MLK Day, Vermont farm sandwich, how to live a longer life

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, January 20, 2020

peaceful winter scene

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

–Martin Luther King Jr. (192968)

Monday, January 20, 2020
20th day of the year


Rainn Wilson (actor) was born on this day in 1968.
Naomi Parker Fraley (inspiration for the 1943 "We Can Do It!" Westinghouse poster) died on this day in 2018.


 
Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020
The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we celebrate this day—plus, information about this influential American, civil rights leader, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
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'Idol' Star Randy Jackson Reveals His Stunning Weight Loss Secret

Former Idol star was suffering from digestive discomfort, fatigue, and more serious health issues. That has all changed…He lost weight, feels great, and it was all without some crazy diet or strenuous exercise program. Watch how he did it here >>
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Betelgeuse's Bizarre Dimming

Betelgeuse and Orion: Maximum Weirdness
This past week, the star Betelgeuse (Orion’s “left shoulder”) dimmed. Most reports jumped on the supernova angle. What really happened? There’s nothing like a space mystery to spark interest …
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Farmers' Market Cotton Tote Bag

SAVE 30%! This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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$8.99
 
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3 Common Gardening Mistakes

3 Garden Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Ready to start garden planning? Here’s a timely video with three normal mistakes gardeners make when planning their gardens, but you really want to avoid!
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
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Vermont Farm Sandwich

Vermont Farm Sandwich

Are you brave enough?

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Easy and Safe Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. 
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$19.95
 
How to Live a Longer Life

How to Live a Longer Life
Can you be too busy to die? Perhaps there’s just no time to answer the door when the Grim Reaper comes knocking? Let’s amuse ourselvs with yet another way to possibly live longer.
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Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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$15.99