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O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine August 2019

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English
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Hearst
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in this issue

3 min.
perfect strangers

Sarah Copeland, AUTHOR “WHAT’S COOKING?,” PAGE 118 Someone I’d like to meet is…the Dalai Lama. I’d love to sit quietly in his presence and be humbled about how ridiculous our worries and wants can be when much of what we really need is invisible. A memorable stranger I’ve met is…Harrison Ford. He was in a downtown club in New York City. I said “Hi!” and he smiled that big, charming smile and said “Hi!” right back. The last time I experienced a random act of kindness was…from a little girl in a café who offered me a bite of her cookie after I began chatting with her family. Erin K. Robinson ILLUSTRATOR “TIME AND AGAIN,” PAGE 83 A memorable stranger I’ve met is… a local woman in Bali who saw I was upset at an…

1 min.
behind the scenes

I’m saying arrivederci to jeans that sag and bag!—OPRAH Fit For an Oprah “You’ve got to be able to move, knowing your pants will move with you,” says Oprah Winfrey, humanitarian, media mogul, and yet another woman who’s spent her best years on the dream-jeans quest. Lights are adjusted and her top is tucked for a cover shoot where Oprah pretends to go for a drive in a 1966 Austin-Healey convertible against the backdrop of an Italian coastal village. But for all the make-believe, these NYDJ Marilyn jeans are the real deal. “It’s about the rise—the last thing you wanna do is get up and find a bad case of saggy crotch syndrome,” says Oprah, getting up without a stitch of slouch. “They have to fit and stay fitting all the way…

2 min.
when was the last time a stranger brightened your day?

I’m a jazz vocalist, and one night I was singing in a lounge where most of the people were either talking or on their phones. I must have had a defeated look on my face, because the waiter brought me a note from a guest saying, “Just wanted to say you are loved.” I never found out who wrote it, but it made my day and night. MANDY GAINES Cincinnati When I was unemployed, I lost my wallet at the grocery store. Back at home I was in tears, when suddenly there was a knock at the door. It was an older woman who was traveling through the city and just happened to stop at the store—where she found my wallet. She took the time to look up my address on my driver’s…

1 min.
your take

30% SAVORY’S MORE FLAVORY! Q PIES: SWEET OR SAVORY? 70% SWEET CAN’T BE BEAT Q HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHECK OUT YOUR TUSH? 40% ONCE A YEAR, MAYBE? 60% EVERY TIME I PASS A MIRROR Q DO YOU HAVE A WORKOUT BUDDY? 24% OF COURSE—WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER 76% IT’S JUST ME, MYSELF, AND I Q HAVE YOU EVER PAID FOR A STRANGER’S COFFEE? 44% YES, I LOVE DOING GOOD DEEDS 56% NO, BUT I’D LIKE TO! Q A KNOB THAT LETS YOU CONTROL A RESTAURANT’S NOISE LEVEL WOULD BE… 75% THE GREATEST INVENTION EVER 25% FINE, I GUESS? WE WANT YOUR TAKE! TO WEIGH IN ON FUTURE TOPICS, FOLLOW US @oprahmagazine…

1 min.
here we go!

THE IMPACT SOMEONE we don’t even know can have on us is incredible—no matter how brief the interaction. A nugget of wisdom shared in passing, a word of encouragement when we need it most: They can leave a lasting impression. This month we’re bringing you moving stories of compassionate strangers (page 90). They reveal that while you can’t predict who’ll be your Good Samaritan, you can stay open to whomever you meet. Because you never know the significance of a chance moment. Speaking of Good Samaritans, you’ll also be reading about the work done by the caring souls at New York City’s Trans Beauty Clinic. They volunteer their time and expertise to teach trans women the art of hair and makeup, and trans men the fine points of guy grooming. We take…

2 min.
5 the high five

Brushes with Adorableness Most animal rescues stock their supply closets with oral syringes and exam gloves, but North Carolina’s Appalachian Wildlife Refuge adds an unusual tool of the trade: mascara wands. Volunteers rely on the fine bristles to gently clean bunny, groundhog, and opossum fur and help screen for injuries. Learn how to give your old tube a sweet second life at appalachianwild.org. Nip Nip Hooray! Win your next tailgate (or beach day or family reunion) with Flask, a cheeky guide to drinking on the go that includes 41 portable cocktail recipes, from a refreshing twist on the classic paloma to a reimagined Moscow mule made for spice lovers. Can you swig it? Solve for XX You’re probably familiar with the man bun, but what about the manel? It’s a word some scientists are using…