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Real Simple November 2019

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1 min.
editor’s note

AT A FAMILY GATHERING, I came across a photo of my late grandfather in his Marines uniform and recalled stories my mom told about all the countries he served in during World War II. Then I thought about all the family dinners we’d shared over the years and how I’d never managed to ask him about any of it. At another gathering, I looked at the teenagers around the table, who weren’t saying much, and wondered how I could learn more about their lives. Even with people you know well, it can be hard to find that conversational spark that leads to new insights. This year, I’ve vowed to skip the same old questions about school and work and use a tip from our article on coaxing stories out of…

1 min.
real simple 24/7

MEET LAWRENCE WHRITENOUR DEPUTY PHOTO EDITOR AT REAL SIMPLE Most Memorable Trip: A vacation in Greece, complete with gorgeous views and great food. Favorite Item in My Home: All my plants! Go-to Recipe: My mom’s chocolate chip cookies. I love to honor her memory by baking them when I miss her. @LWRNCJMSWON INSTAGRAM Healthy Side Dishes These delicious Thanksgiving sides will steal the show at your next family feast. Get the recipes at An Illustrated Guide to Cooking a Crowd-pleasing Turkey Our handy turkey-cooking guide details how to prepare the perfect bird every single time. Hone your skills at Open and tap for Thanksgiving recipes. HOLIDAY SALES 101 Now that gift-giving season is gearing up, learn how to snag the best deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond. Read the insider tips at #RSHOLIDAY ’Tis the season for Instagram inspiration, so we’re sharing holiday hacks and recipes with…

3 min.
your words

Let everyone help! Everyone wants to contribute, and it really takes a lot of stress off you as host. ANN LONG, EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS An empty dishwasher and trash can before the gathering begins. JENNIFER CARLTON ENGELHARDT The secret to a happy family gathering for my family is playing games together, especially board games. JILL POSKIN, NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS We have a cellphone bucket at the front door.When we have family over for dinner, everyone puts their phone in the bucket on silent. HEATHER BROWN SHARPE Be organized and prepare your meals in advance so you can spend quality time with your family. @MAUIDIANN Make it inclusive. Invite everyone and be sure all feel welcome. At this time, our country feels more divided than I can ever remember, so though some family members might not agree with everyone’s life choices,…

2 min.
the short list

Great for Book Club In 1925, former slave Josephine owns a thriving farm. But a friendship with a white neighbor threatens all she’s built. In 2017, her descendant, single mom Ava, moves in with her white grandmother, who starts to turn on her. Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s The Revisioners is a stunning, necessary novel about racism, family history, and survival. Deep Dive To raise a healthy eater, all you’ve got to do is feed your kid a balanced diet and get some veggies in, right? It’s not so simple, writes Bettina Elias Siegel in Kid Food. In expert detail, the writer, activist, and parent highlights the many ways children’s eating habits are influenced by outside forces—from the halls of Congress to the offices of ad agencies. A compelling, informative read for any parent. Good Argument For…

2 min.
personalized gifts

TINY HOME The sign on the front door of this mini maple-plywood log cabin can be customized with the name of your choice. Make a game out of assembling its 37 pieces, then leave it on display. TO BUY: Log Cabin Puzzle, $30; 1 SWEET DREAMS Add up to three letters to these silky-soft, wrinkle-resistant jersey pj’s. TO BUY: The Cloud 9 Pajama Set, $95; Use code REALSIMPLE for free monogramming. 2 ON A ROLL Complete your friend’s holiday-baking kit with this engraved rolling pin. Choose from multiple styles, woods, and fonts to create the perfect tool. TO BUY: Custom Rolling Pin, from $40; 3 INITIAL STATEMENT Embellish these handmade ceramics with a modern monogram. Opt for 24-karat-gold script or a black-and-white combo. TO BUY: Assorted Ceramics, from $41; 4 HOMETOWN LOVE An etched heart…

2 min.
pretty smart

R+CO CENTERPIECE ALL-IN-ONE ELIXIR SPRAY This multitasker cuts back on time and clutter. Spray it onto clean, damp hair and style. It detangles, treats, and boosts shine—all without weighing down hair. TO BUY: $32; CÉLA ESSENTIAL BALM Dab on the solid-to-liquid oil to calm flyaways, brows, cuticles, and chapped hands, thanks to soothing botanical extracts and plant butters that also smell fantastic. TO BUY: $36; SUBTL BEAUTY STACK Instead of lugging all your makeup, create a travel-friendly stack. Choose shades of powder, highlighter, bronzer, lip and cheek tint, and concealer. The two-month supply fits in your palm. TO BUY: $12 to $14 each; CURÉL MOISTURE FACIAL MILK An easy solution for sensitive winter skin. This lightweight lotion packs ceramides and eucalyptus extract to strengthen the skin barrier, making flakes and redness less likely. TO…