Featured in April 2011

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Photo by Jose Picayo

Thoughts, p. 10

The Simple List, p. 16

Editor’s Note, p. 37

Your Words

  • This Month’s Question, p. 41
    What is your favorite cleaning product and why?
  • No-Obligation Book Club, p. 44
    What is the last book that made you cry?

Trends Worth Trying


Life Lessons

  • Good Read, p. 71
    Real Simple essay-contest winner Dorothy Fortenberry on the thing she never thought she would do
  • Modern Manners, p. 77
    Michelle Slatalla on how to confront strangers in public
  • Expertise, p. 81
    Five ways to make a great first impression

The Guide






  • Your Road Map to Saving Money, p. 153
    A six-step strategy to help you achieve your financial goals
  • Moneywise, p. 161
    Clever ways to reduce your April expenses; how to avoid falling for an auto-repair scam; why it pays to file your taxes early



Credits, p. 255 
Where to buy the products featured in this issue

Discounts & Deals, p. 258 
Exclusive savings on items to cheer up your workplace

Clip and Save: Real Simple to Go, p. 259