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November 7, 2015

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
Bittersweet Chocolate and Almond Cake Recipe
Bittersweet Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti Recipe
Powerful Health Benefits:
Due to its high cocoa content, dark chocolate is a good source of certain flavonoids — namely epicatechin and gallic acid — that may be protective for the heart.  Almonds are known to have health benefits including relief from constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, hear disorders, anemia, impotency, and diabetes.  It also helps in hair care, skin care, and dental care. (source)

Book Lover's Day
Really this day should be called "Beth's Day" because I am a HUGE book lover!
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17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand
Gifts for the Book Lover
The Book Insider: News, Tips, and Deals for Book Lovers
What Kind of Book Reader Are You? A Diagnostics Guide

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sen·ti·men·tal
/ˌsen(t)əˈmen(t)l/
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