Alli Hoff Kosik Alli Hoff Kosik is a freelance writer covering lifestyle, home, and wellness for nearly five years. Highlights: * Worked as a sales associate for Random House and worked her way up to project manager * Became a freelance writer covering lifestyle for Real Simple, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Medium, The New York Post, Bustle, and Brit + Co. * Hosts a podcast about books called SSR About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.