16 Surprisingly Useful Gifts

Real Simple readers share details about the most indispensable presents.

10 Banned Books Everyone Should Read

In honor of Banned Book Week, crack open (or re-read) one of these classics.

8 Smart Office Organizers

Team players that look anything but “daily grind.”

What’s Your Secret to Hosting a Great Thanksgiving Meal?

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.



How 1 Texas Woman Is Breaking Political Barriers

Ivy R. Taylor on rising to the task without losing sight of her mission

5 Chocolate Treats for Valentine’s Day

With these tasty confections, it’ll be love at first bite.

15 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Our readers weighed in with their best advice for catching some Zs.

The Best Inexpensive Party Glasses

Raise the bar (heh) at your next gathering with a stash of affordable drinkware that will make the room—and your guests—sparkle.