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Scents of the Season • Infuse the air with a collection of warming winter aromas using a DIY fire starter. To make it, surround candle wicks with beeswax in a lined cupcake tray; top with small pinecones, evergreen twigs, dried citrus peel, cinnamon sticks and coffee beans. On the next chilly evening, nestle a fire starter beneath dry logs in your fireplace or firepit, then light. For complete instructions, go to goodhousekeeping.com/christmascrafts.
Delicata Squash • The striped star has a delicate, edible skin that’s easy to slice — which means lightning-fast prep. Enjoy the whole squash (seeds included!) in these recipes from our Test Kitchen.
Spreading Holiday Love!
Dolly Does It Again! • The Leading Lady of Country earns the Good Housekeeping Seal — again — for her first foray into rock music.
The Gift of Fragrance • Take the guesswork out of picking the perfect present for someone special (or yourself!) with showstopping scents that are sure to make spirits bright. Turn the page for more — and just add a bow!
inside the GH Beauty Lab • The look-gorgeous news, tricks and trends you need to know from GH’s in-house scientists and experts
DIY SKINCARE GADGETS, DECODED • Now available at a store near you! You can try skincare devices featuring technology borrowed from professional treatments at home, with minimal side effects or downtime. But are they worth the investment? Here, GH Beauty Lab scientists and dermatologist experts delve into the major categories of at-home skin tools for anti-aging, acne and more.
HOW TO STRAIGHTEN ANY HAIR TYPE • No matter what texture you’re starting with, you can get silky, flowing strands — that trending “glass hair” look—thanks to GH Beauty Lab expert tricks and top-tested tools for smoothing hair with or without heat.
Straighten With a Flat Iron
Straighten With a Straightening Brush
Straighten Textured + Curly Hair • Try this expert-recommended method specific to waves, curls and coils.
Straighten Without Heat • Achieve a smoother style sans damage with this pro technique.
GINGERBREAD GOOD ENOUGH TO SHARE
Fall for Winter Whites • Equal parts contemporary and traditional, this living room’s white tones layer to create a surprisingly cozy vibe. “The marble fireplace brings interest through the veining,” says designer Gillian Segal of Gillian Segal Design. Flat white walls and bouclé furniture add depth. A holiday-inspired floral arrangement features olive branches, bleached ferns and dried palm branches.
’Tis the Season
Make It Yours • Friendly and inviting, this dining room is the perfect setting for fun gatherings and home-cooked meals.
A Facelift with Flair • A timeworn 1930s Spanish Revival in Los Angeles gets a dramatic refresh.
inside the GH Cleaning Lab • Our cleaning dynamo shares her tips and tricks to tackle your toughest cleaning challenges and all your trouble spots.
The Greatest Gift • For years, Stephanie and Mike Lanzerotti struggled to have a baby. When friends stepped in with an unexpected offer, the two couples became more like family.
THE YEAR’S Best Books • As 2023 draws to a close, we’re looking back at our favorite books from a variety of old and new authors and compelling genres. Whether you give them or keep them, consider the holidays solved.
Book Club Picks
YEAR IN REVIEW • Members of our GH Book Club enjoyed a year of feel-good reads and lively discussion, and you’re invited to be part of it! To read more about our book club picks and to join the fun (it’s free!), go to goodhousekeeping.com/gh-book-club.
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