Entertaining

5 Times It’s Hard to Say No (And How to Do It Anyway)

Chances are, you’ll find common ground—and useful lessons—in the following scenarios from Real Simple readers and staff.

7 Secrets to Saying No (And Not Feeling Guilty About It)

The goal is to convey two things: I can’t accommodate that request and I still value this relationship. These seven tips will help you master a good no.

Your Most Pressing Relationship Etiquette Questions, Answered

Real Simple’s etiquette expert, Catherine Newman, offers her best advice on your love quandaries.

7 Everyday Etiquette Conundrums, Solved

How to handle the situation when someone refuses to call you by the right title—and answers to six other tricky name-related questions.

How Can I Politely Express My Dietary Needs?

Try these tips for dealing with tricky food restrictions.

Your Roommate Troubles, Solved

Real Simple’s etiquette expert offers her best advice for when you (really) wish you could afford your own place.

10 Recipes for Fresh Mozzarella

Say “cheese”! This beloved Italian standby is a happy addition to so many dishes.

5 New Year’s Eve Party Favors 

To plan the party of the year, you’ll want to send guests home with a little thoughtful something. Whether it’s breakfast for the next morning, or a sweet treat to ring in the new year, these delicious treats are ideal for stuffing goodie bags.