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When is Halloween 2017?
Halloween always falls on the 31st of October. Here’s a chart that shows on what day of the week Halloween is celebrated—plus, enjoy a brief Halloween history, recipes,...
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Best Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. One easy buttermilk pancake recipe...
Summer Heat Wave of 1936
Eighty years ago as of July 2016, a blistering heat wave hit the eastern seaboard. We may complain...
How Not to Rob a Bank
With tongue in cheek, we present here six easy rules to follow when robbing a bank, along with...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates July 2016
Use the July 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Best Days for the Month of July 2016
These July dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage of...
Summer Solstice Full Moon in June!
On June 20, 2016, the Full Moon appears on the same night as the summer solstice! It’s rare, all ...
Best Days for the Month of June 2016
These June dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage of...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates June 2016
Use the June 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Origin of Month Names
What is the origin of the calendar months’ names? Read on. JANUARY Named for the Roman god Janus,...
The History of Ice Cream
The history of ice cream is a messy one. Many nations claim to have invented it, just as various...
How Appearance Determines Personality
Judging by this document published in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1816, a bushy eyebrow shows you...
History of American Cosmetics
The history of cosmetics in the United States is a fascinating one, as standards of beauty have...
Homemade Hair Treatments, Lotions, and Nail Care
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and...
Zodiac for Gardeners
Here are zodiac profiles for gardeners based on the signs. ARIES (March 21 to April 20) Aries...
The Man of Signs (Zodiac Man)
Ancient astrologers believed that each astrological sign influenced a specific part of the body. In...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
Learn how to make old-fashioned hollyhock doll out of flowers, a delightful children’s craft for...
Painting Pots: The Sponge Technique
Beautifully painting a flower pot might seem like a daunting task, but the easy sponge technique...
Remembering the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and...
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Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates April 2016
Use the April 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place list below to find the best days...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates May 2016
Use the May 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place list below to find the best days for...
Best Days for the Month of May 2016
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of May 2016—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Best Days for the Month of April 2016
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the Month of April 2016—from best days to quit smoking to...
July Birth Flowers
July’s birth flowers are dramatic head-turners, one being the star of water features and the other...
August Birth Flowers
August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days. What is the Flower...
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an...
November Birth Flower
November’s birth flower recalls the vibrant colors of October’s autumn leaves. What is the Flower...
June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all. What is the Flower for the Month...
May Birth Flowers
The sweet flowers of May embody the hopes and dreams of those who give them. What is the Flower...
April Birth Flowers
By April, spring’s in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy...
March Birth Flowers
When the flowers begin to emerge in March, it seems that these cheery yellow blooms are among the...
February Birth Flowers
With Valentine’s Day on people’s minds, February is a big month for flowers. Surprisingly, the red...
January Birth Flowers
In the dark month of January, nothing lifts the spirits quite like ebullient, colorful flowers....
September Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The September birthstone, the sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It...
August Birthstone: Color and Meaning
August’s birthstone, the peridot, symbolizes strength. The largest peridot ever found weighs 319...
April Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The April birthstone, the diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once...
June Birthstone: Color and Meaning
June’s birthstone, the pearl, has long been a symbol of purity. June Birthstone Color Pearls form...
March Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The March birthstone, the aquamarine, was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all...
February Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The February birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer...
Best Days for the Month of March
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of March 2016—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates
Use the March 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place list below to find the best days...
Calendars and How We Count the Years
Why do we start the calendar year in January? How do we determine when a calendar year begins? Eras...