a surcharge for using a credit card?

    I got KFC for dinner tonight, and they informed me that they charged me $0.75 for using a credit card rather than cash. Is this legal?

    4 AnswersCredit1 decade ago
  • How expensive and involved is piano restoration?

    I own a Grinnell Brothers console piano purchased by my Grandmother in Detroit in 1963. The wood and keys are in beautiful condition, and the tone is very good. But the strings are brittle and the piano cannot be tuned anymore. Is it worth the time and money to have the piano restrung? How much does this cost, and how long does it take?

    4 AnswersOther - Music1 decade ago
  • Why are my fish dying?

    I have a well-established 29 gallon freshwater tank that has been set up for over 2 years. A few weeks ago, one of my older mollies died, and when I tested the water, my nitrites were high. I found out my filter wasn't working, so I replaced it with a new one. Currently, I have these fish in the tank:

    An albino red-tailed shark (2 years old)

    A spotted catfish (2 years old)

    A bleeding heart tetra (1 year old)

    A chocolate pleco (1 year old)

    2 orange/black mollies (2 years old, raised from fry in this tank)

    3 other mollies (1 year old)

    Just last weekened we added 2 dwarf gouramis, a betta, and another molly. Both gouramis died, the betta died, and one of my year old mollies is looking sick this morning. I did a water test. There is no ammonia, nitrites/nitrates are negative, pH is 6.7, the water is testing hard (which it always does), everything else is normal. The temperature is 78. I usually add a little salt when I clean the tank (which is every 2-3 weeks, 25% water change).

    9 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • Safety of Orkin monthly pest control?

    I've had Orkin spray my home monthly for about 4 years now. It has helped control the bugs tremendously! However, I'm wondering if anyone knows if there are long-term health risks associated with these treatments? So far, we are all doing just fine.....

    2 AnswersOther - Home & Garden1 decade ago
  • Help with my glass fish who has left sided popeye and a white, bumpy patch?

    I have a 29 gallon tank that has been up and running for about 4 years. The last 2 years have been excellent, with only 1 fish lost. I have a glass fish that has been in the tank for about a year. Two days ago, I noticed it has a popeye on the left. On the same side of his body near the tail there is a patch of white, raised bumps about half the size of the pencil eraser. There is a pink area sitting just under the white bumps. (It looks almost like a tiny cluster of white grapes). There are no other spots on his body.

    I treated the tank with Tank Buddies for bacterial infections, and it didn't seem to do any good. He is eating fine, and otherwise acting normal. And he can't be too bad yet because the catfish hasn't eaten him. (The catfish tends to dispose of weak fish).

    Any ideas on what this might be and what I can do about it?

    4 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • What colors are best for my daughter to wear?

    I need someone with fashion sense and experience in choosing colors that flatter. My daughter is 7 and about to enter her first pageant. She has an average build. She has porcelain fair skin with freckles scattered here and there. She has very red, curly hair down to the middle of her back. Her eyes are blue. What colors would flatter her? I know from experience that reds and oranges don't work very well. Any suggestions?

    15 AnswersOther - Beauty & Style1 decade ago
  • Need help finding an interview dress suit for my 7 year old who's going to her first pageant?

    I need some ideas on where to find a nice, modest two piece suit (skirt and jacket) for my 7 year old. She wears a size 10, and she'll be in her first pageant in August. I've surfed around the internet and found 2 suits, but she wasn't crazy about either of them. I'd love to have one in a bold color, like emerald or purple. Any ideas?

    2 AnswersFashion & Accessories1 decade ago
  • Any tips for breaking a dog of nipping people's heels?

    We have a very lovable, very protective 2 year old german shepherd. Lately, she has become TOO protective. She gets defensive around strangers and won't let them into the yard. If they do get by her, she sneaks up on them and nips their heels or butt. She has not drawn blood, but obviously, she is not making my service people very happy. Of course, keeping her tied up is one way, but I don't want her tied up all the time. I currently keep her tied when I know someone is coming. She is also enclosed by an invisible fence so she doesn't wander off of our property. Also, we don't usually catch her in the act. She is sneaky, and she won't nip while we are next to her. We hear about the bite after it has already happened, so disciplining her at a later time obviously would not be appropriate. She is a sweet, lovable dog, and we'd really like to break her of this nasty habit. Any ideas?

