Life Strategies

Things Get Messy When I Take My “Boss Act” Home

What do my kids think I do for a living? Fire people.

Meet the Woman Changing the Plus-Size Clothing Industry

Jodi Arnold had an $8 million eponymous clothing brand sold at Barneys New York and other high-end stores. Then 
a bad economy took it down. She came back stronger, with the plus-size line Eloquii, which had sales of $20 million last year. Arnold, 49, spoke to Real Simple about failure, dreams, and transforming lives—including her own—through fashion.

8 Highly Successful Women on the Best Mother’s Day Gifts They’ve Ever Received

Actresses, authors, and businesswomen share the creative ways their kids have said “I love you.”

How to Be Brave, According to 8 Insanely Courageous Women

Advice from a former firefighter, an Ebola researcher, the creator of the movie Brave, and more.

Meet the Boss Who Could Change the Way We Work

Lawyer Mae Tai O’Malley was fed up with the choice too many women in her field were forced to make between a competitive career and motherhood. In 2006 she founded a firm with a new model.

5 Tricks to Reading People

Who knew that your date would turn out to be a jerk? And that the assistant you hired is actually terrible under pressure? These experts. Let our whizzes, including a jury consultant and a waiter who became a tell-all author, help you improve your people-reading skills.

The Simple Trick That Will De-Stress Your Weekend

Here's how to put the fun back into free time.