Happy 2021!, resolutions then and now, headache remedies

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 1, 2021

bells

Ring out the old, ring in the new, 
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

–Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809–92)

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
New Year's Day 2021
Why the Year Starts on January 1

New Year's Day 2021
Happy New Year! Ever wondered why January starts the new year? Find out all about New Year’s Day, popular customs, and how we celebrate the beginning of a new year in the United States and Canada.

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What does "Auld Lang Syne" mean?

Find out fun facts about every holiday with the 2021 Engagement Calendar. This popular daily planner provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Cheer up each day with wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore!

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$14.99
What does "Auld Lang Syne" mean?
 
How Did the Tradition of New Year's Resolutions Start?
Resolutions Then and Now

How Did the Tradition of New Year's Resolutions Start?
From the Babylonians who resolved to return borrowed farm equipment to medieval knights who would renew their vow to chivalry, New Year resolutions are nothing new. See this brief history—and compare the top 10 resolutions from the 1940s to today! Are you surprised?

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Start 2021 off right with The Old Farmer's Almanac!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusty companion for 2021! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is sure to help you prepare for 2021 and make the most of this year!

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$8.95
Start 2021 off right with The Old Farmer's Almanac!
 
New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners
8 Resolutions for Gardeners

New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners
A new year is upon us. It may not be as exciting as the first tomato ripening or the first lilac flower opening, but it’s a time for looking ahead and making new plans. 

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When is ice safe to walk on?

The charming 2021 Country Calendar gives you all the wit and wisdom you need for country living. Plus: large, eye-catching, full-color photographs depicting the joys of country living, including North America’s breathtaking landscapes and amazing animals on the farm or in the wild!

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When is ice safe to walk on?
 
New Year Punch
New Year Punch

New Year Punch

Our New Year Punch is a spiced apple sparkler that everyone will enjoy. If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.

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How can I reinvigorate my houseplants?
This calendar brings you not just the days of the year, but gardening advice and secrets galore! A favorite of gardeners for more than 40 years, this beautiful calendar offers original full-color illustrations, timely gardening advice, fun facts, quotes, and lore.

 

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How can I reinvigorate my houseplants?
 
16 Folk Remedies for Headaches
"Sure-Fire" Headache Cures

16 Folk Remedies for Headaches
Here are 16 “sure-fire” folk remedies for headaches. Back then, they didn’t have that warning, “Don’t try these at home”! (But we do now, so proceed with caution!)

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Why are auroras seen near the poles?
The 2021 Weather Calendar’s “Ask the Old Farmer” section answers all your most interesting weather questions! Popular with weather and nature enthusiasts alike, this calendar offers stunning full-color photographs of a spawning tornado, strange-looking lenticular clouds, beautiful cascades of ice, and much more alongside classic wit and wisdom.
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Why are auroras seen near the poles?