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I'm intrigued by this blogger's notion of rationing clothing/fabric/yarn purchases according to the wartime allowances.

A chance remark to a fellow student prompted an informal experiment in 2012. As the year draws to a close and January – the month of good resolutions – is just around the corner, I plan to continue the experiment on a more formal level. Back in January, after a fascinating but worrying seminar on


I’m going to be honest here: The internet has some pretty crazy stuff. There are websites, profiles, glitches—and one of the weirdest, ads.

From copy machines to beauty routines this is what your mothers and grandmothers had to contend with. Aren't you glad times have changed?

From copy machines to beauty routines this is what your mothers and grandmothers had to contend with. Aren't you glad times have changed?

Can a modern family survive on war time rations article from MAILONLINE

You were only allowed one egg and three rashers of bacon a week - but Britons were never healthier than when we lived on wartime rations. So what happened when one modern family gave it a try?

War-era food posters: Wacky, well-meaning, and still relevant [SLIDESHOW] | Grist

Skinless frankfurters, laying-hen lessons, fat recycling -- the Obama administration could take a few tips from propagandizing presidencies past.

This photo brings back memories of when the carhops would bring our order to car in a tray like this.

I can remember growing up in Pineville, Louisiana and going across the Red River to Alexandria where we would go to the A&W Root Beer place in our 1949 Packard. How could we ever forget those i…

In the 1940s, surveys showed that the name Betty Crocker was known to nine out of 10 American homemakers. According to Fortune magazine in April 1945, she was the second best-known woman in America, following First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Betty Crocker was known as the First Lady of Food. In 1945, at the request of the U.S. Office of War Information, for four months Betty Crocker broadcast on NVC radio a program called “Our Nation’s Rations” to help homemakers make the most of rationed foods.

The phrase, Call me Betty Crocker, isnt something any of us throw around lightly. Its deeply rooted in American culture. From music, books, film and television to even the inside of some of our favorite celebrities palatial pads, Betty Crocker is there. Weve helped shape Americas homes, kitchens and tastes for a century. Sure, it didnt happen overnight, but it did happen thanks to our "Bettys," AKA you all! So, lets take a moment to collectively brush our shoulders off. The whisks weve taken…

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