Family

Fun Gifts for Dogs, Cats, and More Pets

Got a cute kitten in the household? Are you a dog-lover? Surprise the pet in your family with a unique gift this holiday season. See more great gifts in our holiday gift guide.

Teacher Gifts That Teachers Actually Want

We quizzed a group of educators on what gift they’d most appreciate this season. Give one of their creative ideas to your favorite teacher and you’ll earn a gold star.

The One Pet Product You Need (But Probably Don’t Have)

Pups don’t wear pants, but their waistlines are growing—just like ours.

Your Guide to a Pleasant (and Politics-Free) Thanksgiving With Your Family

Real Simple’s etiquette expert offers her best advice on how to navigate political divides at the dinner table, and eight other holiday season etiquette quandaries.

How Many Kids You’ll Have (and When) May Be Written in Your DNA

Researchers found 12 genetic variants that seem to have an effect on reproductive behavior.

The Most Adorable Halloween Costumes for Dogs

We could look at these hilarious dog costumes all day.

Baby Names Inspired by Southern Authors

Independent, curious, and intellectual? If those are traits you value, look no further than these names.

18 Cool Halloween Costumes You Can Make Using Stuff Around the House

Ordinary items can easily transform into show-stopping DIY disguises for kids (and even adults, too!). Dare to dream.

What Is Your Cat or Dog Dreaming About?

A Harvard expert has some answers.