Life Strategies

5 Surprisingly Helpful Things You Can Learn From Horror Films

This one is obvious: When you walk into a dark house, turn the lights on. But there are other valuable lessons lurking out there, somewhere, as these cinephiles point out.

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

How to Sleep Better

Regular, sound slumber is the holy grail of good health. Here are five new ways to achieve it.

RS Cancer Survivor Gets a Major Surprise

We surprised Real Simple copy editor (and cancer survivor), Pamela Grossman, with a gift that keeps on giving. Watch her heartfelt reaction here.

How to Wow College Admissions Officers

New survey reveals the 10 things they consider most important in judging students’ applications.

7 Body Language Tips Everybody Should Know

Make every conversation more fruitful with these easy tweaks.

30 Days of Success

Savvy strategies for managing finances, building a successful—and meaningful—career, and achieving some sort of balance in an always-on world.

7 Out of Office Messages We Wish We Could Use

“I’m out of the office and I’m purposely ignoring your emails.”

This New Form of Journaling Will Make You Ultra-Organized

And don’t worry—creating a personal bullet journal isn’t as overwhelming as it seems on Instagram.