I had lunch with a friend who works for Hearst a couple of weeks ago and he walked me past the Good Housekeeping labs which was great fun to see. They were busy testing vacuums and dishwashers and laundry detergents and I could have stayed all day watching. As we were leaving he grabbed a copy of the magazine which I think I've only ever seen in doctor's waiting areas, and I slipped it into my bag and forgot all about it. I found it yesterday and had a look...
Those shoes? Copies of very famous, very expensive PERFECT dress shoes. (Doesn't it look like they are a half size too small though? What's up with women wearing too-small shoes?)
I have read so much about Bio-Oil that I promise, when I run out of my amazing argon oil, I am going to try it! Recommended by Good Housekeeping!
This, on the other hand, I am completely afraid of.
I could LIVE on food like this. On the other hand, I've been recovering in bed for a whole summer and it shows. I will not be living on food like this.
I do not have Fibromyalgia but I am taking Lyrica under the supervision of my pain management doctor. We are using Lyrica to allow the nerves in my hand and wrist to heal without pain. I have some mild side-effects and am looking forward to being able to recover without Lyrica, but am doing what I'm told...because things don't always work out so well when I don't. Okay?
I would actually like a treadmill. Don't be so shocked! I enjoy walking and I think I'd be good at walking on a treadmill if I had good music or a stupid television show on in front of me. The fact that I have no place for one and no budget for one either is a deterrent. K and I are cleaning out the basement this year, though...so, maybe someday. (HA! I just looked at treadmills on Craiglist and they are relatively cheap!)
Ooooh, thank you Good Housekeeping! I am completely into the kohl eye pencil thing and will definitely try this one. I got a great one in Germany.
OH, PLEASE. Really? I think this is a fake question.
Yes, yes. I do happen to have a "dream kitchen." It IS amazing, yes. BUT, were I to ever create a different kitchen, I think an induction stove-top is the way to go. If I ever did a new kitchen I would focus more on one all-important question: how easy is it to clean? Because, people, the bazillion dollar Viking cooktop and double wall ovens are a bitch to clean. And how groovy are those induction elements? Very groovy.
In a not-so-fascinating q&a with Jada Pinkett Smith we learn that, before company arrives at her house, she cleans up ten dogs worth of dog crap. They have TEN DOGS. I don't think I wanted to know this.
AHA! I have read about these devices and NEVER believed they were effective. The good folks at the lab have proved me correct!
I have Aquaphor. I love Aquaphor. I had no idea it could be used for so many things!
There are a great many pharmaceutical ads in Good Housekeeping magazine...who's reading? Why do they have so many ailments? Am I in this demographic? Yikes.
Fascinating. Must research further.
Okay, so maybe I'll cave on the treadmill, but AthLeisure? NEVER.
So. Not a bad read. Would I buy it? Probably not -- well, maybe if I was going on a flight.
It's back to work for me!
And I, of course, with all the rest of you, plan on eating better, drinking less and walking more - although it is supposed to be nine degrees on Thursday!