Carole Braden Carole is a writer, editor, and content strategist. For the first two decades of her career, she worked as an editor and writer for magazines in New York City. Now she splits her time between New York and Munich, Germany. Highlights: * Held editorial positions at Marie Claire, Seventeen, and Time Out New York Was freelance editor for Every Day with Rachael Ray, Time Out New York, This Old House, Self, Glamour, Real Simple, Saveur, and Babytalk * Freelance writer for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Budget Travel, Good Housekeeping, GQ, and more About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource 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.