How to snare a male: Dating & marriage advice from 1950

So many experts have come out with learned treatises on how to land an eligible bachelor, it was time for an experienced amateur to speak up. There is one big difference between their fancy methods and mine. Mine worked.
Miss Lina Cavalieri circus

Women: How to gain weight (1918)

Hot chocolate. Roast beef. Bread with butter. Naps. No, this isn't the ideal vacation, but tips on how to gain weight from a famous actress of long ago.
Juvenile Jungle movie from 1958

How to stop your kids from becoming juvenile delinquents (1958)

When I was a kid, we had the same desire to loot and pillage and rape as these kids today, we were as savage as kids always are, but at the same time, we knew that our parents and all other grownups were unalterably opposed to it, and we didn't do it.

Benjamin Franklin’s advice for getting better sleep (1786)

While Benjamin Franklin may be known for 'Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,' that wasn't his only insight on the subject of sleep. In the summer of 1786, he wrote this, 'The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams.'
19 important marriage tips for the ladies (1838)

19 important marriage tips for the ladies (1838)

Avoid contradicting your husband, do not give your advice till he asks it, and other marriage tips from the 1830s. Because a wife may have more sense than her husband, but she should never seem to know it.