Advice Articles

Here are some tips to keep your Christmas tree healthy through the holidays—and avoid an untimely ... read more
To judge from the number of fine table linens offered at thrift shops and yard sales, using them... read more
Decorate for the holidays this season with this festive homemade nut wreath! A wide variety of nuts... read more
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift... read more
These homemade cinnamon ornaments make it fun and easy to decorate for the holidays. A great craft... read more
Herewith, from science and folklore, are over 20 surefire techniques for finding, attracting, and... read more
The Native American art of making apple heads is both easy and fun. Follow these instructions for a... read more
In today's world of online dating Web sites and “speed dating,” sometimes it's good to be reminded... read more
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an... read more
Learn how to make a bird seed wreath with these simple instructions, and create something very... read more
Make homemade remedies for skin, care, and puffy eyes—from common, edible household items! Whether... read more
More time is lost to business and industry from headaches than from heart disease, stroke, and... read more
Here are 16 folk remedies for headaches. Back then, they didn't have that warning, “don't try these... read more
Doctors and scientists are always telling us ways to live longer. Usually they involve a healthier... read more
Have you ever heard of a mad stone? This home remedy was used for centuries to heal though it’s not... read more
Did you know that there are “hot” and “cold” methods of composting? Read on to learn more.... read more
If you can hold a saw, you can be a chain saw artist. This was the message of William Westenhaver... read more
Treasured family photographs will last for generations if they are handled properly. Here are some... read more
Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of best-burning wood to use as well as firewood tips. Did you... read more
We all have times when stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness enter our lives. Here are traditional... read more
You've probably heard this more than once: “Wash your hands—and use lots of soap and hot water!” As... read more
Coughs, while rarely serious, can be really annoying! Some of these herbal remedies can provide... read more
Here are a few simple herbal remedies to help ease the discomfort of a sore throat. Gargle with... read more
If you're trying hard to avoid colds and the flu, here are some prevention strategies to keep you... read more
There are many superstitions and old wives tales’ about the house and home. From our collection of... read more
Here are a few hints on how to use a hammer. Don’t get nailed! Don’t buy a hammer with a visible... read more
Make your own cleaning products. Homemade cleaners are simple and a great way to save money.... read more
At the Almanac, we've discovered some good tricks to cure those annoyng but common household... read more
I can hear it now: “Hey! What is this? I bought this vinyl siding because it’s not supposed to need... read more
The following pointers on how to choose and use paintbrushes are crucial to a seamless, low-stress... read more
In your home you are surrounded by items with obscure names as arcane as any you’ll find on a... read more
Since moving to New Hampshire a few years ago, I have been amazed by so-called Yankee frugality—and... read more
Appliances are often big-ticket items. If you're looking to save money, here are some tips on... read more
When you’re looking to save money, thrift shops are a good place to start. At The Salvation Army... read more
We’d all prefer to have some money left in our wallets after paying for clothing. These handy tips... read more
Looking for ways to save money at the grocery store? Here are some practical money-saving tips that... read more
Proper preparation for repainting depends on preparing the surface properly. Here are some tips: To... read more
Look to this handy chart for some expert advice on choosing types of carpets. Ready to spruce up... read more
Picking the perfect wedding gift that is both useful and pleasing to the couple can be a difficult... read more
The wedding cake has a long history and is still a very popular custom. Read on to learn more about... read more