Advice Articles

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
Use a clothesline instead of a dryer to dry your clothes in warm, dry weather. You save money,... 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
Here's a look at the customs, traditions, and etiquette of wedding rituals—then and now. “Keep your... read more
The Moon has a personal relationship with us all, and folklore has it that courting and birthing... read more
Native Americans used cornhusks to make spiritual messenger dolls. Early settlers in the Colonies... read more
Manure creates nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining soil for your plants. The most common sources of... read more