Andie Kanaras Andie Kanaras is a branded content writer across Dotdash Meredith's brands, including Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, People, and more. She loves interviewing thoughtful experts and fascinating subjects, along with writing first-person product reviews. In her off-hours, you can probably find her sipping on an iced latte while making polymer clay earrings, playing Animal Crossing, or catching up on the latest reality competition show. 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.