Life Strategies

Why 1 Mom Decided to Raise Her Children Around the World

Despite spending a year in Nice, Emma Donoghue never mastered French. But she learned a more important lesson: The places you go show you all the weird in the world (and that’s a good thing).

An Introvert’s Guide to Holiday Parties

Can we loop you in? Your next round of holiday cocktail parties will be less awkward with these strategies for asserting—and inserting—yourself.

Inexpensive Gifts Everyone on Your List Will Love

Real Simple readers share the most useful gift ideas.

8 Morning Routines to Establish Before Turning 30

Daily routines that just might turn you into a morning person.

What’s Next for Michael Phelps?

The decorated athlete discusses his final Olympics and whether or not he’ll ever compete again.

How to Find (and Improve) Your Uber Rating

An Uber driver shares tips on how to increase your score.

These Are the Best Travel Credit Cards for Winter 2016

You can get up to $1,000 in free travel, according to a WalletHub analysis.

How to Get Back Into the Workforce

Whether you’ve been home raising kids, on furlough due to downsizing, or out for family issues, Jennifer Gefsky, a cofounder of Après, a company specializing in career transitions, has smart strategies for coming back strong.

These States Have The Most Blue Ribbon Schools in the Country

41 states had at least one award winning school.

15 Sunday Rituals to Make the Week Ahead Easier

Real Simple readers share their favorite activities.