Martha Upton

Martha Upton

Martha Upton is the associate editor at Real Simple, covering any and every product that delights her when she's online shopping, which is most of the time. When she's not tied to her computer, you'll most likely find her French bulldog spotting while sipping a spritz outside.

This week, we've found a cutting board that's naturally antibacterial, a precious little book to teach kids why they should brush their teeth, and a water bottle that will clean itself. Then there's the iKettle, which will simply heat up water at the touch of your smartphone for a perfect cup of tea.
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Say it with us, “it’s almost fall!” Here, we’ve found everything you need for your fall aesthetic. Curl up under this weighted blanket, watch When Harry Met Sally for the billionth time, and sip on an espresso martini you just need to pop the top on. It’s what this writer plans on doing. 
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As August approaches, we don’t know about you, but we’re hot! This week, you’ll find items you can pop in the freezer to help you stay cool through the dog days of summer. 
There's a certain anxiety we all feel about protecting our pets, much like keeping our children safe, because, after all, they're a part of the family too. This week, you'll find two products—one that will keep them from getting dehydrated and the other that will prevent them from getting lost—both of which will give you major peace of mind.
It’s time for a smarter backyard barbecue. This summer, don’t let anything keep you from enjoying time spent outside with your guests, whether it’s pesky mosquitoes, seemingly endless silks to remove from your corn on the cob, or open flames while grilling. These clever items will make being the host feel less like work.
As summer ramps up, we’re saying ‘yes’ to any item that will make our lives easier so we can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying. We’re giving you back your precious time in the form of comfortable (and cute!) slip-on sneakers, sunglasses you won’t lose, and a serving bowl that won’t spill but will keep your food fresh on the go. Grab a few of these helpers, then revel in your summer plans, worry-free; we all deserve it. 
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This week, we found a fire pit for entertaining guests on the patio and other items for helping you enjoy the great outdoors this summer.
This week, we found items that will make preparing your favorite foods easier and more sustainable, plus a better way to use that tricky outlet behind the couch, finally.
Plus, an insulated water bottle that will keep your ice water cool for 45 hours, and a smarter way to protect your privacy on your iPhone.
A smart way to travel with jewelry, tech accessories to make your work-from-home life even easier, and more genius products ahead.
We asked a dermatologist why it’s best to grease up when skin is still damp. Here’s what she said.
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It’s quickly become a work-from-home staple.
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