Featured in March 2011

See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

Photo by Christopher Baker

Thoughts, p.  6

The Simple List, p. 12

Editor’s Note, p. 27

Your Words


Trends Worth Trying


Life Lessons

  • Good Read, p. 55
    Paula McLain on being abandoned by her mother—and the reverberations she felt when she had children
  • Modern Manners, p. 61
    Michelle Slatalla on dealing with all things contagious and touchy visitors
  • Expertise, p. 64
    Five ways to stay cool under pressure

The Guide



  • Back-Pain Relief, p. 95
    Tied up in knots? Six remedies to cure those everyday aches




  • Moneywise, p. 143
    Preventing a money disaster (after a disaster); avoiding Facebook scams; the differences between outlets and discount-clothing stores


  • What Makes My Life Real Simple, p. 151
  • Beauty Ideas That Save Time, Money & Sanity, p. 152
    Treatments, kits, and tips to make your daily routine a whole lot easier
  • An Age to Remember, p. 162
    Six noted authors write about the favorite years of their lives
  • With the Greatest of Ease, p. 170
    Move-with-you outfits that are laid-back and luxurious
  • Finish My Room, p. 178
    These decorating projects were stopped in their tracks…until Real Simple stepped in


Credits, p. 213
Where to buy the products featured in this issue

Discounts & Deals, p. 220
Exclusive savings on popular beauty products

Clip and Save: Real Simple to Go, p. 221

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