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Here's how to make orange pomanders, which will fresh your closets and home—and also make a lovely holiday ornament for friends, family, and work colleagues.

Transform a soda can into a holiday candle decoration. You may want to ask your parents to help with the cutting part. Here's how:

Check out this author's intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the relationship between the moon phase and when a mother gives birth.

Why do autumn leaves change color? What type of trees—and weather—produce the most vivid fall foliage? Read on . . .

 At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and tossed them from their beds. Little did they know that it was going to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in the history of the United States. 

Everyone knows about birthstones: the special stone assigned to each month. Each of them has a meaning behind it. Every month also has birth flowers which are a lot easier to give to that special someone! 

(Here's article from the Almanac archives with some tongue-in-cheek advice about having a baby . . . )

Anyone with the brains of a bunny can raise a happy, healthy, successful child by following a few simple rules. The following bits of folk wisdom have been collected...

The history of ice cream is a messy one. Many nations claim to have invented it, just as various individuals take credit for it. Still, it makes for a chilling drama. So grab a bowl of your favorite flavor, and dig in.

We searched for some of the most obscure contests held throughout North America. Bored at a family reunion? Try one of these out for a fun way to pass the time (except the Bunion Derby—we don't recommend having a family Bunion Derby for fun).

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, provided us with endless entertainment through numerous novels, nonfiction books, short stories, and essays—all despite having ended formal schooling after the fifth grade. Here are 10 curious facts about his life...


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