World's healthiest food?, Thanksgiving side dishes, historic storms

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 17, 2019

tree without leaves

a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand.  I think i too have known
autumn too long.

–E. E. Cummings (1894–1962)

Sunday, November 17, 2019
321st day of the year


Daisy Fuentes (model & television host) was born on this day in 1966.
Irving Brecher (comedy writer) died on this day in 2008.


 
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World's Healthiest Food?

Sweet Potato Facts and Health Benefits
Twenty years ago, our Almanac declared sweet potatoes to be the “healthiest vegetable of them all.” This fleshy root vegetable is indeed highly nutritional, low in calories, and, for the chef, it is easier than pie to use.
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Historic Thanksgiving Storms

Historic Thanksgiving Storms
Has wild weather ever disrupted your Thanksgiving? Here are 5 of the biggest Thanksgiving storms in American history!
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Side Dishes Make the Meal

Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving side dishes make the meal! We have some delicious options—from the historically-inspired to modern-day classics to vegetarian options. Make the most of the harvest bounty!
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Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?
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