People don't often look back on the early 1900's for advice, but what if we could actually learn something from the Lost Generation?

The New York Public Library has digitized 100 "how to do it" cards found in cigarette boxes over 100 years ago, and the tips they give are so practical that millennials reading this might want to take notes.

How to Prevent Colours Running

To prevent colours in household linen from running and staining other linen when washed together, coloured things should first be steeped in a solution of salt water. A double handful of salt to a gallon of water is a good propotion, and coloured things should be left to soak in this for about twenty-four hours.