Happy Chinese New Year!, longevity noodles, good luck superstitions

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 24, 2020


The dragon is in the street dancing beneath windows
pasted with colored squares, past the man
who leans into the phone booth’s red pagoda, past
crates of doves and roosters veiled
until dawn
–Lynda Hull (1954–94)

Digital Garden Guide
What is the Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year 2020: The Year of the Rat
The Chinese New Year—also referred to as the Spring Festival and the Lunar New Year globally—lands on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Why does the Chinese New Year start at a different time than ours? How is this important holiday celebrated? What does the Year of the Rat symbolize?


There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your "Fat Burner", And No, It's Not Red Meat

Most Americans struggle with weight gain, junk food cravings, and even belly bloat. The blame is commonly pointed towards a bad metabolism, poor genetics, and even old age. A new breakthrough discovery shows that the real culprit is linked to one extremely common protein. Learn More >>
Which Animal Sign Are You?

Animal Signs of the Chinese Zodiac
What animal are you on the Chinese zodiac? (2020 is the year of the Rat!) See all 12 Chinese zodiac animals—and see if you match your birth profile.
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.
Longevity Noodles

Longevity Noodles

At Chinese New Year celebrations, it’s traditional to serve long noodles, symbolizing a long life.

Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance! The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.
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Making Chinese Dumplings

How to Cook Dumplings Recipe
Don’t you just LOVE Chinese dumplings? Editor Annie Copps learned how to make them at home! Watch video and get a printable recipe.
Tick Removal Tool

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. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.
Good Luck Superstitions

Good Luck Superstitions and Old Wives' Tales
There are many superstitions for “good luck” around the home. Many of these would be called “Old Wives’ tales.” Let’s have fun exploring these age-old sayings.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
$6.97 (You Save $5.00)