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Good Housekeeping November 2018

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United States
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
the good stuff

GH HOME HACK HAPPY PLANTS Houseplants are all the rage in interior design circles (bonus: Some also work as natural air purifiers!), but keeping them dust-free can be a challenge. Try this easy, nontoxic tip from the GH Cleaning Lab: Put a tiny dab of mayo on a dry cloth and gently wipe leaves. Stand back and admire your clean, shiny plant! ETIQUETTE TABLE TRICK Never mistakenly butter your seatmate’s dinner roll again: Make an OK sign with both hands — your left hand will make a “b” for “bread” and your right hand a “d” for “drink.” Eat accordingly! THAT’S GENIUS pocket palette Getting glam on the go just got easier, thanks to the Pocket Palette, a portable single serving of mascara, lip/cheek color and BB cream or foundation that comes in four shades. The clever idea…

1 min
my hometown vancouver, canada

You may remember Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars. Now you can catch her on Lifetime’s new show YOU. She also shares her travel adventures on her wildly popular YouTube show Shaycation! Here, she takes us all on a trip to one of her favorite places: home! see “Located just 30 short minutes from downtown Vancouver, Cypress Mountain delivers the most gorgeous views. I love to hike here, as it never fails to make me feel connected to Mother Nature.” eat “My first stop off the plane is usually Honey Doughnuts & Goodies. They have a ton of tasty flavors like maple bacon and coconut cinnamon. And nothing compares to eating one with a warm cup of coffee.” explore “Be sure to visit Public Market at Granville Island for art, gifts, food and more. The Capilano…

1 min
book to film

Angie Thomas didn’t know that her debut novel, The Hate U Give, would be a New York Times best seller — or that it would hold the list’s top spot for most of 80 weeks and counting. We caught up with the acclaimed author on the eve of her book’s highly anticipated film adaptation, which hits screens nationwide October 19. “Growing up as a black woman in Mississippi, I knew what it felt like to be the ‘only’ in a room, like I needed to act a certain way in order to make others comfortable,” says Thomas. This “code-switching” plays a central role in the story, which follows Starr, 16, played by Amandla Stenberg. Starr’s two worlds — the predominantly black neighborhood she lives in and the white prep school she…

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It’s prime picking time for fall fruit, so what do you do with all them apples? We think you’ll like this tasty suggestion: PECAN-STUFFED APPLES Core 6 apples and trim bottom 1/in. off each; place in 7- to 8-qt. slow cooker. In bowl, with fingers, combine 1/cup chopped pecans, 1/cup dried tart cherries, 4 Tbsp. butter (at room temp), 1/cup brown sugar, 1/tsp allspice, 1/tsp. pepper and pinch salt. Stuff into centers of apples. Pour 3/cup apple juice around apples. Cover and cook on Low until tender, 4 hr. Serve warm, with ice cream. SERVES 6 About 285 cal, 14 g fat (5 g sat), 1 g protein, 95 mg sodium, 42 g carb, 7 g fiber…

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sleep trackers

We all want more sleep—55% of you said you weren’t getting enough in our recent consumer study. So it’s no surprise that tons of new devices are hitting the market, claiming to shed light on the quality of your rest. Now our Media & Tech Lab pros are putting this growing category to the test. We’re evaluating all kinds of trackers (from apps to wearables to sensors you put under your mattress) to assess which perform well, motivate you and help improve sleep. Look for our results in a future issue! Sign up to be a GH tester at ghtesters.com.…

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it’s a boy!

Meet Alexander Robert Painter, born August 5 to Diana Falzone, who shared her struggle with endometriosis in our March issue. Told it was unlikely she’d ever conceive, the then 33-year-old was devastated. But with the help of her reproductive immunologist, she became pregnant through IVF. “I was at work when the doctor called — I literally jumped up and down and called my family,” she recalls. But pregnancies for women with endometriosis can be complicated, and Diana was very nervous that she would miscarry. Happily, the little dude was a healthy 8 lbs, 11 oz. “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude,” Diana says.…