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Joy Ride • For this month’s cover shoot, Oprah channeled her inner biker chick, pedaling around the grounds of her Santa Barbara property and coasting down the tunnel of palm trees she calls Hallelujah Lane. “In the morning when it’s cool and the trees are starting to warm up from the sun, steam rises off of them like spirit,” she says. “And they all kind of lean in and come together in praise.” Oprah’s own spirits were extra high that day—and it wasn’t just the fresh air and cardio. “You know why I’m happy?” she said to photographer Ruven Afanador as she peered into her basket. “Because there’s brrrrrrread!”
Brave Acts • Six of the talents behind this issue discuss fear and how they fight it.
Q Who is the bravest person you know?
Your take • on topics we’re covering this month.
here we go!
Elizabeth Gilbert • The memoirist, novelist, and world traveler says the greatest adventures happen in our mind and spirit.
THE O QUIZ • A round of 20 questions with Elizabeth Gilbert.
LIVE YOUR best life
The High Five • A WHOLE HANDFUL OF THINGS TO CHEER ABOUT THIS MONTH!
My Best Life • The fizzy Beanie Feldstein—star of the coming-of-age dramedy How to Build a Girl (out on video-on-demand platforms)—shares what she can’t live without.
YOU DO YOU • Meet Nicholas Benson, man of (many) letters.
Change Your World • Inside the quest to protect and preserve Maine’s puffins.
Make/Believe • How an artist idolizes her culture’s crowning achievements.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO Gayle
the O list • A few things for summer we think are just great!
O’s Summer STYLE LOOK BOOK
ADAM’S home STYLE SHEET • Let the laid-back charm of a ’70s Malibu beach house breeze into your abode.
INSIDE THE Beauty CLOSET • O beauty director Brian Underwood handpicks his favorite new finds.
BEAUTY WITHOUT BORDERS • You can discover so much about a country when you look at the self-care rituals of the women who live there. Take a trip to nearly every continent of the globe by learning about beloved homegrown brands, top spas’ most in-demand treatments, and the revealing ways locals think about beauty. Bon voyage!
INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS • From Asia to South America, these are the brands women covet—and now their best-loved products can be yours.
WHAT DOES BEAUTY MEAN IN YOUR COUNTRY?
SPA SECRETS FROM AFAR • The world’s best resorts offer inspiration for self-care moments closer to home.
SEOUL SISTER • Korean American Charlotte Cho shares how skincare connected her to her ancestral homeland and introduced her to a whole new family of the skincare-obsessed.
Ayesha Curry • The restaurateur, cookbook author, and Covergirl spokesmodel gives us the scoop on her passion for food, the products she’s loving, and why bedtime is when she feels most beautiful.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES • No doubt, these are anxious times. But a brighter future could be ahead—especially if you change your mindset.
The Hormone Therapy Diaries • For treating hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, hormone therapy can work like a dream—but it’s not usually a permanent solution. Ginny Graves discovers what happens next.
Tracker Star • A type 1 diabetes patient came up with a lifesaving tech innovation—and now she’s sharing it for free.
SWEET NEWS • Dumping sugar from your diet is easier than you might think. Dietitian Samantha Cassetty,...