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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: HOW TO CURE A Hypochondriac

Pages: 6, 9, 113, 115

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HOW TO CURE A Hypochondriac

Hypochondria-- worry about imaginary ailments-- has handicapped the careers of more promising executives, and has shunted more young women toward the side track of spinsterhood than any other psychosomatic affliction known to man. The shortest route to unpopularity is to be continually complaining of aches and pains-- particularly when they have no physical basis.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Conversation starters for four walls

Page: 18

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Conversation starters for four walls

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: HOW-TO for the handyman

Pages: 20, 23

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HOW-TO for the handyman

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: No music prodigies in my family

Pages: 24, 26, 107, 108, 109

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No music prodigies in my family

When I became a stepgrandfather, I lost little time putting to test some ideas I've long cherished about the musical development of children. My granddaughters, Kit and Connie Lane, who arrived about two years apart, have proved very satisfactory "guinea pigs."

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Have you heard the Latest Garden News?

Pages: 28, 30

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Have you heard the Latest Garden News?

You can wrap pot plants in plastic and leave them for three weeks without water. Completely cover the pot, after watering, and tie the plastic around the base of the stem. You won't need to water again for three weeks.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: A houseful of ideas

Pages: 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 104, 105, 106

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A houseful of ideas

Looking for some stimulating ideas? You'll find dozens in the home pictured here and on pages that follow-- wonderful ideas that will help you redecorate your present home, or remodel it, or advance your plans for the "dream home" you will build someday.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Michigan vacationland

Pages: 42, 43, 127, 128, 130, 131

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Michigan vacationland

Michigan residents good-naturedly contend that no other state can offer a tourist the variety and contrast of interests which make up their stock in trade. They point, for one item, to their 3,000 miles of shore line on the Great Lakes and connecting rivers, a longer big-water frontage than any other state claims. They declare that the automobile plants of the Detroit area are in themselves major attractions for visiting vacationers.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Take-it-easier spots

Pages: 44, 45, 46, 47

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Take-it-easier spots

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Look how design can flatter a small house!

Pages: 48, 49, 50, 51, 136, 137, 138

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Look how design can flatter a small house!

In planning Five Star Home No. 2308, Designer Rodney Walker set himself a difficult goal. He wanted to start with one of the simplest possible plans (four straight walls and a lowpitched gable roof), to eliminate all unnecessary and costly details, and to come up with a distinctive and practical house.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: You don't have to remodel--Decorate to get more space

Pages: 52, 53

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You don't have to remodel--Decorate to get more space

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Favorite flower colors always in sight

Pages: 54, 55, 56, 163

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Favorite flower colors always in sight

If your favorite flower is a giant sunflower, you may find this idea a little difficult to carry out to your family's satisfaction. Cut-flower arrangements will be limited.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: The captain called it shipshape

Pages: 57, 140, 141

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The captain called it shipshape

There's a lot to be learned from the compact planning of a ship. Here you see it applied to the house of a veteran seaman, Captain O. A. Ford of Bellevue, Washington. You see his ordered way of life put ashore and given a meaning that the most unnautical of us can appreciate.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Easy meal-making with New ranges and refrigerators

Pages: 66, 143, 144

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Easy meal-making with New ranges and refrigerators

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Cool settings for summer meals

Pages: 70, 71

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Cool settings for summer meals

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Secrets for serving Roasting ears at their best

Pages: 82, 83, 135

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Secrets for serving Roasting ears at their best

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: How to arrange cool green branches

Pages: 86, 87

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How to arrange cool green branches

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Tips for your trips

Pages: 92, 93, 112

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Tips for your trips

To be sure you and your family have a grand time during your trips, here are answers to those little sticklers that are apt to be perplexing when you travel.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: JELL-O BRAND GELATIN DESSERT LIME FLAVOR

Page: 93

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JELL-O BRAND GELATIN DESSERT LIME FLAVOR

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Where to get it

Page: 101

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Where to get it

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: CONTEST FOR COOKS

Page: 102

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CONTEST FOR COOKS

YOUR RECIPES for cheese favorites and chocolate delights are the moneymakers in this month's contest. If you are named Cook-of-the-Month you'll receive $10. Twenty other winners will be sent $3 each. Eight of the winning recipes will appear in the Prize Tested Recipes pages next March.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article:

Page: 103

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"Mr. and Mrs." chests

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Next month

Page: 110

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Next month

Be sure to save some time the last of August for reading the September issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Here are just a few of the helpful, informative stories designed for your better living:

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Moving into your new home . . .

Page: 110

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Moving into your new home . . .

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: AUGUST GARDEN REMINDERS Now's the time to...

Page: 111

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AUGUST GARDEN REMINDERS Now's the time to...

Plow or dig new lawn areas so the soil can settle for several weeks before you grade and seed late this month.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: How to drive hundreds of miles and enjoy it

Pages: 116, 117, 118, 119, 156

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How to drive hundreds of miles and enjoy it

Driving "on tour" differs from commuter driving as much as a 15-round heavyweight bout differs from a sparring match in the high-school gym. On paper it's just more of the same thing-- in practice, a "pleasure trip" can become distressing, if not dangerous, to driver and passengers alike unless some basic fundamentals are observed.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: How to build with concrete block

Pages: 121, 122

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How to build with concrete block

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Here's a built-in room air conditioner

Page: 126

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Here's a built-in room air conditioner

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Give a new outlook to an old room

Pages: 132, 134

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Give a new outlook to an old room

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Tree repairs

Pages: 151, 152

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Tree repairs

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

Page: 154

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The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

August 1 Tonight I began my annual midsummer program of a bushel of weeds an evening.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Garden Clinic

Page: 155

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Garden Clinic

Your corn was infected with a fungus disease called smut. When mature, it sheds black, powdery spores. Usually the disease doesn't affect more than 5 percent of the crop, but considerable loss can result in any one patch.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: Personal help in home building, remodeling, and decorating

Pages: 158, 159

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Personal help in home building, remodeling, and decorating

When you're looking for ways to make your home more comfortable and attractive, look for this seal. It identifies the Better Homes & Gardens Home Planning Center, where you can get personal counsel on your own special home-planning problems.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: You won't miss out...

Page: 159

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You won't miss out...

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: For Every Occasion . . .

Page: 162

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For Every Occasion . . .

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1953 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 164

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Junior and I had a dozen roasting ears for dinner last evening, including the four that were roasting after what Mom said about the way we gobbled down the other eight.

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