Mercury retrograde begins, Leonids peak, sore throat recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, November 16, 2018

Heron

In the cloud-grey mornings
I heard the herons flying;
And when I came into my garden,
My silken outer-garment
Trailed over withered leaves.
A dried leaf crumbles at a touch,
But I have seen many Autumns
With herons blowing like smoke
Across the sky.

–Amy Lowell (1874–1925)

 
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Thanksgiving Cleaning with Vinegar, Lemons, Salt, and Baking Soda
Thanksgiving Cleaning

Thanksgiving Cleaning with Vinegar, Lemons, Salt, and Baking Soda
It’s time to clean the house for Thanksgiving! Find out how to make homemade cleaners from natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, lemons, and salt—many found right in your pantry! 

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Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
Leonid Showers Peak This Weekend

Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
When is the next meteor shower? Our Meteor Shower Calendar for 2021 has dates for all the principal meteor showers—plus viewing tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Catch a shooting star!

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Composting In Situ

In-Garden Composting
When you’re cutting back the yard and garden, make use of all that extra organic matter! Try “in situ composting” or “in-garden composting.”

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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury Retrograde Begins

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury’s first period of retrograde motion in 2021 lasts from January 30 to February 21! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.

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5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Sore Throat Remedies

5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Here are five simple natural sore throat remedies to help ease the discomfort! Let us know how they work for you!

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