July 1967 cover
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|Based in||New York, New York|
Good Housekeeping is a women's magazine owned by the Hearst Corporation, featuring articles about women's interests, product testing by The Good Housekeeping Institute, recipes, diet, health as well as literary articles. It is well known for the "Good Housekeeping Seal," popularly known as the "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval."
The magazine achieved a circulation of 300,000 by 1911, at which time it was bought by the Hearst Corporation. In 1966 it reached 5,500,000 readers.
Good Housekeeping is one of the "Seven Sisters", a group of women's service magazines.
The Hearst Corporation created a British edition along the same lines in 1922.
Good Housekeeping Research Institute 
In 1900, the "Experiment Station", the predecessor to the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI), was founded.
The formal opening of the headquarters of GHRI - the Model Kitchen, Testing Station for Household Devices, and Domestic Science Laboratory - occurred in January 1910.
In 1909, the magazine established the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Products advertised in the magazine that bear the seal are tested by GHRI and are backed by a two-year limited warranty. About 5,000 products have been given the seal.
In 2012, the test kitchen of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute was implemented into a new instructional cooking, nutrition, and exercise TV show on the Cooking Channel, entitled Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping.
Social activism 
The magazine advocated pure food as early as 1905, helping to lead to the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act. It prohibited the advertising of cigarettes in the magazine in 1952, 12 years before the Surgeon General's warning labels were required on cigarette packs. During the 1930s, it endorsed the Ludlow Amendment, which sought to require that any declaration of war, except in the event of an invasion, be ratified by a direct vote of the citizenry.
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See also 
- Clark W. Bryan (1885–1898)
- James Eaton Tower (1899–1913)
- William Frederick Bigelow (1913–1942)
- Herbert Raymond Mayes (1942–1958)
- Wade Hampton Nichols, Jr. (1959–1975)
- John Mack Carter (1975–1994)
- Ellen Levine (1994–2006)
- Rosemary Ellis (2006–present)
- "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. June 30, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- Belkin, Lisa (June 15, 1985). "Good Housekeeping's Seal Stamps Its Approval". Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
- "The 100th Anniversary of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute", Good Housekeeping, retrieved January 12, 2008
- Walter Nicholls, "Surviving the Test of Time: At Good Housekeeping, A Modern Makeover And Old-Fashioned Appeal", Washington Post, January 2, 2008
- "Dr. Wiley's Debut as Editor; He Says He Will Be a Watchdog for the Nation's Housekeepers", New York Times, April 26, 1912
- http://www.poptower.com/news-38939/not-my-mamas-meals-drop-5-lbs-with-good-housekeeping-premiere.htm Not My Mama's Meals Cooking Channel premiere
- U.S. edition, including the Good Housekeeping Institute
- U.K. edition, including the Good Housekeeping Institute
- Indian edition
- Russian edition
- Official subscription site Spanish edition BuenHogar
- Online archive of the covers of many early issues
- Official website of the Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping TV show on the Cooking Channel
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