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83 Blu-ray profile: Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Director Lee Daniels and actors
Oprah Winfrey and Forest
Whitaker talk about their roles
in this historical drama.
BY BRYAN REESMAN
85 Tribute to Tom Clancy Author Brad Meltzer acknowledges
the late Tom Clancy’s creation of a
new literary genre.
BY BRAD MELTZER
90 Furniture family Costco furniture supplier Abbyson
Living truly has furniture design
in its DNA.
BY HANA MEDINA
94 Closet case Strategically
closet can save you
time and money.
BY LAURA AMANN
113 Costco Travel: River cruising
Seeing the world from
the deck of smaller
river cruisers offers
an intimate travel
BY BOB ECKER
115 Costco Services: Umbrella insurance
This service offers
coverage that goes
beyond your current
auto, home and/or
BY HANA MEDINA
117 Focus on Kirkland Signature™
Minoxidil has been
BY T. FOSTER JONES
118 Buying Smart:
Costco Hearing Aid
Centers offer a wide
variety of well-known
brands and styles, as
well as Kirkland
aids, at an exceptional value.
BY SHERRIE NEWMAN
122 What’s New
124 Special Events
your child. Plus, the Cutest
BY HANA MEDINA
101 Hang time The importance of properly
positioning your flat-screen
BY ERIK J. MARTIN
103 Furniture buyers’ picks Multipurpose office credenza
and adjustable beds for adults.
Plus, furniture-care tips.
111 Travel tips from Peter Greenberg
The Emmy Award–winning
travel editor offers tips
on traveling with pets.
BY PETER GREENBERG
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Readers will find dozens of digital
enhancements throughout this
Rhonda Abrams, page
The Power of Habit, page
Chrohn’s and colitis, page
All Is Lost, page
Book giveaway, page
Lee Daniels’ The Butler, page
Abbyson Living, page
Costco Travel, page
Umbrella insurance, page