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Good Housekeeping October 2020

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
moody hues

Usher in autumn and create a focal point in a room with a deep color palette that evokes the coziness of the season. The walls, trim and ceiling of this relaxing living room by designer Bria Hammel feature a versatile gray from Benjamin Moore. “As the seasons change and the temperatures drop, it’s natural to gravitate to deeper color palettes, but selecting one that has a slight blue undertone makes it appropriate not only for fall and winter but year-round,” says Hammel, who also recommends hues in the olive, charcoal, camel, navy and merlot families FOR SIMILAR: NOIR GALLERY SWITZERLAND DUCK MOUNTAINS PHOTO CANVAS WALL ART PRINT, $134, OVERSTOCK.COM; LIFESTYLES PRINTED BRANCHES BLUE THROW PILLOW BY MINA VICTORY, $55, KOHLS.COM; TALL CLEAR GLASS FACETED JUG VASE, $25, WORLDMARKET.COM.…

1 min

FALL CROSTINI Spread blue cheese or Brie on slices of toasted multigrain or sourdough bread. Top with thinly sliced pears, then add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a drizzle of honey. Sprinkle with chopped toasted pistachios or walnuts. ROASTED PEARS & ONION On rimmed baking sheet, toss 4 firm Bartlett pears and 2 small red onions (both cut into 6 wedges) with 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary and ½ tsp each salt and pepper. Roast at 425°F, tossing once, until golden brown and tender, 35 to 40 min. SPICED FRUIT GALETTE Toss 1½ pears (cut into 1-in. wedges) with 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp flour, 1 tsp orange zest, ¼ tsp ground cinnamon and pinch of salt. Arrange on rolled pie crust, leaving 2-in. border. Fold border over, brush with…

1 min
pandemic protocol

Grab your paintbrushes! This month on GH+, we invite you to join Senior Home Editor Monique Valeris as she chats live via video call with interior designer Nicole Gibbons, founder of the paint company Clare (clare.com). They’ll talk about how to choose a paint color you love for every project, the top shades for spaces of all sizes and how paint can make a dark room brighter. If you’re not already a GH+ member, sign up now to participate. Go to goodhousekeeping.com/go/join. DON’T RATIONALIZE IT You don’t have to argue or defend how you feel. You’ll be more confident if you state your case firmly and calmly. KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES Set your own standards for social outings. You might feel OK seeing family outdoors but not indoors, or close friends but not others. Decide…

2 min
silver linings

This morning I was talking with a friend about how different our lives might be a year from now. Of course, none of us know exactly what that will look like, but I marveled at how much we’d learned about the world around us, from inside our homes. The pandemic has brought intense hardship—for some, loss of jobs, much-needed social connections and even loved ones. Others of us have been struggling with loneliness, depression and anxiety (page 70). And for some, the hardest part has been the disruptions in education and kids’ milestones (page 111). That said, we have adapted, creating new pathways to communication: How many of you have started using video to connect more often with friends and relatives? We now have the ability to “get together” when…

1 min
food matters

KITCHEN TALK In survey after survey, GH readers tell us that recipes and cooking are their top reasons for reading the magazine. Food is certainly at the heart of Good Housekeeping. As part of our mission of connecting people with food, we are committed to supporting the cause of ending hunger. And we can’t do that without you. Through those same surveys, you also told us that feeding the hungry is your number one charitable concern. DIGGING IN The heartbreaking problem of childhood hunger caught the eye of our publisher years ago when she read a newspaper story about the inspiring work of No Kid Hungry (NKH). She shared that article with our team, and we’ve been working with the charity ever since. We are thrilled to announce that NKH was awarded the…

5 min
pro secrets to make dull skin glow

THE REASON: You’re dehydrated — and so is your skin! Dehydration decreases the volume of blood that flows to the skin, making you look “pale and sickly,” explains skincare expert Tammie Umbel, founder of Shea Terra Organics. It may seem like a short-term problem solved by a glass of water, but Janet Prystowsky, M.D., Ph.D., a dermatologist in New York City, encourages viewing skin dehydration over the long term. A consistent lack of hydration can cause lasting damage, like fine lines, sagging skin and even scaliness from severe chronic dehydration. THE FIX: Drink up! Aim for at least eight cups per day of water or other sugar and caffeinefree beverages like naturally flavored seltzers, recommends the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Stefani Sassos. THE REASON: Not exfoliating Chances are you’re washing your face every day…