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10 Places Known For A Beautiful White Christmas

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Mistletoe. Eggnog. Fruitcake. The smell of fresh pine … These are quintessential Christmas traditions that the holidays simply wouldn’t feel as festive without! And when it comes to Christmas Day weather, a snowy “White Christmas” tops the list! Whether or not you’ll awaken to an official White Christmas (one inch or more of snow on

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Heat Therapy: How And When To Treat Pain With Heat

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Remember when you weren’t feeling well and your mom or grandma suggested a heating pad or a warm compress? Ever wonder why? Or ask yourself when you got hurt—is it ice or it heat?  We explain the benefits of heat therapy. Why Heat Therapy   Thermotherapy (heat therapy) is often used to help ease chronic pain

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Grand Prize Winner Shares New Recipe – Holiday Starbread

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Hey FA Readers! Are you looking for a gift that is unique, affordable, and … delicious? Give the gift of Holiday Starbread! We asked Cameron Livesay, the Grand Prize Winner of our 2022 Honey Recipe Contest, to share a holiday recipe that is special to him and his family. Read his heart-warming article and recipe

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December Birthstone – Turquoise – The great Clarity Stone

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December’s birthstone, turquoise, has long been seen as a talisman for luck and protection. From burial rituals in ancient times to the deep history of turquoise in Native American cultures, there is much to discover about this gemstone. Learn more about its fascinating facts and folklore. Read on! Turquoise Facts Where is it found? Turquoise is

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The Magic of Christmas – Reinvented through storytelling!

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Writers and illustrators in the 19th century brightened the magic of Christmas and influenced our perceptions of this special holiday. Read on to learn about the creativity that went into the lovable Santa Claus figure and the “merry” tradition that we know so well today! “The Night Before Christmas” Origins In 1822, the Reverend Clement

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Farmers’ Almanac Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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The holiday season is upon us. To make your holiday gift-buying easier, we are sharing our favorite things! Here are the most unusual, useful, and appreciated gifts to help you check everyone off your list—even the ones hardest to buy for! Also see “related” products beside each selection. Our Favorite Gifts For This Holiday Season:

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November Birthstone — Topaz — The Beautiful Friendship Stone

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Yellow topaz is the November birthstone. In ancient times, topaz was associated with wealth, beauty, strength, and protection. Today, yellow topaz is linked to friendship much like the yellow rose. Learn more facts and fascinating folklore surrounding this beautiful gem. Read on! Topaz Facts Its name is derived from the Greek word topazios which is

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New! Holiday Recipe — Golden Gelato Ice Cream

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Looking for an unusual and delicious treat for upcoming holiday parties? Try our golden gelato recipe. It’s perfect for eating by itself or as a topping on seasonal pies! (Gelato is a healthier alternative to ice cream with less cream and fewer calories.) Get the recipe and learn about the history and health benefits of

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The Best Cooking Oils — 15 Kinds And Uses

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There are many different cooking oils out there, but which is truly the best? The answer depends on your needs, tastes, and the type of cooking you plan to do. Many cooking oils may be used interchangeably, but each one offers a unique taste. Learn about the different kinds and which to use as a

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The Notorious Spotted Lanternfly: How To Slow The Spread

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You have most likely seen or heard of the notorious Spotted Lanternfly that is destroying crops and fruit trees nationwide. There are a couple of simple ways that you can help slow the spread. One way is to destroy their eggs in the fall (before they hatch in May). Learn what signs to look for

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