Why so tired?, plant tulips now, epic bird migrations

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 16, 2018

october scene

"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
–L.M. Montgomery (1874–1942)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
289th day of the year

Tim Robbins (actor & director) was born on this day in 1958.
Ed Lauter (actor) died on this day in 2013.

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Epic Bird Migration

The Epic Migration of the Red Knot
Although many birds (and humans!) winter in warmer climates, the bird that should win the most “frequent flyer” points is certainly the Red Knot. Discover more about this bird’s truly epic annual migration—and why this once-numerous shorebird is now threatened.


How To Get Rid Of Deep Fat

Researchers have announced a radical new technique that not only fights potentially deadly belly fat, but also leads to slimmer waists, improved organ function, and perhaps even a longer, healthier life.
Plant Tulips Now

Long live the tulip! Plant this brightly colored jewel now for a lovely display in early spring. We truly look forward to seeing those blue-green leaves start to emerge as the Earth awakens from its winter sleep! Here are our tips on how to plant and care for tulips.
The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.
Toffee Popcorn!

Toffee Popcorn recipe

Around Halloween (or, anytime) make this sinfully delicious Toffee Popcorn. It’s extremely easy to make and a great snack for the whole family.

Decorative Thermometers

Choose from classic styles to songbird and flower designs!
Easy Beef and Noodle Recipe

Thai Beef and Noodles

Skip the take-out and liven up your weekly dinner menus with this easy recipe for Thai Beef and Noodles. This spicy dish is a great way to use up leftover steak.

Local Farmers' Market Tote

Save 30% while supplies last! Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
Why so Tired? Causes of Fatigue

Why Am I So Tired?
Do you often feel fatigued during the day for seemingly no reason at all? Here are some of the most common causes of fatigue—and how to overcome them!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years!