Featured in November 2001

See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

Features

A 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.


Departments

SYSTEM
Refrigerator storage, 51
BEAUTY
Face masks, 54
FITNESS
Exercises while you wait, 61
HEALTH
Pain relievers, 65
ACCESSORIES
Colored-stone earrings, 69
FOOD
Garlic, 75
MONEY
Tipping, 78
PROJECT
Knitting, 84


In Every Issue

THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH, 12
Grace
EDITOR'S NOTE, 22
CONTRIBUTORS, 28
YOUR LETTERS, 30
YOUR WORDS, 33
What is the one time-saving product you can't live without?
TECHNIQUE, 129
Potatoes
CREDITS, 148
REAL HARD, 150
Oh, Say Can You Sleep?


Simple Solutions

A 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 Life

BOOK 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.