St. Nick's Day, George's eggnog, thinning hair?

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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O World, thou choosest not the better part!
It is not wisdom to be only wise,
And on the inward vision close the eyes,
But it is wisdom to believe the heart
.

–George Santayana (1863–1952)

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St. Nicholas Day 2020
St. Nicholas Day 2020
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Is he the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas? Find out about the history of St. Nicholas Day and the traditions associated with this holiday (leave out those shoes!).
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Star Wreath Hanger

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A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
With wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and natural disasters, this year has been by far the costliest ever in the United States in terms of weather events. The total cost of weather-related damages has likely exceeded $350 billion, at least $100 billion more than the previous mark. Of course, this...
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

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What is Hugelkultur? The Ultimate Raised Bed
What is Hugelkultur? The Ultimate Raised Bed
What is hugelkultur, anyway? When I first heard the word, I thought it must be a new kind of yogurt, but no—it is a raised garden bed. “Hügelbeds” can be translated as “mound culture”—in which plants or crops are grown on raised beds with a mounded shape and form. Many swear that it takes raised...
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Mason Jar Lids with Micro Lights

Create your own jazzy accent lighting! Fits most standard mason jars. Each lid dangles 5 lights, is battery-powered, and has a 4-hour timer.

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George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Enjoy this homemade old-school eggnog recipe from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate. There’s also an amusing story to tell about this popular recipe, which might offer up a nice little tidbit of cocktail conversation to go with your festive concoction. 
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Santa's Key

The perfect solution for homes without a chimney!

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Hair Loss: Causes and Home Remedies
Hair Loss: Causes and Home Remedies
Have you experienced thinning hair or hair loss? Wondering why it’s happening and how to stop it? Here’s a look at the usual causes, as well as some natural home remedies.
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Screaming Eagle Garden Stake

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