Here’s What People Would Really Do If They Won the Lottery
Spoiler: It involves paying off debt and buying lots of puppies.
Here's What Happens When You Leave Your Kids Alone for Two Minutes
Every parent knows that when things are too quiet, the kids are up to no good. Follow us at @WomenIRL for more hilarious moments like these, and tag your own photos #WomenIRL!
These Hilarious Pumpkin Carving Fails Will Make You Feel Better About Your Own
Not everything can be Pinterest-perfect (and why should it be?)
11 Hysterical Notes That Illustrate the Reality of Parenthood
These notes are totally adorable—and relatable.
Is Instagram Making You Gain Weight?
When it comes to food porn, looking (but not touching) can catch up to your waistline.
14 Inspirational Books for Women
Notable female authors and influencers—from Emma Donoghue to Real Simple’s very own Kristin van Ogtrop—share what books they think every woman should have on their reading list.
How to Stop Procrastinating
We’ve all been there: You have a deadline that is weeks ahead, and you’re very comfortable with how much time you have to complete your task. Suddenly, the due date looms nearer and nearer, but you continually put off the work until it’s midnight the night before it’s due! We’re all guilty of procrastinating, whether it’s on a project, on cleaning our bathroom, on planning our event, or on basic tasks, like finally going grocery shopping. What is often harder than actually completing the task is figuring out how to stop procrastination before it starts. As your to-do list continues to grow, the job can become even more daunting (which is why we start procrastinating in the first place… we’re too intimidated by the task!) How do we motivate ourselves to get moving early in the process, and complete a project in a reasonable amount of time? We asked seven organized, motivated experts to share their best tactics to tune out the distractions and stay on task—and how to bring yourself back into focus after you’ve strayed away from your to-do list. Follow their simple, yet effective advice, and you certain to end up being the most productive person in the office!
10 Tips for Becoming a Morning Person
Night owls, rejoice: You, too, can wake up bright–eyed and bushy–tailed. Here’s how to make it happen.
12 Times Lorelai Gilmore Captured All of Your Feelings About Coffee
Plus, a brand new quote from the revival.
12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making
Are you using too much detergent? Overloading the washer? Overdoing the bleach? Find out the answers to these questions and more, and pick up some smart laundry tips in the bargain.
5 Mistakes Everyone Should Make
Five successful people, ranging from a noted psychologist to a legendary tastemaker, describe their most startling (and most revealing) blunders.
8 Cleaning Mistakes You're Probably Making
From faulty dusting to defective dishwashing, common blunders can muck up even your best efforts. Use these pros' smart suggestions over the holidays and every day to save you time and trouble.
8 Mistakes Everyone Makes At a First Job (and How to Avoid Them)
Enter your first day of work with confidence.
10 Makeup Mistakes That Can Age You
Beauty blunders—from meager brows to harshly lined lips—that can make you look older than you are.
7 Common Cooking Mistakes
An innocent error can easily lead to a disappointing dish―here, how to prevent overcrowded pans, recipe missteps, and more.
How to Fix 13 Common Thanksgiving Problems
A guide to get you over some of the holiday dinner’s most common hurdles.
5 Common Interview Mistakes
Your handshake is firm, your eye contact is exceptional, and your thank-you notes are the perfect mix of professionalism and personality. But hold on: Are you bringing in a Big Gulp?! Experts share the less obvious uh-ohs that could derail your chances.
6 Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make
Make fewer (or is it less?!) errors with these expert tips.
How to Clean Up the 5 Most Annoying Kid Messes
Poop happens. Sometimes in the bathtub. Read these tips, so—after you freak out (obviously)—you can handle any icky mess, from poop to play dough, like a pro. Looking for help with the classic stains, like ketchup, grass, and chocolate ice cream? Find that info here.
How to Fix 17 Basic Cooking Mistakes
Do you always burn the garlic or turn pasta into a gummy mess? Learn how to avoid these all-too-common cooking mistakes.
8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water
Two experts share their favorite drought-tolerant plants that will make your life easier (and help you save water)!
How to Remove Every Type of Stain, in One Simple Chart
An at-a-glance guide to every spill imaginable.
Easy Fixes for 8 Common Kitchen Mishaps
How to salvage overcooked chicken, a crumbly cake, mushy vegetables, and more.
10 Sephora Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Money (Almost) Every Time
You go in looking for an eyeliner... you walk out with two, plus a new foundation, and a nude lipstick that's somehow different from the other six you have rolling around in your purse. We get how easy it is to spend a small fortune even when you "just browse" at Sephora, which is why we rounded up a few tricks to help you save.
6 Laundry Tricks to Make the Task So Much Easier
If your washer seems to be running around the clock, use these laundry hacks to stay organized and save time.
10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home
Create order out of chaos with creative, low-cost—or, even better, no-cost!—DIY ideas.