Sleeping better, eclipse folklore, fried green tomatoes
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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 15, 2017
When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake's green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool.
–Thomas S. Collier (1842–93)
Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor (Princess Anne) was born on this day in 1950. Will Rogers (humorist) died on this day in 1935.
Solar Eclipse Folklore, Myths, and Superstitions
Here at the The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we do love our folklore and mythology—and there’s nothing like a total solar eclipse to get folks wondering why things happen. For the Sun to suddenly disappear demands explanation—or, let’s say, imagination! People around the world, especially in ancient times, have come up with many interesting stories, legends, and superstitions.
How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden Plant a fall vegetable garden—and extend your harvest. In late summer, you might think the garden is winding down, but this is the perfect (and easy) time to bring in those wonderful cool-weather vegetables. Here’s how to get started.
How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you might benefit from these natural sleep aids, which might help you sleep better.
Animal-shaped microwave heating pads that double as a gentle ice packs. Provide natural hot and cold comfort! Microwave for moist heat therapy to relax stiff muscles and improve circulation and flexibility.