Homemade eggnog, Mercury retrograde ends, bright planets

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 6, 2018


Heap on more wood! the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.

―Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)

Thursday, December 6, 2018
340th day of the year

Janine Turner (actress) was born on this day in 1962.
Phillip Berrigan (priest who fought Vietnam War and nuclear weapons) died on this day in 2002.

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Homemade Eggnog

Eggnog (non-alcoholic)

This homemade non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is a rich and creamy holiday drink for both adults and children.



Exceptional Eye Protection

Experience the following benefits the moment you try on melanin-infused sun lenses: reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration (AMD), enhanced contrast/clarity, sharpens vision and details, reduced eye strain, blocks 99% of glare, & 100% of UVA/UVB radiation.
Hurricane Season Ends

2019 Hurricane Season Forecast
Hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2019. Here’s this year’s hurricane forecastwith the expected number of storms and predicted probability of storms making landfall. Also, find your common questions and answers about Earth’s most violent storms!


How To Fix Your Fatigue (Do This Every Day)

There are 3 so called “super foods” that might be draining your energy, making you fatigued, causing you to gain weight, and lowering your metabolism. Watch the video.
December's Bright Planets

December 2018 Night Sky Guide
Which planets can be seen in the night sky? In the Sky Watch for December 2018, Bob Berman highlights December’s planet conjunctions, meteor showers, and more night sky wonders.
Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!
Poinsettias and Poison Myth

Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red poinsettias signaled Christmas to me as a child, especially growing up in balmy southern California. But why is it a classic Christmas flower in North America? And are the plants poisonous?
Chala Cell Phone Xbody Purses

Top-selling gift! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
Mercury Retrograde Ends

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s retrograde motion will start again on February 17, 2020! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde.
Peterson's Songbird Coasters

Set of four coasters featuring the exquisite artwork of avian artist Roger Tory Peterson.