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Mix and be merry!
Pomegranate • Hidden inside the skin of this festive fruit are juicy edible seeds called arils, rich in antioxidants and fiber. Here are our Test Kitchen’s favorite ways to eat them:
Fireside Chat • We sat down with Ann Patchett, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Dutch House, to talk about our book of the month, her latest, These Precious Days
FULL plates, happy HEARTS
holiday SURVIVAL GUIDE • From DIY decor and boredom busters for the whole family to quick and healthy apps, thoughtful last-minute gifts and even a guide for removing stains, our experts have you covered
MAKE YOUR OWN SNOW GLOBE
DE-STRESS IN UNDER 30 SECONDS • Is happy seasonal chaos veering into a bit of panic? Try this quick breathing technique from renowned integrative physician Andrew Weil, M.D. The ratio of deep breathing here activates your vagus nerve, which can trigger the release of relaxing chemicals.
BEST NEW HOLIDAY BOOKS • Settle in and soak in the spirit of the season with four top reads that celebrate a variety of cultures.
HOW TO MAKE A CLASSIC BOW
GET READY FOR THE NEW YEAR
HOME IMPROVEMENT LAB
HOST HACK ADD A STAR TO THE CHEESE BOARD
WARM & COZY GLOW • Fill glass lanterns with LED twinkle lights or flameless candles, then put them by the front door or in an empty fireplace.
ALCOHOL-FREE SPIRITS • Toast the holiday season with flavorful sips sans booze.
LIGHT THE WAY • Magical menorahs to illuminate the season
FAMILY GAME NIGHT • Delight young and old alike with new twists on traditional games like cards and chess.
HOME IMPROVEMENT LAB
DIY A STOCKING! • Great as a gift or to mount on your own mantel, this easy stocking comes together in less time than a holiday dinner. To access the pattern, become a GH+ member at goodhousekeeping.com/go/join, then check out tips and tricks at goodhousekeeping.com/stitchclub.
ADVENT CALENDAR • Make one of these creative options for counting down to the big day. Bonus: They double as holiday decor.
GIFTS you can TRUST • In the GH Tested program, our Labs test products from brand sponsors and share our results on the ones that impress us.*
Party Swaps • Having a gathering? Your guests get to enjoy the fun, festive food they look forward to each year, and you get to feel good about serving more nutritious picks.
Holiday Lifesavers • Keep these Lab-tested Seal stars on hand to tackle any spill, splotch or stink
TREAT THE HOSTESS • Don’t show up empty-handed. These elegant gifts, each $40 or under, will tell the party giver that you’re grateful for the gathering.
WHAT TO WRITE IN A GREETING CARD • Simple, thoughtful good wishes for every situation
ULTIMATE STAIN GUIDE • Go ahead, break out your linen tablecloth and cloth napkins. We’ve got you when it comes to stains.
Christmas Gifts • Shop your Christmas gifts on DealDash and save up to 90%
Secrets to Sparkling Eyes • Everything you need to know to make the windows to your soul brighter and more youthful than ever this season
FAKE an Eye “Lift” in SECONDS • The secret: flicking your eyeliner slightly upward at the outer corners of your eyes, which gives a visual lifting effect. Here’s how to tailor your wings to your eye shape, according to Lavonne, makeup artist and founder of Lavonne Beauty:
4 Hacks for Instantly Rested Eyes • Poof! Dark circles, puffiness and fatigue disappear thanks to these easy, speedy pro tricks.
EYE MAKEUP • For the most look-at-me eyes, turn to these winning mascara and eyeliner formulas, proven to fake longer, lusher lashes...