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This month’s digital
Jennifer Adams Cover, 28
Bonsai 33 • Dryer tips 43
ChefSteps 45, 46
Signed book giveaway 53
12 Years A Slave 57
Nebraska 59 • Mandela 61
Eat-right health concerns 73
77 Costco Travel: London Historic, and very much up-to-date,
London is a city filled with touring
BY SCOTT JONES
79 Costco Services: Home insurance How much insurance do you need?
How much is enough?
BY STEVE FISHER
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64 Photo Contest winners Here are the first-place
winners, selected from
close to 70,000 entries
from around the world.
69 Leg pain Depending on the location
and quality, the leg pain
you’re experiencing could
be benign ... or not.
BY LISA MULCAHY
73 Marie Osmond weighs in The multitalented entertainer
talks about her fight with
weight gain and how she
dropped 50 pounds.
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• Yard health 30
• Bonsai 33
• Lawn-care tips, plus
Buyer’s Picks 35
• Seasonal Garden
Contest winners 36
• Edible Garden Contest 39
81 Focus on Kirkland Signature™ Kick back in your Kirkland Signature
outdoor dining set, before plunging
into the pool in your Kirkland
Signature control swimwear.
BY STEVE FISHER AND HANA MEDINA
82 Buying Smart: Bakery program Running Costco’s bakery operation
takes meticulous planning, and
the results are delicious.
BY SHERRIE NEWMAN
86 What’s New
90 Special Events
91 Costco services update