Sleeping better, eclipse folklore, fried green tomatoes

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 15, 2017

dragonfly

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)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
227th day of the year


Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor (Princess Anne) was born on this day in 1950.
Will Rogers (humorist) died on this day in 1935.


 

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Eclipse Folklore

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.
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How to Save Veggie Seeds

How to Save Vegetable Seeds: Seed-Saving Guide
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Fried Green Tomato Recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes

Is there anything better than a handful (or two) of crispy fried green tomatoes? Check out a time-tested and beloved recipe for the Southern staple below.

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Natural Sleep Aids

Natural Sleep Aids for Insomnia, Sleep Deprivation, and 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.
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