Year of the Pig!, birds at night, veggie stew

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, February 4, 2019

frozen brook

Deep down within the frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet,
And lo! The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet
.
–Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)

Monday, February 4, 2019
35th day of the year


Clint Black (country musician) was born on this day in 1962.
John Mahoney (actor) died on this day in 2018.


 
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Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year 2019: The Year of the Pig
This year, Chinese New Year lands on Tuesday, February 5! According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Find your zodiac sign and the animal of your birth year, plus learn how the Chinese zodiac works.
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Does the Moon Affect Moods?

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Can the Moon affect your mood? Does it make people crazy? Science doesn’t have proof, but could centuries of folklore be wrong? Unless you plan to ask a werewolf (which we don’t recommend), it might be time to explore the myths and reality.
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One-Pot Vegetable Stew

Eggplant, Zucchini and Red Pepper Stew

A kind of mix between a vegetable stew and ratatouille, this dish has a refreshing, light spice and creates a delicious broth.  It’s loaded with fresh vegetables including

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Why Onions Make Us Cry

Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
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How Birds Navigate the Night Sky
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