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The best way to avoid floor stains is to cover your whole house in sheets of plastic. If you'd prefer to avoid the serial killer look, you need to get to those stains quickly. This infographic explains how to completely remove stains from various floor surfaces.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Maybe you're working on a small hobby project and are looking for a unique way to stain your wood without those noxious chemical fumes. You want your birdhouse to attract animals of discriminating tastes, right? Here are a few wood-staining techniques you can try using items you might have in your kitchen.

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Video Nothing stops a party in its tracks like spilling a glass of red wine on white clothing. Everyone clamours for their go-to method of cleaning the stain before it sets. Shaving cream! Salt! Incantations! But do any of them actually work? Today we test a few commonly suggested methods for cleaning red wine.

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Lipstick looks sexy on lips, but kind of gross on glassware. "Not wearing lipstick" may seem like the obvious solution, but with all the holiday cocktail parties coming up, that's unlikely to happen. Luckily, there's a quick fix for this problem: give the glass a little lick.

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Chances are, at some point in your life you'll get blood on your clothing or sheets (hopefully from minor normal bodily happenings like a nosebleed and not something more serious or criminal). Here are some tips for removing those obstinate stains, whatever their cause.

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Foaming shaving creams are useful outside of the bathroom. They also do a great job at breaking down stubborn food and grease stains, like coffee or mustard stains from clothing or carpets. Just dab a little on the stain, let it settle in, and then blot the shaving cream – and the stain – away.

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The University of Illinois' Stain Solution website gathers exhaustive remedies for hundreds of common, hard-to-remove stains in one easy-to-search resource — with surprising specificity. Did that coffee stain come with cream or no cream?