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Hair Loss: Causes and Home...
Have you experienced thinning hair or hair loss? Wondering why it’s happening and how to stop it? Here’s a look at the usual causes, as well as some natural home remedies.
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How to Freeze Corn
We love corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so the...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
How to Cool Your Body Down
What can you do to stay cool in hot weather? Here are tips on keeping your body cool, especially if...
Watering Wisely in the Garden
To perform its very best, your garden needs to be watered properly, especially in the heat of...
Yes, Plants Have Protein! Choosing Healthy Protein Foods
There’s always debate about fats and carbs, but everyone knows that protein is essential to life....
Cricket Facts and Keeping Pet Crickets
Crickets are fascinating and keeping crickets will teach you a lot about them. They are perfect for...
Simple Ways to Save Money (That You Might Not Have Considered)
Budgets are tight for many of us. If you’ve squeezed and squeezed and squeezed yours again, maybe...
Vegetable Nutrition: Healthy Veggies to Add to Your Diet
Do you eat your veggies? Here’s a quick list of the common vegetables that pack a punch of helpful...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
Poison Oak: Identification and Treatment
“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and...
5 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage
If you haven’t eaten cabbage in a while, we urge you to look again at this healthy, unsung hero of...
Creating a Recipe from the Garden
My sister and I both love to cook. We aim for dishes that are nutritious, cheap, quick, and...
Best Tips for Preventing & Recovering From Falls
Everybody falls down. We slip on ice, trip over unexpected obstacles, fail to negotiate a step up...
Today's Home Economics
Today, our local paper featured a front-page story on the “end” of home economics courses (now...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Bumblebees: The Friendly, Fuzzy Bee
The bumblebee is the largest and gentlest of bees—and a pollination champ! We answer some common...
Flowers You Can Eat!
Yes, there are many flowers that you can eat! Edible flowers are good for healing, too. While there...
Plant Pollination: Encouraging Bees to Your Garden
Support pollination with a bee-friendly garden! We’ll help you choose bee-friendly flowers—and the...
White Vinegar: Powerful But Use With Caution
It’s hard to think of a natural substance that serves such a wide array of everyday purposes as...
How to Tie Knots
Learning how to tie knots is a very useful skill. Here’s how to tie knots, including all the basics...
Homemade Mixtures Can Spice Up Beans and Lentils
When I hear the statement, “When people can’t afford pork or beef, they move to chicken.” I always...
Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees
If you’ve decided to move forward with raising bees, let’s get down to business: Learn your ...
Beekeeping 101: Supplies, Clothing, and Equipment
What beekeeping supplies, clothing, and equipment will you need to raise bees? Here are the items...
Beekeeping 101: Where to Get Honey Bees
You can’t be a beekeeper without any bees! Here’s how and where to obtain a colony of honey bees...
Beekeeping 101: Choosing a Type of Beehive
Before your bees arrive, you must consider where they are going to live. There are three basic...
Beekeeping 101: Harvesting Honey
Is there anything tastier than fresh, local honey? Once you’ve got your honey bee colony ...
Beekeeping 101: Common Bee Pests and Diseases
A very important part of successful beekeeping deals with honey bee health. Learn about the most...
New Uses for Old Socks, Tights, and Panty Hose
Don’t worry—there are actually a lot of uses for the sock who lost its mate! Plus, there are some...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
Is Your Pet Overweight? Exercise and Eating Tips for Dogs and Cats
Is your pet overweight? Pets have the same tendency to gain weight (and consequences from doing so...
How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you...
What Is The Best Sleeping Position?
Find out how your sleeping position affects your health and how to sleep better in a healthy...
Pet Zodiac Signs
Here are your pet’s Zodiac signs and traits. It’s fun to see if your pet’s sign rings true. Perhaps...
How to Get Lucky the Old-Fashioned Way
In today’s world of dating, sometimes it’s good to be reminded of the basic “do’s” and “don’ts” on...
The Many Household Uses for Vinegar
Here are some of the many household uses for white vinegar—from cleaning to stain treatment to...
What is Thirdhand Smoke?
Ever noticed that rugs, draperies, and upholstered furniture have smelled like cigarette smoke? The...
Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to...
Go Ahead: Add On a Little More Weight
When most people think of exercise, they think of running and “cardio.” However, as you age,...
Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
This year, I started making my own laundry detergent. It’s less irritating on my skin—and works as...
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...
Witch Hazel: Natural Remedy and First Aid Plant
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a humble but amazing native North American shrub. For...
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...