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Thinning Hair Remedies
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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Muscle Twitches, Tics, and Jerks
Ever experienced muscle twitches, jerks, or involuntary tics? What causes them? Are they serious?...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
How to Garden on a Budget
In this short video, we show you how to plan a beautiful and productive vegetable garden that won’t...
8 Reasons Why a Vegetable Garden Makes Us Happy and Healthy
Which hobby helps you live longer? Turns out it’s gardening! If you’re resolved to live a healthier...
Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergens
While it’s a challenge to truly allergy-proof your home, there are certainly practical cleaning...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is...
Coughing and Wheezing in Cold Weather?
In cold weather, have you ever noticed that you wheeze, cough, or have shortness of breath,...
Holiday Plants That Are Harmful to Cats and Dogs
We have two new kittens at our house—Fred and Ginger—and they seem to be doubly curious about...
Headache Types and Treatments
Not all headaches are created equal. Learn about the many different types of headaches and headache...
Ice or Heat: Home Remedies for Pain
Nothing eases everyday pains, strains, aches, and bruises like cold and heat. But which conditions...
Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries
Many of us look forward to winter with its peaceful landscapes and fun in the snow. But winter also...
Hair Loss: Causes and Home Remedies
Have you experienced thinning hair or hair loss? Wondering why it’s happening and how to stop it?...
Six Types of Salt and How to Use Them
What single ingredient can make or break a dish? The answer is salt. Many readers ask us about the...
Surprising Uses for the Humble Potato
Our modern potato came from southern Peru, domesticated there 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. Humble,...
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...
The Full Moon, Childbirth, and Marriage
The Moon has a personal relationship with us all, and folklore has it that childbirth and even...
How Much Paint Do I Need?
Looking to paint a room in your house but not sure how much paint to buy? Find out how much paint...
National Farmer's Day
National Farmer’s Day, October 12, is a day to honor hardworking farmers throughout American...
The Story of One Small Farm in America
For Lauren Tyner, her passion for farming started with a goat. The now co-owner/-operator of...
5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Here are five simple natural sore throat remedies to help ease the discomfort! Let us know how they...
How to Stay Motivated in Gardening and Life
For whatever reasons, you’ve decided to adopt a so-called “natural” way of life. You went for it,...
Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some...
Health Benefits of White Fruit and Vegetables
I’ve already written about the health benefits of eating a variety of richly pigmented plant foods—...
Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Got allergies? It helps to know which are the best plants and worst plants for allergies—plus, here...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
Hot Peppers for Health & Happiness
Not only are hot peppers delicious in cooking, but also they have healing powers—triggering a...
Take a Mini-Vacation Every Day
Another summer winding down without a real vacation. I’ve written many times before about how...
History of American Cosmetics
The history of cosmetics is a fascinating one, as standards of beauty have changed significantly...
Dog Birthday Cake: Peanut Butter Carrot Cake
Make your dog this flavorful peanut butter carrot cake on a special occasion, such as a doggy...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! Here are 10...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give...
Prevent Basement Flooding
Spring rain and summer storms are great for the garden, but a wet basement is never a good surprise...
How to Store Vegetables and Fruit
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher! ...
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Old-Fashioned Views on How Appearance Determined Personality
Judging by this document published in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1816, a bushy eyebrow shows you...
Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress
Herbs and natural remedies can help calm anxiety and stress. Here’s a list of ways to relieve...
Concussions. They’re amazingly common. Untold numbers of people coming into emergency rooms don’t...
The Garden: My Favorite Reality Show
We’ve probably been using gardens as metaphors ever since humans began tending them. What happens...
Five Healthy Foods You Probably Aren't Eating (or Might Consider Eating More Of)
Most plain fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense. But on my long walk today, I started thinking...
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find...
10 Great Reasons to Line Dry Your Laundry
Why would people line dry their laundry when dryers have been invented? I’ll give you ten great...
Chicken Coop Design Considerations
There is no one perfect chicken coop design for a small backyard flock, but whether you are...