Sweet treats, see Mercury beneath Venus, forcing branches

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, February 12, 2020

night
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.

–Lord Byron (1788–1824)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

Around Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air! Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s recipes that you can make at home this year—including chocolate lava cake, mini-heart pies, classic sugar cookies, heart brownies, easy turtle candies, and more. Plus, we...
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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 >>

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Was Valentine's Day Once Warmer?
Was Valentine's Day Once Warmer?

When Valentine’s Day (on February 14) became popular in the Middle Ages, the climate was warmer than it is now. Birds mated. Flowers bloomed. And love blossomed. If it had been wintry weather, would this holiday still be the same today? Learn more about the Medieval Warm Period.
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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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Venus and Mercury Together: It’s Now Easy to See the Smallest Planet
Venus and Mercury Together: It’s Now Easy to See the Smallest Planet

Mercury is now an evening star hovering at its most prominent position of 2020. It’s definitely worth taking a look. You don’t need a telescope or binoculars, and it’s not hard to find. Here are viewing tips plus a few surprising facts about planet Mercury.
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Playing Cards

Card decks featuring butterflies, baby animals, or the birds of North America!

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10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day
10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon (February 14) and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a few days, try cultivating a little romance by giving packets of seeds with a special meaning. Love will blossom along with these ten flowers that have these romantic names …
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Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!

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Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors

Enjoy a spring preview of flowering branches! Just prune non-essential branches of spring-flowering trees such as forsythia and pussy willow and place in a vase. This age-old practice, called “forcing branches,” brings the color and beauty of blooms inside to cheer up those late winter blahs. Here’...
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Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.

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