Inside The Magazine

All Your Etiquette Questions, Answered

Real Simple’s Modern Manners columnist, Catherine Newman, etiquette expert and author of the parenting memoir Waiting for Birdy, offers her best advice on your social quandaries.

32 Ways to Stay on Budget This Season

Real Simple readers offer small-budget Christmas-gift ideas and other insights on cheap holidays.

Inexpensive Gifts Everyone on Your List Will Love

Real Simple readers share the most useful gift ideas.

How to Release Stress

Pros explain how to recover from bouts of stress. 

The Best Antiperspirants

Real Simple tested 50 antiperspirant-deodorants to find the best.

Why 1 Mom Decided to Raise Her Children Around the World

Despite spending a year in Nice, Emma Donoghue never mastered French. But she learned a more important lesson: The places you go show you all the weird in the world (and that’s a good thing).

The Best Bar Tools

Our food staff has shaken, stirred, and spoken: These are the best—and most beautiful—accessories around.

11 Thanksgiving Traditions That Real Simple Editors Swear by

Consider these fun, delicious, tried-and-true ideas to put a fresh spin on your holiday.

When Did You Last Surprise Yourself?

Your answer may appear in the magazine or on RealSimple.com. Even better, the author of our favorite letter each month receives a special gift.

15 Sunday Rituals to Make the Week Ahead Easier

Real Simple readers share their favorite activities.