Lucky bamboo, brittle nails, best days, speedy chicken stir-fry

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Robin in winter

Poor robin redbreast,
Look where he comes;
Let him in to feel your fire,
And toss him of your crumbs
–Christina G. Rossetti (1830–94)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
36th day of the year

Laura Linney (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Brian Jacques (children's author) died on this day in 2011.

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Growing Lucky Bamboo

How to Grow Lucky Bamboo
For Chinese New Year (or any other time of year), an auspicious gift is a lucky bamboo plant. Learn the meaning behind lucky bamboo and get some helpful growing tips.


Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

Hollywood actress Maggie Q. recounts the story of how renowned gastrointestinal specialist - “Dr. Edison V. De Mello” saved her career. “I was bloated and fatigued and I was on-camera. Simply put - I was miserable,” confesses Maggie in this intimate one-on-one. Watch her Video here…
Why Raise a Pig?

The Perks of Pigs: Fun Facts About Pigs
Agriculture itself could scarcely have evolved eons ago without the recycling abilities of the pig. Yet, fewer farmers have a single pig today. Let’s extoll the virtues of the pig!
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.
Chicken Stir Fry

Speedy Chicken Stir-Fry

There’s a good reason why we called this recipe Speedy Chicken Stir-Fry.

Large Wooden Matches

Choose from 22 stunning designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.
Best Days Calendar

Best Days Timetable
With the Almanac’s Best Days timetable, find out when to plant vegetables, start a diet to lose weight, cut hair to increase growth, quit smoking, and more!
Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

Vintage design! Made of metal in the USA. Mercury-free, too. 
Fingernail Remedies

Nail Biting and Brittle Nail Remedies
Take care of your hands and nails! Here are ways to deal with nail-biting habits and what to do when your nails are brittle. 
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years!