Advice Articles

I was given a magnifying glass for Christmas. It’s a fine brass one, with all sorts of knobs and... read more
Here’s one of my favorite Stir-Fry recipes using bone broth. It’s good for you and good tasting!... read more
Hello Almanac readers, Do you know what Old Farmers really do in the winter? They travel to... read more
Here are our 8 best tips to reuse and renew in the kitchen! Tired of the disposable lifestyle? It’s... read more
Make your own soap, lotion, and other DYI natural body products! Have you ever wondered what... read more
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,... read more
Baking soda is amazing! The white stuff can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling... read more
Celery. Almost every refrigerator holds a sleeve of it. Raw, it’s a grab-and-go food, with a... read more
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best... read more
Do you get cold sores on your mouth or body? Wondering what causes cold sores and how to get rid of... read more
Here are your pet profiles based on the zodiac signs! Capricorn December 22–January 19 Capricorn is... read more
When is Daylight Saving Time 2017? When do you change your clocks for Daylight Saving? How did this... read more
Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected... read more
Sauerkraut made at home has no peer in a can at a deli counter. Follow these tips on how to make... read more
So, you’d like to get started raising chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first... read more
Learn how to build your own chicken coop for your backyard. Here’s beginner’s guide to building a... read more
Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a... read more
All insects have a purpose but some are awfully annoying to humans! Here’s how to deter mosquitoes... read more
With a Phillips screwdriver and some inexpensive hardware-store washers that cost a dime or so, you... read more
Ever heard of kimchi?  It’s a very nourishing and traditional fermented side dish made with... read more
When it comes to housecleaning, I count myself among the minimum-but-good-enough class of rural ... read more
Read on for a surefire remedy for getting rid of hiccups that can strike a person anytime, anywhere... read more
Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you... read more
Raspberries are a delicious power food prized for the vitamins, fiber, and many health benefits... read more
Aside from supplying conventional nutrients, all leafy greens (especially the deeply colored ones)... read more
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—is... read more
Here is a quick-and-easy berry jam recipe—just two ingredients! Importantly, this simple jam has... read more
To clean your bathroom, use items straight from the pantry! From a toilet bowl cleaner to tub, tile... read more
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through... read more
My mother dosed her family with generous amounts of dandelion greens as soon as she discovered... read more
Why do we crack our joints? Is it harmful?  Maybe you’ve picked up this common habit yourself. If... read more
There’s a famous New Yorker cartoon from the early 1990’s about recycling. It shows a long stream... read more
Carrots offer even more health benefits than the Vitamin A you might know about. Plus they’re... read more
Eeow! Startled from a deep sleep, you suddenly come to with a shriek, as your calf, thigh, or maybe... read more
Here’s how to make DIY note cards using that humble spud! Potato printing is easy and fun. You can... read more
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace... read more
Light deprivation, snow and ice storms, dangerous driving conditions, power outages, frozen pipes,... read more
What can we do to help our bodies through the process healing a cold? Here are some herbal remedies... read more
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2016.  According to tradition... read more
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,... read more

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