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Household Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! This versatile substance can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers...
How to Make Fire Cider: An Apple-Cider Vinegar Tonic
Fire Cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple-cider vinegar. See how to make this...
Recipes for Homemade Toiletries: Soaps, Shampoos, and More
Explore our easy recipes for soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and other toiletries. Our bath and body...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
Reuse, Renew, and Refresh: In the Kitchen
Here are our 8 best tips to reuse and renew in the kitchen! Tired of the disposable lifestyle? It’s...
Sharpening the New Year's Resolution: 10x
I was given a magnifying glass for Christmas. It’s a fine brass one, with all sorts of knobs and...
Stir-Fry Recipe With Bone Broth
Here’s one of my favorite Stir-Fry recipes using bone broth. It’s good for you and good tasting!...
Surviving Winter Travel Weather!
Hello Almanac readers, Do you know what Old Farmers really do in the winter? They travel to...
Cranberries: Get ’Em While You Can
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
What causes cold sores and what are some natural cold sore remedies? Find out here! What are Cold...
Zodiac for Pets: Cats & Dogs
Here are your pet profiles based on the zodiac signs! Capricorn December 22–January 19 Capricorn is...
Home Remedies for Dry Skin
Are you plagued by dry, itchy skin? Here are some helpful dry skin remedies. Winter’s low humidity...
How to Get Rid of Bad Smells
There are many ways to mask bad smells in your home, but how do you truly get rid of them? Here’s...
Cold and Flu Prevention Tips
If you’re trying hard to avoid catching the common cold and the flu, here are some prevention...
Fall Leaves: Cleaning up the Lawn, Home, and Garden
While fall cleanup may not be much fun, we choose to see the task as a trade-off for the beautiful...
Home Remedies for Cough Relief
Coughs, while rarely serious, can be really annoying! Some of these natural remedies can provide...
How to Make Apple Cider With a Press
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an...
Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb-Infused Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
How to Clean and Season a Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet can last a lifetime—probably several if it’s passed from generation to...
Where Does Black Pepper Come From?
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know where that pepper actually...
How to Make Pickled Peppers Recipe
Interested in pickling? See how to pickle bell peppers with this simple recipe. Watch video from...
How Do You Know if Your Eggs Are Good?
How do you know if your eggs are still good? Almanac editor Janice Stillman shares egg-cellent tips...
How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make orange pomander balls, which will freshen your closets and home—or make a lovely...
Where Does Dust Come From?
As we attack dust with a vengeance (or, a mild swipe now and then), it’s tempting to wonder: Where...
Big Helps for Little Hurts: Old-fashioned Home Remedies for Kids
Next time you need some health help, check your pantry for some old-fashioned home remedies! Here...
Victorian Era Etiquette and Manners
There were countless rules of social manners and etiquette during the Victorian Era, though they...
Earwax Removal with Olive Oil
Do you ever experience a deafening buildup of ear wax? It usually hits me early in the outdoor...
Household Uses for Vinegar
Here are some of our favorite household uses for vinegar. From cleaning shower curtains to...
Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Here are a few simple natural sore throat remedies to help ease the discomfort! Let us know how...
Tips to Avoid Winter Weight Gain
There’s no shortage of magazine articles about avoiding the 10-pound winter weight gain, but why do...
7 Tips for Fall Allergy Relief
Fall allergy season is upon us and if you’re one who suffers, you know all too well what this...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! (I mean the kind that grow on trees, not the latest iPhone.) Here are some...
Why Water Is So Amazing and Unique
It’s hard not to appreciate water, despite it being the most common compound in the cosmos. Besides...
Six Types of Salt and How to Use Each
What single ingredient can make or break a dish? The answer is salt. Many readers ask us about the...
Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress
Herbs and natural remedies can help calm anxiety and stress. Here’s a list of ways to relieve...
September is National Honey Month!
This month is sweet! September is National Honey Month; read on for honey facts worth buzzing about...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans are hard at work canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and fermenting the...
Wedding Traditions, Customs, and Etiquette
Here’s a look at some common wedding customs, traditions, and etiquette—from then and now! “Keep...
How to Tie Knots
Learning how to tie knots is a very useful skill. Here’s how to tie knots, including all the basics...
100 Ways to Avoid Dying (According to Folklore)
Doctors and scientists are always telling us ways to live longer. Usually they involve a healthier...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available to most, making them a healthy and convenient...