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O, The Oprah Magazine September 2017

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in this issue

2 min.
getting better all the time

Kate Silver, Writer “FAITH HEALER,” PAGE 117, AND “JUSTICE LEAGUE,” PAGE 124 A small thing that can make a difference is...curiosity. Read newspapers from across the globe. Attend different religious ceremonies. Travel. Watch foreign films. Talk to your mail carrier. In order to move forward, we need to stop...standing still. I once interviewed a life coach who had a catchphrase: “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’ve been getting.” Claire Luchette, Writer “THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL,” PAGE 90 An organization that should be on everybody’s radar is...Girls Write Now, a nonprofit that sets up aspiring young writers from underserved communities with professional mentors. A hundred percent of them go to college. A small thing that can make a difference is... asking a young girl not about…

2 min.
shining moment

TRAVEL TIP KAYAK Now is a great time to visit Dublin. This year it was ranked eighth on the Kayak walletfriendly destinations list, with median airfare averaging 7 percent lower compared with other international flights. YEAR OF ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES You Could Win a Walking Tour of Scenic Ireland! Think you’ve got the luck o’ the Irish? Hit the jackpot with an eight-day trip for two to the spectacular counties Cork and Kerry! Visit oprah.com/countrywalkersireland for your chance to enter and win. Do you long to see magnificent vistas and pristine green hills? Well, then, get your walking shoes on! If you’re our winner, our friends at Kayak will fly you and a guest to Dublin, and from there you’ll go on to explore the most magical part of southwest Ireland–counties Cork and Kerry–thanks to Country…

2 min.
the question

My mom. As a bilingual teacher, she would make home visits over the summer to ensure that her students were still learning. FLORA GONZALES BASS New Braunfels, Texas My dad. While he was working in a store, a young Japanese American man came to apply for an entrylevel job. No one would hire him, but my father gave him a chance. For nearly 50 years, Yosh worked hard and helped the company expand to seven stores—and ended up as its president. JAN LAMONT Sammamish, Washington My ex-husband. I’ve seen him help strangers change their tires or wait with them until a tow truck arrived, even when it was late and we had miles to go before getting home. Now that we’re divorced, he has every reason to exclude me from his life, but he…

2 min.
living out loud

JUICY MEMORIES I love that you chose Al Johnson’s restaurant in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, for your “U.S. of Yum” article. My husband spent many summer vacations in that town growing up, and we visited together four years ago. Our picks for the best bites on the menu? The paper-thin Swedish pancakes served with lingonberries and melt-in-your-mouth Swedish meatballs on the side. We plan to go back in 2018! GAYLE DUNCAN Concord, California TASTE OF ADVENTURE The green beans Oprah is shown serving in July’s “What I Know for Sure” looked phenomenal. As she mentions, food often plays a big part in travel memories; the best thing I ever ate was fresh vegetables from a farmers’ market in Holland, Michigan, where my mom and I stopped on a summer vacation long ago. Delicious, nutritious heaven! MARY…

1 min.
here we go!

IT’S EASY to go around cluck-clucking about everything that’s wrong in the world. But you know what else is easy? Doing a little bit here and there to make things righter. It just takes a willingness to step up, use your voice, lend a hand, and effect real change. I’m not talking about starting a foundation or organizing a nationwide movement (though if you have the ambition to do either of those things, more power to you!). What we’re focusing on this month is the impact of small but significant acts: patronizing woman- or minority-owned businesses, for example, or donating to a food bank during the summer, when many hungry kids can’t get free breakfast and lunch at school. The point is that anyone can make a genuinely valuable difference, so…

1 min.
the gratitude meter

FROM AWWW TO AWESOME EYE ON THE BALL Modern-day problem: getting your dog to sit, stand, or lie still— and look at the camera—long enough to get a shot. Oldschool- ish solution: the Pooch Selfie, a tennis ball gizmo that attaches to your phone and snaps your pup to attention. (poochselfie.com) WORD UP September 6 is National Read a Book Day! Need an idea? We suggest the stirring work of Tracy K. Smith, whose tenure as U.S. poet laureate begins this month. And if you haven’t discovered Oprah’s latest book club pick, Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue, there’s never been a better time. KEEP CALM AND BINGO ON You know Princess Grace and Queen Rania, but how familiar are you with Queen Sirikit of Thailand or Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland? You’ll learn them quickly…