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Real Simple May 2000Martyn Thompson
  • Letter from the Editor, pg. 22
  • Your Letters, pg. 32
  • Small Pleasures: Spring fever, pg. 36


Money, pg. 46
A painless way to save for retirement, college, or a rainy day
 Online, pg. 52
Should you invest online? What you need to know before you start
 Changes, pg. 58
How starting over after a fire made a family rethink its priorities


Clean Sweep, pg. 68
The fastest, easiest way to clean your kitchen
 Streamlining, pg. 74
Give away what you don’t need―and benefit the causes you believe in


Looks, pg. 84
Low-Maintenance Nails: Three simple steps: Soften, shape, and shine
 Home, pg. 92
Calmer Bedrooms: How to make sure you get a good night’s sleep
 Food, pg. 100
Pantry Dinners: Really great meals that start with a can opener
 Streamlining, pg. 108
Simpler Handbag: Edit, organize, miniaturize―and give your back a break
 Clothes, pg. 116
Living Color: Wake up your wardrobe with a bright splash of color


Health, pg. 128
The truth about calcium and how much you need

 Head Start, pg. 136
Five easy pizzas that all begin with frozen dough


Serenity, pg. 146
Learning to meditate is a real investment in yourself
 Rituals, pg. 152
Simple cooking tasks can help you unwind at the end of a day
 Friendship, pg. 161
How two sisters stay best friends, a country apart
 Meditation, pg. 168
Polishing the silver
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