Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen

Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are folk-remedy experts and home tipsters based in New York City. They have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard” and are authors of  several books, including Secret Food Cures.

Skin & Nails

Homemade Hand Moisturizers

These better-for-you hand moisturizers are easy to make.


Delicious Oatmeal Makeover

You probably know that oatmeal is an economical, satisfying, good-for-you breakfast food, but on its own it can be pretty…


Fun April Fool’s Gags

It’s April Fool’s Day—time to release your inner trickster. Here are some of our favorite last-minute (harmless!) gags…  Ewww! The…