Life Strategies

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.

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.