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6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

6 Unique Lighting Options to Revamp Your Space

We’re shining a light on some of the best table, floor, sconce, and pendant finds.

6 Pumpkin Spice Products We Actually Like

We snacked and sipped on more than 30 sweet and savory treats to find the best spiced-spiked foods worth savoring this season.

6 Fall-Scented Beauty Products You Have to Try Right Now

From chai tea to pumpkin spice, here are six products that smell so good you’ll wish you could eat them. 

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

6 Chic Jackets for Fall

Lightweight layers in autumnal colors are perfect for the season's fickle weather.

6 Smart Storage Solutions for Coats and Hats

As you start to break out those accessories for cooler weather, use these handy hooks and stands to keep them off the floor.

5 Amazing Makeup Removers

From fixing little makeup flubs to taking off a full face, these five makeup removers get the job done fast so you can snooze sooner.

RS Cancer Survivor Gets a Major Surprise

We surprised Real Simple copy editor (and cancer survivor), Pamela Grossman, with a gift that keeps on giving. Watch her heartfelt reaction here.

Birthday Cake Crepes

Give the classic yellow cake a break this year and make these colorful crepes for your next birthday celebration. Multi-colored nonpareils (round sprinkles) add flare to every crepe—but be sure to add them after you’ve poured the batter into the pan (if you try to stir them into the batter beforehand, they’ll sink to the bottom). The rest of the process is simple—fold the crepes, top with vanilla ice cream, and drizzle with hot fudge. Oh, and don’t forget the candle on top! You can still make a birthday wish with crepes, of course (and we won’t tell if you wish for more crepes). These would also be great served at a birthday brunch, alongside a spread of more savory options. Set out a variety of ice cream flavors, and guests can scoop and top their crepes as they please. Love the idea of birthday crepes, but wish they were inspired by chocolate cake instead? Simply whisk ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder into the crepe batter, and voila! Chocolate birthday cake crepes. For best results, let the crepe batter sit at room temperature for a few minutes before adding the cocoa powder, which will ensure it mixes in evenly.

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

The Best Flats for Fall 

Meet your new favorite summer-to-fall shoe.