Featured in October 2011

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October 2011 cover image of 2 plates of foodChristopher Baker

Thoughts, p. 8

The Simple List, p. 10

Editor’s Note, p. 28


Your Words

  • This Month’s Question, p. 31
    How do you make dinnertime easier in your house?
  • No-Obligation Book Club, p. 37
    What book makes you laugh out loud?


Trends Worth Trying


Solutions


Life Lessons

  • Good Read, p. 69
    Judith Newman on her aversion to being a houseguest
  • Modern Manners, p. 75
    Michelle Slatalla on how to get through Halloween if you’re not wild about it
  • Expertise, p. 81
    Five quick rituals that will improve your day


The Guide

Fashion

Beauty

Home

  • Down-to-Earth Bulbs, p. 151
    Just in time for planting season, a primer on the most foolproof and beautiful varieties
  • Decorating With Orange, p. 163
    Bright ideas to make any space pop
  • Road Test, p. 173
    Step stools
  • Personal Shopper, p. 179
    Dozens of room-improving throw pillows, from the graphic to the whimsical
  • Aroma Therapy, p. 195
    Sweeten the air with one of these standout home scents

Health

Money

Features

Food

Credits, p. 325
Where to buy the products featured in this issue

Discounts & Deals, p. 332
Exclusive savings on lively wall decorations

Clip and Save: Real Simple to Go, p. 334

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