Maria del Russo Maria is a freelance writer covering sex, relationships, beauty, and other lifestyle topics. Her writing has appeared in publications including Elle Magazine, Glamour, The Cut, The Washington Post, Glamour, InStyle, Gossamer, Man Repeller, Coveteur, Men's Health, Real Simple, and Playboy, where she also served as the magazine's advisor for the spring 2019 issue. She has a biweekly newsletter, called Can't Relate, and her first book, Simple Acts of Love, was published in 2019 by Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Highlights: * Maria is a writer and editor with bylines at publications such at The Cut, Refinery29, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Elle Magazine, and more. * She is the author of the book "Simple Acts of Love," which published in June 2019. * She writes a bi-monthly newsletter, Can't Relate. 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.