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On the Cover

Feel calmer now: 20 essential lists to organize your life



In This Issue

Thoughts, p. 4
 
 The Simple List, p. 8
 
 Contributors, p. 18
 
 Editor's Note, p. 23
 
 

Your Words
What is on your not-to-do list for 2009?, p. 25
 

Solutions

Special: Real Simple on TV
A look behind the scenes at an episode of Real Simple. Real Life., p. 47
 

Life Lessons
Writer Julianna Baggott shares her (overprotective) mother’s top-10 rules for her family’s survival, p. 42
 

Credits, p. 133


 

Reality Check
A to-do list that you can actually complete (no, really!), p. 136
 

Real Simple To Go, p. 138


 


The Guide

Beauty 

Seventeen fresh beauty essentials, p. 57
 

Style

Twenty tips to make a wardrobe last, p. 63
 

Home

Twenty-five annual home-maintenance suggestions, p. 66
 

Life

Seven steps for hassle-free returns, p. 71
 

Body

Fifteen ways to fit in fitness, p. 75
 

Moneywise
How to save money on home repairs and text messages. Plus, the best online finance calculators, p. 80

Personal Best
Ben Schott looks to history to help you rethink your list making, p. 84



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