Mercury Retrograde, full Moon on Halloween?, how trick-or-treating started

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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E'en in those bleak November days
There's gladness for the heart that heeds
.
–Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–75)

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Origins of Halloween Traditions
Origins of Halloween Traditions

Why does Halloween make us think of trick-or-treating, witches on broomsticks, bobbing for apples, and carved pumpkins? Why are carved pumpkins called Jack-O’-Lanterns? Here’s a look back at the origins of Halloween traditions and why we celebrate Halloween the way we do today.
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How To Remove Dark Spots (Do This)

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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021

Mercury’s first period of retrograde motion in 2021 lasts from January 30 to February 20! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.
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DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas Using Common Pantry Items
DIY Halloween Makeup Ideas Using Common Pantry Items

Need last-minute Halloween makeup to greet trick-or-treaters? Here are simple recipes for face paint and fake blood using items right from the pantry. No need to run any errands!
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Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!

 

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Halloween Blue Moon in 2020: How Rare Is a Full Moon on Halloween?
Halloween Blue Moon in 2020: How Rare Is a Full Moon on Halloween?

Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? Well, this year, October 31 brings a Halloween Blue Moon! How rare is a full Moon on Halloween? Let’s learn more about the mythical Moon on this rather mystical night! 
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Perfect for recording grocery needs or tasks. Each pad features a positive message and a magnet for hanging up in a handy spot.

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Halloween Fudge
Halloween Fudge

This is the real, unadulterated chocolate fudge recipe. The candy corn is not baked into the fudge; it’s just an optional topping for a festive touch.

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