Featured in October 2000

See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

Features

The Feeling of Home, pg. 84
A soft woolen throw, a sheepskin rug, a wood bowl ― texture is as important as looks when decorating. Choose materials that warm up your house.

Accessory Rules, pg. 94
This is a rich season for accessories. By following four easy rules, you’ll be dressed smartly from head to toe.

Field of Dreams, pg. 102
Bruce Campbell and Ida Gearon traded L.A. for Oregon, where the neighbors are friendlier and their lavender harvest is a cause for celebration.

Seven Days, Seven Meals, pg. 112
You asked for a way to do most of the week’s cooking on Sunday, and here it is ― a game plan for seven terrific dinners, including pizza, pasta, soup, and potpies.

Simple Solutions

pg. 30
a month of watches… cider for grown-ups… Halloween costumes online…fresh scents… opera primer… a transitional coat… a good read…and more

Systems

BED, BATH, AND BEYOND CLUTTER, pg. 46
Here’s how to organize your linen closet without losing a night’s sleep.
APPLY YOURSELF, pg. 51
With the right brushes, you can put on makeup just like the professionals do.

Straight Story

YOUR FIRST MAMMOGRAM, pg. 58
How to make an informed decision about this crucial exam.
THE 20-MINUTE BODY LIFT, pg. 65
Weight lifting doesn’t have to be hard work.
SEARCH AND YOU SHALL FIND, pg. 71
Here are the best Web search engines and how to use them.
THE DECISION IS YOURS, pg. 80
Gore or Bush? Let their past voting records be your guide.

Real Life

FATHER DAYS, pg. 128
A daughter of divorce makes up for the lost time with her dad.
A WRINKLE IN TIME. pg. 133
Believe it or not, ironing can soothe the soul.
GENERATION IX, pg. 139
Participating in team sports has made a big difference in the lives of American girls.
KEEPING YOUR CENTER, pg. 144
Our life coach gives her four guidelines for staying balanced when everything else isn’t.

In Every Issue

  • Thoughts for the Month, pg. 6
  • Editor’s Note, pg. 16
  • Contributors, pg. 22
  • Your Words, pg. 25
  • Techniques, pg. 122
    Learning to Sauté
  • Real Hard, pg. 150
    Beauty for the Tired Woman