    1 AnswerDogs1 decade ago
  • how to make square motifs lay flat?

    my motif ripples .

    4 AnswersHobbies & Crafts1 decade ago
  • Which name do you prefer for a girl?

    Which of these do you like best?

    Carraleigh Rose

    Rhilynn Shay

    Dylanie Joelle

    Jordann Claire

    55 AnswersBaby Names1 decade ago
  • How many extra-curricular activities are your children involved in?

    My kids are 9 (boy), 7 (girl) and 4 (girl). They all take piano lessons and horseback riding lessons. The older 2 do scouts. In the summer they all swim, the girls do gymnastics, and my boy does baseball. They all also do the Summer Reading Program at the library, and the older 2 go to day camp. They all keep the riding lessons, but drop the piano lessons in the summer.

    Is this a normal load for kids now days? My kids are actually asking to do more activities. They are all straight A students, well behaved, and healthy. (Although we parents are a bit tired from the taxi service!) What is your opinion?

    13 AnswersGrade-Schooler1 decade ago
  • What kinds of healthy snacks do your kids eat?

    I'm running out of ideas for healthy snacks for my kids. We are getting bored with granola, yogurt, popcorn, pretzels and fruit. Any new ideas?

    13 AnswersGrade-Schooler1 decade ago
  • Need tips for setting up a 75 gal. or more freshwater aquarium!?

    I have a 29 gal. freshwater tank, and we're looking to add a second, much larger tank. We LOVE our aquarium! It's been set up for about 3 years now, and it's been pretty successful (until my spotted catfish got bored one day and ate all the neons).

    I would like to keep the 29 gal. as a semi-aggressive tank with catfish, gouramis, sharks, etc. and use the bigger tank for community fish, like mollies, neons and tetras. Have any of you had a community freshwater tank this big with these species? Can I use a few seashells from the ocean in a freshwater tank of that size? Is it harder to maintain than a 29 gal? And it's going to be on the second level of the home (1st level is a finished basement). Will my floorboards hold that much weight?

    I appreciate any tips and advice.

    4 AnswersFish1 decade ago
  • How do you get rid of household mice????

    I need help! I have mice in my house. They are tearing up my food pantry and leaving a mess. I already have Orkin service, and he has left traps and bait stations with poison (some of which must be getting eaten because we're seeing and smelling dead mice here and there). Usually, we have trouble at the beginning of winter, and once Orkin puts out the bait stations, we don't see anymore. This year, we can't get on top of them. I cannot get a cat. I've plugged all the holes I can find with steel wool. They are driving me nuts!!!! Any ideas????

    7 AnswersOther - Home & Garden1 decade ago
  • Working moms!! I need some organizational tips!?

    For moms who work full-time: what are some of your secrets to running a household while bringing home the bacon? How do you keep organized? How do you spend quality time with the family?

    11 AnswersParenting1 decade ago
  • Have you lost more than 100 lbs.? What is your best weight loss tip?

    I want to hear from people who have lost a LOT of weight without surgery. How did you do it? How long did it take? How did you stay motivated?

    24 AnswersDiet & Fitness1 decade ago
  • What can I expect for my 9 year old son who just had his tonsils out?

    My son had his tonsils out 2 days ago. He had to go back to the operating room at 3 hours post-op because of bleeding. They cauterized his throat, and we had to stay overnight at the hospital. Now, 2 days out, he won't talk. He won't drink unless I force him (which I am doing), he won't eat, and he doesn't even want to take his pain medication (which is liquid). His throat is covered with the white scar and areas of black from the cautery. The white area even covers the uvula.

    From the research I did beforehand, I was assuming he would be able to return to school this week. But with him bleeding initially, I'm scared to death he's going to bleed again when that scab falls off. Do any of you have any experience with this? Any advice to offer a worried mom (who also happens to be an RN)?

    8 AnswersOther - Health1 decade ago