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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...
Varicose and Spider Veins: Causes and Treatments
They’re as common as mosquitoes in summer, and about as beloved. Unfortunately there’s no repellant...
How to Appear to Know More Than You Really Do
For those of you who are visiting someone else’s table this holiday season, here are a few humorous...
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late fall and can make for both a valuable landscaping plant...
What Every Farmer's Child Should Know
Some things can be learned from experience, while others just need to be taught. Here’s what a ...
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...
Restless Legs Syndrome: Symptoms and Home Remedies
Do you have trouble sleeping at night due to restless legs? Here’s a list of restless legs syndrome...
Apple Cider Press Party | How to Make Apple Cider
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an...
Why Am I So Tired? | Overcoming Fatigue
Do you often feel fatigued during the day for seemingly no reason at all? Here are some of the most...
How to Make a Pumpkin Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of the best firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low...
How to Estimate Distances
Did you know that your arm is about ten times longer than the distance between your eyes? That fact...
Honey Natural Remedies: Not Just for Tea
Looking for a natural alternative to common over-the-counter medications? The cure may be closer...
How to Keep Drains from Clogging
If you have running water in your home, here are a few important things you need to know about your...