Kiley Bense Kiley Bense is a writer and editor who's been covering lifestyle, history, culture, and politics for nearly a decade. Highlights: * Began her career as an editorial intern at Real Simple * Assistant editor at Departures Magazine * Associate editor at GOLF.com * Online managing editor of the Columbia Journal * Freelance writer for Real Simple, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Believer, Literary Hub, Longreads, the Rumpus, and elsewhere 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.