Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent
5% of full

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Philosofact
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
August 20th, 2014
Your 2014 Labor Day Forecast

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The Moon's Tycho Crater
Rain Gauges
The Moon's Tycho CraterWe know the Moon's surface is full of craters, but one in particular, formed 108 million years ago, gets a lot of attention.
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Discover Fresh Figs! Discover Fresh Figs! The fresh fig is a delicious, fleshy fruit, a much different experience than the dried variety. Why not give them a try?
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Top 10 Uses for Eggshells Top 10 Uses for Eggshells Eggshells can be reused in many ways that don’t readily come to mind.
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Shampoo You Shampoo You With today's no-shampoo movement ascending to Rapunzel-like heights, what are the pros and cons of leaving your lustrous locks to fend for themselves? And, how did it all get started?
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Want more juice out of your lemons? Try this quick tip!
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Current Moon Phase
Waning Crescent Moon, 23% of Full Waning Crescent
23% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Retard Growth, Brew Beer, Get Married

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Gardening Tasks

August 20th - August 22nd
Most Favorable Day For Planting Beets, Onions, Turnips, And Other Root Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens. Good Day For Transplanting.

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