Advice Articles

No sweat! Actually, we should sweat in the heat. Sweating is part of the complex system our bodies... read more
Every spring we welcome a few passing ducks and geese to our small backyard pond. Often a pair or... read more
Part 1: neutralizing odors around the house, in the car Neuroscientists say humans can distinguish... read more
The ice cream sold in supermarkets today is not what it once was. It is also ridiculously expensive... read more
As someone who spent many midlife years training for and competing in summer triathlons and who... read more
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that the slow way is the... 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
Certainly among the oldest ways of reliably preserving meats, salting and brining have given the... read more
Perhaps the prettiest sight in the kitchen is homemade jelly. There is nothing like a row of clear... read more
A baker’s dozen of safe, cheap, natural, multi-purpose essentials Most of us keep a few basics on... read more
Every four or five years, I suffer a temporarily deafening buildup of ear wax. It usually hits me... read more
The humble oat (Avena sativa) has a long history of medicinal uses use that continues to this day.... read more
Admit it, the crisp, flaky outer scales of the onions you use in soups, salads, and casseroles... read more
From shaving cream and leather polish to mousetrap bait, peanut butter gets the job done *If you or... read more
Remember the important dogs, cats, and birds in your life by making these recipes for pet treats.... read more
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! You’ve heard of champagne blond, strawberry blond... read more
Down HomeFrugal, natural, at-hand: simple ideas for health & household Welcome! Dictionaries... read more
Getting rid of clutter makes your life a little easier. Doing away with paper clutter is so easy;... read more
Do you want to make a room in your house look fresh with a whole new look? One of the most... read more
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to... read more
You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but he can certainly teach you some. You have to pet-proof... read more
Before throwing the old toothbrush out, take a look at what it can do to improve the small things... read more
Shedding those extra pounds to lose weight may seem impossible, but with these 10 weight-loss... read more
Migraines are the worst form of headaches because they can cause upset stomach and a ringing in... read more
How to get rid of bad breath? See these tips and easy remedies to keep your breath smelling fresh.... read more
Getting enough shut-eye? Most adults need at least 8 hours of sleep every night. If you have... read more
NASA calls it Sick Building Syndrome. I know it as a stuffy house that needs a good airing, as my... read more
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful... read more
Did you know more than 15 million people over the age of 45 complain of osteoarthritis? If you feel... read more
Take care of your hands and nails. Here are ways to deal with nail-biting habits and what to do... read more
A sour stomach is no fun—Check out our natural remedies for soothing your stomach ache, and tips... read more
To put it simply: there is nothing like an egg! Eggs are surrounded by more myths and old wives'... read more
Did you know that agriculture itself could scarcely have evolved eons ago without the recycling... read more
Diminutive breeds are a perfect choice for small, or hobby farms. Miniature farm animals mature at... read more
Don't know what to feed your chickens? Follow our tips and advice! For simplicity, most owners... read more
All hens need a secure shelter for nesting, roosting at night, and escaping predators and bad... read more
With more than 100 recognized breeds to choose from, hen selection is your first high hurdle. Are... read more
Can you tell the difference between a boiler and a broiler? A rooster from a roaster? We've... read more
Looking to paint a room in your house but aren’t sure the measurements? Find out how much paint you... read more
If you want to put wallpaper in your room, but aren’t sure where to begin, follow our easy steps to... read more