Summer Health Survival Guide

How to stay safe and healthy while (still) having fun this summer.

Smart Summer Tips

A Glossary of Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

The over-the-counter medicines and supplies to have at the ready for minor emergencies.

How to Care for Sports-Related Injuries

How to recovery from an injury―while staying active.

Insider’s Guide to the Emergency Room

Knowing how to navigate an ER can save time, frustration―even a life. Medical experts advise on how to make your next trip as painless as possible.

The Best Deodorants

Best of the dozens we tried, these picks won’t ball up, rub off, or quit by day’s end.    

The Best Fans

Real Simple vetted 45 models for power, sound, and style. These 10 really, well, blew us away.


Bug Off

Sore-Muscle Soothers

The first sunny day that you bike or turbo-garden, you feel invigorated afterward. The next day? Ouch. Here's how to treat the ache.

5 Smart Tips to Stay Safe in a Public Pool

And the (gross) reason your eyes turn red in the water.

Here’s Why It Feels So Good to Scratch Your Mosquito Bites

We know, we know. You’re not supposed to scratch—but your brain is telling you otherwise.