FeaturesA VERY AMERICAN THANKSGIVING, 90
From a maple-glazed turkey to persimmon tea with pine nuts, a Korean American family share recipes they've honed over three generations.
CONQUERING YOUR FEAR, 100
Four women overcome the fears ― of flying, of heights, of change, of public speaking ― that have held them back. Now they're ushering in courageous, new lives.
LET THERE BE LIGHT, 110
Whether decorative or commemorative, the glow of candles spreads comfort and warmth throughout a home. A guide to creative lighting for various rooms and occasions ― plus a candle you can personalize for Thanksgiving.
CLASS REUNIONS, 118
On the verge of high school and college reunions, six women get Real Simple makeovers that reflect how they've grown and changed in the years since graduation.
Refrigerator storage, 51
Face masks, 54
Exercises while you wait, 61
Pain relievers, 65
Colored-stone earrings, 69
In Every IssueTHOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH, 12
EDITOR'S NOTE, 22
YOUR LETTERS, 30
YOUR WORDS, 33
What is the one time-saving product you can't live without?
REAL HARD, 150
Oh, Say Can You Sleep?
Simple SolutionsA GIRLS' GUIDE TO "BOYS'" TASKS, 36
How to jump-start a car...make home repairs...mix a martini...pack light...carve a turkey...and more
Real LifeBOOK CLUB: GREAT ESCAPES, 139
A group of Boston twentysomethings making major life decisions find inspiration in Anne Tyler's Back When We Were Grownups
HIDDEN BLESSINGS, 145
Even the worst experiences can make us stronger, more enlightened people.