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Thanksgiving Cleaning with...
It’s time to clean the house for Thanksgiving! Find out how to make homemade cleaners from natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, lemons, and salt—many found right in...
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Household Uses for Lemons
Lemons aren’t just good for adding flavor to recipes: They’re also very useful around the house!...
Badlands National Park
Join the Almanac in a coast-to-coast exploration of America’s most beloved national parks and...
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...
How to Make a Gingerbread House
Making a gingerbread house may be one of the best ways to spend a snowy, blustery afternoon....
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...
How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments
These homemade cinnamon ornaments are super-easy, with only three ingredients! They’re a lovely...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
A Brief History of the Woodstove
A woodstove could once be found in nearly every American home, but today, more efficient means of...
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...
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 Every Farmer's Child Should Know
Some things can be learned from experience, while others just need to be taught. Here’s what a ...
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...
Cold and Flu Prevention Tips
If you’re trying hard to avoid catching the common cold and the flu, here are some prevention tips...
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...
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
The next time you need some health help, check your pantry for some old-fashioned home remedies!...
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 just builds up naturally. Here’s...
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...
Water Shouldn't be Wet! Why Water's Amazing
Water shouldn’t really be wet! It shouldn’t be liquid. It should be a gas. After all, all other...
September is National Honey Month!
This month is sweet! September is National Honey Month; read on for honey facts worth buzzing about...
Wedding Traditions, Customs, and Etiquette
Here’s a look at some common wedding customs, traditions, and etiquette—from then and now! “Keep...
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...
Pet Goat Facts and Tips
Are you thinking about getting a goat? Here are some interesting facts you might not know about our...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
Everyday Advice for Any Day
Robert B. Thomas, founder of this Almanac, recognized that the way to win the favor of readers was...
Vacation: A State of Mind
If you’ve ever tended a big food garden in a region that gets frost—the kind of garden that you...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
5 Natural Treatments for Healthy Hair
To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair...
Household Uses of Salt
Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected...
Tips for Raising Baby Chicks
Here’s how to raise baby chicks the right way—from the day they arrive to the day they start laying...
How to Make Sweet Pickles
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that making bread and...
Health Benefits of Oatmeal and Oats
Oats are good for more than just breakfast. Read on to learn about the health benefits of oatmeal ...
Backyard Chicken Basics
Keeping Chickens: An American Tradition Once upon a time, virtually all American households kept...