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Good Housekeeping May 2020

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

THAI STEAK SALAD Whisk together ¼ cup lime juice, 1 Tbsp fish sauce, 2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp water. Toss with 2 scallions, 1 small pear and 1 red chile (all thinly sliced). Fold in 4 cups watercress and 1 cup cilantro. Serve with seared steak. VEGGIE RISOTTO Stir 2 cups watercress (thick stems discarded), ¾ cup frozen peas (thawed), 2 scallions (thinly sliced) and 2 tsp lemon zest into cooked Parmesan risotto (goodhousekeeping.com/instant-pot-risotto). SPRING SIDE Cook 1 clove garlic (sliced) and one ½-in. piece ginger (cut into matchsticks) in 2 Tbsp oil in large skillet on medium until light golden, 1 min. Add 2 bunches watercress and cook, tossing to wilt, 2 min. Toss with 1 tsp grated lemon zest and 1 Tbsp lemon juice.…

1 min
find your dream career

Redefine your dream job. The best careers start with our big-picture passions, then adapt to our changing work/life needs and keep us excited and engaged. Finding a job you love starts with understanding what you really want and need. Identify your work ideals. Make two lists: nice-to-haves, like flex hours and dress code, that would improve your day-to-day life and help you feel more content and satisfied, and nonnegotiable must-haves, like commute length and salary. Thinking through your requirements will let you better understand what’s really important. Find your target companies. Compile a list of places you’d like to work for: websites you read often, products you love, industries you’re obsessed with, even where your BFF works. Try to write down why each made the list in one or two sentences. Get to…

1 min
money matters

DINNER BILLS Before you order, ask if everyone wants to split the cost evenly or divvy it up individually. That will help set expectations and avoid an awkward moment with the check. GETTING MONEY BACK If you buy your coworker lunch, ask him or her to treat you next time. Or gently ask later when you’ll get reimbursed—the person might have just forgotten. GROUP GIFTS If a gift has already been purchased, pay what you can afford. If not, offer to pick it up and discuss contributions up front.…

1 min
mother’s day gift guide

KEEPSAKE BOOK The easy prompts will help you express just how much she means to you. $10, KNOCKKNOCKSTUFF.COM CHIC & COMFY FLATS These eco-friendly Mary Janes are made from 100% recycled plastic water bottles and post-consumer materials. $155, ROTHYS.COM RELAXING EYE MASK A single-use self-heating mask infused with jasmine for when she needs a moment of Zen. SPACEMASKS, $5 EACH, CREDOBEAUTY.COM PERSONALIZED TOTE This bright and fun catchall has her name written all over it. SNAP TOTE BY IVETA ANGELOVA, $30, MINTED.COM FAMILY TREE NECKLACE Customize it with the family’s birthstones and initials so she can keep you all close to her heart. MIGNONANDMIGNON NECKLACE, FROM $20, AMAZON.COM/HANDMADE POSITIVE POSTER When you’re not around to tell Mom how great she is, this 8" x 10" print will remind her for you. $15, ETSY.COM/SHOP/ABBIEILLUSTRATIONS BAG ORGANIZER (THAT GIVES BACK!) By popping this in, transform her purse from…

2 min
from our home to yours

When we sat down with cover star Candace Cameron Bure to talk about her approach to beauty, one of the things I related to most was the fact that she feels stronger than ever, at 44. As she’s aged, she’s actually developed a love of strength training, focusing more on feeling fit than worrying about weight. I’m also proud of being stronger now than I was in my 20s. And these days, taking care of our bodies, our health and our families feels more important than ever. One of the reasons I love working at GH is that we get to bring you best-tested ideas and products to make our lives easier, happier and more beautiful. But because putting together an issue takes months, we’d planned this one way before COVID-19…

3 min

PRO-LEVEL FIRMING TREATMENT GH SEAL STAR NO7 LABORATORIES FIRMING BOOSTER SERUM, $42, WALGREENS Not your average serum, No7 ups the game by dispensing the product through a rollerball applicator to massage ingredients like peptides into skin. LAB LOWDOWN A clinical study showed visible improvement in firmness and lift of cheeks and jawline over eight weeks of use. Nearly 80% of users found that their skin felt firmer after only one week, according to Lab data analysis. MULTI-BENEFIT NIGHT CREAM GH SEAL STAR OLAY REGENERIST RETINOL24 NIGHT MOISTURIZER, $29, DRUGSTORES A skin-smoothing retinol treatment and a night moisturizer in one, Olay won the Beauty Lab’s anti-aging night cream test thanks to its noticeable brightening, softening, firming and wrinkle-reducing effects. TESTER NOTE “Skin was firmer and smoother each morning.” LAB LOWDOWN The cream raised skin’s firmness by…