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Good Housekeeping February 2019

Good Housekeeping - Home of the Good Housekeeping Seal and your best source for saving time, money, and hassle.

United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
the good stuff

SPECIAL Flip Over! FOR HEALTH + WELLNESS SMALL SPACE SOLUTION WINDOW SHELFIE If you’re already maxed out on space in your kitchen cabinets, add a few shelves above the sink to create more storage in an otherwise unused area — even if a window sits right behind it. It’s also the perfect place to show off beautiful small bowls and collectibles. Take a cue from L.A.-based interior designer Jenn Feldman (whose home you see here) and keep the shelves the same color as the window casings so they blend together seamlessly. THAT’S GENIUS! DECLUTTR.COM So you’re inspired to clean house, but what the heck do you do with outdated technology?! The company Decluttr will pay (yes, pay) for your piles of DVDs, CDs and clunky phones gathering dust. Plug in the bar code of your item…

1 min
jacksonville, florida

100 CALORIE SWAP Spread mustard in place of mayo on a sandwich. → drink “Town Beer Co. is not your typical bar. You can pick from a wide variety of local brews and play Ping-Pong or watch a game on the projector screen. The vibe is mellow enough to actually get some work done too. I consider it a super-productive happy hour.” → eat “The French restaurant Orsay is a favorite of mine and bridges the gap between a casual bistro and fine dining. Eat dinner there, then head over to Mayday Ice Cream. They’ve got flavor combos that you wouldn’t think go together but are amazing, like Blackberry Earl Grey.” → explore “When it’s crisp outside, I love to sit, with a warm drink and surrounded by blooms, at Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens,…

1 min
my coffee my way

For Dina Manganaris of New York City, being a chef is all about finding balance—whether it’s achieved in the ingredients and flavors of her native Balkan cuisine or in stolen moments of peace amid the chaos of work. Here, she shares how a great cup of coffee, made to perfection in the Krups ThermoBrew Coffee Maker, keeps her delighting in the details from bold start to smooth finish. GROUNDING RITUAL Dina begins each day simply and early, enjoying 10 minutes of meditation over a delicious cup of coffee. With features like an oversized showerhead to sprinkle water over the grounds and a flavor mix tube that swirls the coffee into the pot, the Krups ThermoBrew delivers a more balanced, even, aromatic brew just how Dina likes it, every time. MOMENTS TOGETHER SAVORED Brunch parties…

1 min
could your device save your life?

HEART MONITORING APPLE WATCH SERIES 4, FROM $399, APPLE.COM “Tech brands are now developing more smart functions that can help keep you safe and healthy,” says Sarah Smith, director of the GH Wellness Lab. For instance, Apple’s new watch offers fall detection, which can send alerts after an accident, and an FDA-cleared ECG (electrocardiogram) app that captures heart rhythm in a moment when you experience symptoms like a rapid or skipped heartbeat. This info can be sent to your doc and help you make decisions about your health and well-being.…

1 min
tipping cheat sheet

15% TO 20% OF THE FEE Dining & Beauty Restaurant servers, bartenders and anyone who helps you practice self-care, including manicurists, hairstylists, aestheticians, massage therapists and, yes, even dog groomers! $2 TO $5 Services that take 3 minutes or less If the task is done quickly, then a few bucks is OK. This includes bellmen (tip per bag), valets and airport curbside check-in. NO TIP NEEDED Write a compliment instead! A glowing online review or letter to the company could bring in more $$$ than one tip. Do this for flight attendants, instructors, craftsmen (like plumbers or electricians) and small business owners, like B&B hosts.…

1 min
you could win a chance to escape to the cayman islands

YOU COULD WIN! $6,110 VALUE* ENTER NOW bit.ly/2FX73YC → One lucky winner and three guests will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the crystal-clear water from the lazy comfort of a beach chair. And when you’re feeling adventurous, take a boat tour to Stingray City — a hands-on “touch tank” in the middle of the ocean swimming with friendly stingrays. Kiss one for seven years of good luck on this next-level excursion! Top tip: Pack your appetite. The dining is five-star on the island. GH PRIZE PACK INCLUDES: A four-day, three-night stay for you and three guests at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa; round-trip coach airfare and ground transportation to and from the resort; daily breakfast and one dinner voucher; and an exciting visit to Stingray City. *See rules, page 63. ENTER…