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)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
303rd day of the year


Andrea Mitchell (newscaster) was born on this day in 1946.
Bernard Slade (television writer and playwright) died on this day in 2019.


 
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How Trick-or-Treating Started

Origins of Halloween Traditions
Why does Halloween make us think of trick-or-treating, witches on broomsticks, bobbing for apples, and carved pumpkins? 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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Retrograde Tomorrow

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s retrograde motion will start again on February 17, 2020! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde.
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Fake Blood and Face Paint

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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Full Moon on Halloween

Halloween Moon | What's the Moon Phase This Halloween?
Ever noticed that Halloween pictures always show a full Moon? But how often does the full Moon actually fall on Halloween? And is there anything special about the first full Moon after Halloween?
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Easy Homemade Fudge

Halloween Fudge

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