Does the Moon affect moods?, pumpkin seeds

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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)

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Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?
Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?
Does the Moon influence our behavior or emotions? There’s never been solid proof but it turns out there’s some new evidence the Moon can affect sleep on the days leading up the full Moon–and it doesn’t matter if you’re in the country or city! Let’s explore the myths and reality of the Moon’s power.
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Squirrels
Squirrels
Got squirrel problems in the yard, garden, and attic? Sure, they’re entertaining to watch and we’re fond of these furry critters, but if you lose your entire vegetable garden and all your bulbs, it can be very frustrating. So what’s a gardener to do? You can co-exist. Try these top tips for...
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Snowflake Trivet

The intricate design was carved by laser beams!

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Halloween 2020
Halloween 2020
Halloween is always celebrated on October 31 so the day of the week changes each year. Find the day of Halloween each year plus this holiday’s fascinating history (it may surprise you!). We also have a bagful of Halloween treats for you from delicious recipes, cool crafts, poetry, and fun...
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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 Seeds
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These crunchy, salty, roasted pumpkin seeds are super simple to make—and hard not to eat in just one sitting!

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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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How to Make a 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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