Smart Ways to Turn Around a Bay Day

Real Simple readers share their best strategies for improving a no good, very bad day. 

What’s the Kindest Thing a Stranger Has Ever Done for You?

Your answer may appear in the magazine or on

7 Funny Halloween Costumes

On October 31, the other treat is the sweet, silly parade of children(and adults) in costume. Here, Real Simple readers share their past favorites.

13 Beauty Products or Services Worth Splurging On

Real Simple readers explain how they treat themselves. 

11 Small Victories Worth Celebrating

Real Simple readers celebrate little—but not insignificant—moments. 

What Is a Great Gift for the Person Who Has Everything?

Maybe Mom finally realized that she has all the kitchen utensils she needs. Or you can’t bear to add (again) to Aunt Matilda’s compact collection. It’s time to think out of the gift box. Try one of these clever suggestions, courtesy of Real Simple readers.

32 Ways to Stay on Budget This Season

Real Simple readers offer small-budget Christmas-gift ideas and other insights on cheap holidays.

Inexpensive Gifts Everyone on Your List Will Love

Real Simple readers share the most useful gift ideas.

15 Sunday Rituals to Make the Week Ahead Easier

Real Simple readers share their favorite activities.