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Battling Winter Dry Skin
Battling the “Winter Drys”...
Flaky skin, peeling lips, flyaway hair, cracked fingertips, crumbling fingernails, bloody noses, dry eyes.
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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
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...
Where the Wild Things Are: November
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers....
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
Cold sores can be a real pain in the… lip. Learn what causes cold sores and some natural cold sore ...
Zodiac for Pets: Cats & Dogs
Here are your pet profiles based on the zodiac signs! Capricorn December 22–January 19 Capricorn is...
Stain Removal: How to Get Stains Out of Clothes
The best stain remover can sometimes be found right in your home, so check out these tips for...
Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your car emergency kit. In fact, we always say to prepare your car...
Make Your Own Lip Balm
Coming indoors and going out, the dry winter air causes static hair, parched skin, and—especially—...
10 Myths About the Cold
Can the cold weather give you a cold? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Is a...
How to Write a Thank-You Note
Why are thank-you notes important? How long does a thank-you note have to be? Here are the oft-...
10 Tips to Help You Start Exercising (and Keep at It)
Sometimes, it can be difficult to start exercising—and even more difficult to stick with it! Here...
Intriguing Egg Facts and Folklore
To put it simply: there is nothing quite like an egg! Eggs are surrounded by more myths and old...
How to Prevent Cold and Flu in Winter
How can we avoid colds and flu naturally? Both—along with pneumonia, strep, chicken pox, and...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2018. According to tradition,...
How to Make a Gingerbread House
Making a gingerbread house may be one of the best ways to spend a snowy, blustery afternoon....
How to Fold a Napkin: Easy Napkin Folding Ideas
How do you fold a napkin? Here are a few easy ways to fold napkins, including the classic dinner...
How to Make (and Keep) New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions have a long history. Why do we have New Year’s resolutions? And how do we...
How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make pomander balls, which are simply oranges pierced by cloves. As they dry, they ...
Headache Types and Treatments
At some point, most of us will experience the sometimes debilitating and always irritating effects...
How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments
These homemade cinnamon ornaments are super-easy, with only three ingredients! They’re a lovely...
Reusing Newspapers in the Home and Garden
We subscribe to our local daily newspaper and a couple of Sunday papers, so even though hard times...
DIY Aftershave, Shaving Cream, Toner, Deodorant
Most DIY bodycare articles seem to aim exclusively at women. But both men and women may have...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
Household Uses for Peanut Butter
Peanut butter sure is delicious, but did you know that it’s useful, too? From shaving cream and...
The Month of December 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Welcome to December! This month brings with it snow (for many), family, feasts, and fun, but...
A Brief History of the Woodstove
A woodstove could once be found in nearly every American home, but today, more efficient means of...
Hair Loss: Causes and Natural Remedies
Have you experienced thinning hair or hair loss? Here are the causes and natural remedies. When...
How to Care for Table Linens
After a special holiday feast or dinner, how do you care for your table linens? Here are five...
Bowls and Boards For The Holiday Table
Facing some health issues this fall, I turned my mind toward how to make holiday meals that would...
Frozen Pipes: How to Keep Pipes from Freezing
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to...
Windchill Chart for the United States
Consult the Windchill Temperature Chart below to avoid severe winter conditions that could cause...
How to Use a Meat Thermometer: Internal Cooking Temperature Chart
Take the guesswork out of cooking meat and poultry! Here are tips on using a meat thermometer to...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Christmas trees seem to be getting more expensive each year! Here are some tips for buying the...
Natural Remedies for Dry Hair, Itchy Skin, and More
If you suffer from frizzy hair, itchy skin, chapped lips, or one of many other common cosmetic...