Easing muscle twitches, best pancake recipes, herbal lore

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 25, 2019


When men were all asleep the snow came flying,
In large white flakes falling on the city brown,
Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying,
Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town

–Robert Bridges (1844–1930)

Friday, January 25, 2019
25th day of the year

Edwin Newman (news commentator) was born on this day in 1919.
Mary Tyler Moore (actress) died on this day in 2017.

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Easing Muscle Twitches

Muscle Twitches, Tics, and Jerks
Ever experienced muscle twitches, jerks, or involuntary tics? What causes them? Are they serious? Don’t panic—here’s everything you need to know.


Attention - Don’t Use Probiotics Until You See This

There are millions of bacteria in our bodies that are competing for food to thrive on. Some can actually hijack your brain and make you crave more junk food. Watch the video and learn more about these bad bacteria.
Witch Hazel's Healing Powers

Witch Hazel: Natural Remedy and First Aid Plant
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a humble but amazing native North American shrub. For centuries, this plant has been used to calm skin irritations and heal. You can even make your own tincture! Learn more.
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.
Herbal Folklore

Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long history as a natural remedy—and many other more unusual uses, too! Read on…
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. 
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High-Value Veggie Crops

Most Cost-Effective Vegetables for Your Garden
Interested in which vegetable crops are most cost-effective for your home garden? Growing crops that are high-value can also make for real savings on your food bills.

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
Best Pancake Recipes

Best Homemade Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. All on one page, find our best buttermilk, whole-grain, special diet, and flavored pancakes, including our “master pancake” recipe which can be flavored in many ways. 
Easy and Safe Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend.