Geminids tonight!, Christmas dinner ideas, true shortbread

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 13, 2018

St Lucia Day

'Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's, 
Lucy's, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks; 
The sun is spent, and now his flasks 
Send forth light squibs, no constant rays . . .

–John Donne (1572–1631)

Thursday, December 13, 2018
347th day of the year


Jamie Foxx (actor) was born on this day in 1967.
Grandma Moses (artist) died on this day in 1961.


 
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Geminids Tonight! Bob Reports.

Geminids 2018: How to See the Geminid Meteor Shower December 13
The finest meteor shower of 2018—and perhaps the best night sky sight this year—happens on Thursday, December 13. These are the Geminids, the sky’s “Old Faithful.” Their trustworthy one‑a‑minute frequency have created reliable December sparklers for the past century.
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3 Signs You May Have A Fatty Liver

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. 
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Landscaping in Winter

Winter Landscaping
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the winter as in the spring.
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The 30-Second "Couch Exercise" That Boosts Health

World-famous doctor who says he has a 5-Step method for more energy, a slimmer body, and perhaps even a longer lifespan. Watch the video.
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Long-lasting Cyclamens

Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously throughout the winter months. They are a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia or Christmas cactus.
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Chala Cell Phone Xbody Purses

Fun and functional! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
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Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas Dinner Recipes
Browse our top Christmas dinner recipes, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve also added Christmas side dishes and soups to round out the meal!
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Santa's Key

The perfect solution for homes without a chimney!
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Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread Recipe

A shortbread is a hard cookie that keeps well—and has a mouthwatering taste (thanks to the butter!). While shortbreads can be baked into fingers, we also like the circle or

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Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!  
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