Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent
26% of full

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Philosofact
Never let fear decide your fate.
July 30th, 2014
It's Not The Heat. It's The Humidity and The Dew Point!

Summer heat can be hard to handle but before you blame the temperature, learn more about how humidity and dew point affect your comfort level.

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Too Hot for Handle Bars?
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Too Hot for Handle Bars?Summer is a wonderful time to get outside and try new activities, until it's really hot. Check out these timely tips on how to make the best of this summer's heat.
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Looking Up: A Stargazer's Guide to August 2014 Looking Up: A Stargazer's Guide to August 2014 What's happening in the night sky in August? Lots! Be sure to check it out.
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Make Your Lounge Chair More Comfortable Make Your Lounge Chair More Comfortable Learn how to make your own lounge chair cover with this easy-to-sew project.
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Move Over Ketchup. It's National Mustard Day. Move Over Ketchup. It's National Mustard Day. August 2nd is National Mustard Day. Learn more about this popular condiment and check out some tasty recipes.
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Don't let cooked vegetables lose all of their nutrients with this week's quick tip!
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Current Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent Moon, 10% of Full Waxing Crescent
10% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors

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Gardening Tasks

July 27th - July 31st
A Most Barren Period. Kill Plant Pests And Do General Farm Work.

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