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Pet or pest? (Photo: Flickr/pfly)

How to get rid of skinks near your home

August 23, 2012

Q: How do I kill or get rid of skinks?

A: Both cats and king snakes eat skinks. The snakes won't go where humans are and will live harmlessly under the house or in your garden, eating the skinks. Then they will leave if you don't feed them.

You can also trap skinks...

Florist carrying bouquet in center aisle of an ornate church. (Photo: Flickr/Jes

Don't forget the florist! (Photo: Flickr/Jesus Gorriti)

Tipping guidelines for planning your wedding

So many details go into wedding planning that it's easy to overlook tipping the various vendors and helpers who make the day special. But it's best to consider the matter of tipping sooner rather than later.

My experience in planning wedding details has taught me a few good guidelines...

Groom and best man in discussion.

A squabble may ruin a lasting memory. (Photo: Flickr/Eva Rinaldi)

Settling a groom vs. best man feud over guests

Q: My son asked his brother to be the best man at his wedding. However, my son doesn't want his brother's girlfriend to attend because of past bad blood. The best man says he will not attend if his girlfriend is not welcome. What is the best solution?

A: The best...

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Can I keep my hydrangea from turning brown?

July 12, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer:

Q: My climbing hydrangea, I believe, is turning brown, and I am guessing it has not had enough water due to the drought here in Illinois. Is there some...

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Great mattress choice if you have back pain

June 28, 2012

This is a guest post from Eric M. Bright, remodeling Expert on JustAnswer.

I often get asked for mattress recommendations, and here’s my answer: If you suffer from back pain, the absolute best solution for your situation also happens to be the best bed and mattress system made....

Something sweet for your garden.

What's the right climate to grow raspberries?

By Tom Musbach on June 15, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer:

Q: What is the suitable temperature for a raspberry to grow?

A: There are a variety of temperature zones that raspberries can grow in....

Photo: Flickr/Southern Foodways Alliance

Start your garden with the right fertilizer

By Tom Musbach on May 16, 2012

A successful garden that saves money and enhances your diet starts with good dirt.

Soil is the first priority in planning, and you may want to add fertilizer so that your plants have the best chance to grow strong and healthy. Four experts on JustAnswer offer tips below to help with this...

(Photo: Flickr/David Shankbone)

Little-known facts about U.S. senior citizens

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Did you know May is Older Americans Month? To help honor the occasion, here are some interesting facts from the U.S. Census Bureau.

How did May become a spotlight for senior citizens?

President John F. Kennedy...

What is my Mint Julep Cabinet worth?

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Q: I have what is known as a Mint Julep Cabinet (pictured). I've only seen two others in my life, both at high-dollar auctions for over $2,000 each a few years ago. Mine has the original marble top, space for 6 bottles and shelves for the cups. It is very heavy and looks Empire, with...