15 Items Every Woman Should Have in Her Closet

Is your closet stocked with all the essentials? These reader-suggested must-haves will help you dress for any occasion.

9 Hysterical Vacation Stories That Will Crack You Up

Readers share details about their funniest vacations. 

The Greatest Gifts From Dad

Readers share details about the best gifts their fathers ever gave them. 

8 Hard-Earned Lessons From Motherhood

Readers reveal the important life lessons motherhood taught them.

22 Solutions That Changed Your Life

Readers' reveal which Real Simple solutions have improved their lives the most. 

What Is a Great Gift for the Person Who Has Everything?

Maybe Mom finally realized that she has all the kitchen utensils she needs. Or you can’t bear to add (again) to Aunt Matilda’s compact collection. It’s time to think out of the gift box. Try one of these clever suggestions, courtesy of Real Simple readers.

Reader Tips: How to Be Green

So maybe you don’t live in a home the size of a closet or drive a car that runs on vegetable oil. You can still make environmental choices that matter. This month, readers share their smartest strategies and innovations for going green.

What Is the Best Compliment You’ve Ever Received?

“A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results,” humorist Bennett Cerf once wrote. This month, readers share the praise that has made the most lasting impact.

What Do You Know About Love That You Wish You Had Known Earlier?

When it comes to amore, we all have our coulda, woulda, shouldas. But maybe it’s possible to have one or two fewer. This month readers share their hard-earned wisdom and advice— to save others from future heartache.