And that’s the way it was: May 2, 1885

Good Housekeeping magazine is first published

Founded in 1885 by Clark W. Bryan, Good Housekeeping was purchased in 1911 by the Heart Corporation, which still owns it today. The women’s magazine features articles tailored to “women’s interests,” along with recipes, diets, and works of fiction. The magazine also includes product testing from The Good Housekeeping Institute, which stamps products it deems worthy with its “Good Housekeeping Seal,” more famously known as the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.”

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