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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Behold within the north a crimson light
That reaches to the heavens' farthest height
–Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
51st day of the year

Lili Taylor (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
Hunter S. Thompson (journalist and author who unleashed the concept of "gonzo journalism" in books like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) died on this day in 2005.

Gardening Notebook > Learn More
Black Bean Soup Recipe

Black Bean Soup With Grapefruit

This Black Bean Soup has a wonderful creamy texture and earthy flavor—plus, it’s filling and nutritious. 

Bath Bomb Sets

Creates a luxurious bath or memorable gift! Choose from 4 relaxing scents.
February Blizzards

The Worst Blizzards in Recent History
Do you have memories of bad blizzards? Let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable February storms of the past 50 years.
Papillon Foaming Hand Soap Napkin Set

This convenient caddy includes a large bottle of premium foaming hand soap and a package of matching hostess napkins, making your counters both neat and beautiful for family and guests.
Sublime Sublimation

Where the Snow Goes
Let’s talk about winter air. Ever noticed that if you have frost on your car, it will probably be totally gone by the time you reach your destination, even if the weather is subfreezing? The cause is sublimation! The snow is turning from a solid directly to a gas, bypassing the liquid watery stage.
Kitchen Clocks

Metal kitchen clocks in 8 stunning designs!
Why Skunks Spray

Scent-sational Skunks
Skunks can be found just about everywhere in North America. The most common, the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), lives in southern Canada, most of the United States, and parts of northern Mexico. 
Chef Aprons

Oodles of bright and beautiful designs to choose from!
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Discover No-Dig Gardening

No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the yearly soil tilling? Sore from pulling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening can help save your back while boosting your soil’s health. It allows the beneficial organisms in your soil to thrive undisturbed, making it a better place for your plants to grow.
Wild Berry Blossom Umbrella

Stand out in the rain!