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Redbook October 2018

Redbook is here to to entertain, inspire, inform, and help remind you to live your “to-be” list and not just disappear into your to-do list. Redbook offers a modern mix of chiconomical beauty and fashion updates; stylish entertaining and home ideas; truthful, grounded advice about your health; sexy ways to stay close to your guy; nuanced guidance on thorny emotional issues; and frank discussions of the challenges of managing (and managing to enjoy) all the roles and responsibilities that defines your life now.

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meet our editors

I grew up as a pastor’s daughter in a small West Virginia town. If you’re thinking, That must have been tough—well, back then it often seemed that way. I remember sitting in hospital waiting rooms while my dad checked on someone, and the time we got to our hotel for vacation and had to turn right back around because a congregant had died. I might have been bored or disappointed sometimes, but the more my parents gave, the more I wanted to give. I put my allowance in the collection plate when someone was sick and packed boxes at a local food pantry, and I came to understand that helping people who have it worse leaves no room for selfishness. Twenty years later, I also understand something else: When you’re…

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ask redbook

Q“My family loves apple cider this time of year. Any way to mix it up?”—Emma Sissman, Durham, NC“Turn it into cider iced tea: It adds a new layer of flavor, and it can be spiked! In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups apple cider and 8 slices fresh ginger to a boil. Cook until reduced by half, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat, add 4 Earl Grey tea bags, and let steep 4 minutes; discard ginger and tea bags. Let cool. Then stir in 2/cup bourbon (or serve it virgin) and pour into four glasses over ice.”—Drew Anne Salvatore, senior food editorINSTANT JOY BOOSTERBust a move like the kids and teens caught doing just that in unexpected places by photog Jordan Matter for his book Born to Dance. The YouTube…

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squash “what’s for dinner?” stress

TO MAKE:1. Halve and seed 2 medium acorn squash. Brush cut sides with 2 tsp olive oil, place cut side down on a large rimmed baking sheet, and roast at 425°F for 20 minutes.2. Combine 1½ cups cooked quinoa with 4 oz Spanish chorizo (finely chopped), 1 cup grated Manchego cheese, and ¼cup mild pickled peppers (drained and finely chopped).3. Turn squash over, divide quinoa mixture among halves, and roast until squash is tender, about 15 minutes more.“REALITY” TVMODERN FAMILIESA group of Single Parents (ABC, September 26) band together and try to cultivate personal lives beyond parenthood—but not without some hilarious failed attempts. In I Feel Bad (NBC, October 4), Emet ditches the pressure to be a perfect mom, wife, and businesswoman by refusing to feel guilty about things out…

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your easy age-fighting checklist

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, $34, skinceuticals.comOlay Luminous Micellar Water, $10, drugstoresMorningDETOX YOUR CLEANSEWhat’s in your water can affect your complexion. “High levels of chlorine can strip skin of beneficial oils and cause inflammation,” says Washington, DC, dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., and this can exacerbate signs of aging. Switch to a showerhead that filters out chlorine, like the Waterpik Universal Shower Filter ($30, And try a micellar face wash that doesn’t require rinsing, such as Olay Luminous Micellar Water (above) or L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Normal to Oily Skin ($10, drugstores), for oily skin.PROTECT YOURSELF (EVEN INDOORS)“If you’re prone to melasma [which causes dark patches on the face], LED overhead lighting gives off a type of light that can bring it on,” says Mona Gohara, M.D.,…

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makeup with extra benefits

Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette in Warm, $49,; L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Eyeliner in Nude, $9, drugstoresFACECoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation, $16, drugstoresFOUNDATIONSkin tends to get drier with age. Bring back a dewy glow with a lightweight, hydrating liquid foundation. If you tend to be extra dry, “mix in a hydrator to keep your skin supple,” says Gita Bass, makeup artist and spokeswoman for Simple Skincare.Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, $10, drugstoresCONCEALERMore isn’t always better, especially for cover-up. Too much product will emphasize wrinkles. “Concentrate on problem areas and just below the tear ducts, and gently pat—don’t pull—with your ring finger,” she says. Use a cream formula for a flawless finish.CHEEKSL’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush in Soft Peach, $13, drugstoresBLUSHA…

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q+a secrets for living beautifully, inside and out

(GETTY IMAGES.)REDBOOK: When do you feel most beautiful?MANDY MOORE: When I’m taking care of myself. Getting enough sleep, working out, taking a bath, and eating well are all so important. When I have balance in my life, I feel my most powerful.RB: How do you express yourself through beauty?MM: I’m not super adventurous with my clothing and makeup choices, but I love to experiment with haircolor. It’s a fun, temporary way to visually express yourself. Sometimes I’ll dye it at home, but if I want a big change, I’ll go to a pro.RB: If you could keep only two things in your makeup bag, what would they be?MM: Clé de Peau’s Beauté concealer—it’s great for covering blemishes and undereye circles—and Garnier’s travel-size rose water face mist. I bring it everywhere…