Life Strategies

How Busy Moms Can Save Time

The best time-saving tips, from quick dinner recipes to ingenious beauty shortcuts.

10 Dinnertime Conversation Starters

Tired of the monosyllabic grunts? The silent pea-pushing? Spin this handy cutout wheel for a question guaranteed to perk up your table talk.

The Bush Sisters Wrote the Obama Girls A Letter

Wise words from one set of (former) first daughters to another. 

16 Ways to Start the Day Off on the Right Foot

It’s not easy to begin your morning on the right foot when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. This month, Real Simple readers share the A.M. rituals that help them rise and shine.

5 Times It’s Hard to Say No (And How to Do It Anyway)

Chances are, you’ll find common ground—and useful lessons—in the following scenarios from Real Simple readers and staff.

11 Heartwarming Quotes About Love

In love with love? Whether you’re attached or still looking for that special someone, these quotes will fill your heart this Valentine’s Day.

7 Secrets to Saying No (And Not Feeling Guilty About It)

The goal is to convey two things: I can’t accommodate that request and I still value this relationship. These seven tips will help you master a good no.

The 4 Reasons I Absolutely Dread Halloween

Every year Real Simple’s editor-in-chief feels tricked into enjoying a holiday that has never been a treat.

This Is Why It's So Hard to Say No

And why you should do it anyway. 

Amazon Will Now Pay to Ship Your Goodwill Donations

Give new life to that pile of cardboard boxes.