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Good Housekeeping March 2020

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
turn anything into a (clever) hook

Breathe new life into odds and ends by transforming them into unique hooks. Hang a kitchen towel from a pastry cutter, keys from a brass figurine or a dog leash from a charming door knocker. Even an outdoor valve can get you sorted in style! 1 2 3 World Wildlife Day 4 5 6 7 8 Daylight savings time begins — spring forward! 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 March Madness begins 16 17 St. Patrick’s Day 18 19 20 Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, Woodburn, OR 21 22 23 National Puppy Day 24 25 26 Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN 27 28 29 ABC Kite Fest, Austin 30 31…

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HAWAIIAN SANDWICH Create the sandwich version of a ham and pineapple pizza by topping pumpernickel bread with smoked ham, fresh mozzarella, thin slices of pineapple, thinly sliced jalapeño and fresh cilantro. It’s the perfect combo of savory, salty, spicy and sweet. TANGY SLAW In bowl, whisk together 3 Tbsp plain yogurt, 2 Tbsp lime juice, 1 Tbsp cider vinegar, 2 tsp honey and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Toss with 2 scallions (finely chopped), ¼ red cabbage (shredded) and ¼ pineapple (cut into ½-in. pieces). Fold in ¼ cup cilantro. Serve with grilled chicken, fish or pork. TROPICAL SYRUP In small saucepan, combine pineapple cores and ¾ cup each sugar and water. Simmer (without stirring) until sugar dissolves, 12 min. Remove from heat and let cool to room temp; strain. Use in your favorite…

1 min
hot spring reads

RELATABLE ROMANCE Writers & Lovers by Lily King Casey is blindsided by grief after her mother’s sudden death, drowning in debt and barely making it through her days as a waitress and aspiring writer. As she struggles to finish her novel, she falls in love with two men who can offer her very different lives. More than just romance hinges on her choice, and you’ll hold your breath as she finally makes her pick. GRIPPING MYSTERY Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel After Patty Watts goes to prison for slowly poisoning her 18-year-old daughter, Rose Gold, the teen has to learn how to navigate the world alone. Upon Patty’s release five years later, she expects to fall right back in line as her little girl’s keeper. But Rose Gold has other, much darker plans. HEARTWARMING COMEDY It’s…

3 min
secrets to bliss

Two hot topics everyone seems to continually crave advice about are organizing and sleep. No surprise: I’m someone who is obsessed with both. When shut-eye comes easily, you hardly think about it — but if you lie in bed staring at the ceiling, hoping for sleep to take over, and it doesn’t…frustration, anxiety and exhaustion ensue. The same idea applies to clutter: When surfaces are clear and everything is in its place, life just feels easier, but if you struggle to find a home for everything, it can be overwhelming. So when it comes to both sleep and organizing, we are too often faced with the joy/frustration duality. You get it right…delight! When it’s not working…misery! Because these are pretty personal problems, the solutions also need to be personal. So I asked…

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CREATIVE CALENDAR “When I started bullet journaling after writing about it for GH last year, my life became 100% more organized. The method involves marking down to-do-list items, notes and events with different symbols so it’s easy to organize it all right there in one place. My ‘bujo’ helps me plan ahead; stay on top of tasks that pop up throughout the day without letting them derail my productivity; and feel less stressed about forgetting something. It’s a game changer, and now I don’t know what I’d do without it.” — Lizz Schumer, staff writer CLUTTER BUSTERS “I put all my purse essentials into little pouches so that whenever I want to switch up my bag, I just have to grab the pouches and my wallet.” — Jessica Teich, products & reviews editor “When I…

1 min
q what can i do to fix orange tones in my brown hair? — amy m.

BEAUTY DIRECTOR APRIL SAYS: An unwanted brassy orange or rust cast can pop up in both blonde and brunette hair because of oxidation, exposure to UV rays and/or chemicals and minerals in water (chlorine, copper). Just as purple-tinted shampoos counteract yellowing in blonde hair, a new category of blue shampoos designed specifically for brunettes can neutralize orange hints in brown hair, as the shades are opposite on the color wheel. Use one, like Joico Color Balance Blue Shampoo ($17, Ulta) or Redken Color Extend Brownlights Shampoo ($23, ulta.com), in place of your regular shampoo once every two weeks or as needed. Another option: At the salon, ask your colorist for a cool toner or gloss to get a similar effect. In between, if you dye your hair, stick to a color-protecting…