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Our world is full of insects, and our first response to seeing one is usually to reach for a can of spray to zap it. Is this good idea? What's in your typical can of bug spray? And, could it harm you, too?
Looking for tips on painting the exterior of your house? Look no further! HowStuffWorks is here to guide you through the process, from choosing paint to maintaining that new curb appeal.
The middle of an emergency is a lousy time to realize that fire extinguishers are more than a point-and-shoot proposition. Think you could manage one that you lob at the local inferno?
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Construction nails are most often made of steel, which contains rust-prone iron. You can make a nail more resistant to rust by treating it, or dipping it. But why would you want to double dip your nails?
The housing crisis in the U.S. continues to rage on, with recent reports indicating that a new wave of foreclosures is expected to hit in 2012. What options do communities have in the face of this situation?