Crystal Martin Crystal is a writer, editor, and expert with more than 15 years of experience. Highlights: * Bylines at Real Simple, The New York Times, Shape, Gotham, Refinery29, and New York Magazine, among others * Has worked at Redbook, O Magazine, Essence, Shape, and Women's Wear Daily. * Current senior editor at The Strategist and New York Magazine 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.