10 Ways to Be Happier

How happy are you―really? If there’s room for improvement, try one of these suggestions.

The Only Marriage Advice You’ll Ever Need

At Real Simple, it’s part of our jobs to speak to experts on how to live better, easier, and more fulfilling lives. And perhaps nowhere is that more interesting than when it comes to the unique difficulty of maintaining a satisfying, healthy relationship long-term. Over the years, we’ve spoken to dozens of experts on what exactly makes happy couples tick. And while all of their advice is worth considering, we’ve distilled it down to the only 10 tips you really need to know.

How a Gut Renovation Revealed a House’s Secret History

Author Celeste Ng on the surprising things she learned while remodeling her century-old house.

What Bothers Prince Harry Most About His Mother’s Tragic Car Accident

Harry and his brother open up about the heartbreaking moment.

Why It’s Okay to Dream of Escaping Your Everyday Life

Ever close your eyes and imagine another life, free of commitments, aggravations…and maybe your own family? Janelle Brown unpacks the escapist fantasies we devour in books but rarely talk about out loud.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Bobby Flay

The chef got real at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit.

How a Long-Forgotten Wedding Present Changed My Marriage

Lee Woodruff’s red long johns—a wedding present from her husband—went from a symbol of adventure to a sign of midlife stagnation… until one trip changed everything.

5 Life Lessons We’ve Learned From Mr. Rogers

Reflections on kindness and compassion from everyone’s favorite neighbor.

How to Release Stress

Pros explain how to recover from bouts of stress. 

How a Patient Renewed My Faith in Medicine

What was your “a-ha!” moment? In the first runner-up of this year’s Life Lessons essay contest, a voice from the past reminds Yasmine S. Ali, MD, why she chose the increasingly difficult path of being a doctor.