Flower symbolism, dark origins of Valentine's Day, chocolate!

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 11, 2020

cupid blind
Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare (15641616)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
42nd day of the year


 
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Flower Meanings and Symbolism

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck? See the Almanac’s complete list of Flower Meanings and Plant Symbolism. Whether you are picking out a flower bouquet for a wedding, choosing a single flower for a loved one, or planting a garden, discover the secret language of flowers!
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3 Warning Signs Your Dog Is Giving You

According to Dr. Marty Goldstein, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs.
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When to Start Seeds?

When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
The seeds are rolling in, and if you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is hard to refrain from starting them too early. When should you start your seedlings?
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

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Dark Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day 2020: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
What is the real story of Valentine’s Day? This ancient marking of agricultural and human fertility has a surprising history. Discover the meaning of Valentine’s Day, why it’s celebrated on February 14, and also some new poems and verse to add to that (secret?) Valentine card.
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Playing Cards

Card decks featuring butterflies, baby animals, or the birds of North America!
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Any Excuse for Chocolate!

Chocolate Dessert Recipes
These recipes will please any chocolate lover who—make no mistake—will ALWAYS put chocolate first on their list. Think warm brownie pie, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate bundt cake, chocolate mouse, chocolate mud bars, and more lusciousness!
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Bold and colorful floral designs!
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Is Chocolate Good for You?

A Little Chocolate For Health? Maybe.
The good news is never quite as good as you wish. However, recent research suggests that eating a little chocolate a few times a week may deliver a cascade of health benefits.
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Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed or farmhouse home.
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