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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 6, 2017
When the tree bares, the music of it changes:
Hard and keen is the sound, long and mournful;
Pale are the poplar boughs in the evening light
Above my house, against a slate-cold cloud.
–Conrad Aiken (1889–1973)
Maria Shriver (newscaster) was born on this day in 1955. Clarence "Ace" Parker (professional football player) died on this day in 2013.
Surprising Uses for Baking Soda
The Best Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! This versatile substance can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth. Here are some of the best uses for baking soda.
Tracking the High Costs of Hurricanes
I recently went to Florida to visit my sister and saw damage from Hurricane Irma—mostly downed or damaged palm trees. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season does not end until Nov. 30, but four major hurricanes of Category 3 or greater have already occurred. Let’s see how the 2017 season compares with the worst hurricanes in recorded history.
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every garden. Autumn is the best time to plant these long-lived, hardy, deer- and rodent-resistant bulbs.
Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve collected our (mostly) traditional Thanksgiving recipes for you—featuring roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more.