Whitson Gordon Whitson Gordon is a freelance writer with 10 years of experience covering technology and lifestyle. He has acted as the editor-in-chief of Lifehacker and How-To Geek, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Popular Science, Wired, PCMag, NBC News, and other publications. Highlights: * Editor-in-chief of Lifehacker for 3 years * Editor-in-chief of How-To Geek for 2 years * Freelance writer for 3 years * Contributed thousands of articles to publications over a decade of writing and editing 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.