Does the Moon affect moods?, pumpkin seeds

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, October 26, 2017

autumn harvest

October is the treasurer of the year,
And all the months pay bounty to her store;
The fields and orchards still their tribute bear,
And fill her brimming coffers more and more
.

–Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872–1906)

Thursday, October 26, 2017
299th day of the year


Dylan McDermott (actor) was born on this day in 1961.
Harold Rome (composer) died on this day in 1993.


 
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Does the Moon Affect Moods?

Does the Full Moon Make People Crazy?
Ancient authorities like Aristotle, Paracelsus, and Pliny the Elder thought some humans were driven crazy by the full Moon. The Latin name for the Moon—“Luna”—is the root of modern words like “lunacy,” “lunatic,” and even “loon,” as in “crazy as a loon.” 
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Squirrels Driving You Nuts?

Squirrels
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your garden and property.
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Snowflake Trivet

The intricate design was carved by laser beams!
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What Day is Halloween?

Halloween 2018
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. But what day of the week is it this year? (We always hope for a weekend!) See our Halloween Calendar for 2018, 2019, and 2020—plus, enjoy a brief history of Halloween, Halloween recipes, crafts, poetry, and more!
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Alpaca Fleece Outdoor Adventure Socks

The cure for cold feet! Perfect for hiking, work, and active fun.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These crunchy, salty, roasted pumpkin seeds are super simple to make—and hard not to eat in just one sitting! Add a hint of nutmeg or cinnamon to spice them up a bit.

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Sun Beam Patio Accent

These fun patio and deck decorations bring an instant smile to everyone’s face! The Sun Beam measures 13 inches in diameter. It’s made of high-quality recycled steel in the USA and powder-coated to endure outdoor weather. 
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Pumpkin Seed Necklace

How to Make a Pumpkin Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful necklace. Just follow these five steps.
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