Columbus Day, insects and weather, why am I so tired?

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 14, 2019

pheasant
Fresh October brings the pheasant; Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

 
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Columbus Day 2020
What is Columbus Day?

Columbus Day 2020
Columbus Day occurs on the second Monday in October. This year, it will be observed on Monday, October 12. Why do we observe Columbus Day? Here’s a brief history of the holiday.

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Thanksgiving Day 2020
Canadian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day 2020
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How Insects Predict the Weather
Insects and Weather Lore

How Insects Predict the Weather
Can insects predict the weather? Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,” check out what it’s doing! It could let you know something about the upcoming weather. Here’s some of the more well-known weather folklore about insects and weather!

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10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
Preparing The Garden for Winter

10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
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Best Maple Syrup Recipes
Maple Syrup Recipes

Best Maple Syrup Recipes
Today most people pour maple syrup onto pancakes or use it in dessert recipes. But maple syrup is a versatile ingredient. Here are some recipes for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner just a little sweeter.

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Why Am I So Tired?
Why Am I So Tired?

Why Am I So Tired?
Do you often feel fatigued during the day for seemingly no reason at all? Here are some of the most common causes of fatigue—and how to overcome them!

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