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Eating Dandelions: Harvesting, Cleaning, and Cooking
My mother dosed her family with generous amounts of dandelion greens as soon as she discovered...
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer,...
What Is the Microbiome: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat!
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Love Potions: Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?
Since the beginning of time, it seems, people have gone above and beyond to try the latest love...
5 Reasons to Eat More Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Could Cocoa be the Sweetheart Spice?
Where does cocoa come from? What’s the difference between cocoa and chocolate? Is chocolate healthy...
How to Find Your Perfect Mate
Herewith, from science and folklore, are more than 20 “surefire” techniques for finding, attracting...
Flowers You Can Eat
But did you know that the flowers of hundreds of common wild and cultivated plants are edible? Yes...
The Most Nutritious Vegetables You Can Grow
What are the healthiest vegetables to grow? After all, if you’re going to plant vegetables, why not...
How to Write a Thank-You Note
Why are thank-you notes important? How long does a thank-you note have to be? What should you say...
10 Tips to Help You Start Exercising (and Keep at It)
How do you start working out? How do you get back in shape? How do you stick to it? These are...
Fruit Kvass With Turmeric: For Your Health!
Ready for a healthy new tradition? Try fruit kvass with turmeric! Just a splash of this fermented...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
Christmas Tree Care Tips
Here are some tips to keep your Christmas tree healthy through the holidays—and to reuse the tree...
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...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2017. According to tradition...
How to Prevent Cold and Flu This Winter
How can we avoid colds and flu naturally? Both—along with pneumonia, strep, chicken pox, and...
Gingerbread House Decorating Tips
Making a gingerbread house may be one of the best ways to spend a snowy, blustery afternoon. Here...
How to Save Money on Heating
Everyone wants to save on their electric bill, so find out how to cut heating costs and keep your...
Natural Remedies for Migraines
Migraines can be truly debilitating, so try these natural remedies for migraine relief. Migraines...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
It’s time to deck the halls! Your garden is a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried...
Homemade Bathroom Cleaners: Toilets, Tubs, and Tiles
To clean your bathroom, use items straight from the pantry! From a toilet bowl cleaner to tub, tile...
How to Care for Table Linens
To judge from the number of fine table linens offered at thrift shops and yard sales, using them...
Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the...
How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments
These homemade cinnamon ornaments make it fun and easy to decorate for the holidays. A great craft...
Seasonal Crafts: Homemade Note Cards
Here’s how to make DIY note cards using that humble spud! Potato printing is easy and fun. You can...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a Holiday Candle Decoration
Transform a soda can into a holiday candle decoration. Here’s how: Very carefully cut off the top...
How to Fold Napkins for the Holidays
Dress up a holiday table by including special napkins at each place. Follow these 4 easy steps to...
Witch Hazel: Plant and Natural Remedy
Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in late October or November and can make for a valuable...
Home Remedies for Dry Skin
Here are some helpful home remedies to relieve dry skin. Winter’s low humidity and harsh conditions...
Nail Biting and Brittle Nail Remedies
Take care of your hands and nails. Here are ways to deal with nail-biting habits and what to do...
Best Firewood Heat Values and Tips
Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of best wood to burn, sorted by high, medium, and low heat ...
Easy To Make Catnip, Cat Toys
Reward your cat with a special treat! At a small cost, you can grow your own catnip, with enough to...
TMJ: A Pain in the...Jaw
Ever had discomfort or pain in your jaw muscles? Let’s talk about TMJ symptoms, causes, and ...
Natural Remedies for Arthritis
If you feel pain and stiffness in your joints caused by inflammation, see our natural remedies for ...
Natural Remedies for a Cold
What can we do to help our bodies through the process healing a cold? Here are some natural...
How to Make Veggie and Lentil Chili - Video
This video shows you how to make this Not-Too-Spicy Veggie and Lentil Chili in a slow cooker. This...
Seasonal Crafts: How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make orange pomander balls, which will fresh your closets and home—and also make a...
Glossary of Chicken Terms
Can you tell the difference between a hen and a rooster? What is a pullet? We’ve compiled a list of...
What Is Your Cat Saying to You?
What does it mean when a cat meows? Here is a look at what your cat is saying to you when it moves...
Where Does Pepper Come From? History, Origin, and Uses
Most of us have a pepper shaker on our kitchen table, but do you know how pepper grows? Find out...
Fidget While You Work?
Is fidgeting your legs or body harmful or helpful to health? We’ve all sat next to that guy...