Rachel Sokol Rachel Sokol is a Manhattan-based freelance writer specializing in beauty, entertainment, fitness, Hispanic business, and parenting. Her recent work has appeared in Real Simple, SHAPE, Reader's Digest, Country Living, Latinista Magazine, American Teen, Health, and Redbook. 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.