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Good Housekeeping November 2020

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
gh design hack hang a shelf with rope

Using a few simple supplies, you can give a plain wall purpose and style. Designer Megan Pflug created this hanging storage for The Woodhouse Lodge (thewoodhouselodge.com), a hotel she and her husband own in Greenville, NY, but it could easily work in a kids’ room or a casual kitchen. Pflug offers these easy instructions: 1. Install a Shaker rail with rounded pegs (or use preexisting coat hooks). 2. Drill a hole through each corner of a piece of painted lumber. 3. Cut two pieces of a gritty rope like jute into equal lengths and hang from the pegs. 4. String the rope ends through the lumber and knot at the bottom. For a finished look, make sure your lumber is extremely smooth. “It’s good to give lumber a nice sanding,…

1 min
kabocha squash

MAPLE-THYME ROAST On rimmed baking sheet, toss 2 lbs squash (peeled and cut into 1-in.-thick wedges) with 2 Tbsp each olive oil and maple syrup, 8 sprigs fresh thyme, a pinch of cayenne and ½ tsp each salt and pepper. Roast at 425°F, turning once, until golden brown and tender, 25 to 30 min. SLOW-COOKER CURRY In slow cooker, whisk 4 cups water; one 15-oz can coconut milk; 1 Tbsp each grated fresh ginger, curry powder and turmeric; ½ tsp cardamom; and 1 tsp salt. Add 1½ cups split peas, one 15-oz can diced tomatoes and 2 lbs squash (peeled and cut into ½-in. pieces). Cook on Low 6 hr. SQUASH TOASTS Heat 2 Tbsp oil in large nonstick skillet on medium. Cook 1 lb squash (peeled and cut into ¼-in. pieces), covered, tossing occasionally,…

1 min
easy diy gratitude wreath

SUPPLIES • 26 squares each (3" x 3") of white and dark brown construction paper• 26 squares (4" x 4") of light brown construction paper• Hot-glue gun and glue sticks• 26 squares (2" x 2") of white construction paper• One 14" metal wreath base ($13, amazon.com)• 52 stalks of wheat ($11 for 100, amazon.com)• Gold spray paint• 26 gold balls• Strips of paper WREATH HOW-TO 1. Hot-glue the 3" x 3" white squares onto the top corners of the 4" x 4" light brown ones, lining them up so a sliver of brown is visible at the edges. Shape the glued-together squares into cones and hot-glue to seal. 2. Repeat with the 3" x 3" dark brown and the 2" x 2" white squares. 3. Fold the points of the larger cones up and over the…

1 min
#perspectives read, listen, learn

FICTION Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Neuroscience Ph.D. student Gifty studies the brain chemistry behind depression and addiction, looking for a scientific basis for her family’s suffering after losing her brother to an overdose and struggling to care for her deeply depressed mother. Through her search for meaning, she also grapples with the Christianity of her childhood. $28, booksellers PICTURE BOOK Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd The first illustrated children’s book to highlight Black nighttime haircare, this sweet story will resonate with any child who has ever lost their bonnet right before bedtime or whose hair needs a special kind of TLC. It can help teach kids about Black beauty traditions and celebrates the love among the members of a close-knit multigenerational family. $18, booksellers PODCAST Code Switch hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby Launched in…

2 min
testing, testing… ’til perfect!

I first met renowned chef Curtis Stone soon after I started at Good Housekeeping, when he came to demo some of his recipes in the GH Test Kitchen. In fact, I had the (intimidating!) honor of helping him. My kitchen skills are far from those of GH’s experienced cooking crew, so I was a bit nervous that I might embarrass myself in front of my new colleagues. But it turned out we made a fancy salad, so no chance of burning anything Now, if you’re a foodie, you probably know that Curtis is the creator of highly rated fine-dining restaurants, has published six cookbooks and currently tours viewers through some of the most incredible global food experiences on his show Field Trip With Curtis Stone on PBS. Just as likely, you…

2 min
pro tricks for flattering video makeup

Luminous Skin Video chats can emphasize shadows, but also pick up light. Use an illuminating foundation to “add a glow and even skin tone,” says celeb makeup artist Laura Geller, founder of Laura Geller Beauty in New York City. Dab and blend concealer on darker areas to light up your face. “You can go heavier and even a little lighter with cover-up because you want to brighten where you may not need to in person,” says Kelsey Deenihan, a makeup artist and adviser for Lorac Cosmetics in Los Angeles. GH BEAUTY LAB PICKS: GH SEAL STAR NO7 LIFT & LUMINATE TRIPLE ACTION SERUM FOUNDATION, $16, WALGREENS; LAB TEST WINNER ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR RADIANT CONCEALER, $30, ESTEELAUDER.COM Bright Eyes Define the creases of your eyelids by applying eyeshadow in a neutral color like taupe,…