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It Takes Two • Five of the creative minds behind this issue talk second dates and soul mates.
Share the Love • It’s what the world needs—and Oprah’s leading the way.
How did you meet your significant other?
SPIRITED AWAY • In December, you got down with a former flotus and festivity.
Here We Go!
Live Your Best Life • INSPIRATION ◆ MOTIVATION ◆ CELEBRATION
The Gratitude Meter
ANDREW RANNELLS • The upbeat stage and screen actor—starring in Showtime’s raunchy new comedy about 1980s excess, Black Monday (January 20)—fills in a few fun blanks.
Brush Hour • There’s no time like the present to tend to Ms. Whiskers’ teeth—especially because February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Jan Bellows, an American Veterinary Medical Association–certified dentist, tells us how to help dogs and cats hold on to their pearly whites.
Costume Party • Inside the curious life of a mascot-maker.
The Art of the Reveal • A painter shines a light on history’s hidden figures.
MOVIE METRICS • What makes a film worth seeing? Incredible acting? Gorgeous costumes? The absence of terrifying clowns? On February 24, the Academy Awards will have its say, but we found three sites that measure movies from less familiar POVs.
Carmen Ejogo • The British actor, who stars in the new season of HBO’s crime drama True Detective (January 13), on happy tears and an eyebrow-raising treat.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO Gayle
GOING GENTLE • Gayle Brandeis on two very different endings: one harrowing, the other healing.
Center of ATTENTION • After years of struggling with compulsive eating, Jessica Pell longs to feel at home in her body. The first step, says O life coach Martha Beck, is learning how to feel at home in the world.
THE O LIST VALENTINE’S DAY EDITION • A few romantic goodies we think are just great!
Rain? Check! • Don’t let a little wet weather wash out your style. Bernardo’s brilliant booties come in four versatile colors (olive, bordeaux, navy, and black), all with the perfect punch of a plaid lining. Made of waterproof rubber, with a lug sole and a cozy cushioned footbed, they’re built to brave any storm. Whether you wear them with jeans or a dress, you’ll want to keep them on even after the showers subside.
GREAT BUYS UNDER $100 • Ready for the new season? So are these fresh trends!
Adam’s STYLE SHEET • These bras score major bonus points. Whether you need full-on support, a whisper of molding, or something light enough to lounge in, they’re all made of supersoft move-with-you fabrics that will keep you comfortable.
Adam’s Home STYLE SHEET • In conventional checks or playful prints, a black and white combo always makes a bold statement.
SHADES OF GLORY
DETOX YOUR SKIN • Up to 69 percent of women claim they have an easily agitated outer layer, but doctors say not all sensitivity is created equal. Yes, some of us have the real deal. The rest? We’re probably just doing too much to our complexions. Either way, use this reset plan at the first sign of redness to calm things down—and restore your radiance.
BRUSHES WITH GREATNESS • If you choose the right one for your type and texture, the humble hairbrush can work wonders. Celebrity stylist Philip B. helps break down the options.
Kerry Washington • The former Scandal star—and current Neutrogena creative consultant—dishes on skin lightening, inclusivity in beauty, and her inside-out secret to a better complexion.