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Good Housekeeping April 2018

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
the translator

WHAT I DO AT GH Every week I sit down with the chemists, engineers and scientists from all the Labs from Cleaning and Appliances to Beauty and Technology — and everything in between! We review their test results (think thousands of measurements and hundreds of data points for every product tested!) and plan the content. It’s my job to ask the questions readers care about. Once I get the lowdown, I write the stories, bringing the most useful pieces of info to the pages of GH. WHY I LOVE MY JOB I get to learn about so many different topics! After reporting for dozens of stories like the GH Car Awards, our ransomware investigation and a recent feature on sleep-saving secrets, I’ve become the ultimate trivia teammate. Sometimes I’m even one…

1 min
hello, spring!

From showers of happiness to holiday brunches, get everyone together for a lush and lively celebration. Keep it festive and fuss-free with Chinet® Cut Crystal® products, the only fully coordinated line of disposable tableware that pairs beautifully with any theme or décor. • FEAST FOR THE EYES Layer clear Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates over pastel scrapbook paper, a metallic charger, or a rustic place mat to flawlessly complement the tablescape of your choice. The sleek design also off ers an Insta-worthy backdrop for your vibrant menu. • LITTLE PICK-ME-UPS Serving buff et-style? Make dining and mingling less of a juggling act by setting out preportioned salads and desserts in Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wineglasses. Add a Chinet® Cut Crystal® fork or spoon to each so social butterflies can pick up and go. • A SPLASH…

1 min
made   with love

My son, Grey, and I woke up early this morning to put the chocolate shells on our homemade cream eggs before I headed to work. The recipe has been a family favorite for me since grade school, when my mom tore it out of a magazine and whipped up the delicious treat for the first of many Francisco Easter feasts. The original page actually lives folded up in my mom’s recipe box (that’s it above!). Putting together this special spring issue of GH made me nostalgic for our tasty tradition, so yesterday I called and asked Mom to take a quick pic of the recipe with her phone and send it to me. The dog-eared decades-old page arrived electronically from across the country within seconds (how crazy!), and soon we…

1 min
our best cleaning tricks… ever!!!

First of all, Simple Cleaning Wisdom is so pretty you’ll want to leave it out on the coffee table (after perfectly polishing it with the genius tip on page 9 of the book!). It’s bursting with top advice and tips from our very own cleaning expert, Carolyn Forté, who knows how to get literally anything clean. You’ll discover smart strategies like the 1-Minute Tip to help speedclean your home from top to bottom. The GH Cleaning Lab is one of the most popular stops on the Good Housekeeping Institute Tour (sign up for free on our website if you visit New York City!), and this book answers the toughest questions we get asked every day!…

2 min
april @ gh

1 THE ULTIMATE WEDDING REGISTRY Getting married? Congrats! Know someone who is? Pick the perfect present with Honeyfund — an online gift registry that lets couples crowdfund everything from a honeymoon adventure to a down payment on a home. And now GH has teamed up with the super site to help brides and grooms curate fully loaded lists of essentials picked exclusively by the experts in the GH Institute. (No more rogue gravy boats or monster-size bread makers!) Head to honeyfund.com/gh to create your wish list or shop for a soon-to-be very happy couple. LAB LOWDOWN In our tests, nothing beat the KitchenAid Stand Mixer for mixing cake batter or kneading bread dough — and hands down, it makes the fluffiest whipped cream. Optional attachments like a pasta extruder, an ice cream maker…

1 min
how to wear it…

KRISTEN SALADINO EXECUTIVE FASHION DIRECTOR cool chic “Pink and red is one of my all-time favorite (slightly surprising) color combos.” “This jacket will fun up any outfit. Plus, I’m channeling my inner Rizzo!” “Metallic makes ordinary sneakers seem luxe and slightly elegant.” LORIBE RGAMOTTO STYLE DIRECTOR pretty polished “I love how the sporty stripes on this sweater balance out the ruffles.” “A denim skirt that skims the knee is super-flattering.” “Trench coats are key for 2018, and this one looks way more expensive than it is. Win!” HOT BAGS UNDER $60 Saladino: Susan Pittard/Studio D. Bergamotto: Chris Eckert/Studio D.…