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10 Surprisingly Useful Ways to Use Cream of Tartar

This mysterious white powder in your pantry is known for its use in baking, but can it really help you around the house? Yes! See the list.

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Should We Bring Back Victory Gardens?

Victory gardens gave Americans on the homefront a sense of purpose while providing food to the nation during a time of need. Should they make a comeback? Learn more.

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Can You Really Recycle Clothes?

The average person throws away 70 pounds of clothing per year, all of which end up in landfills. There is a better way! Learn more.

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Is Good Friday A Good Day To Plant?

According to this bit of folklore, plants grow better and bear more fruit. But is there any truth to this? Find out!

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10 Easy Spring Cleaning Hacks

Don’t let the idea of spring cleaning overwhelm you. Here are 10 easy things you can do to freshen your home for the new season — without toxic chemicals!

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The Asparagus Mystery

Ever wonder why your urine smells unusual after you eat asparagus? If you’re an avid eater of this springtime delicacy, you probably want to know! We have the answer.

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Grow Your Own Potatoes – It’s Easy! Here’s How.

Want to grow your own tasty spuds? You can, right in your own backyard! Here are the things you need to know to get a bumper crop this summer.

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10 Surprising Uses For Potatoes

We all know that potatoes are a delicious, budget-friendly food, but did you know they can also perform a multitude of tasks around the home? See the list.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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