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)

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?

Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?
Can the Moon affect your mood? Does it make people crazy? Science doesn’t have proof, but could centuries of folklore be wrong? Unless you plan to ask a werewolf (which we don’t recommend), it might be time to explore the myths and reality.
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Squirrels Driving You Nuts?

Squirrels
Here are tips on how to keep squirrels out of the garden, off the bird feeders, and out of the attic—especially when they are active in autumn. 
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What Day is Halloween?

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Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. What is Halloween really about? How did it get started? Here’s a brief history—it may surprise you! 
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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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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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