What to do with fall leaves, Saturn's new moons, apple heads

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, October 27, 2019

spicy woods blue sky

Bending above the spicy woods which blaze,
Arch skies so blue they flash, and hold the sun
Immeasurably far.

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

 
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The Moons of the Solar System: Which is Your Favorite?
Saturn and Planet Moons

The Moons of the Solar System: Which is Your Favorite?
With this month’s discovery of 20 more moons on Saturn, let’s pause and consider the many marvelous moons of our solar system. Which is your favorite?

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The Best Ways to Use Fall Leaves in the Garden
What to Do With Leaves

The Best Ways to Use Fall Leaves in the Garden
We don’t call it “fall” for nothing. If lots of leaves have fallen in your yard, why not put them to good use right at home? Here are eight ways to use autumn leaves—from being mulch in the garden to sheltering beneficial wildlife.

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5 Traditional Halloween Crafts
4 (Easy) Halloween Crafts

5 Traditional Halloween Crafts
Enjoy these fun, traditional Halloween crafts—from apple heads to cornhusk dolls to pumpkin-seed bracelets. They’re great for the young and the young at heart!

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4 Last-Minute Halloween Decorations for Gardeners
Cute Halloween Decorations

4 Last-Minute Halloween Decorations for Gardeners
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Diwali 2020: What Is Diwali?
What is Diwali?

Diwali 2020: What Is Diwali?
Diwali is the Indian “festival of lights”—a holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on November 14. Though technically religious, it’s also become a cultural event in North America that’s celebrated with sweets and special foods. Learn about...

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