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Good Housekeeping October 2019

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
my hometown searcy, ar

When Searcy won a nationwide contest, these six local businesses became the focus of a $500,000 town makeover. Tour the quaint Southern town that “stars” this fall in season four of the hit show Small Business Revolution — Main Street with series creator/producer/host Amanda Brinkman. sip Come for Instagram-worthy foam, loose-leaf teas and light bites at Savor + Sip coffeehouse and creperie and stay for the good vibes and cool decor like the tin ceiling uncovered and carefully restored before opening. sweat Hang out—literally—at Nooma, which offers everything from aerial yoga to Pilates, Hot Yoga, barre and Sculpt & Dance classes, rivaling studios in big cities. It’s around the corner from the first nonprofit to be featured on the show, Zion Climbing and Event Center, which builds community through rock climbing in its 12,000+-square-foot…

1 min
shoe rack hacks

Get sorted with an inexpensive hanging shoe rack. GH’s resident life hacker, Meaghan Murphy, shows you how Snack Station Help hungry kids be more self-sufficient by stocking it with grab-and-go snacks. Winter-Gear Saver No more orphaned gloves! Placing mittens, hats and other outdoor wear in a hanging rack keeps time from being spent hunting for pairs. Go to nbcnews.com/better/a-better-way for more genius ideas.…

1 min
october harvest figs

STUFFED Remove stems from a pint of fresh figs and cut a deep X in the top of each, making sure not to cut all the way through. Stuff with blue cheese and wrap with thinly sliced prosciutto. PICKLED Fill a glass pint jar with small fresh figs (halved). Bring ½ cup each white wine vinegar and water, 1 Tbsp honey, 2 tsp cracked black pepper and 1 tsp salt to a boil. Pour over figs, cover and refrigerate until chilled. SANDWICHED Butter 2 slices of thick country-style bread. With buttered sides facing out, fill with sliced Gruyère and sliced fresh figs. Cook in a nonstick skillet on medium until golden brown and melty.…

1 min
walk 5k on october 5

WHAT IT IS A virtual walk is an event you can do wherever you are. The walking is real—it’s the community that’s virtual. Walking has tons of benefits, from boosting mood to reducing fat, and joining the Virtual Walk gives you a chance to really focus on your health. SIGN UP You can register for free at prevention.com/virtualwalk. You’ll also be able to get Jillian Michaels’ exclusive walking plan, free access to her app for two months, the chance to enter to win a Fitbit, a special Virtual Walk newsletter and more. GET OUT THERE Do the Virtual Walk alone or with a friend (or your dog!). Be sure to bring a water bottle and share your #virtualwalk pics with @preventionmag. Better health starts with a commitment to yourself. Get started at prevention.com/virtualwalk.…

1 min
your chance to win! relaxing getaway in sunny arizona

ENJOY A SPA TREATMENT Treat yourself and detoxify with 90 minutes of pampering at the on-site VH Spa for Vitality + Health. Unwind on the Zen spa deck before your rejuvenating massage, try a pool-view workout or get sweaty with yoga, Pilates or personal training. DINE ON SEASONAL FARE Savor craft cocktails and the chef’s eclectic take on a classic 1950s American menu from the resort’s ZuZu restaurant and lounge. Save room for a shareable signature Show Stopper milkshake as a sweet end to your meal. LEARN THE HISTORY Explore the resort’s unique architecture with a Magical History Tour. Expert architecture and history guides will share details about the hotel’s mid-century design as well as its past as a haven for celebrities like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Bing Crosby. ENTER NOW Go to arizona.goodhousekeeping.com! YOU COULD WIN! $4,500…

1 min
how to say no

…in a nice way, of course! Etiquette expert and founder of Manners&Co. Sunita Padda explains how to decline anything without guilt. Turn down an invitation RSVP no, explaining that you have a prior commitment and saying thank you. Any explanation is courteous. Decline to donate to a friend’s cause Privately explain that you’re not in a position to do so now, but you’d love to support the person in other ways. Share the info on social media. Offer something else Support comes in many forms. If you can’t attend an event, provide some ideas or words of encouragement.…