Low-care houseplants, spooky skies, bats and spiders

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 30, 2018


The hosts of lovers, young in death,
Go seeking down the world to-night,
Remembering faces, warmth and breath—
And they shall seek till it is light.

–Hortense King Flexner (1885–1973)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
303rd day of the year

Andrea Mitchell (newscaster) was born on this day in 1946.
Al Molinaro (actor) died on this day in 2015.

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Autumn's Dark Skies

Spooky Sky: We Dare You to Go Out!
The Sun is setting earlier and earlier: It’s really dark. The leaves are dropping quickly now, so barren branches now tremble in the wind. And yes, even that wind is generally stronger during the cold months.


How To Fix Your Fatigue And Get More Energy

Did you know that some foods marketed as superfoods might be draining your energy, making you fatigued, causing you to gain weight, and lowering your metabolism? Many “super food” companies have expensive lobbyists who convince lawmakers to allow them to advertise these foods as “health foods.”
Low-Care Houseplants

Best Indoor Plants for Low Light
Less water, less light, and less care. If you’re like most people, you have little time to fuss with plants yet you love the character and style that houseplants bring to indoor settings. Perhaps you don’t have that perfect sunny window? Not a worry. Plants with foliage color or those that flower in low light are the most carefree way to get a lush effect.
Alpaca Fleece Socks

The cure for cold feet! Alpaca socks are soft, luxurious, and warmer than sheep’s wool. Choose from active outdoor and extreme cold styles.
Gorgeous Gourds

Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
There are lots of “gourdgeous” gourds available for decorating this time of year and I get many questions about growing and curing them.
Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!
Bats, Snakes, and Spiders

Welcome the Least-Loved Critters
It turns out that there are some garden “pests” that you should welcome with open arms. Some creepy creatures can be great garden helpers.
Scented Room Sprays

Change the ambiance of a room in an instant with our lusciously fragrant room sprays!
Scary Halloween Makeup

DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas Using Common Pantry Items
Greeting trick-or-treaters on Halloween? Or, have your own little devil?  Here are easy Halloween makeup ideas using items right from the pantry or medicine cabinet. No need to make a last-minute run to a party store.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena.