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MINT • More than just a pretty garnish, the refreshing herb adds bold flavor and bright color to any dish. Here are some of our Test Kitchen’s favorite ways to use it:
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Make the Most of Your Library • If you’re only checking out reading material at your local branch, you’re missing out on some of the free or low-cost resources many libraries provide. Contact your neighborhood location to learn what off-the-page services the library is offering and check on any COVID-related restrictions.
ART PROJECT DIY TIE-DYE • Vibrant, personalized and a little bit Summer of Love, tie-dye is all the rage — again. Make colorful creations in your own backyard with these tips from Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Product Analyst Emma Seymour.
Be a Better Friend • Deepen your relationships with this advice from Ximena Vengoechea, author of Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection.
Find a Gym or Studio You’ll Love • Exercise is the best medicine, but if you’re a beginner, older, in a bigger body or in some other way not comfortable in most workout spaces, these tips are for you
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INSIDE THE GH BEAUTY LAB • The look-gorgeous news, tricks and trends you need to know from GH’s in-house scientists and experts
LAB LOWDOWN WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE BEAUTY • They’re buzzwords in makeup, skincare and beyond. But what do they mean—and what brands can you trust? The GH Beauty Lab separates fact from myth so you can shop with confidence.
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HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR? …and Other Head-Scratchers, Answered • We asked the GH Beauty Lab and leading experts to tackle your top hair-related questions. Read on for their smart solutions!
DAY & NIGHT YOUR BEST SKINCARE ROUTINE DECODED • Cleansers and moisturizers and serums, oh my! With so many types of products on the market, it’s hard to know what goes on when, and in what order. GH Beauty Lab scientists and top dermatologists break down the optimal steps you should take morning and evening for healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Beautiful ORGANIZING IDEAS (for every room) • Banish clutter once and for all with brilliant storage solutions for closets, work spaces, kitchens and more
THINK VERTICAL FOR SHELVES. • Some kitchen items, like cutting boards and baking pans, are best kept upright, whether for visual appeal or to make them easy to grab.
TURN A CLOSET INTO A STYLISH BAR. • Every home can benefit from an unexpected design moment. If you have an extra closet, transform it into a well-stocked bar, complete with cabinetry and shelving for glassware and decor accents.
INSTALL A SPACE-SAVING DESK. • Don’t be discouraged if you lack a designated room for a home office. Add a flip-down work area to just about any corner, and you’ll be all set.
GO FOR A SMART SHELVING SYSTEM. • Multiple spaces for folded and hanging clothing, as well as a spot for organizing shoes, make this the perfect setup.
COMBINE YOUR HOME OFFICE AND PLAYROOM. • Let the room do double duty as a weekday work space and a weekend kids’ area. Place a pair of toy baskets on an oversize rug and create workstations with built-in desks and shelving for tackling your to-do list.
PAINT FUNCTIONAL SPACES A SOPHISTICATED COLOR. • Extend style into the laundry room and other utility areas with a swipe of your favorite color. Then keep essentials under wraps with ample shelves, matching baskets and lidded canisters.
INVEST IN CUSTOM PULL-OUT SHELVES. • Make sorting, washing and folding easier by...